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.


Bruce 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.

Stan Lovell
BCA Publicity officer













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