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News from IBCA and member countries

Oliver Mueller becomes IM

IBCA is happy to inform you that our German visually impaired chess player FM Oliver Mueller is now International Master (IM). President Dr. Charudatta Jadhav and the whole board of IBCA congratulate chess friend Oliver Mueller on this fantastic achievement and wish him good luck and success with chess.

IM Milenko Cabarkapa 1938 - 2018 RIP

IM Milenko Cabarkapa died on Jan 3, 2018 at the age of 80.

Chess friend Milenko won 2 olympic gold medals, 7 silver olympic medals. Twice he was world chess champion for blind and visually impaired (1966 & 1970) and he also was vice president of the IBCA. IBCA will always remember the outstnading chess player and the charming personality.

May he rest in peace.

Adrien Hervais 1980 - 2016 RIP

This afternoon IBCA received the sad news from France that Adrien Hervais past away. IBCA sent their condolences to Adrien his family , friends and team mates.

message we received from Olivier Deville C'est avec une profonde émotion que nous apprenons le décès d'Adrien Hervais. Nos pensées vont à ses parents et à sa famille. Il va beaucoup nous manquer.

It is with deep emotion that we announce the death of Adrien Hervais. Our thoughts are with his parents and his family. He will be greatly missed.

Es con profunda emoci√≥n que anunciamos la muerte de Adrien Hervais. Nuestros pensamientos est√°n con sus padres y su familia. Lo extra√Īaremos mucho.

David Hodgkins 1969 - 2015 RIP

We recieved the sad news from the BCA (UK braille chess assocation) that David Hodgkins died January the 13th 2015. IBCA condolances Davids family and friends with this tragic loss.

memorial text (written by BCA) "It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of David Hodgkins at the age of 45. David played regularly for UK teams in IBCA events and in the Six Nations tournaments and was a great supporter of the Haaksbergen IBIS event in The Netherlands. He was also a very active member of the UK Braille Chess Association's committee for many, many years. David was a thoroughly genuine person and will be sadly missed for his friendly and modest approach, his chess playing ability and his dedication to chess administration."

42nd Italian Chanpionship for blind players

The Italian Blind Chess Association (ASCI) organized, from July 26th to August 1st 2014, the 42nd Italian Chess Championship for blind and visually impaired players. Venue for the Championship was the Ritz Hotel, a nice and welcoming hotel in front of the renoned beach of Senigallia, a beautiful town near Ancona, on the Adriatic Sea. Read full story

30th July 2014: Article about Dutch braille chess player Lucas de Jong

Alina L'ami wrote an article about Lucas de Jong, for chessbase. Lucas de Jong is a blind chess player from the Netherlands. He played in 2013 at the youth world championship in Belgrade. Alina interviewed Lucas at a sighted chess tournament in the Dutch town of Dieren a couple of days ago. The article can be found here

1st May 2014: Anniversary Dutch Chess Association

The Dutch Chess Association NSVG is a half century young. It is established in 1964 on the first of May. It will be celebrated in November this year. Read full story

5th April 2014: IBIS organisation gets reward shield from FIDE at jubilary edtion

From the 4th until 6th of April there was the 40th edition of the IBIS chess tournament in the Dutch town of Haaksbergen. This is a special tournament for blind, partly sighted and sighted people from different countries. Read full story

Menno Pietersma wins the 9th Open Dutch Championship NSVG 2014

From 20 until 23th February 2014 were organized the 9th Nunspeet. The players from different countries played in three groups ranked by rating six rounds. Menno Pietersma wins the A Group with a hundred procent score (6 by 6). Read full story

15th december 2013: France wins 6 nation tournament in Oostende

From Thursday the 12th (arrival day) until Monday the 16th (departure day) the 6 nation tournament was held at hotel de Kinkhoorn in the Belgium coastal town of Oostende.
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