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October 2021

Death Anniversary of Reginald Broadbent (03-viii-1906 29-x-1988)

October 29
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In simultaneous play at the central cafe, Mr. RJ Broadbent pauses at the board of Mr. J. Nowell, original source : The Yorkshire Observer

We remember Reginald Broadbent who passed away on October 29th 1988. Reginald Joseph Broadbent was born on Friday, August 3rd 1906 (the year of the San Francisco earthquake) in Durban, South Africa. His father was Joseph Edward Broadbent (born 1879) who married Alice Cook on January 4th, 1930 in Durban. According to the 1911 Isle of Man Census (FindMyPast, Richard James; thanks!) the Broadbent family (sans father) stayed at a guest house in Onchan on the night of February 2nd…

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Birthday of IM Eddie Dearing (30-x-1980)

October 30
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GM David Howell vs IM Eddie Dearing, Drunken Knights vs Wood Green, June 2014, Courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN send best wishes to IM Eddie Dearing on his birthday. Edward J Dearing was born on Sunday, October 30th, 1980 in Scotland. Eddie Dearing publicity photograph, from EDs Facebook page. In 2002 Eddie shared first place (with Karl Mah) in the Smith and Williamson Young Masters with 6/9 with a TPR of 2458 : Cross table for the 2012 Smith and Williamson Young Masters He became an International Master in 2002 and, according to Felice and Megabase 2020 achieved…

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November 2021

Birthday of FM Richard Eales (08-xi-1949)

November 8
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FM Richard Eales talks about Malik Mir Sultan Khan

Birthday of FM Richard Geoffrey Eales (08-xi-1949)

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Birthday of GM Simon Williams (30-xi-1979)

November 30
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GM Simon Williams

GM Simon Williams Best wishes to GM Simon Williams on his fortieth birthday, this day (November 30th) in 1979. Simon was Southern Counties (SCCU) champion in the 2001-02 (shared with Simon Knott) and the 2006-07 season. His Wikipedia entry is here GM Simon Williams

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December 2021

Death Anniversary of Joseph Blake (11-xii-1951)

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Joseph Henry Blake

We remember English player Joseph Blake who passed away on Tuesday, December 11th, 1951. Joseph Henry Blake was born on Thursday, February 3rd, 1859 in Farnborough, Hampshire. His parents were Joseph Denner and Eliza Blake (née Early). In 1871 Joseph (aged 12) had a brother Frank (aged 10), sisters Annie (8), Elizabeth S (7), Eliza E (1) and a servant, Kate Longman aged 18. The family lived in Lydia Cottage, Hewitts Road, Millbrook, South Stoneham, Hampshire. According to the 1861…

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Death Anniversary of FM Peter Clarke (18-iii-1933 11-xii-2014)

December 11
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Peter Clarke at the 1963 Ilford Whitsun Congress. Source : British Chess Magazine, Volume LXXXIII, Number 7 (July), page 194

PH Clarke We remember FM Peter Clarke who passed away on Thursday, December 11th, 2014 whilst living at Chapel House, Bude, Cornwall, EX23 9SQ Peter Hugh Clarke was born on Saturday, March 18th 1933 in West Ham, London. His mother's maiden name was Ekblom. From The Modest Master of Morwenstow by James Pratt (sadly, as yet, unpublished) : "Peter Hugh Clarke was born in London on 18th March, 1933. At the age of eight or nine he taught himself the…

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Birthday of GM Gawain Jones (11-xii-1987)

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GM Gawain Jones at the 2013 London Chess Classic courtesy of John Upham Photography

Birthday of GM Gawain Christopher B Jones (11-xii-1987) Gawain was Southern Counties (SCCU) champion for the 2012-13 season.

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Death Anniversary of Richard Griffith (22-vii-1872 11-xii-1955)

December 11
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Death Anniversary of Richard Griffith (22-vii-1872 11-xii-1955) See Chess World, Volume 11, Number 6, June 1956, page 128. Here is his Wikipedia entry.

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Death Anniversary of David Pritchard (19-x-1919 12-xii-2005)

December 12
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David Parlett (lhs) & David Brine Pritchard (rhs) in 2005. Editors of Games & Puzzles magazine

We remember David Pritchard who passed away on Monday, December 12th, 2005. David Brine Pritchard was born on Sunday, October 19th, 1919. On this day the first US Distinguished Service Medal was awarded to a living female recipient, Anna Howard Shaw. He was born in Wandsworth taking his mothers'  Winifred maiden name of Brine (as was customary in those days). His father was Arthur Pritchard (DoB : 4th January 1890) and he was the managing director of an Engineering Company.…

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Death Anniversary of William Winter (11-ix-1898 18-xii-1955)

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William Winter (11-IX-1898, 18-XII-1955)

William Winter (11-ix-1897, 18-xii-1955) We remember William Winter who passed away on Sunday, December 18th, 1955. This is some variation from sources who quote his Date of Birth. All have 11th of September but vary by the year giving either 1898 or 1899. However careful research by John Townsend (Wokingham) gives 1897 and this work is cited by Edward Winter. His father was William Henderson Winter and his mother Margaret Winter. He was born in Medstead, Hampshire. In the 1911…

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