Bruce Birchall 1946-2011
We recently heard of the death of Bruce Birchall, probably in March
2011. As far as I am aware, Bruce's appearances in BCA events were
limited to an appearance for our 4NCL team and participation in
the last rapid-play event we ran, which was at the Midland Hotel,
derby, now renamed the Hallmark Hotel. A sharp win by Bruce, from
that event was produced in the BCA Gazette.
was a tireless campaigner. In the field of Chess he was an energetic
supporter and organiser of Junior chess. Perhaps, however, he was
better known for his writings and campaigning on social and civil
rights issues , where his bulldog-like tenacity, backed up by a
formidable capacity for research, often made him unpopular with
the establishment. Bruce was the author of many theatrical productions
all with a very strong political and social theme.
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