Happy Birthday GM Stuart Conquest (01-iii-1967)

GM Stuart Conquest
GM Stuart Conquest

BCN sends Birthday wishes to GM Stuart Conquest on his birthday this day in 1967.

Stuart was born in Ilford and this is where he spent his early years playing starting at the age of 8.

Since 2011 has taken the role as Director of the Gibraltar International Chess Festival, and has  returned to the UK this summer.

GM Stuart Conquest at the 2021 Pro-Biz Cup, RAC Club, Pal Mall, London. Courtesy of John Upham Photography
GM Stuart Conquest at the 2021 Pro-Biz Cup, RAC Club, Pal Mall, London. Courtesy of John Upham Photography

Here is his Wikipedia entry

This was written about Stuart aged 11 prior to the Spassky vs the BCF Junior Squad simultaneous display :

“Hastings. Rating 178. World’s best 11 year old. 100% on board 1 for England, Eumig European children’s cup, 1978.”

Neil Carr (front right)
England’s under-12 junior teams finished first and second in the international Eumig Cup, 1981.
Front row: Peter Morrish (organiser), Jimmy Hockaday, Darren Lee, Neil Fox, Neil Carr. Second row: James Howell, Stuart Conquest, Teresa Needham. Far right: LB.
Stuart Conquest (far left) at Paul Buswell's house
Stuart Conquest (far left) then Darren Lee, Neil Fox and Neil Carr.

Stuart won the inaugural World Under 16 championship in Embalse, Córdoba, Argentina under the tutelage of IM Čeněk Kottnauer

Stuart Conquest
Stuart Conquest

Happy Birthday IM Richard JD Tozer (01-iii-1970)

IM Richard JD Tozer
IM Richard JD Tozer

Birthday of IM Richard John D Tozer (01-iii-1970)

Richard became a FIDE Master in 1989 and an International Master in 1995. According to Felice his peak rating was 2400 in January 1996. He has played for White Rose in the Four Nations Chess League. He currently plays for Cambridge City and maintains a 222 ECF grading.

The Cambridge Examiners Team
The Cambridge Examiners Team