I am very sad to
have to let you know that Duco Westra has passed away (02/10/2022; aged 88)
- hardly 1 week after the death of his brother Roelof.
Never quite as
strong a player as his brother - Duco was much keener on his sport: table
tennis and golf and football. (Many times he would agree to a quick draw
to get back for the football on TV - especially his beloved Ajax!). Nevertheless,
he was for nearly 60 years a member and mainstay of our Club and of chess
in the Hull & District. He was our Club President for many years and,
with Ted Johnson, was responsible for many strong players via the Hull
We have lost
another great friend to chess, and to lots of chess players.
A wonderful life
together. And now the two Brothers are at peace.