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August 2022

Death Anniversary of CM David Anderton OBE (02-viii-1941 01-iv-2022)

August 1
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David Anderton OBE from the final 4NCL weekend of 2014, courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN remembers CM David Anderton OBE who passed away on Friday, April 1st, 2022 aged 80. In the 1977 New Years Honours List, Civil Division, David was awarded the OBE. The citation read simply : “For services to Chess” David William Anderton was born in the district of Walsall, Staffordshire, West Midlands. His mother's maiden name was Coltart and David resided in Walsall. David was married to Doreen in 2005. David Anderton (rhs) congratulates Sir Philip Stuart Milner-Barry for winning…

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Birthday of FM Kevin O’Connell (28-viii-1949)

August 28
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Kevin O'Connell at the London Chess Conference, 2016, courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN wishes happy birthday to FM Kevin O'Connell (28-viii-1949) Kevin J O'Connell Kevin John O'Connell was born on Sunday, August 28th 1949 in London. Kevin attended Ilford County High School and The University of Essex following by an MSc in Sports Sciences at The University of Essex. The Batsford Chess Yearbook According to The Games of Robert J. Fischer : "Kevin is an Essex county player and bulletin editor". Kevin J O'Connell According to How to Play the Sicilian Defence…

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October 2022

Birthday of FM Simon Brown (14-x-1960)

October 14
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Simon Brown (far left)

Birthday of FM Simon D Brown (14-x-1960)

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November 2022

Death Anniversary of David Welch (30-x-1945 09-xi-2019)

November 9
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David Welch, photograph by John Upham

Just over a year ago today we learnt the sad news that popular longtime Arbiter and Organizer David Welch had passed away at the age of 74 after a long illness : he was being cared for in The Royal Liverpool Hospital. The funeral took place at Landican Crematorium, Arrowe Park CH49 5LW at 12 noon on Friday 6th December. Following the funeral, the wake took place at the Grove House Hotel, Grove Road, Wallasey CH44 4BT. David was born…

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March 2023

Birthday of IA Stewart Reuben (14-iii-1939)

March 14, 2023
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IA Stewart Reuben

Birthday of Stewart Reuben (14-iii-1939) Here is his Wikipedia entry His personal catchphrase is "If only I had been consulted eariler" Jimmy Adams and Stewart Reuben Richard W. O'Brien and Stewart Reuben working on a bulletin SR attempting to dance Stewart Reuben interviews Stewart Reuben at the home of Stewart Reuben The Chess Scene Leonard Barden, Stewart Reuben and Michael Franklin at the 1978 Aaronson Masters The Chess Organiser's Handbook London 1980: Phillips and Drew Kings Chess Tournament

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April 2023

Death Anniversary of BH Wood MSc FCS OBE (13-vii-1909 04-iv-1989)

April 4, 2023
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BH Wood at CHESS in Sutton Coldfield

We remember "BH" Wood MSc FCS OBE who passed away on Tuesday April 4th, 1989 in the district of Birmingham. He was buried alongside his wife Marjorie in the Sutton Coldfield Cemetery Extension which was opened in 1934 as an extension to the Holy Trinity Church. Yorkshire Childhood Baruch Harold Wood (generally known as BH Wood, or simply "BH", by the chess world) was born on Tuesday, July 13th 1909 in Ecclesall, Sheffield, Yorkshire. The registration district was Ecclesall Bierlow.…

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May 2023

Death Anniversary of Andrew Thomas (11-x-1904 16-v-1985)

May 16, 2023
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ARB Thomas and Jonathan Penrose at the Hastings Congress

Signature of ARB Thomas from a Brian Reilly "after dinner" postcard from Southsea 1951. Here is his Wikipedia entry ARB Thomas in play with FEA Kitto BCN remembers Andrew Rowland Benedick Thomas (11-x-1904 16-v-1985) We cannot improve on this excellent article about ARBT on the Chess Devon web site David Hooper (seated right) in play at the West of England Championships in Bristol, Easter, 1947. His opponent , ARB Thomas , was that year's champion. Among the spectators is Mrs.…

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August 2023

Death Anniversary of CM David Anderton OBE (02-viii-1941 01-iv-2022)

August 1, 2023
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David Anderton OBE from the final 4NCL weekend of 2014, courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN remembers CM David Anderton OBE who passed away on Friday, April 1st, 2022 aged 80. In the 1977 New Years Honours List, Civil Division, David was awarded the OBE. The citation read simply : “For services to Chess” David William Anderton was born in the district of Walsall, Staffordshire, West Midlands. His mother's maiden name was Coltart and David resided in Walsall. David was married to Doreen in 2005. David Anderton (rhs) congratulates Sir Philip Stuart Milner-Barry for winning…

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Birthday of FM Kevin O’Connell (28-viii-1949)

August 28, 2023
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Kevin O'Connell at the London Chess Conference, 2016, courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN wishes happy birthday to FM Kevin O'Connell (28-viii-1949) Kevin J O'Connell Kevin John O'Connell was born on Sunday, August 28th 1949 in London. Kevin attended Ilford County High School and The University of Essex following by an MSc in Sports Sciences at The University of Essex. The Batsford Chess Yearbook According to The Games of Robert J. Fischer : "Kevin is an Essex county player and bulletin editor". Kevin J O'Connell According to How to Play the Sicilian Defence…

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October 2023

Birthday of FM Simon Brown (14-x-1960)

October 14, 2023
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Simon Brown (far left)

Birthday of FM Simon D Brown (14-x-1960)

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