Thursday, 10 September 2020

Bob Wildig (1944-2020) RIP

 Bob Wildig died this morning (10th September 2020). Bob was the President of Rugby Chess Club, a member since the 1960s and, for many decades, the clubs Secretary and Board 1 player in the A team. He has been ill in recent years and died as a result of this illness, peacefully, in his sleep. 

Members of the club will have many memories of Bob, with several of them having known him since they were juniors. For now we are putting a placeholder picture into this post to mark his passing. There will be a more significant reflection about Bob's life once we have had time to plan. This photo is one taken in 2010 when the club held an exhibition at the Rugby Art Gallery and Museum. Bob is posing next to part of the display - an image showing him at age 15 (seated foreground) playing as a schoolboy in a simultaneous match. Bob had a lifelong interest in chess and instilled this love into others also, several of whom still play with the club. He will be sadly missed by all of us.