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Dave Scott (1953 – 2011)

Dave Scott, a familiar figure on the Devon junior chess scene for two decades, died on Thursday 4th August  at his home in Exeter at the age of 57.

Like a number of parents, he became involved in junior chess when his son Robbie, took to the game and became a leading junior, representing the England U-11 side.

Dave went on to form the Isca Junior Club, based at the John Thompson School in the St. Thomas area of Exeter, which became a force in both the Exeter & District Chess League but also the wider Devon set-up, as it included a number of other talented juniors, notably Alex Therrien.

Dave gave his time freely, as he was also a regular helper with Devon’s representative teams, assisting organisers like Tim Onions and Vic Cross, and was a Trustee of the Mallison Trust. For a time he was Manager of Devon’s U-11 team.

He is survived by his children, Rob, Naomi and Steve.

The funeral will be held at Exeter Crematorium on Monday 22nd August at 1 p.m. Donations, if wished, to the Devon Junior Chess Association, and may be sent to the Exeter & District Funeral Service (01392-433551).

Dave's legacy: Isca Juniors Robbie Scott & Alex Therrien (right) at the WECU Congress.