Stan Cranmer †

It is my very sad duty to report the death of BCCA member Stan Cranmer at the age of 86. Stan was one of last remaining stalwart Postal players; he never obtained a computer & kept records of all his postal games on various pockets sets that he owned.  He was a very active OTB player right to the end but the undoubted crowning achievement of his OTB career was winning the British U-150 Championship in 1998.  In CC, he played in the Postal Championship, Postal Medal tournaments & the Handicap. As I can personally testify, he was always a tough and determined opponent, but very friendly and willing to discuss chess at any time. He will be very sadly missed -RIP.