Dave started to play chess just before the Fischer boom in 1972. He has played for clubs ever since. He currently captains Redcar in the Cleveland League. He was accredited as an ECF Assistant Coach by John Littlewood.


Dave is a musician by profession and has played and taught for many years in the North East. He is a qualified teacher, and the opportunity to work for CSC has been a happy utilisation of his skills and experience.


Dave enjoys chess because it is a mix of intellectual, aesthetic and competitive elements. He enjoys the company of chess players. He also likes to read about politics and economics.