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by John Foley
Mon Mar 23, 2015 2:49 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Bill Waterton
Replies: 7
Views: 2487

Re: Bill Waterton

Bill Waterton's (4.vii.29 - 3.iii.15) funeral at Kingston Crematorium was well attended by the chess community with representatives from his days running the Surrey County Chess Association as well as Kingston Chess Club. SurreyChessPeople.jpg Scott Freeman (CCF) Peter Lawrence (SCCA) Martin Cath (S...
by John Foley
Thu Mar 19, 2015 1:15 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Chris Clegg
Replies: 38
Views: 10815

Re: Chris Clegg

Chris Clegg did not have any immediate family. The body was held by the police awaiting identification and even though they knew he was a chess player (chess players had informed the police that they were concerned about his non-appearance at a chess event which led to the finding of the body) the p...
by John Foley
Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:15 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess Cafe Culture
Replies: 78
Views: 17990

Re: Chess Cafe Culture

A new draughts cafe has opened up in East London. Chess is listed as one of hundreds of games. Has anybody been?
337 Acton Mews
E8 4EA Haggerston
http://www.draughtslondon.com
by John Foley
Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Bill Waterton
Replies: 7
Views: 2487

Re: Bill Waterton

The funeral will be at Kingston Crematorium at 14:20 hrs on Tuesday 17th March. Kingston Cemetery and Crematorium Bonner Hill Road Kingston upon Thames KT1 3EZ Tel: 020 8546 4462 If people wish to send flowers they can be sent to Fredercik W Paine Funeral Directors at Raynes Park. 6 Coombe Lane Rayn...
by John Foley
Sun Mar 08, 2015 10:08 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Bill Waterton
Replies: 7
Views: 2487

Bill Waterton

We are sad to learn of the passing of Bill Waterton, the honorary Life President of Kingston Chess Club, on 3rd March 2015. He had been suffering with Alzheimers for the last few years but remained at home for most of his illness only being cared for in a residential home for the last few months of ...
by John Foley
Mon Mar 02, 2015 10:50 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Chris Clegg
Replies: 38
Views: 10815

Re: Chris Clegg

The funeral of Chris Clegg will take place on Tuesday 24th March 2015 at 12.20 pm at Kingston Crematorium. It is being handled by Garners Funeral Service of Kingston. It will be a humanist service celebrated by Stephen Foster. People will be invited to share their recollections of Chris. There will ...
by John Foley
Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:23 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Bunratty Chess Festival
Replies: 49
Views: 7037

Re: Bunratty Chess Festival

Gladstone spent his declining years trying to guess the answer to the Irish Question; unfortunately, whenever he was getting warm, the Irish secretly changed the question.
From 1066 and all that.
by John Foley
Mon Jan 26, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Elaine Saunders/Pritchard (1926-2012)
Replies: 16
Views: 8297

Re: Elaine Saunders/Pritchard (1926-2012)

Here is a Movietone Newsreel of Elaine Saunders dated 25/3/1937
Movietone Newsreel [registration is free]
by John Foley
Sun Jan 25, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess Being Played In Homes, Schools In Open Air
Replies: 3
Views: 1275

Re: Chess Being Played In Homes, Schools In Open Air

Yes, the Rook was moved before the King.
Eastern Europe I would guess but not Russia as they are not using Russian pieces.
I like the way the chessboards have handles to make them portable.
by John Foley
Sun Jan 25, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess Being Played In Homes, Schools In Open Air
Replies: 3
Views: 1275

Chess Being Played In Homes, Schools In Open Air

This is a splendid newsreel from Pathe from a century ago which shows chess thriving amongst school children.
Any suggestions which country in which this was filmed?
I notice that in castling, the King was moved before the Rook.
Newsreel video
by John Foley
Tue Jan 20, 2015 11:56 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Chris Clegg
Replies: 38
Views: 10815

Re: Chris Clegg

There was a "wake" for Chris Clegg tonight at the Druids Head in Kingston Market Square. Members from Kingston chess club as well as Surbiton chess club attended. We reminisced about Chris and shared snippets of information about his life and hope to produce an obituary in due course. We learned tha...
by John Foley
Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:27 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Chris Clegg
Replies: 38
Views: 10815

Re: Chris Clegg

There was a one minute silence for Chris Clegg before last night's London League match between Drunken Knights 2 and Wimbledon. Chris used to play for the Wimbledon second team in the London League. Russell Granat made a short speech of appreciation and made the point that Chris is the sort of perso...
by John Foley
Sat Jan 10, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Chris Clegg
Replies: 38
Views: 10815

Chris Clegg

C.R.A. ("Chris") Clegg, a stalwart of Kingston Chess Club for over 50 years, has passed away at his home in Kingston at the age of 66. He was playing chess until the last week of his life at the ECF grading of 150 which he had consistently maintained throughout the last 20 years. The club became awa...
by John Foley
Sat Jan 03, 2015 12:18 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Theory of Everything
Replies: 1
Views: 965

Theory of Everything

Great film about Stephen and Jane Hawking. He was more obsessed by chess than physics in his student days - it seems the physics was too easy.
by John Foley
Sun Dec 14, 2014 8:40 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Andrew Martin Untranslated
Replies: 20
Views: 3845

Re: Andrew Martin Untranslated

Bishop Kings Road is a convenient drop off spot for visiting the chess at Olympia.