John Calvert

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Neil Graham
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Re: John Calvert

Post by Neil Graham » Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:03 pm

Could I thank everyone who contributed towards John's funeral which takes place this Thursday 19th November at Wilford Hill Crematorium, Nottingham. Because of Covid restrictions only 30 mourners are allowed and all places have been filled.

If anyone wants more details please let me know.

Simon Rogers
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Re: John Calvert

Post by Simon Rogers » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:16 pm

I didn't recognise the name at first. Then I looked at the picture. I think I spoke to John after one of my games in the graded Championships at Sheffield 2011, then in the afternoons while watching the Grandmaster games.
I'm sure he came to watch when the British took place in Llandudno 2017.
John wasn't the strongest of players, but he had a real passion for the game and for John it was more than just a hobby.
I think he enjoyed watching more than playing. He enjoyed the social side and chatting to other Chess players from around the country at tournaments.
A great picture of John wearing his Chess Tie and showing off his Chess badges on his jacket which summed him up.
A great ambassador for the true meaning of chess.
RIP

Neil Graham
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Re: John Calvert

Post by Neil Graham » Sun Dec 27, 2020 12:58 pm

If there is anyone who contributed to John's "Just Giving" appeal could they get in touch with me (via PM or e-mail) please?

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Re: John Calvert

Post by John Upham » Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:40 pm

I've unearthed two more images of John Calvert this time from the British Championships at Ayr in 1978.

Hopefully you can spot JC fairly easily.

Only one badge in 1978.



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Ayr 1978 including John Calvert
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Re: John Calvert

Post by John Upham » Sun Dec 27, 2020 2:42 pm

and this one from the same event :

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Ayr 1978 including John Calvert
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Simon Rogers
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Re: John Calvert

Post by Simon Rogers » Mon Dec 28, 2020 9:44 pm

Neil Graham wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:10 pm
Stewart Reuben wrote:
Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:15 pm
Very sad to learn the news about John Calvert. He was a real chess supporter.

RIP John

I can't keep up with so many deaths.
There have been over 60 deaths reported in 2020 on this forum to date - in 2019 there were less than 30.
Sadly I have another death to announce to the forum from the Midlands.
Depressingly it will take the total reported to 138.

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