Bringing Chess to Visually Impaired People

The Gazette - August 2005

Edited by Peter Price
The views expressed in the Gazette do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the BCA, nor those of the editor.

CLIVE HAZELL, 1946 - 2005

Clive Hazell had been an associate member of the BCA for a number of years; and, with Carmel, his wife, has rarely missed a congress in the spring or autumn. It was a very sad AGM tournament in Newton Aycliffe because Clive died in the early hours of Sunday, 10th April. He had suffered a heart attack on 30th March from which he failed to recover.

Perhaps most people will remember Clive as being “Gerry’s cousin from Aylesbury”. By joining the BCA Clive, Carmel, their son Andrew, daughter-in-law Mel, Grandson Oliver and Mel’s parents, Val and Des were all able to meet Lucy and Gerry on a fairly regular basis in a variety of locations. They were always happy occasions and I will recall particularly that Clive was constantly looking for a guide dog to take for a walk whatever the time of day or night.

Clive had a love of the great outdoors, he loved wildlife and was happy to observe the effects of mother nature. Accordingly therefore it came as no surprise that the family asked that donations in lieu of floral tributes should be sent to the Born Free Foundation. “Rest in peace”.

Gerry Walsh.