We announce with sorrow on the passing of our chess friend Michael Siong on 15th July 2019 at the age of 59. He has been closely involved in Singapore chess and was President of SCF from 1993 to 1995. He last represented Singapore in the Asean Para Games in 2015.
Despite his illness and being wheel-chair bound, he is often seen at chess tournaments encouraging the players on. He continued to play games on a normal board despite being visually challenged, often playing the entire game in his mind. He was active to the end, playing his last tournament in June this year and his last competitive chess game last Friday in the QCD League winning a rook and pawns endgame.
We offer our condolences to his family. We have indeed lost a chess aficionado.