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.


Lyndon Todd RIP

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

Funeral details to follow.

Hugh Price RIP – An appreciation by Stuart Hutchings

Cardiff Club secretary Bill Hunt and I had both been regular weekly/fortnightly visitors to Hugh in his Care Home the last 18 months or so, where we always found him alert, speaking knowledgeably about world events and taking a keen interest in chess at the Cardiff club and wider afield.

Bill and I had to […]

Hugh Price RIP

It is with great sadness that we have learned that Hugh Price passed away earlier today at the age of 94.

Hugh had been in a care home for a couple of years with various illnesses, but died peacefully in his sleep with his niece and nephew at the bedside. Hugh was associated with […]

Joe Spooner RIP

Sad news has reached us that Joe Spooner has passed away on 21st May 2020.

Joe was a popular member of Morriston Chess Club and will be very sadly missed by his many friends.

A private family funeral will be held shortly.

Brian Heath RIP

Sad news has reached us that former WCU Executive Director Brian Heath has passed away.

Funeral details to follow.

Ian White RIP

Sad news has reached us that Ian White has passed away.

Chris Dixon has sent us a short bio below.

A native of Pontypool, Ian attended West Monmouth Grammar School for Boys, representing their chess team on many occasions.  He also represented Wales in the Glorney Cup competition.

Ian was a member of Pontypool Chess […]

Bill Newrick RIP

It is with regret that Abergavenny Chess Club has to report the loss of a long standing member, Bll Newrick, who passed away recently after a long illness.

Bill had been an enthusiastic and loyal member of the club for more than thirty years and although he had entered his ninth decade he was […]

Alan Rosser RIP

Sad news has reached us that Alan Rosser passed away on 27th August.

He had been diagnosed with cancer.

Alan started playing chess in the West Wales Chess League in the early 70’s by joining the Tycoch Chess Club.. This club quickly folded, but with encouragement from Paul Headon, Alan and a few others joined […]

Tony Gutteridge RIP

Sad news has reached us that Tony Gutteridge passed away on 9th June.Tony was a member of North Cardiff Chess Club for a few years but before that he was a longstanding member of Penarth Chess Club. Furthermore, Tony was WCU Year Book Editor and printer for a number of years. The advice comes from […]