Chess club members joined Steve, his family, and his many friends at his 60th birthday celebrations. Malcolm Clarke reports.
Steve Dunleavy a stalwart member of Chandlers Ford chess club recently celebrated his 60th birthday and several members of the chess club were amongst the sizeable contingent that attended his birthday party which was held at the Sarisbury social club. For some chess players there was a bit of nostalgia attached to the venue as it was where Sarisbury chess club played their home matches in the 1980’s and 1990’s.
As well as being an enthusiastic captain of the Chandlers Ford D team Steve has also sponsored some chess events and is a well respected member of the Chandlers Ford chess club.
The first round of the Chandlers Ford summer tournament has now been completed and the draw for round 2 made.