Mr Roy Richardson,
This is my sad duty to inform them membership of the death of Roy Richardson his wife Alison informs me of the following
I have some sad news to share about Roy Richardson, which I would appreciate your passing on to the other chess club members.
Roy, my husband, passed away on Friday, having had another stroke. Roy had many happy times at the club playing chess, which he loved.
Roy’s cremation is planned for 9am on Tuesday 14th July, without attendance in accordance with his wish to keep people safe. I am asking instead that on that day and at that time, people light a candle should they wish, and have a period of silence in which we can all join together in remembering Roy safely in our own homes.
When in time it becomes safe to be together in groups again, the family will meet to scatter Roy’s ashes on the sea at Pett Level as he wanted. Everyone who would like to will then be welcome to meet with us later on that day to share in a remembering and celebration of Roy’s life.
I will be contacting the club in due course about rehoming Roy’s collection of chess books through the chess club library and chess club members, which I know he wanted on his death.
Might I take this opportunity to just reflect a little I am sure that Roy will not mind Roy was not the strongest player in the club however what Roy lacked ability he more than made up in dedication and enthusiasm something stronger players could learn from including myself
Roy will be miss by the members of the club and myself
And I would like to take this opportunity of offering my condolences to Roy family on behalf of the club and myself
Marc a Bryant
Hastings and st Leonard’s chess club
Your club members may be interested in an event we are running online.
At time of writing there are 19 spaces remaining.
Secretary Crowborough CC
GM David Howell online Q&A and Simultaneous
Crowborough Chess Club are delighted to welcome back GM David Howell, former Crowborough player, FIDE 2700+ , World Top 40 and three time British Champion.
He will start by giving a talk and answering your submitted chess questions.
Sunday 21st June start 2:00pm
At around 3.45pm there will be a 15 minute break and then David will play an online simultaneous display against all entrants on Lichess.
The cost for this event is £5 and spaces are limited to 30 so book early.
This event is suitable for players of ECF grade 100 and above.
Following the, governments announced today that all pubs clubs leisure centres cafes and restaurant are required to close and for individuals to avoid any unnecessary social contact
It is with great regret that the club committee have decided to close the club as of the 21st march
This decision will be reviewed on an ongoing basis and in line with government advice
You will appreciate this is a very hard decision considering club has been open for 140 years and with two world wars has never close
Consequently, the club championship is now suspended and will be completed as and when we can
It is unlike that we will be running summer tournaments
Should any club member wish to make a private visit to the club IE to play a game or to look at the library they must now do so by contacting the chairman who will ensure the you are able to gain access this must be done via prior arrangement whereby the chairman will ensure you are able to gain access
In all other cases you will not be able to gain access
You Will appreciate this is not the news that we wanted but we all have a civic duty to ensure we do not infect others
On behalf of the committee
Marc A Bryant
We have decided to postpone all chess matches for the rest of the season until further notice. If circumstances change we will let you know.
The health and well being of all chess players is far more important. We wish everyone good health and please follow all guidelines as they develop.