John F. Cleeve

(1926-1995)

2000 Canadian Chess Hall of Fame

1987 Vice-President, International Correspondence Chess Federation

1970 Correspondence International Arbiter

1967 2nd place, Canadian Correspondence Championship

1965-1990 President, Canadian Correspondence Chess Association

1964 Helped CCCA magazine editor Russ Isaac become the first person to be paid for chess in Canada

1961 Canadian Correspondence Champion

Chartered Accountant, businessman

1957 Arrived in Canada from England

Here is John Cleeve's selection of his best game, which won the best game prize:
A.B. Middlemass - John Cleeve, English Counties Correspondence Championship 1954-1955

Here are two more of John Cleeve's best games:
R.W. Baumgartner - John Cleeve, Correspondence, PATT II
Raimo Lindroos - John Cleeve, Correspondence, Finland - Canada match

Sources: John Cleeve interview with Jonathan Berry, En Passant #100, 1990.02 (game selection); CHECK! 514, 1995.04, edited by J. Ken MacDonald (game selection); The History of Correspondence Chess in Canada by Leonard Zehr, J. Ken MacDonald, 2006.

Contributors: Jonathan Berry (photo), Ralph Marconi.

Copyright 2011. David Cohen.

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