MICHAEL BELCHER 1962 – 2020
A Life Member, TD, and coach, Michael passed suddenly on November 12 in Los Angeles. He served on the SCCF Board for some years, and was instrumental in the establishment of Metropolitan Chess, which helped earn Los Angeles Chess City of the Year recognition in 2012. Scholastic chess was always Michael’s first love, and he directed hundreds of tournaments. A thoughtful person, he’d call me occasionally during the pandemic to make sure things were alright.