December 2019

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 in advance to claim a spot.