Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    CC International Master Metro's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Australia
    Posts
    1,148

    Paul Sanderson(1962-2008)RIP

    Paul was born on 29 January,1962 and educated at St.Bede's College,Mentone and RMIT,where he studied Engineering.

    He was Treasurer of Elwood Chess Club(circa 1995)in the formative years when other officials included Noel Craske,Igor Goldenberg and Stephan Taylor.

    He died suddenly on October 2nd and leaves father Robin,mother Patricia,older sister Anne-Marie and younger brother Michael.

    The funeral was attended by several chess players including Alec Knox,Alex Stanisheff,Bill Reid and Stephan Taylor,one of his closest friends.

  2. #2
    CC Grandmaster
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    5,539
    Paul will be sadly missed by fellow chess players. He had very nice personality, I deeply regret his sudden departure.

    Rest in piece.
    For private coaching (IM, four times VIC champion) call or SMS 0417519733
    Computer tells you what to play. Good coach explains why.

  3. #3
    CC Candidate Master morebeer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Posts
    273
    Paul and I were friends for many years and it was a massive reality check when I heard of his death.

    He was a intelligent man - he had an engineering degree and also did further studies in mathematics - and his future should have been full of promise and opportunity. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond his power to control, his life took a different trajectory.

    Sometimes life sucks...Bill

  4. #4
    CC Grandmaster ER's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Melbourne - Australia
    Posts
    13,621

    Good vibes!

    We weren't close friends, but the times we met - either in tournaments or accidentally bumping into eachother down St Kilda, Elwoold area we always had some deep and meeningful ones and he always radiated positive vibes,
    I first met him at Elwood Chess Club around 2003.
    Last time, it was down at the MCC when he had come to meet his mate Alec. He looked worn out, almost exhausted. Maybe it was the "beyond his power to control" situation Bill referred to in the provious thread.
    RIP mate, I am sure you are in good company wherever you aer now! I also remember our moto before we started our games: "c'mon mate let's obliterate them"!
    See ya Paul!
    https://www.nswca.org.au/index.php
    ACF 3118316
    FIDE 3201457

    From this day (13-11-20) onwards, I will only be posting, shouting and reading none other than chess related posts.
    Fully vaccinated since October, 21, 2021

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. ACF March 2004 Ratings
    By Bill Gletsos in forum Ratings Arena
    Replies: 310
    Last Post: 14-04-2004, 03:58 AM
  2. The Passion of the Christ
    By Goughfather in forum Religion and Science
    Replies: 87
    Last Post: 14-03-2004, 12:28 PM
  3. chesslover's claim that paul B has acted in a corrupt manner.
    By Garvinator in forum Australian Chess
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 09-03-2004, 08:43 AM
  4. should self nomination be allowed in the best bb post for 2003
    By Bill Gletsos in forum Australian Chess
    Replies: 115
    Last Post: 14-02-2004, 08:29 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •