Father Cunane RIP 1929-2021

2021 has not been a good year for Cardigan Chess Club and on 6 October a third stalwart left us.  Seamus, as he was known to the least respectful in chess circles (and Canon James Cunnane to those most respectful in the Catholic Church), was a member of the Club more or less from its […]

Mike O’Leary RIP

  Mike O’Leary, one of the founder members of the current Barry Chess Club, sadly passed away on 30th September after a long illness.   The WCU wishes to express our sincere condolences to Mike’s family and friends at this very sad time.

There will be a funeral on Friday 22nd October at St Helens […]

FM Iolo Ceredig Jones RIP

Very sad news has reached the WCU that our FM Iolo Ceredig Jones passed away today after a long illness.

The WCU wishes to express our sincere condolences to Iolo’s family and friends at this very sad time.

There will be a private funeral on Wednesday September 15th at Aberystwyth Crematorium at 1pm.

Contributions, if […]

John Porter RIP

It is  with great sadness that news has reached the WCU that John Porter, De La Beche Chess Club, West Wales recently passed away, His clubmate Ken Huntley has written  this obituary below.

John Porter – an Obituary by Ken Huntley 

I joined the Tycoch Chess club in 1975, played two games and […]

Gary Wakeham RIP

It is with great sadness that we have learned that Gary Wakeham passed away at his home on Wednesday 14th April at the age of 64.

Gary was a long standing member of Cardiff Chess Club and over the years served as Club Secretary and Team Captain and was also a very popular Junior Coach.

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Tony Haigh RIP

 

Sadly, news has reached the WCU that Tony Haigh who was prominent in the Dyfed League passed away recently.

The funeral will be a private affair due to the Coronavirus retrictions but a more public commemoration of his life may take place at a later date.

The WCU wish to pass on our […]

Martyn Whiteside RIP

Sadly, news has reached the WCU that Martyn Whiteside who was prominent in Aberysteyth Chess and Correspondence Chess circles passed away recently.

No funeral details are available at present other than Covid restrictions will apply.

The WCU wish to pass on our sincere condolences to Martyn’s friends and family for their loss at this very […]

Nigel Granville RIP

Sadly, news has reached the WCU that Nigel Granville who was a member of Newport Chess Club for over thity years passed away on Friday December 11th aged 56. He had suffered a stroke and been in hospital for several years.

Nigel was a very popular member of Neweport Chess Club and his many friends […]

Stan Owen RIP

Sad news has reached us that Stan Owen of Pontypool Chess Club passed away on August 26th aged 96.

Funeral details to follow.

An obituary provided by Chris Dixon is below.

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Lyndon Todd RIP

Sad news has reached us that Lyndon Todd of Briton Ferry Chess Club has recently passed away. 

Funeral details to follow.