Jonathan Payne (14), a member of the Rugby Junior Chess Club over several years and regular player for the past few seasons in club matches (CDCL and Leamington League) died in a fatal accident shortly before Christmas. An obituary notice from the Coventry Evening Telegraph includes information about his funeral arrangements and is posted on the RCC site.
Jonathan was a dedicated chess player who frequently played for Board 1 for Rugby C this season and occasionally for Rugby B. In junior tournaments was having notable success in the past year. The Junior Club and the teams he played for will miss him so much.
We extend our sympathy to Jonathan's family at this very sad time.
Note that donations rather than flowers are requested.