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Neil Graham
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Stan Cranmer

Post by Neil Graham » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:18 pm

I am sorry to report the death of Stan Cranmer who passed away yesterday aged 87.

Stan was playing congress chess at venues across the country until quite recently; he played his last club match in December. He was a prolific postal chess player and the winner of the British Under 150 Championship in 1998. He will be missed by his many friends both in Nottinghamshire and across the country.
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Kevin Thurlow
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Re: Stan Cranmer

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:20 pm

Very sorry to hear the news. He played at Redhill for a few years and was a thoroughly nice guy.

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Re: Stan Cranmer

Post by LawrenceCooper » Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:46 am

Very sad news. I remember him from my time playing in the Combined Services championship. A very nice guy and a good sense of humour.

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Re: Stan Cranmer

Post by Barry Sandercock » Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:29 am

Sad news indeed. I played him many times and always enjoyed his company.

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Re: Stan Cranmer

Post by Ronnie Burton » Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:32 pm

We played at Paignton in 1973 and confirm true Gentleman. From memory played every year up to 10 years ago

RIP Stan

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Re: Stan Cranmer

Post by John Swain » Sat Jan 27, 2018 9:53 pm

I saw Stan in chess action several times and admired the standard of his play and his sporting approach. My condolences go to his family and to his friends in the Ashfield, Notts and wider chess community. There is an interesting and informative obituary on the Notts website: ... tuary.html

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Mike W. Richardt
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Re: Stan Cranmer

Post by Mike W. Richardt » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:33 am

Very sad news indeed.
I haven't played Stan but I have tracked his games on the BCCA & ICCF website where we both play correspondence chess.
My deepest condolences to his family!

R.I.P. Stan
Nullius addictus iurare in verba magistri - I am not bound to believe in the word of any master

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Re: Stan Cranmer

Post by Michael Jones » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:34 pm

My acquaintance with Stan didn't exactly run deep, but I recall having a friendly chat after I lost a 4NCL game to him in 2009. RIP.

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Re: Stan Cranmer

Post by Ken McNulty » Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:45 pm

Sorry to hear this sad news. I played (and lost) against Stan in the 2005 combined chess championship and remember him as a very pleasant person. RIP.

Neil Graham
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Re: Stan Cranmer

Post by Neil Graham » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:23 pm

With other members of Ashfield Chess Club and Long Eaton Chess Club, I attended Stan's funeral today. Stan was a true gentleman of chess and will be missed by his family and also his many chess playing colleagues, Donations were for the RNLI.

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