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by Simon Rogers
Wed Apr 17, 2024 12:49 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal
Replies: 2789
Views: 246623

Re: (Chess) Life Returning To Normal

I am pleased to report that we had three new people turn up at our chess club on Monday.
All three won a game each, which was great to see.
Two have signed up as members on the night.
by Simon Rogers
Fri Mar 29, 2024 12:46 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Cheating in chess
Replies: 3039
Views: 356588

Re: Cheating in chess

Sad news about the death of Igors Rausis, which I have just reported in the Deaths & Obituaries Category.
by Simon Rogers
Fri Mar 29, 2024 12:41 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Isa Kasimi/Igors Rausis
Replies: 6
Views: 738

Isa Kasimi/Igors Rausis

The sad news has just been reported that the Latvian Chess Master Igors Rausis passed away yesterday at the age of 62. He was born Igor Kondylev on 7th April 1961 in Luhansk, Ukraine, he then became known as Igors Rausis until 2020. Isa was a Latvian chess International Master. He was awarded the ti...
by Simon Rogers
Mon Mar 18, 2024 12:10 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Gilberto Templo
Replies: 0
Views: 263

Gilberto Templo

I am sorry to inform you that Gilberto Templo passed away on Monday 26th February 2024 at the Derby Royal Hospital. Gilberto was a very popular and enthusiastic member of Rolls-Royce Chess Club and was also active in the English Deaf Chess Association, where he won his section twice at their annual ...
by Simon Rogers
Mon Mar 18, 2024 12:00 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Walter Greenwood
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Walter Greenwood

I am sorry to inform you that Walter Greenwood passed away on 6th December 2023 just a few months after the passing of his wife. Walter was the longest serving member of Billingham Synthonia Chess Club. Walter always enjoyed playing games of chess. He was known for his made-up words for a check, whi...
by Simon Rogers
Sun Mar 17, 2024 11:48 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Brian Norman
Replies: 0
Views: 204

Brian Norman

I am sorry to inform you that Brian Norman passed away on 26th November 2023.
Brian played for Billingham Synthonia Chess Club for many years.
He enjoyed the times he played for the club and the comradeship it produced.
RIP
by Simon Rogers
Thu Mar 14, 2024 2:10 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Joyce Evans
Replies: 1
Views: 521

Joyce Evans

I am sorry to inform you that Joyce Evans passed away on 2nd March 2024. Joyce had been a member of Halesowen Chess Club since 1977. Her last competitive game (which she won!) was in the annual Summer match last year between Stourbridge and Halesowen. Despite approaching 90 years of age, Joyce was v...
by Simon Rogers
Wed Mar 13, 2024 8:45 pm
Forum: Junior Chess
Topic: 2024 Shropshire Junior Chess Championships: Saturday 23rd March
Replies: 2
Views: 328

Re: 2024 Shropshire Junior Chess Championships: Saturday 23rd March

The annual Shropshire Junior Chess Championships will be held on Saturday 23rd March at Charlton School (Telford). 5 sections: U8's U10's U12's U14's U18's There will be trophies for the winners (top boy and top girl) and if they score 50% or more they are guaranteed a medal. Everyone will receive ...
by Simon Rogers
Sun Mar 10, 2024 10:29 pm
Forum: Birthdays & Anniversaries
Topic: Happy Birthday GM Daniel Fernandez (05-iii-1995)
Replies: 1
Views: 1522

Re: Happy Birthday GM Daniel Fernandez (05-iii-1995)

Happy 29th Birthday to Daniel Fernandez for last week.
by Simon Rogers
Thu Feb 29, 2024 2:07 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Kevin Moore
Replies: 0
Views: 311

Kevin Moore

I am sorry to inform you that Kevin Moore has passed away. Kevin was a long-standing member of Walsall Kipping Chess Club since 1996. He played in Birmingham, Wolverhampton, Dudley and Cannock leagues during his time at the club and also played for Staffordshire in the national county competitions. ...
by Simon Rogers
Sun Feb 18, 2024 7:17 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Oliver Horrocks
Replies: 0
Views: 508

Oliver Horrocks

I am sorry to inform you that Oliver Horrocks passed away peacefully on the 2nd February 2024 at the age of 93. Oliver played for Alsager Chess Club for many years (since possibly the 1960s) and he represented Staffordshire in the era when there were two County Under 120 teams. There will be a funer...
by Simon Rogers
Sun Feb 18, 2024 7:06 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Gordon Sands
Replies: 2
Views: 659

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: 659

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: 1239

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: 753

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...