IBCA Olympiad

The IBCA Olympiad will take place from the 19th to the 29th June in Ohrid, Macedonia. The UK team comprises — CM Chris Ross ECF 205; Stephen Hilton ECF 163; William Armstrong ECF 144; Graham Pennington ECF 138; Philip Gordon ECF 119

All results will appear on the BCA website at http://www.braillechess.org.uk/ and on http://chess-results.com/tnr281869.aspx?lan=1

A top ten place qualifies the UK team to participate in the next IBCA World Cup Team competition, so the team will be aiming for this at least – any board medals will be a huge bonus.

At the last Olympiad in Chennai, the UK Team finished 7th and therefore qualified for the last World Cup. The late IM Colin Crouch won the Silver medal for the top boards, and Chris Ross won the Silver medal for Board 2’s.

The UK team are coached by Neil Macdonald, Chris Beaumont and Owen Phillips