Obituary Wolfgang Berger

Wolfgang Berger

Wolfgang Berger - the "face" of the catholic working group for soldiers (KAS) - is no longer with us.

On October 22, Wolfgang Berger passed away at the age of 88. He was a very important part of the NATO and german armed forces chess championships. For a long time he was the distinguished "face" of the KAS during the tournaments and therefore the entire chess organisation within the armed forces.

Amongst other functions, he was the german representative of the NATO chess team from 1978 to 2001 and, additionally, chief arbiter from 1978 to 1996. Moreover, he organised the 1st to 17th german armed forces' chess championships from 1976 to 2008. After that, he transfered his tasks to Master Sergeant (ret.) Uwe Reiz and his function as team captain of the NATO chess team to Captain Senior Grade Karl Koopmeiners.

German team 2009

Wolfgang Berger (2nd on the left) among the german team during the NATO chess championship 2009.

The KAS owes Wolfgang Berger a lot for all his work, support and personality and he will always be remembered. KAS Logo