BCN wishes Happy Birthday to GM William Nicholas Watson (18-iv-1962)
Here is his brief Wikipedia entry
This was written about William who was 16 just prior to the 1979 Spassky vs the BCF Junior Squad simultaneous display :
“St Paul’s and Barnes. Rating 204. British under-21 co-champion, 1977. 16th British men’s championship, 1978.”
On March 3rd, 2016 William became a trustee of the Chess in Schools and Communities charity.