Sue Barnes

British Go Journal No. 61. March 1984. Page 13.

From R.M. Hunter; L. Bremner

We were deeply shocked to hear that Sue Barnes had died. She was one of our closest friends and we will miss her very much.

It is hard to talk of Sue without mentioning Nick Webber, They had been together for a long time, much longer than we had known them. We would like to offer Nick our sincerest condolences and moral support.

We got to know Nick and Sue at about the same time that we met each other, at the European Go Congress at Paris, so they have always been special to us. Since then, we have often met at Go tournaments in England and abroad, and have stayed with them several times.

Sue had a strong sense of independence and working in Africa was one example of how determined she was to pursue her own career: in fact it was always difficult to sway her from her chosen path whether it was relentlessly plodding up the nearest convenient mountain or following from in front along the street.

As one of the few women Go players in Britain, she was well known and loved by all and we hope that everyone will endeavour to keep the memory of her alive.

Tokyo 10th. October 1983

SUSAN BARNES TRUST

A trust has been set up in memory of Susan. The trustees are David Barnes, Nick Webber and Francis Roads. It will be used to provide an annual award to go players under the age of 18, for use towards go equipment or tournament expenses. Awards will be made on the basis of tournament results, especially at the British Go Congress and the new junior championship (see page 15 of this journal). Further donations to the trust are still very welcome, and should be sent to Nick Webber, at 1, Hazon Way, Epsom, Surrey. Cheques should be made payable to" Susan Barnes Trust".

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