Sheffield & District Chess Association

Established 1883







Andrew Phillip Baxter

(1967 - 2020)


Rotherham Chess Club are very sad to report the sudden death, after a short illness, of Andrew Baxter, aged 53.  He leaves a partner, Tracy, and a family to whom we offer our sincere condolences.


Andy was a strong-playing member of our club for many years, and was a quiet man, and a gentleman at the board.  He loved his chess whether playing in the league or in tournaments and always paid a compliment to good aspects of play from his opponents.  He will be missed by all who knew him.


(Rotherham Chess Club, 22/10/2020)



Andy, who was born locally, in the Rotherham Valley area, played in some congresses in 2008-09, and then started playing for Rotherham Chess Club from March 2009.  He may have played in his youth, giving up for a while in about 1994.


(Steve Mann)