RIP – Derek Punter

Here at Cumnor Chess Club we are very sad to hear the death of Wantage player, Derek Punter.

The first team play Wantage 1 tonight.

George Spalding

“Long standing Wantage Club member Derek Punter, who served for over a
quarter of a century as its very efficient treasurer, passed away on
Saturday morning 24th November 2018

As a chess player Derek would never have counted himself as one of our
strongest players, but was content to play in our lowest team as a
reliable member. He often got good positions only to lose out to a
tactical blunder, as he would freely admit himself .

However on his day he could be a formidable opponent. ”

Liam has been coming to Cumnor Chess Club since he was wearing short trousers and now captains the first team. His interests include Chess, Oxford United, Chess and Chess. He shows you can be handsome and good at Chess.

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