Andrew Chadwick lived on Daisy Lea Lane, Lindley.
He played for Lindley Chess Club prior to its disbanding. The club was based in the parish room at the top of Holly Bank Road.
Afterwards he joined Huddersfield Chess Club and had been a member for around 10 years prior to his death. He would have been 80 this summer.
A fairly modest chess player he was still prepared to turn out, even at his advanced age, last season for the Dragons in their handicap match against Netherton - and he won his game.
He was a member of Lindley Liberal Club and the separate bowling club which was just next door to his house even though, as his wife Nora said, he was not a bowler...
He was a very gregarious, friendly man who enjoyed socialising and sailing.
He took part in the Clipper race which involved going a good part round the world's seas with several other sailors in 1996 finishing in Hong Kong and flying home.
He loved the sea and I understand this will be reflected at his funeral service. He was never seasick.
Although a sporadic attender of the chess club in recent years he would attend the AGM where he was invited to give the vote of thanks - which he accomplished in an invariably polished, gentlemanly style.
His lightness of touch, sense of fun and generosity will be much missed.
He was also generous to the club financially in particular giving help to Huddersfield Juniors.
The club had discussed at committee last year about the possibility of buying him a yacht-shaped cake to celebrate his 80th birthday at Lindley Liberal Club but sadly it was not to be.
At one time he had been a keen walker and would think nothing of doing at least eight miles in a day.
His funeral was held in Fixby at 12 noon on Monday, May 12.