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by Simon Rogers
Sun Feb 18, 2024 7:17 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Oliver Horrocks
Replies: 0
Views: 430

Oliver Horrocks

I am sorry to inform you that Oliver Horrocks has passed away. Oliver played for Alsager Chess Club for many years and he represented Staffordshire in the era when there were two County Under 120 teams. There will be a funeral service at 11.15am on Thursday 22nd February at St.Bertoline's Church, Ba...
by Simon Rogers
Sun Feb 18, 2024 7:06 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Gordon Sands
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: Gordon Sands

There is a picture and tribute to Gordon on the Wolverhampton Chess Club website, homepage.
http://www.wolverhamptonchessclub.org.uk
by Simon Rogers
Sun Feb 18, 2024 7:03 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Gordon Sands
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Re: Gordon Sands

The funeral details have been announced for Gordon Sands: It will be held on Tuesday 12th March at 12.15pm, at Bushbury Crematorium, Underhill Lane, Wolverhampton, WV10 7JG. There will be a gathering after at Fordhouses Cricket Club, Jack Threlfall Memorial Ground, Wobaston Road, Wolverhampton, WV9 ...
by Simon Rogers
Thu Feb 08, 2024 10:12 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: Blackpool Congress 2024
Replies: 7
Views: 1152

Re: Blackpool Congress 2024

The Blackpool Chess Congress starts tomorrow evening.
There are 375 entries so far.
by Simon Rogers
Thu Feb 01, 2024 3:44 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Chris White
Replies: 1
Views: 685

Chris White

I am sorry to inform you that Chris White has recently died, aged 74. Chris was a regular player for many years for Barking Chess Club in the Essex League and Woodbridge Chess Club in the London League. He started playing at Ilford Chess Club in his school days and was a strong player at his best, r...
by Simon Rogers
Tue Jan 30, 2024 2:59 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Jeremy Humphries
Replies: 2
Views: 650

Jeremy Humphries

I am sorry to inform you that Jeremy Humphries passed away on Friday 26th January 2024 after a long illness. Jeremy joined Stourbridge Chess Club in 2006 and quickly became a club stalwart. He was always one of the first to respond to any club emails. He always supported internal club tournaments an...
by Simon Rogers
Tue Jan 30, 2024 12:34 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Gordon Sands
Replies: 2
Views: 562

Gordon Sands

I am sorry to inform you that Gordon Sands has passed away suddenly. Gordon joined Mercia Chess Club last year, having had a few years away from chess. Previously he was a long time member of Wolverhampton Chess Club. He was a keen, valued and respected member of Mercia and will be sadly missed. Mor...
by Simon Rogers
Tue Jan 30, 2024 12:24 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Harry Schofield 1932-2023
Replies: 0
Views: 292

Harry Schofield 1932-2023

I am sorry to inform you that Harry Schofield passed away last year, at the age of 91. Harry was both a member of Clay Cross Chess Club and Chesterfield Chess Club. He regularly played for Chesterfield in league matches and coached a number of the new members at the club. Harry's favourite chess ope...
by Simon Rogers
Tue Jan 30, 2024 12:10 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Paul Stanley
Replies: 0
Views: 304

Paul Stanley

I am sorry to inform you that Paul Stanley passed away back in December 2023. Paul was a long-standing member of the Purbeck Chess Club in Dorset. He was captain of the clubs' C-team and a very liked and valued member of the club, driving the team away to league matches. Paul was a member of the Swa...
by Simon Rogers
Thu Jan 18, 2024 5:27 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: John Peate
Replies: 0
Views: 723

John Peate

I am sorry to inform you that John Peate passed away on Saturday 9th December 2023. John was an active member of Rothamstead Chess Club and before that, played for St.Albans Chess Club. Always courteous, he had been living with COPD for several years, but it never stopped him continuing to enjoy his...
by Simon Rogers
Thu Jan 18, 2024 12:26 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Ian Hewitson
Replies: 1
Views: 524

Ian Hewitson

It is with great sadness that I have to report the recent passing away of Ian Hewitson. Ian passed peacefully on 10th December 2023, aged 81 years. He was a long term member of Windermere Chess Club, and a good, very well liked friend of many people. Ian was also a friend of Poulton-le-Fylde Chess C...
by Simon Rogers
Wed Jan 17, 2024 10:46 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 5951
Views: 728986

Re: Media comments on chess

Good to see that Phil is still going strong? Presumably that Mr Giles is the same player I encountered back in the 1987/88 campaign in that league. (which was my last season as a Lancaster player) Hi Matt. Yes, Phil's grade has increased to 1946, he is doing well. He has been playing at the Blackpo...
by Simon Rogers
Mon Jan 15, 2024 10:50 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 5951
Views: 728986

Re: Media comments on chess

Well a new club in that sense, but they have been playing in the Lancaster league for donkey's years. (were "Bare Institute" in the old days before going out of business for a few years in the mid-late 1980s, returning with their current name) Yes, I believe so. It's been all change in the Blackpoo...
by Simon Rogers
Mon Jan 15, 2024 6:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 5951
Views: 728986

Re: Media comments on chess

Monday 15 January 7.30pm: MASTER MIND on BBC2, Specialist subjects include the Musical CHESS and Kim Philby. In case anybody has forgotten, Bill Hartston was the original chess consultant for the original production which premiered in London in 1986. Written in Tenerife. Thanks Stewart. I've just s...
by Simon Rogers
Sun Dec 31, 2023 12:21 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Old Chess Books Rescued
Replies: 4
Views: 723

Re: Old Chess Books Rescued

Here is the first one:
Basic Chess Endings by Reuben Fine
Reprinted in January 1958 in the United States of America.
Light Blue plain book, about A5 in size.