Saturday, March 3, 2012

Brian Evans 1962-2012

Brian Evans has passed away.  Brian was one of most active players in the past few years, and in fact had played as recently as the 2012 January TNT.

Below is a link to his CFC results

He was a solid C-player, with his rating rarely outside the 1500-1600 range.  But I will remember him most for his gentle demeanour, his unfailing willingness to  help  set up early on Tuesdays, and the brief chats we had before the rounds.



BRIAN JOHN EVANS November 11, 1962 - February 27, 2012 Suddenly on Monday, February 27, 2012, Brian passed away at Seven Oaks Hospital at the age of 49 years. Viewing will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Glen Lawn Funeral Home, 455 Lagimodiere Blvd. Family and friends may sign a Book of Condolence at Glen Lawn Funeral Home (204) 982-7550

As published in the Winnipeg Free Press on March 03, 2012


Gustavo said...

I am shocked. A nice and also young person

Charles Mousseau said...

The first person I played a chess game with in Manitoba. Agreed all around with comments of his gentle demeanor.

Anonymous said...

I think "solid C player" understates the case with Brian. My coaching advice for games with him has always been, "Don't take him for granted! He usually plays the openings in a solid style and he can surprise you by playing A Class or Expert moves. Sometimes it takes a very good move to beat him." His performance stalled because of chronic illness, which only reinforced the difficulties of overcoming the usual problem with over-the-board confidence.