Just a reminder that the first break in the league fixtures is approaching. It is week commencing 25/11/19. This is an ideal opportunity for team captains to arrange those first round K.O. cup matches.
It is with sadness that the CCA wishes to announce the sudden death of yet another of our staunchest and longest serving members. Keith Smith of Hartlepool chess club passed away today after suffering from a short illness. Little is known of the circumstances of Keith’s death at this time, except to say that he passed away whilst in hospital.
Once again our condolences and deepest sympathies to Keith’s family and friends.
Funeral arrangements will be posted here as soon as they are known.
The Cleveland Chess Association regrets to announce the passing of long time member, Richard Moore. Our condolences and best wishes to Richard’s family at this sad time.
Dave Baillie of Redcar Chess club has asked me to post the following announcement:-
It is with great sadness that Redcar Chess Club report the passing of our dear friend Richard Moore. Richard’s membership of Redcar Chess Club stretches back over 70 years. He has also played an active role in Cleveland Chess and the ECF where he held the post of Fund Trustee for many years. A true gentleman in every sense of the word, Richard had many friends at every level of the game and set the standard for competence and diligence in every office he held. Richard played chess to a high standard but always placed the game itself and respect for his opponent above winning or losing. A service for Richard will take place at St Bede’s Chapel, Middlesbrough Crematorium at 1.00pm on Friday 1st November followed by a reception at Acklam Hall.