Fred Stobbart

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Alex McFarlane
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Fred Stobbart

Post by Alex McFarlane » Tue Jun 15, 2021 5:43 pm

Those who played at the Durham Congress when it took place at Houghton-le-Spring will be familiar with Fred.
He was the organiser of the event and of the lunchtime sandwiches and often served the teas/coffees as well.
He will be remembered for his many years of service to DCCA.

Simon Rogers
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Re: Fred Stobbart

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed Jun 23, 2021 5:37 pm

Sad news about Fred.
Tribute on the Durham County Chess Association website
Although I didn't play at his Durham Congress, I spoke to Fred a number of times on the phone and he sent me a large number of Durham Chess Congress entry forms in the post, which I took to my club and a couple of tournaments that I played in.
Fred was a great organiser and although not the strongest of players, he regularly played in the congresses across the North East of England showing his support including:
Northumberland, Chester-le-Street, Forest Hall, Hartlepool and Middlesbrough. He played in the British Championships of 2012 when it was held in Newcastle.
Fred also enjoyed playing Rapidplay tournaments including:
Northumberland, Chillingham, Gosforth, Hartlepool, Peterlee and Darlington. In 2014 he played in the British Rapidplay Championships.
He regularly played for his club, Hetton Lyons in the Durham County Chess League.
A very pleasant gentleman who will be greatly missed.

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