Tuesday, 14 January 2014

John Kable

Veteran Australian Chess player and official John Kable passed away in Melbourne last week. He was an active member of the Melbourne club scene and a serving Director of Play with the Correspondence Chess League of Australia. He served in a number of administrative positions throughout his long chess career, both in the Correspondence and over the board chess arenas. He was a Life Member of both the Victorian Chess Association and the CCLA.
As a player he was a participant in the Australian Championships in 1946 and 1948 (according to my records). He initially came to prominence in Queensland before moving to Victoria. In later years he was closely associated with the Box Hill Chess Club, where he was a 3 time Club Champion (1981,92,95).
His funeral will be later this week in Melbourne.

Egan,William - Kable,John [D88]
AUS-ch reserve Melbourne (10), 1992

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