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FM Tim Upton

14th January 2018

The sad news has reached us that FM Tim Upton passed away on January 10th 2018, in Luxembourg...

Rob McAndrew writes:

'There are many others better able than I to remember his contribution to chess in Scotland.  I do not know in how many Scottish Championships he played, or how many Olympiads he played for Scotland. I do know that he played in the Malta Olympiad in 1980, and the Thessaloniki Olympiad in 1984, where he beat Heikki Westerinen.

He has lived, worked and played chess since 1994 in Luxembourg , where he played for the first team of Gambit Bonnevoie in the Luxembourg league. Gambit Bonnevoie, with Tim in the team, won the Luxembourg Championship for the 2016/2017 season. He captained the team which played in the European Club Cup in Turkey in October 2017, having represented and captained the club in a number of previous European Club Cup competitions.

He was the Treasurer of the EU Institutions chess club here in Luxembourg, and regularly attended the Thursday evening meetings, where we played blitz, analysed league games from the previous weekend, and discussed chess and politics and the respective fortunes of Hibs (his club) and Raith Rovers (mine).

He will be much missed here in Luxembourg.'

Chess Scotland passes on its sincerest condolences to Tim's family and friends, and a full obituary will be published in the Chess Scotland magazine.

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