Alfred “Eddy” Edmonds R.I.P.

Southern Daily Echo

Former police officer Alfred “Eddy” Edmonds has died at the age of 85. He was a strong chess player and was involved with the Woolston, Issoniams and Sarisbury chess clubs.

In the Southampton Chess League, Southampton A progressed to the next round of the Robertson Plate with a 3.5-1.5 win against Chandlers Ford A despite goof performances by the two Chandlers Ford bottom boards.

Basingstoke C became the first team to win a home league match in 2018 when they moved to the top of Division 5 when they beat Chandlers Ford C 3-1 despite Rose Saunders winning on board 4 for the visitors.

Results

ROBERTSON PLATE
Chandlers Ford A 1,5 Southampton A 3.5
(D Holmes 0 F McLeod 1, G Stuart 0 G Jones 1, R Meredith 0 D Tarantino 1, S Murphy 0,5 T Chapman 0.5, K Lamb 1 D Agostinelli 0)

DIVISION 5
Basingstoke C 3 Chandlers Ford C 1

 DIVISION 5 P W D L F A Pts
Basingstoke C 5 3 1 1 12.5 7.5 7
Southampton D 3 2 1 0 10 2 5
Ringwood C 3 2 0 1 6 6 4
Winchester C 4 1 0 3 5.5 10.5 2
Chandlers Ford C 4 1 0 3 5 11 2

Article kindly provided by Malcolm Clarke and appears in the Southern Daily Echo for Saturday 20th January.

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