The Gazette - November 2020

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

Rhyme and Reason

A poem written by John Venables, about his friend, Tony Lawton:

Tony likes to play his chess,

But, yesterday got in a mess,

Against a player of similar rank,

His hopes of winning quickly sank.

He moved his pieces around the board,

Oft with a prayer to our Lord,

The rooks they tumbled from his grasp,

The Queen did nothing he did ask.

He kept his cool and did not show,

His anger slowly grow and grow,

Professional, stoic to the end,

He battled to defeat his friend.

But it was not to be his day,

The game refused to go his way,

For the end he did not have to wait,

"Tony Lawton that's CHECK MATE!”