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July 2021

Happy Birthday Richard James (28-vii-1950)

July 28, 2021
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 28 of July, repeating indefinitely

Richard James at the 2015 London Chess Conference. Courtesy of John Upham Photography

Here is the citation from the 1997 BCF Official Chess Yearbook for the 1996 President's Award : He has almost single handedly fostered, developed and maintained Richmond Junior Chess for two decades. This year Richmond Juniors have won the major National competitions, and the Richmond Chess Initiative has blossomed under his skills. However, his work has fostered chess as a whole. He formed the Richmond Junior Club with Mike Fox in 1975. He has built it up and kept it…

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