Cyril Large

(ca1915-2008)

copyright 2008 by Cyril LargeLived 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.

Copyright 2011. David Cohen.

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