Ken Neat writes:

I am very sad to report that George Whitfield died a couple of weeks ago. His name probably won’t be familiar to many, as he played for Hetton for only a short period between 2015-7 before health problems forced him to give up chess. But back in the late 1950s to early 1960s George and I were both members of the Sunderland YMCA club and we were great friends.

George’s funeral will be held at Sunderland Crematorium on Monday 30th December at 1.30 p.m.

Jonathan Sams ½-½ A. Robinson
Richard Harris 1-0 Kevin Cox
Bob Donner ½-½ Bill Noble
Garry Hewitt 1-0 Peter Wells
Carl Stephens 1-0 Asa Bayram

Wednesday 18th December 2019

Lee Blood 0-1 P.Bielby
Paul Freeman 0-1 Dave Patterson
John Reddington ½-½ E.Czestockowski
Ian Hunter 0-1 L.Self
Guy Smith 0-1 J.Steel

Tuesday 17th December 2019

Ken Neat 1-0 Thomas Hill
Robin Nandi 1-0 Melvin Cheung
Mike Ayton 0-1 Ashwin Bhat
Steve Jefferies ½-½ Ben Snodgrass
Jake Walker ½-½ Georgy Ivomenkh

Wednesday 4th December 2019

George Gazis 1-0 Jonathan Sams
Steve Jefferies ½-½ Richard Harris
Dave Bedworth ½-½ Bob Donner
Jake Walker 1-0 Gary Hewitt
Tony Shires 0-1 Liam Bellwood

Wednesday 11th December 2019

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Wednesday 4th December 2019

Peter Smith 0-1 Ned Carmichael
Rob Berry 0-1 Ben Snodgrass
Bryan J Bainbridge 0-1 Thaisen Chant
Ken Smith 0-1 Felix Watts
Chris Clynes ½-½ Josh Smith

Monday 2nd December 2019

Andy Robinson 1-0 Charlie Hazlerigg
Denise Mosse ½-½ Steve Jefferies
Bill Noble 1-0 Tony Shires
Peter Wells ½-½ Dave Bedworth
Alex Johnson ½-½ Geoff Raw

Thursday 5th December 2019

International Master Andy Horton is giving a simultaneous display this coming Monday, 9th December. This will be held at 6.45pm in Durham University’s Elvet Riverside building (postcode is DH1 3JT). It will be a fairly informal evening (no entry fee).
In addition to the students who have expressed interest, 10 more players can be accommodated. All local players are welcome, but please email chess.society@durham.ac.uk in advance to claim a spot.