People may have heard the sad news that Pete Mitchell recently died.
His funeral will be on Thursday 21st January 1pm at Hutcliffe Woods Crematorium.
In his recent S&DCA newsletter Brian Lever said of Pete:
Pete Mitchell, local chess player in the Works League and Sheffield Association, has died.
He will be much missed by Ecclesall CC, where he played in all the teams and was the club librarian for many years, and by the many others of us who met him frequently in our away matches there, sometimes sitting face to face with him for two or three hours, wondering what he was plotting.
One begins to suspect that Ecclesall Chess Club is actually an orchestra in disguise; perhaps they should run matches with the accompaniment of a string quartet, because it transpires that, like Joe Morrison, Peter was a keen violinist.
In addition to the fiddle, he also wielded golf sticks and snooker utensils on a regular basis.