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November 2021

Death Anniversary of Jim Slater (13-iii-1929 18-xi-2015)

November 18
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James Derrick Slater (13-III-1929, 18-XI-2015)

BCN remembers Jim Slater (13-iii-1929 18-xi-2015) James Derrick Slater was born on Wednesday, March 13th, 1929. On the same day "Leon Trotsky gave his first interview to the foreign press in his apartment in Turkey, saying he was writing a book tracing the history of his opposition to Joseph Stalin and expressing a desire to go to Germany because he preferred the care of German physicians." He was born in Heswall, Cheshire (Wirral, Merseyside was the registration district) to Hubert…

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Death Anniversary of SIM Graham Mitchell (04-xi-1905 19-xi-1984)

November 19
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Death Anniversary of SIM Graham Mitchell (04-xi-1905 19-xi-1984)

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Death Anniversary of WIM (Patricia) Anne Sunnucks (21-ii-1927 22-xi-2014)

November 22
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WIM Patricia Anne Sunnucks at the Lloyds Bank Masters

We remember WIM Patricia Anne Sunnucks who passed away this day, November 22nd, 2014, aged 87 years. From The Encyclopedia of Chess (Batsford, 1983), Harry Golombek OBE : "International Woman master and British Women's Champion 1957, 1958 and 1964. Her best international result was a 2nd in the 1954 Western European Zonal. This qualified her for the 1955 Women's Candidates tournament, but as this held in the USSR and she was at the time serving as a Major in the…

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Death Anniversary of Mary Rudge (06-ii-1842 22-xi-1919)

November 22
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Mary Rudge

We remember Mary Rudge who passed away one hundred and one years this day on Saturday, 22-xi-1919. She was born in Leominster, Herefordshire on February 6th, 1842. Her father was Henry Rudge (born 1794 in Gloucestershire) who was a surgeon and General Practitioner. Her mother was Eliza Rudge (née Barrett) who was born in Ledbury, Herefordshire in 1802. Mary was part of a typically large household and according to the 1851 census she had sisters Sarah (23), Caroline (18), Emily…

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Death Anniversary of Rev. John Owen (08-iv-1827 24-xi-1901)

November 24
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Reverend John Owen

We remember Reverend John Owen who passed away on the 24th November 1901) John Owen was born on April 8th, 1827 to John and Sarah Owen in Marchington, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. He was baptised at Marchington, St. Peter on April 9th, 1827 by H. Bennett and their residence was recorded as "Brook House". His father is recorded as being a gentleman. From The Oxford Companion to Chess (OUP, 1984) by Hooper & Whyld : "English player, vicar of Hooten, Cheshire, from…

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Death Anniversary of Amos Burn (31-xii-1848 25-xi-1925)

November 25
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Amos Burn (31-XII-1848, 25-XII-1925)

We remember Amos Burn who passed away on November 25th, 1925. Amos Burn was born in Kingston-upon-Hull on Sunday, December 31st 1848 to Amos and Mary Burn (née Webster). His father is recorded as a merchant. Amos and Mary were residents of Bourne Street at the time of the birth. On February 15th 1849 Amos was baptized in All Saints Anglican Church, Sculcoates, Kingston-Upon-Hull Amos married Martha Ann Jäger in Birkenhead on Dec 27th 1879. They had two daughters Elsie…

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Death Anniversary for Anthony Dickins (01-xi-1914 25-xi-1987)

November 25
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Anthony Dickins (01-xi-1914 25-xi-1987)

We remember Anthony Dickins who passed away this day (Wednesday, November 25th) in 1987. Anthony Stewart Mackay Dickins was born at 1 Rivers Street, Bath, Somerset on Sunday, November 1st, 1914. On this day was the Battle of Coronel — The Royal Navy suffered its first defeat of World War I, after a British squadron commanded by Rear-Admiral Sir Christopher Cradock met and was defeated by superior German forces led by Vice-Admiral Maximilian von Spee in the eastern Pacific. 1,…

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Death Anniversary of IM Robert Wade OBE (10-iv-1921 29-xi-2008)

November 29
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IM Bob Wade

We remember IM Bob Wade OBE who was born 100 years ago today on Sunday, April 10th 1921 In 1979 Queen's Birthday Honours List, Civil Division Bob Wade was awarded the OBE. The citation read simply : “For services to Chess” He won the BCF Presidents' Award in 1986. In the Foreword to the 2009 ECF Yearbook, President Gerry Walsh wrote : "As I started this report I had just heard the sad news that IM Bob Wade had died…

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December 2021

Death Anniversary of John Fuller (12-v-1928 08-xii-2004)

December 8
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John Arthur Fuller

John Arthur Fuller We remember John Arthur Fuller (12-v-1928 - 08-xii-2004) From The Encyclopedia of Chess (Robert Hale, 1972 & 1976) by Anne Sunnucks : "British Master, British Boy Champion in 1946 and British Correspondence Champion from 1953-1955. Born on 12th May 1928 Fuller learned to play chess when he was 11. In 1946 , the year in which he won the British Boys Championship, he also tied for the London Boys Championship. He went on to win the Middlesex…

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

December 11
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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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