Obituary: John Newsome, leading light of Huddersfield and District Chess League
One of the best-known figures in Huddersfield and District Chess League has died aged 74 following a massive stroke.
John Newsome was in charge of Netherton (Wakefield) chess teams for many years and in the heyday of the league in the mid-1990s his fiercely competitive teams provided worthy opponents for the leading team of the time, Denby Dale, now defunct.
Although a modest player himself, John was always determined to field the strongest of teams and clashes between Denby Dale, later The Chartist, (Skelmanthorpe), were always eagerly anticipated events.
In his latter years he was... read more
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