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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:29 pm 
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Hello
My grandfather was called Frederick William Farrar and, according to my father, was a county player or even a county champion.
The counties would be in the South East, most likely the Sussex area as he died in Brighton in 1939 aged 68.
Can anyone point me to where I might be able to confirm if he was a county player or even champion?
Much obliged
John Farrar


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:59 pm 
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Hi John

I've passed your message on to Brian Denman, who has written a history of Brighton chess and will have a lot of information for you.

I'll see if I can find my copy of Brian's book as well.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 12, 2011 10:11 pm 
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Nothing in the Brighton book, I'm afraid. The name certainly rings a bell, though. I'll look through some old magazines over the weekend and get back to you - unless someone else beats me to it.

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 13, 2011 10:43 am 
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Thank you very much Richard. Much appreciated.
Regards
John


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