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The Gazette - November 2018

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Edited by Julie Leonard
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Membership Secretary’s Report

New Members

Only one new member this quarter, eight year old Fred Newell. However we will soon be getting four new young members from RNC Hereford as the members of a school chess club at the college plan to join the BCA as individual members. The BCA is supplying a number of chess sets for use by the club to supplement their meagre number of chess sets.


Sadly I have to report a number of deaths of members.

Mike Meaney, who often came over from Ireland to join his many BCA friends at tournaments, passed away in July. We very much enjoyed his music and singing.

Bobby Brown, a very popular BCA member, who passed away in August. He will be very much missed by members of our organisation.

John Dawson died 5th January 2018, aged 93.

Honorary Member Mary Marshall died on 1st September. Mary did excellent work on behalf of the BCA including recording much chess material.

Mark Hague