Presentation for Ray Dolan

The Staffordshire Chess Association Personality of the Year award has been awarded to retiring General Secretary, Ray Dolan, by his successor Peter Evans. The presentation took place at Bloxwich Junior Chess Club. A fitting place as the club was formed by Ray and his wife Eunice to introduce our game to local youngsters. It was quite an event to celebrate Ray’s career in the presence of the local Member of Parliament Eddie Hughes MP and two former Mayors of Walsall, Kath Phillips and Paul Bott. We must not forget the presence of the young people with their coaches and parents. The award was not for the year of 2020, but as a recognition of all Ray's achievements over a long period which includes two stints as General Secretary of the Association.
The event has been well publicised in other location; The Express and Star, and the website of the Wolverhampton and District Chess League. Congratulations to Ray, and best wishes to him and Eunice in all their endeavours.