Peter Parr (1946-2013)

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shaunpress
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Peter Parr (1946-2013)

Post by shaunpress » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:20 am

Peter Parr (IA) OAM, has passed away in Sydney Australia. He was the son of Frank Parr, the brother of David Parr, and operated a successful chess business in Sydney for 40 years. He captained the Australian Olympiad team 6 times, became an International Arbiter in 1978, and was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to chess.

Gordon Cadden
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Re: Peter Parr (1946-2013)

Post by Gordon Cadden » Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:01 pm

This is very sad news. His father Frank, was very well known on the English chess scene, a regular at the British Chess Championships. Know that Peter had a thriving business in Australia, supplying chess equipment, and books. His elder brother David, died in 2003, the same year as his father.

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