Sad news - updated

The Mid Sussex Chess League website reports:

News has been received of the untimely death of Richard Almond at the age of just 46. Not only was Richard a leading member of Hastings & St Leonards Chess Club but also a major contributor to Sussex County teams and participant in other chess events, including 4NCL. He will be sorely missed. No further information is available at this time.

Richard's funeral will take place on Monday 15th April at 12:30 at Hastings Crematorium. His death has been confirmed as natural causes. He was on his way to play in the 4NCL weekend at the time.


Anthony Higgs's picture

We had a few tough games over the years, always a gentleman and a servant of Sussex chess as team captain for Hastings and Sussex.