Useful Links

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We are affiliated to the following organisations:


The International Chess Federation (Fédération Internationale des Échecs) is the global sporting organisation that governs international chess. They run major events such as the world championship, confer titles like "Grand Master" and maintain the international rankings list.

The Irish Braille Chess Association

We have had a close association with our friends on the Emerald Isle for many years. Philip Doyle - a regular participant in our own events - has written an excellent article which details the history of the Braille Chess Association Ireland. You can read the article on the Irish chess history and records site at

Other Chess Associations for Visually Impaired People

The International Braille Chess Association has 64 countries listed as members. You can read the full list at

Chess Clubs

The English Chess Federation keeps a long list of clubs with an on-line presence. You can find it at

Chess Scotland also keeps a list of clubs on Google Maps.

Scottish chess clubs

Other Sites


The BCA is a member organisation of the EFCC, which is affiliated to the International Correspondence Chess Federation (ICCF). Any BCA member can play in EFCC or ICCF tournaments without paying a membership fee, although they would have to pay the entry fee for the individual tournament. The ICCF runs e-mail tournaments with an entry fee that you can enter through the EFCC.