You are here: Home Archives Ulster Chronicles 2020-2021 season UCU Web 2020 Sad loss of Ron Henderson Ulster Chess and Bangor Club lose a much beloved and highly respected member.

Ulster Chess and Bangor Club lose a much beloved and highly respected member.

Ron Henderson passed from this life on Christmas day. Ron was a friend to many in the Ulster Chess World. Many players enjoyed his company and love of the game. Ken Browne remembers his friend, Ron "A gentleman and a scholar".

RON  HENDERSON

The Chess World has lost one of its foremost ambassadors for the game. Not only was Ron a formidable opponent who had a genuine love for the game but he was a real gentleman who inspired enthusiasm in others. I played many ‘friendly’ games with Ron in the Bangor club and I use the word ‘friendly’ in its truest sense. In the rare instance where I achieved a win, he was generous in his praise for my play. I still have a written record of one of his 1997 games for the Bangor ’A’ team (recorded in Brendan Jamison’s booklet of The Bangor Club 1996/97) in which he defeated Tom Clarke, then graded 2162. Despite Ron being then graded some 650 points less, he achieved a superb victory which has much educational value. A masterpiece -  from which many could learn.

I can honestly say that the phrase ‘A gentleman and a scholar’ is most apt  in this case, as Ron can be seen as a role model for all younger players.

Ken Browne.   Feb.2021.

Navigation
News
New Chess Club in Belfast New chess club starting in Belfast- all ages and abilities welcome. Location: Morton Community Centre, Lorne St Time: ... Oct 02, 2022
The Ulster Masters 2022 will be held at Lisburn Chess Club This years Ulster Masters will have 5 rounds. One on friday evening 11th Nov and two each on Saturday 12th, Sunday 13th ... Oct 02, 2022
Downpatrick Rapid - 17th September 2022 The NI Rapidplay Grand Prix continued with the Downpatrick Rapidplay 17th Sept. So far, 40 players have competed in the... Oct 02, 2022
Roaming Knights in North Belfast will celebrate its one year anniversary 22nd Oct 2022 Roaming Knights in North Belfast will celebrate its one year anniversary with a special chess cake and afternoon rapid t... Oct 02, 2022
October 2022 FIDE rating report - 15 players make a FIDE debut Report by B.Jamison, FIDE National Arbiter The month of September saw 5 FIDE-rated events in total, 2 blitz and 3 rapid... Sep 30, 2022
More news…
« October 2022 »
October
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
Upcoming Events
First Executive Board Meeting 2022-23 First Executive Board Meeting 2022-23. Civil Service Pavilion. Weds 5th October 2022 7:30pm. Oct 05, 2022 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — NICS,Maynard Sinclair Pavilion, Stormont, Upper Newtownards Road, Belfast, BT4 3TA
Simul at Bangor Chess Club On Thursday 6th October 2022, multi-award winning chess champion Richard Morrow will deliver a 16 board simul at Bangor ... Oct 06, 2022 07:30 PM - 09:30 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, Co Down
FIDE-rated Newry Autumn Rapid Sunday 9th October 2022 This is event 4 of 10 in the NI FIDE Rapid Grand Prix 2022/2023 Oct 09, 2022 10:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Sticky Fingers Arts Centre, 10 Upper Edward Street, Newry, BT35 6AX
FIDE-rated Groomsport Autumn Blitz 2022 FIDE-rated Blitz competition to be held Thursday 13th October at Groomsport. Oct 13, 2022 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM — Church of Ireland Parish Hall, 30 Main Street, Groomsport, Co. Down, BT19 6JR
Ladies Day The first in the 2022/2023 season Ladies Day event will be held by Queen's Chess Club. Oct 16, 2022 01:00 PM - 04:00 PM — Blue Sky Room - Queen's University Belfast Student Union
Upcoming events…