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    CC Grandmaster Adamski's Avatar
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    RIP Roger Perry

    I am greatly saddened to learn that Roger Perry has lost his battle with cancer. He was a strong Otago Chess Club and later North Island player who played in a few NZ championships. He also represented PNG in an Olympiad. He and I were youngsters together at the OCC. RIP Roger. Many of us will greatly miss you.

    His funeral was held today at St John's Presbyterian Church in Wellington, a church at which i used to worship.
    Last edited by Adamski; 02-05-2018 at 06:11 PM.
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    CC Grandmaster Capablanca-Fan's Avatar
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    See some condolences from many who knew him, including lots of chessplayers.
    “The destructive capacity of the individual, however vicious, is small; of the state, however well-intentioned, almost limitless. Expand the state and that destructive capacity necessarily expands, too, pari passu.”—Paul Johnson, Modern Times, 1983.

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    Sounds like a nice guy - RIP Roger.

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