Malcolm Clarke’s latest chess club update: the Dunleavy Party, and season’s greetings.
With no Southampton Chess League fixtures scheduled for the two weeks immediately prior to Christmas it has been a relatively quiet week at the Chandlers Ford chess club, but club stalwart Steve Dunleavy hosted a party at his home on the Saturday before Christmas which was attended by several chess club members many of whom brought their partners and the guest list included the former Southampton footballer Nicky Banger, an expert pianist who has starred in Mamma Mia and a saxophonist who provided the music for the evening. Steve, his wife Suzan and their daughter Hannah provided the hospitality for the evening.
League fixtures resume on Tuesday 14th January when for the third time this season Chandlers Ford C and D team meet with both teams likely to have full squads to choose from.
Happy Christmas to all our readers.