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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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Birthday of IM Matthew Wadsworth (27-vi-2000)

June 27
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FM Matthew J Wadsworth

BCN wishes IM Matthew Wadsworth Happy Birthday this day (June 27th) in 2021. Previously we reported : FM Matthew Wadsworth, one of England's most promising young players, has earned his first Grandmaster norm from his excellent performance in the Four Nations Chess League (4NCL). Matthew, who is twenty, has a current FIDE standard play rating of 2413 and is ranked 34th amongst the active players in England (by FIDE rating) earning his FM title in 2016. Matthew has IMs norm…

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Death Anniversary for Vera Menchik (16-ii-1906 27-vi-1944)

June 27
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Miss Vera Menchik

A Great Life with a Tragic Ending Few people know the story of Vera Menchik yet it deserves to be told. She was the first women's world chess champion in 1927 and retained the title undefeated until her untimely death at the age of 38 in 1944 during a rocket attack on London. ¬†She is more properly compared with the great male players of her era against whom she scored creditably. The absence of a full biography of Vera in…

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Birthday of FM Tim Wall (29-vi-1966)

June 29
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FM Tim Wall, Torquay 2019

Birthday of FM Tim P Wall (29-vi-1966)

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Birthday of FM Adam Collinson (30-vi-1972)

June 30
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Birthday of FM Adam R Collinson (30-vi-1972)

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Birthday of IM Robert Bellin (30-vi-1952)

June 30
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IM Robert Bellin, courtesy of John Upham Photography

BCN sends IM Robert Bellin best wishes on his birthday, this day (the 30th of June) in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk Robert was awarded the IM title in 1977. He was outright British Champion in 1979 in Chester having tied first equal (with six others) in 1974 in Clacton. The play-off was won by George Botterill. His best international success was in 1981 in Shanghai coming clear first overall. Robert Bellin with Leonard Barden and Stewart Reuben at the 1978 Aaronson…

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July 2022

Birthday of IM Tom Hinks-Edwards (02-vii-1977)

July 2
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Tom Hinks-Edwards from Birmingham 2001 courtesy of Cathy Rogers

Birthday of IM Thomas RJ Hinks-Edwards (02-vii-1977)

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Birthday of FM David Haydon (05-vii-1988)

July 5
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FM David Leslie Haydon, Hastings 2012/13

FM David Leslie Haydon, Hastings 2012/13 Birthday of FM David Leslie Haydon (05-vii-1988) FM David Leslie Haydon, Drunken Knights vs Wood Green, 11th June 2014

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Death Anniversary of IM Andrew Whiteley (09-vi-1947 07-vii-2014)

July 7
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Andrew Whiteley circa 1965 ?, photographer is Colin Davey of Camera Press

BCN remembers IM Andrew Jonathan Whiteley (09-vi-1947 07-vii-2014) Andrew Whiteley Andrew was born on Monday, June 9th, 1947 in Birmingham, West Midlands to Denys Edward Hugh Whiteley (1914 - 1987) and Muriel Sutton (1919 - 1967). Andrew had two siblings, Robert N (Birmingham, 1944) and Angela M (Oxford 1952). Denys Edward Hugh Whiteley (1914 - 1987, from Ancestry.co.uk Andrew completed his education at Magdalen College School, Oxford and then in law at Pembroke College, Oxford. Andrew and friends at the…

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Birthday of FM Christopher Gant (07-vii-1959)

July 7
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Birthday of FM Christopher J Gant (07-vii-1959)

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