Saturday 16 July 2016

Geoff Yates - Obituary

It is with great sadness that I have to announce the death of Geoff Yates, a long time stalwart of Fenton Chess Club, following a long battle with cancer. Geoff originally played for Smallthorne at the Pioneer Club from 1990 until 1998 when it closed down. He then joined Fenton (or the Angel Chess Club as it was known at the time) in 2001, making him their second longest serving member. A great many of you will have known and played against Geoff over the years and his ready wit and humour will be greatly missed by everybody, particularly his friends and colleagues at Fenton Chess Club. Our condolences go to his wife, Norma, and all of his family.