Hugh Flockhart

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Simon Rogers
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Hugh Flockhart

Post by Simon Rogers » Mon May 18, 2020 12:03 am

I am very sad to pass on the news that Hugh Flockhart died peacefully on Friday 8th May after a short illness at the age of 82.
As well as a player, he was an organiser and arbiter.
Hugh created the Chess Scotland Grand Prix for Adults.
He was also part of the team who brought the British Championships to Edinburgh in 2003.
Hugh was credited with getting the Scottish Seniors Team up and running.
There is a tribute on the Chess Scotland home page and also in the Scotsman newspaper.
Alex McFarlane has done a nice tribute on the Scottish forum.
I used to speak to Hugh on the phone and he regularly sent me entry forms for various Scottish chess congresses including Edinburgh and Lothians for me to take to Poulton-le-Fylde Chess Club.
He was very well spoken and a great man.
Rest in Peace.

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