Lived to age 93
At age 90 in 2004, still played one game of chess every evening with his wife, aged 95
Organized chess on Vancouver Island, British Columbia in 1960s and 1970s
Organized annual school chess tournaments, which grew to involve 6,625
players from 162 schools by 1976
Canadian Chess Hall of Fame 2008
Sources: Bulletin 13, 1975.11-12 and Bulletin 16, 1976.05-06, Chess Federation of Canada;
Lynn Stringer (conversations 2004.07, Chess Canada …checs 2004.04 p.16);
phone interview by David Cohen with Cyril Large, 2004.07.
Contributors (photo, biography): Cyril Large, Lynn Stringer.