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June 2022

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

June 27
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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 2022

Birthday of IM Bill Hartston (12-viii-1947)

August 12
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IM William Hartston, FIDE Candidates, 2013, courtesy of John Upham Photography On the "glorious twelfth" of August we celebrate the birthday of one of England's most popular chess players and writers, IM Bill Hartston. William Roland Hartston was born in Willesden, Middlesex on Tuesday, August 12th, 1947. His father was William Hartston, a significant member of the Royal College of Physicians who was married to Mary Rowland. Bill has a sister. Bill Hartston He studied at the City of London…

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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 WIM Cathy Forbes (06-ii-1968)

February 6, 2023
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WIM Cathy Warwick (née Forbes)

Birthday of WIM Cathy Forbes (06-ii-1968) WIM Cathy Warwick (née Forbes) The Polgar Sisters : Training or Genius ?

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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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March 2023

Death Anniversary of Sir Stuart Milner-Barry KCVO CB OBE (20-ix-1906 25-iii-1995)

March 25, 2023
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Sir (Stuart Milner-Barry by Bassano Ltd., half-plate film negative, 14 June 1973, National Portrait Gallery

BCN remembers Sir Stuart Milner-Barry KCVO CB OBE who passed away on Saturday, March 25th, 1995 in Lewisham Hospital, London aged 88. He was laid to rest in the Great Shelford Cemetery, Cambridge Road, Great Shelford, Cambridge CB22 5JJ. A memorial service was held for him at Westminster Abbey on 15 June 1995. Great Shelford Cemetery Gravestone of Sir Philip Stuart Milner-Barry KCVO CB OBE by Geoffrey Gillon Signature of PS Milner-Barry from a Brian Reilly "after dinner" postcard from…

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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 IM Bill Hartston (12-viii-1947)

August 12, 2023
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IM William Hartston, FIDE Candidates, 2013, courtesy of John Upham Photography On the "glorious twelfth" of August we celebrate the birthday of one of England's most popular chess players and writers, IM Bill Hartston. William Roland Hartston was born in Willesden, Middlesex on Tuesday, August 12th, 1947. His father was William Hartston, a significant member of the Royal College of Physicians who was married to Mary Rowland. Bill has a sister. Bill Hartston He studied at the City of London…

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December 2023

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

December 29, 2023
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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 2024

Birthday of WIM Cathy Forbes (06-ii-1968)

February 6, 2024
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WIM Cathy Warwick (née Forbes)

Birthday of WIM Cathy Forbes (06-ii-1968) WIM Cathy Warwick (née Forbes) The Polgar Sisters : Training or Genius ?

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