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August 2022

Birthday of Leonard Barden (20-viii-1929)

August 20
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Leonard Barden (Linda Nylind of the Guardian)

Ninety-two today is Leonard Barden, born Tuesday, August 20th, 1929. His mother's maiden was Bartholomew and she became Elise EM Barden when she married Leonard's father who was William C Barden and in 1939 they lived at 89, Tennison Road, Croydon. 89, Tennison Road, Croydon From The Encyclopedia of Chess (Batsford, 1977) by Harry Golombek OBE: "British Master and joint British Champion 1954. Barden was born in Croydon and learned to play at his school, Whitgift, which became a frequent…

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December 2022

Death Anniversary of Brian Reilly (12-xii-1901 29-xii-1991)

December 29
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Brian Patrick Reilly (12-xii-1901, 29-xii-1991)

Signature of Brian Reilly from an after dinner post card from Hastings 1945-46 We remember Brian Patrick Reilly who passed away on December 29th, 1991. Brian Reilly probably sometime in the 1920s. From The Encyclopaedia of Chess (Batsford, 1977), Harry Golombek OBE (written by Wolfgang Heidenfeld) :"Irish master born at Menton, of Irish descent, who has represented Ireland in nine Olympic team tournaments between 1935 and 1968; three times on top board. Brian observes a game during one of the…

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February 2023

Birthday of John Saunders (22-ii-1953)

February 22, 2023
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John Saunders at the 2013 FIDE Candidates event, London, Courtesy of John Upham Photography

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4phbZ3YwtM Birthday of John Cameron Saunders (22-ii-1953) Here is John's Wikipedia entry Here is his excellent blog Here is the superb BritBase Murray Chandler and John Saunders

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June 2023

Birthday of FM Bernard Cafferty (27-vi-1934)

June 27, 2023
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FM Bernard Cafferty, Hastings Congress 2013-14, courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN wishes FIDE Master Bernard Cafferty best wishes on his 87th birthday, June 27th in 1934. Bernard Cafferty, location, date and photographer unknown On 14th December, 1968, Bernard gave a simultaneous exhibition held at Anglesey School, Burton. He played 17, won 16 and lost 1 to Trevor Bould who was already Burton Champion, photograph from http://www.derbyshirechess.btck.co.uk/History/Exhibitions, photographer unknown Bernard was born in Blackburn, Lancashire (his mother's maiden name was Croft) migrating to Birmingham and now resides in Hastings, East Sussex…

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August 2023

Birthday of Leonard Barden (20-viii-1929)

August 20, 2023
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 20 of August, repeating indefinitely

Leonard Barden (Linda Nylind of the Guardian)

Ninety-two today is Leonard Barden, born Tuesday, August 20th, 1929. His mother's maiden was Bartholomew and she became Elise EM Barden when she married Leonard's father who was William C Barden and in 1939 they lived at 89, Tennison Road, Croydon. 89, Tennison Road, Croydon From The Encyclopedia of Chess (Batsford, 1977) by Harry Golombek OBE: "British Master and joint British Champion 1954. Barden was born in Croydon and learned to play at his school, Whitgift, which became a frequent…

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December 2023

Death Anniversary of Brian Reilly (12-xii-1901 29-xii-1991)

December 29, 2023
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 29 of December, repeating indefinitely

Brian Patrick Reilly (12-xii-1901, 29-xii-1991)

Signature of Brian Reilly from an after dinner post card from Hastings 1945-46 We remember Brian Patrick Reilly who passed away on December 29th, 1991. Brian Reilly probably sometime in the 1920s. From The Encyclopaedia of Chess (Batsford, 1977), Harry Golombek OBE (written by Wolfgang Heidenfeld) :"Irish master born at Menton, of Irish descent, who has represented Ireland in nine Olympic team tournaments between 1935 and 1968; three times on top board. Brian observes a game during one of the…

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February 2024

Birthday of John Saunders (22-ii-1953)

February 22, 2024
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John Saunders at the 2013 FIDE Candidates event, London, Courtesy of John Upham Photography

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4phbZ3YwtM Birthday of John Cameron Saunders (22-ii-1953) Here is John's Wikipedia entry Here is his excellent blog Here is the superb BritBase Murray Chandler and John Saunders

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June 2024

Birthday of FM Bernard Cafferty (27-vi-1934)

June 27, 2024
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FM Bernard Cafferty, Hastings Congress 2013-14, courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN wishes FIDE Master Bernard Cafferty best wishes on his 87th birthday, June 27th in 1934. Bernard Cafferty, location, date and photographer unknown On 14th December, 1968, Bernard gave a simultaneous exhibition held at Anglesey School, Burton. He played 17, won 16 and lost 1 to Trevor Bould who was already Burton Champion, photograph from http://www.derbyshirechess.btck.co.uk/History/Exhibitions, photographer unknown Bernard was born in Blackburn, Lancashire (his mother's maiden name was Croft) migrating to Birmingham and now resides in Hastings, East Sussex…

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