The IBCA (International Braille Chess Association) has entrusted France with the organisation of the World Individual Chess Championships for blind and visually impaired women, and blind and visually impaired youth.

The town of Castelnaudary and the community of communes Lauragais Audois have enthusiastically applied to host this unique competition in France from 10 to 17 July 2022.


Follow the competition

The competition is now entering its final part, 5 rounds (out of 9) have been played for the women and 4 (out of 7) for the juniors. Follow the competition and the provisional results in the Competition section

How do Blind People Play Chess?

A game board and adapted pieces: The Chess Game can be perfectly practiced by blind people using an adapted chessboard allowing them to touch the pieces without knocking them down. In practice, in order to allow both opponents not to hinder each other, two sets are used, both of them having of course to keep an identical position. The use of two games makes it quite possible for people with (...)