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. ”

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