Birthday of FM Desmond TN Tan (13-vii-1983)
Birthday of FM David Friedgood (11-vii-1946)
David was born in Cape Town, Republic of South Africa and now resides in England.
He plays for Cavendish, Hendon and 4NCL MK Phoenix.
He gained his FM title in 1982.
His peak rating of 2335 was achieved in January, 1980.
Birthday of FM Rafe Martyn (07-vii-1986)
Birthday of FM David Leslie Haydon (05-vii-1988)
Birthday of IM Thomas RJ Hinks-Edwards (02-vii-1977)
Birthday of FM Adam R Collinson (30-vi-1972)
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 is married to WGM Dr. Jana Bellin and they have two sons.
Birthday of FM Tim P Wall (29-vi-1966)
BCN wishes FIDE Master Bernard Cafferty best wishes on his 86th birthday, June 27th in 1934.
Bernard was born in Blackburn, Lancashire (his mother’s maiden name was Croft) migrating to Birmingham and now resides in Hastings, East Sussex and is a member of Hastings & St. Leonards Chess Club.
He was editor of British Chess Magazine from 1981 to 1991.
Here is the 1981 announcement (written by Harry Golombek, Chairman of Directors) of his appointment in the British Chess Magazine, Volume CI (101), Number 3, March, page 82 :
Here is his extensive Wikipedia entry
Bernard won the BCF President’s Award in 1991.
In the December 2010 issue (Volume CXXX (130), Number 12, pages 622 – 625 of British Chess Magazine there was a tribute to Bernard’s 30 years at BCM from editor FM Steve Giddins that was interview based :
Here is discussion of Bernard on the English Chess Forum
Here is the BritBase collection of Bernard’s games
In 2009 Bernard was interviewed by the privately published Chess Parrot whose editor was / is Basingstoke based James Pratt (who became BCMs editor from 2011 – 2015). Here is that previously unseen interview :
Birthday of IM Matthew J Wadsworth (27-vi-2000)