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by James Pratt
Sun Jul 12, 2015 11:45 am
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: GETTING READY FOR WARWICK - ARE YOU?
Replies: 86
Views: 12686

Re: GETTING READY FOR WARWICK - ARE YOU?

Mungo Jerry are appearing today in Basingstoke Live, I gather ...
by James Pratt
Thu May 14, 2015 8:48 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Joe French
Replies: 6
Views: 3086

Re: Joe French

Joe learnt his chess, which was always basic, as an evacuee in Lancashire, and latterly in Kent, where he was to feel so at home. A cockney, he grew up wishing he'd fought in the war, played-down some shell-shock, was a boy soldier in the 1950s and a film extra. . He was in 'Passport to Pimlico' as ...
by James Pratt
Tue May 05, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Forgotten Man
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Re: Forgotten Man

Thank you, Gentlemen. And cheers John
James
by James Pratt
Mon May 04, 2015 11:40 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Forgotten Man
Replies: 6
Views: 1772

Forgotten Man

Can anybody tell me anything about a certain Mr F.G. Tims-Collins? All I know is that he played chess in the Home Counties just prior to WWII. I shall be writing about him in our 06/15 issue. Thanks!

James Pratt
www.britishchessmagazine.co.uk
by James Pratt
Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:35 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: IM Colin Crouch
Replies: 48
Views: 13629

Re: IM Colin Crouch

when and where did Colin die?
by James Pratt
Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:12 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Gossip Wainwright 1882
Replies: 5
Views: 1701

Re: Gossip Wainwright 1882

I looked in Di Felice and BCMs of the era. Nuffin'. I could, if you like, Gerard, give the game in the magazine and see if someone would come forward. They very well might.

James Pratt
Editor
www.britishchessmagazine.co.uk
by James Pratt
Sun Nov 09, 2014 4:52 pm
Forum: Congress Diary
Topic: 32nd Bury St Edmunds Congress, 25-26 October
Replies: 14
Views: 4821

Re: 32nd Bury St Edmunds Congress, 25-26 October

Where is the crosstable?
by James Pratt
Thu Sep 18, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: RFA Harman
Replies: 11
Views: 4375

Re: RFA Harman

Ken Harman writes: Ron's funeral is to take place at Islington Crematorium, Islington and St.Pancras Cemetery, 278 High Road, East Finchley, N2 9AG at 2.45pm on Friday 26/9/2014. There is plenty of parking space for cars. If anyone, from the Ringwood/New Forest would like a lift please ring Kenny on...
by James Pratt
Wed Sep 10, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: RFA Harman
Replies: 11
Views: 4375

RFA Harman

Ron Harman died today in a London Nursing Home. He was 75. A retired accountant, he played three times in the British Championship, co-wrote a Batsford Book about the Scandinavian Defence. His colleagues at Cavendish CC in particular will miss his lively presence. He would, I know, be pleased to rem...
by James Pratt
Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:28 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Andrew Jonathan Whiteley
Replies: 20
Views: 7468

Re: Andrew Jonathan Whiteley

where did he die? I have dates but no place? Was it Earl's Court?
by James Pratt
Tue Jul 08, 2014 11:16 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: British Equivalent of US National Master title ?!
Replies: 21
Views: 6845

Re: British Equivalent of US National Master title ?!

Andrew Whiteley has died. A full obituary is planned for BCM, naturally.

James Pratt
Editor
by James Pratt
Sat Jul 05, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Chess History
Topic: "I fear nobody but the dentist"
Replies: 7
Views: 2132

Re: "I fear nobody but the dentist"

It is quoted in Hartston/Keene's book from Oxford University Press on the 1974 Candidates Final.
by James Pratt
Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: The Cable Test Tournament of 1905
Replies: 13
Views: 2529

Re: The Cable Test Tournament of 1905

I could not find mention in 'Chess Results 1901-1920' - Di Felice (McFarland) which is normally pretty good. I would happily give space in BCM today if anybody cares to dash off a page or so about the match and qualification.

James Pratt
Editor
www.britishchessmagazine.co.uk
by James Pratt
Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:14 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Winning against both Capablanca and Fischer
Replies: 22
Views: 4179

Re: Winning against both Capablanca and Fischer

which player beat Adams and Blackburne? (presumably in a simul or friendly). It is still unbelievable, :shock: yet..