David Welch

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Kevin Thurlow
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Re: David Welch

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:51 pm

He was very encouraging and helpful when I was training to be an arbiter. RIP.

Alan Atkinson
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Re: David Welch

Post by Alan Atkinson » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:30 pm

He was always a great encourager of people; a good Arbiter and an astute judge of character.

Neill Cooper
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Re: David Welch

Post by Neill Cooper » Mon Nov 11, 2019 7:33 am

A sad loss for the chess world. Amongst his many activities, for many years David was a great arbiter for the National School Chess Championships Finals at Uppingham School.

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Christopher Kreuzer
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Re: David Welch

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:30 am

Condolences to his family and friends. He was an instantly recognisable figure and an excellent arbiter. He will be greatly missed.

Alex McFarlane
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Re: David Welch

Post by Alex McFarlane » Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:59 am

There is now an obituary to Dave on the CAA website.

http://chessarbitersassociation.co.uk/h ... aries.html

David Robertson
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Re: David Welch

Post by David Robertson » Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:15 pm

Funeral arrangements (via Facebook)
Liverpool Chess Club wrote:Dave Welch Funeral update:

Friday 6th December at 12 noon
Landican Crematorium, Arrowe Park, CH49 5LW

We now have the funeral details for Dave. It will take place at Landican Crematorium, Arrowe Park CH49 5LW at 12 noon on Friday 6th December.
Afterwards we will go to the Grove House Hotel, Grove Road, Wallsey CH44 4BT for the wake where there will be drinks and a substantial buffet.

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Jon Mahony
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Re: David Welch

Post by Jon Mahony » Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:50 pm

Very sorry to hear this, Dave acted as chief arbiter at all of the Leeds congresses we ran before it folded, I always found him extremely kindly, informative and patient with my lack of knowledge in all matters related to running a tournament.

"When you see a good move, look for a better one!" - Lasker

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