Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Joe Crothers Passes Away

It is with great sadness that I must inform you that Joe Crothers, President of the Southwest Chess Club, has passed away. Joe collapsed Sunday evening while playing chess at the Southwest Chess Club pavilion at Polish Fest and died later at the hospital. He was a wise and valued leader of our club and will be greatly missed. Arrangements are still pending, but likely to appear in tomorow's Journal Sentinel. Tom Fogec/Southwest Chess Club


Robin said...

RIP Joe, you will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Simul Game June 19th: Polish Fest

Hendrickson v Crothers

1. e4 c5
2. Nc3 Nc6
3. Bb5 d6
4. Nf3 Bd7
5. d4 a6
6. Bxc6 bxc6
7. dxc5 dxc5
8. Bg5 Qc8
9. Ne5 h6
10. Qh5 g6
11. Qf3 Be6
12. Bh4 Qc7
13. Bg3 Qb7
14. O-O-O Nf6
15. Qe3 Nh5
16. Qxc5 Bg7
17. Nd3 Nxg3
18. hxg3 Rb8
19. e5 Bf5
20. b3 O-O
21. f3 Rfd8
22. g4 Bxd3
23. Rxd3 Rxd3
24. cxd3 Rd8
25. Kc2 g5
26. Re1 f6
27. e6 Rd6
28. Ne4 Rd8 (28.Qxd6! exd6 e7)With Ne4, the pawn is poison- Rxd6 Qc4! and Nc5.

29. g3 a5
30. f4 Qc7
31. Re3 Qb7
32. f5 Rd5
33. Qc4 Qb6
34. Re2 Bf8
35. Nc3 Rd4! Trapping the Queen

36. Na4 Rxc4+
37. bxc4 Qb4
38. Nc3 a4
39. Re1 a3
40. Rb1 Qa5
41. Rb3 Qa7
42. Ne4 Qe3
43. Rxa3 Qe2+
44. Kc3 Qxg4
45. Ra8 Qxf5
46. a4 Qxe6
47. a5 f5
48. Nc5 Qe5+
49. d4 Qe3+
50. Kb4 Qxd4
51. Rxf8+ Kh7
52. a6 Qb2+
53. Ka5 Qa2+
54. Kb6 Qb2+
55. Kxc6 Qg2+
56. Kb6 Qb2+
57. Kc6 Qg2+
58. Kb6 Qxg3
59. a7 Qa3
60. a8=Q Qb4+
61. Kc6 Qxc4

-Nolan Hendrickson

dave s said...

ive known Joe for many years.He was a good friend who loved chess.He would always share his bag of candy with everyone.I had talked to him at the club last thursday and three days later he is gone.I guess God needed a new chess player.

Anonymous said...

He was a nice chess player, I played with him many times; He always brought a bag of candy, I ate many. He is a nice man and true chess lover!

Corrado said...

Say it ain't so Joe, Say it wasn't your time to go.

Friendly, open, a pleasure to talk to. He will be missed.

Anonymous said...

Please accept the condolences of the Waukesha Chess Club on the death of your President, Joe Crothers. Those of us in our club who knew and associated with Joe remember him as an elegant, courteous, conscientious, devotee of chess. We share your loss.

Jim Nickell
President, Waukesha Chess Club

Andrew said...

Joe Crothers, a good humored man, full of wisdom and joy. You will be missed! RIP

Tom said...

Joe L. Crothers Death Notice

Crothers, Joe L. Age 84. Went home to be with his Lord and Savior on June 20, 2010. Survived by his cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. Joe was retired from the Ladish Corp. and enjoyed his chess club, card playing and golf. Visitation will be held at the funeral home Friday, June 25, from 4-7 PM and Saturday, June 26, 10 AM, Vigil Service to follow at 10:30 AM. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery. HARTSON FUNERAL HOME 11111 W. Janesville Road www.hartsonfuneralhome.com
Published in Milwaukee Journal

AEB said...

Although I did not know Joe well, it was obvious he was outgoing and always congenial. Upon our first meeting he was quick to introduce himself and offer a friendly game and some candy.

Condolences to the Crothers family and the club.

Sheldon Gelbart said...

You lived life to its fullest
and enjoyed yourself.Pity there is no guarantee of tomorrow.
It is with great sadness that I must say Farewell old friend.