Geoff Naldrett

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Brendan O'Gorman
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Geoff Naldrett

Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Wed May 15, 2024 3:47 pm

Colin and Rebecca Gardiner asked me to post this tribute to the late Geoff Naldrett who died on 9 December 2023.

“Geoff’s been a good friend of ours for many years and played regularly in the Guernsey tournament. He will be missed by his many friends”.

Geoff was a stalwart member of the Insurance Chess club and will be missed by his colleagues there including Martin Page and David Sedgwick.

There's an obituary on the Gerrard's Cross Club website https://www.gerrardscrosschessclub.org.uk/news/. I notice they give one of Geoff's games, played at Gibraltar in 2013 which was printed in The Times and Chess magazine.



One of Geoff's claims to fame came in 1972 when, virtually on a whim, he caught a flight to Reykjavik to see the world championship match. I believe Stewart Reuben took Geoff under his wing while he was there.

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Re: Geoff Naldrett

Post by Brendan O'Gorman » Wed May 15, 2024 4:00 pm

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Geoff playing at Paignton in 2012.

Ronnie Burton
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Re: Geoff Naldrett

Post by Ronnie Burton » Wed May 15, 2024 5:26 pm

Very sad news.

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Re: Geoff Naldrett

Post by Ronnie Burton » Wed May 15, 2024 10:21 pm

We were friends on Facebook and saw each other at Paignton Congress when held at Oldway Mansion. Very true friend sadly lost now

Graham Borrowdale
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Re: Geoff Naldrett

Post by Graham Borrowdale » Sat May 18, 2024 10:08 pm

Very sad news. I knew Geoff from way back in my days at Bracknell Chess Club, and Berkshire chess, and I think a couple of Hastings, and I saw him in more recent years at Chiltern League matches. A very pleasant chap.

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