Obituary of Bill Moushey, chess organizer
The following obituary of Bill Moushey is published in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and is available on the Post-Dispatch web site at
MOUSHEY, WILLIAM J., resting in the arms of the Lord, Tues., May 1, 2001; beloved husband of Sandra L. Moushey (nee Wheeler); beloved son of Joanna Moushey; dear brother of Albert L. Moushey III and Daniel Moushey; dear uncle of Matthew, Scott, Laura and Amy Moushey. Bill was a life member of the U.S. Chess Federation, National Tournament Director and long-time director of St. Louis area chess tournaments. He was also a member of the Society of American Baseball Research (SABR), an avid Cardinal baseball fan and trivia buff. Visitation and funeral Mass will be held Fri., May 4, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, 3140 Meramec St. Visitation at 9:30 a.m. with the Mass to follow at 10:30 a.m. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions to American Heart Association appreciated. KRIEGSHAUSER BROTHERS Funeral Service.
I only met Bill Moushey once. The only time I played chess in St. Louis was at the 1960 US Open, which was before Moushey's time.
Although Bill Moushey was regularly at the top of the list of chess organizers who had signed up the most new USCF members, I never heard of him until 1996 when he sent out his famous attack letter against Bob Holliman. The attack was so virulent that there was wide disagreement about whether the letter had hurt or helped Holliman.
For sure, the claim was made that Holliman's political opponents had put up Moushey to write the letter. Both Holliman and Moushey are from Missouri and have known each other for decades.
Holliman was defeated. When Holliman ran again Moushey wrote another letter.
Holliman was defeated again.
This year, Holliman is running again. Holliman's opponents have been trying to muzzle Moushey, fearing that the backlash against another letter will help Holliman rather than hurt him.
We will never know whether Moushey's friends had succeeded in convincing him not to write another anti-Holliman letter, because Moushey died on May 1, 2001.
- Petition to Recall USCF Executive Board
- Ethics Complaint by Tim Redman against Sam Sloan
- Response by Sam Sloan to Ethics Complaint by Tim Redman
- Thumbnail Sketches of Candidates for USCF Executive Board
- Signers of Sam Sloan's petition to run for USCF Executive Board
- Jerome Bibuld, chess photographer
- Victor Korchnoi and his wife
- Battsetseg Tsagaan, Woman's Chess Champion of Mongolia with Kayo Kimura
- Helen Warren speaks softly but carries a big stick
- Tom Dorsch and Don Schultz secretly scheme and plot together
- Morten Sand, Delegate from Norway to FIDE, the World Chess Federation
- Jennifer Shahade receiving her trophy at US Amateur Team Championship, East
- Stewart Reuben, International Arbiter of FIDE, the World Chess Federation
- Sopo Tkeshelashvili, the world's most beautiful chess grandmaster (in my opinion).
- Are these Floozies at the Bar or Chess Grandmasters?
- The Most Beautiful Girl I ever played a Chess game against
- Why does Sam like the Republic of Georgia so much?
- My Krush is better than Your Krush
- USCF Balance Sheet for Fiscal 1999
- USCF Executive Board Cancels the BINFO System
- German Chess Federation enters protest against new time control
- Tributes to Alan Benjamin
- CPA Questions the Claim that USCF lost a lot of money under Schultz
- Zonal tournaments abolished in World Chess Championship cycle
- Jason Rebello cover story in Chess Life
- Should new Scholastic Players get chess ratings?
- Redman fails to address any of the charges made in the recall petition
- Omuku Clarifies new FIDE Time Control Regulations
- What is Libel per se?
- Letters to the Editor in March Chess Life
- Letter from Mikko Markkula, Chairman FIDE Qualifications Commission
- Day one: World Chess Olympiad gets off to its Usual Slow Start
- Day two: Georgian Women's Team upset by India
- Day three: Hungary defeats Russia to retain lead
- Day four: Germany beats Hungary, India smashes America
- Day five: Indian upset draw with Hungary
- Day six: All top matches drawn
- Day seven: FIDE Committee meets on drug testing
- Day eight: Ivanchuk beats Leko
- Day nine: Judit Polgar sensational win against Smirin
- Day ten: All Top Teams Lose
- Day eleven: Russia wipes out Romania to take lead
- Day twelve: Chinese Women Take Commanding Lead
- Day thirteen: Philippines Chess Federation: Vicious Floor Fight in FIDE General Assembly
- Day 14: FIDE Commerce Deal Passes
- Day 15: FIDE Sexist Pigs try to Force Women out of "Men's" World Chess Championship
- Day 16: Russia and China win World Chess Olympiad
Here are links:
Sam Sloan's Chess Page
My Home Page
Contact address - please send e-mail to the following address: Sloan@ishipress.com