The Gazette - August 2021

Edited by Julie Leonard
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Teammates Reunited!

Philip Doyle writes:

I was involved in a little sleuthing lately! I was reading an article on a Chess history site www.irlchess.com about a Glorney Cup match way back in 1951. One of the English team was a man called P. C. Gibbs from Bradford. Our Peter Gibbs is about the same age so I asked him if he knew him. He replied that he was the same man.

Peter told me that he knew that all the team had died except for one, Malcolm Barker, and he wondered if I could help find out if he was still alive. I contacted the editor of the site, Sean Coffey, who told me he was alive in late 2019 because he was interviewed in England by Neil Blackburn. Long story short, Sean made contact with Neil, who was able to get him an email address for Malcolm and I'm glad to be able to say that the two old colleagues are now in touch after a gap of more than seventy years!