Richard Haddrell, a great servant of chess in this country, passed away on 30 September. Richard was actively involved over many years at club (Tunbridge Wells), county (Kent), Union (SCCU) and National levels. For the ECF, Richard’s contributions included his roles as grading administrator, controller of the National Schools Championship and as a member of the Governance Committee. He received the President’s Award for Services to Chess in 1994: his appointment as an Honorary Life Vice President was on the agenda for the forthcoming AGM.
Details of Richard’s funeral arrangements will be announced on this website once they are known.