R.I.P. Jonathan Penrose and Geoffrey L Smith

We have received two pieces of bad news, both of ECA Life Members, one of international renown, the other a past stalwart servant of the Association and his local Club. Jonathan Penrose who has died at the age of 88, won the British Championship on 10 occasions. He was awarded the grandmaster title in 1993. Born in Colchester, Essex were proud to have him as its Board 1. Following his retirement from over-the-board chess he became a very fine correspondence […]

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Syd Kalinsky

It is with the greatest sadness that we receive news from Tom Barton of the passing of Syd Kalinsky. Tom reports: I’m sad to advise that Syd Kalinsky passed away yesterday [7 Apr 2021] after a short illness. Syd was a stalwart of Ilford and Cavendish chess clubs and played chess right up until the pandemic closed off over the board chess. He was strongly in favour of playing chess and always had an opinion about games played and the […]

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