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Simon Rogers
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Mike Duck

Post by Simon Rogers » Sun Sep 20, 2020 7:51 pm

I am sorry to report that Mike Duck, passed away on the 9th of July after a battle with cancer.
Mike was a stalwart of Didcot Chess Club.
He had also been a previous Chairman of the Oxfordshire Chess Association.
RIP

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Re: Mike Duck

Post by Neill Cooper » Wed Nov 18, 2020 4:47 pm

I'm sad to hear that. I have fond memories of playing Mike in my first ever inter-club match (Maindehead B vs Reading C) in March 1971. I think his dad also played for Reading C that day.

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Re: Mike Duck

Post by Simon Rogers » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:04 pm

The Oxfordshire Chess Association started the Mike Duck Online Tournament last month.
It features teams from across Oxfordshire including the former club of Mike Duck, Didcot along with Oxford City, Witney and Banbury amongst others.
The draw for Round 5 was announced on the Oxfordshire Chess Association website yesterday and starts next week.

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Re: Mike Duck

Post by JustinHorton » Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:17 pm

Edited version here of the eulogy at his funeral.
"Do you play chess?"
"Yes, but I prefer a game with a better chance of cheating."

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Re: Mike Duck

Post by Simon Rogers » Fri Nov 27, 2020 1:26 pm

The draw for the sixth and final round of the Mike Duck Online Tournament has been made. It is available on the Oxfordshire Chess Association website, News page.
Matches are to be played in the week beginning 30th November. The University 1st Team are the current leaders with nine points.

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Re: Mike Duck

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:44 pm

Congratulations to University 1 and University 2 who took the top two places in the first Mike Duck Online Tournament, and to Cumnor 1 who took third on tie break ahead of Cowley 1 and Didcot 1.
The Second Mike Duck Online Tournament will follow after Christmas. Probably in the week starting Monday 18th January.

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Re: Mike Duck

Post by Simon Rogers » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:54 pm

The Second Mike Duck online tournament has already started and is currently in Round 4, this week.
The new tournament has expanded to 22 teams and after three rounds, Oxford City 1 and Cowley 1 are joint leaders with three wins each.
More info on: www.oxfordfusion.com

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Re: Mike Duck

Post by Simon Rogers » Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:35 pm

The Second Mike Duck online tournament is now finished, after seven rounds completed.
22 teams took part and here is the final positions:
1st Oxford City 12 points
2nd Cowley 2 11 points
3rd University 1 10 points
4th Cowley 1 10 points
5th Cumnor 1 9 points
6th Cumnor 2 9 points

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