As a member of Wigston Chess Club for my 7th year, I will now be taking a leave of
absence whilst my Wife and I have a baby. I would just like to put on record my thanks
to Wigston Chess Club for it's support during my time with the club.
It seems a long time since my first friendly game against Phil Watkinson but with
the support of practically all it's members past and present, Wigston Chess club
has helped me develop as a player and more importantly, as a person. I owe so many
people so may thank yous: -
Andy and Neil - For their support on and off the board, in particular with Captaincy
and those damned barred player rules!
Phil's Horspool and Harlow, Alan's Byron and Ward and Martin - For their support
in friendly/doubles games and putting up with my poor moves and not laughing too
much! Also for the snippets of analysis that helped my game a lot.
Barrie and John - For the countless friendly games that we've played!
Nik, Charles, Stuart and Paul Winterton - For the hundreds of times I've asked you
guys to pick players up, driven them around the County and you've never said no!
Frank Hulford - For just being you, Frank!
I have made so many friends at the club and I will be back one day!