Richard GR Harris

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Stewart Reuben
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Richard GR Harris

Post by Stewart Reuben » Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:33 pm

RICHARD GR HARRIS born 29. 7. 1950 died 5. 2. 2019.

His last grade in 2009 was 152. He held a doctorate in Maths and taught at Hampton School 1974, where he ran the chess club, until his retirement in 2009. He was a member of Hampton CC 1975-1984 and then Kingston CC 1985-2009. He played many seasons in The Thames Valley and Surrey Leagues. He also played County Chess for Surrey. In addition he was a Bridge grandmaster. Unfortunately his health deteriorated after 2009 and he had to give up both sports.

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Kevin Thurlow
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Re: Richard GR Harris

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:37 pm

That is a shame - I played him a couple of times in the 80s (and saw him thereafter) and he was a nice guy.

David Sedgwick
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Re: Richard GR Harris

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:57 pm

From the Hampshire and Isle of Wight County Bridge Association website:

Richard Harris, Hants player who lived in Teddington, died 5th Feb.
His eyesight became too poor to play 2014 and he moved to sheltered accommodation .
He had been very poorly for some time, and in November 2018 he moved to a nursing home in Poole, nearer his sister.
His funeral [was] in Poole, Thursday 14th Feb.

Alan Gregg
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Re: Richard GR Harris

Post by Alan Gregg » Tue Oct 08, 2019 3:22 am

I am sorry to notice the death of Richard .I Live in the usa now so was unaware as a member of Hampton Chess Club throughout the late Sixties into the 80s we was a very social club and I have lot of good memories of that time
any old members who want to get in touch with me my email:
Goodnight Richard

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David Mabbs
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Re: Richard GR Harris

Post by David Mabbs » Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:13 pm

Sorry to learn of Richard's death. I concur completely with Alan Gregg's comments, as an ex-Hampton player and ex-Kingston player myself. David Mabbs.

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