Saturday 6 July 2002
We are sad to announce the death of one of the B.C.A. long-playing
correspondence players, Oliver Sproson, who died peacefully in
hospital on Saturday 6 July, having suffered a first heart attack
on the previous day.
Oliver was a very keen correspondence chess player and entered
into the B.C.A. postal tournaments with middling success. His
personality was enjoyed by all on the postal circuit, and his
play often led to interesting positions over the board.
Oliver was also interested in new variations and was a keen study
of books, and was interested in giving many variations a try,
and wouldn't cringe from any opponent. Although Oliver did not
rise very high in the chess gradings, he always enjoyed his chess,
and will be missed by everyone in the association.
The B.C.A. Team