It's sad to report that John Dawson, doyen of Linton Chess Club and a frequent participant in the Bury Congress, passed away on 5 January.
Born on 11 April 1924, John had been for many years the oldest player in the Bury Area Chess League.
There was always a twinkle in John's eye and he had a ready wit. He would joke and tease at every opportunity.
He had hoped to play some league chess this season, but had not had an opportunity to do so.
John died peacefully at home, aged 93. He was a much loved father and grandfather who will be greatly missed by all.
John's funeral will be held at 2.30 pm on Wednesday 31 January at the Cam Valley Crematorium, Field Farm Drive, Great Chesterford, CB10 1SD. Mourners are invited to the Red Lion at Whittlesford afterwards.