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Sharon Furlong

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Mar 05, 2021 4:54 pm

Sharon Furlong played in Manchester area and was Civil Service Ladies Champion in 1970 and 1976. I note that I have a maiden name for her of either "Walls" or "Wallis". If anyone can say which is right, I would be grateful. (If you say it's a completely different name, I will be puzzled...)

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Re: Sharon Furlong

Post by Paul Robert Jackson » Fri Mar 05, 2021 5:35 pm

There is a "Sharon Furlong Trophy" awarded at Blackpool Chess Conference.
Somebody in Lancashire Chess Association may have more information.
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Re: Sharon Furlong

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:18 pm

Married to the late Peter Furlong, of course.

Had a bad car accident in the late 1980s and never really recovered, though she lived for some time afterwards.
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Re: Sharon Furlong

Post by Paul Robert Jackson » Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:43 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:18 pm
Married to the late Peter Furlong, of course.
Had a bad car accident in the late 1980s and never really recovered, though she lived for some time afterwards.
Is that the Peter Furlong of ManCHESSter Supplies?
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Re: Sharon Furlong

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:11 pm

It indeed is one and the same.
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Re: Sharon Furlong

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:20 pm

I have now been told by a very helpful person that the maiden name was Walls. She died in 1995, so only early 40s, very sad.

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Re: Sharon Furlong

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Mar 05, 2021 11:22 pm

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 7:18 pm
Had a bad car accident in the late 1980s and never really recovered, though she lived for some time afterwards.
Kevin Thurlow wrote:
Fri Mar 05, 2021 8:20 pm
She died in 1995, so only early 40s, very sad.
From what I heard, she only recovered at all in the sense that she didn't die immediately, and her subsequent passing was a merciful release. A sad case indeed.

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