Wednesday last, 30 Nov, a fellow chesser, Art Byers died due to heart complications. Art was a regular until recently at the Bear Canyon CC and dropped out due to both physical and age limitations… “I’m  just not as strong as I use to be” and will be missed, especially by the senior competition in the area. He was studying the Caro-Kann lately and was fond of reorienting the knights prior to a game in the direction of his opponent’s saying, “face your enemy” I remember both his ESTJ personality and his famous directness, but also his kindness in unguarded moments! Salome to your memory.

Don Lubin, POC, Bear Canyon CC