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August 2021

Birthday of Peter Griffiths (15-viii-1946)

August 15
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Peter Griffiths (15-viii-1946) BCN sends Happy birthday wishes to Peter Griffiths Peter Charles Griffiths was born on Thursday, August 15th, in 1946 in Birmingham, Warwickshire. His mother's maiden name was Ward. Peter was a strong player active from the 1960s until 1989. He played in the British Championships more than once and was a professional coach and writer. He wrote the column "Practical Chess Endings" which appeared in the British Chess Magazine. The column commenced in the December 1972 issue…

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November 2021

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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February 2022

Death Anniversary of IM Čeněk Kottnauer (24-ii-1910 14-ii-1996)

February 14, 2022
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IM Čeněk Kottnauer

BCN remembers IM Čeněk Kottnauer (24-ii-1910 14-ii-1996) Čeněk Kottnauer was born in Prague on Thursday, February 24th, 1910. Čeněk was employed in the Ministry of Education in Prague. Whilst playing in the Lucerne International tournament (28-xii-1952 03-i-1953) he sought political asylum : From the Milwaukee Journal, January 3, 1953 we have "Czech Chess Star Asks for Asylum Lucerne, Switzerland - Cenek Kottnauer, 42, Czecho-Slovakian chess champion and an employee of the ministry of education in Prague, announced Saturday that he…

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March 2022

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

March 14, 2022
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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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July 2022

Birthday of IM Lawrence Cooper (16-vii-1970)

July 16, 2022
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IM Lawrence Hugh Cooper, photograph from Cathy Rogers

BCN wishes Happy Birthday to IM Lawrence Cooper (16-vii-1970) Lawrence was born in Stone, Staffordshire and attend Walton High School, Stafford. Lawrence Cooper, Demis Hassabis, Cathy Hasslinger and Dharshan Kumaran in around 1986. Possibly at a Lloyds Bank event. He became a FIDE Master in 1989 and then an International Master in 2001. Lawrence was awarded the FIDE International Organiser title in 2011 and the FIDE Arbiter title in 2016. Tim Dickinson and Lawrence Cooper at the 2012 London Chess…

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August 2022

Birthday of Peter Griffiths (15-viii-1946)

August 15, 2022
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Peter Griffiths (15-viii-1946) BCN sends Happy birthday wishes to Peter Griffiths Peter Charles Griffiths was born on Thursday, August 15th, in 1946 in Birmingham, Warwickshire. His mother's maiden name was Ward. Peter was a strong player active from the 1960s until 1989. He played in the British Championships more than once and was a professional coach and writer. He wrote the column "Practical Chess Endings" which appeared in the British Chess Magazine. The column commenced in the December 1972 issue…

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November 2022

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

November 9, 2022
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An event every year that begins at 12:00 am on day 9 of November, repeating indefinitely

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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February 2023

Death Anniversary of IM Čeněk Kottnauer (24-ii-1910 14-ii-1996)

February 14, 2023
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IM Čeněk Kottnauer

BCN remembers IM Čeněk Kottnauer (24-ii-1910 14-ii-1996) Čeněk Kottnauer was born in Prague on Thursday, February 24th, 1910. Čeněk was employed in the Ministry of Education in Prague. Whilst playing in the Lucerne International tournament (28-xii-1952 03-i-1953) he sought political asylum : From the Milwaukee Journal, January 3, 1953 we have "Czech Chess Star Asks for Asylum Lucerne, Switzerland - Cenek Kottnauer, 42, Czecho-Slovakian chess champion and an employee of the ministry of education in Prague, announced Saturday that he…

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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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July 2023

Birthday of IM Lawrence Cooper (16-vii-1970)

July 16, 2023
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IM Lawrence Hugh Cooper, photograph from Cathy Rogers

BCN wishes Happy Birthday to IM Lawrence Cooper (16-vii-1970) Lawrence was born in Stone, Staffordshire and attend Walton High School, Stafford. Lawrence Cooper, Demis Hassabis, Cathy Hasslinger and Dharshan Kumaran in around 1986. Possibly at a Lloyds Bank event. He became a FIDE Master in 1989 and then an International Master in 2001. Lawrence was awarded the FIDE International Organiser title in 2011 and the FIDE Arbiter title in 2016. Tim Dickinson and Lawrence Cooper at the 2012 London Chess…

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