James Watson joined us at Glasgow Polytechnic six years ago on a return to chess after a long absence from the game and rapidly established and maintained a grade in the 1600s. He was an enthusiastic member of the club, taking part in the club championship and team matches.

He was one of our most active players in outside congresses. He assisted with the running of the club and served a spell on council. He retired from work in 2015.

During the past season he successfully captained the team in the second division of the Glasgow League until becoming ill towards the end of the season. He died in April and will be much missed by club members and others.

James' funeral will take place at Lambhill Crematorium, on Tuesday 16 May at 13:45.