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Games Collection of FM Bernard Cafferty (born 1934) - (* includes 19 stubs and 2 part-games)
1,933 games from 1950 to 2018 • Download PGN Updated Thursday 30 September, 2021 6:12 PM

Bernard Cafferty (b 27 vi 1934, Blackburn), FIDE Master

British Junior Champion: 1954 [note: some ECF Yearbooks have this incorrectly as 1956]
British Correspondence Champion: 1960
British Under 18 Champion: 1952 (jointly)
British Lightning Champion: 1964 (jointly), 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969

Hastings Premier appearances: 1 (1960/1)
Hastings Premier Reserves Major winner: 1959/60 (1 Cafferty 6/9, 2 Barden 5½; others included Mardle and Fazekas)

British Championship appearances: 21

 Year  Venue  Position    Won   Drawn   Lost   Pts/11
1957 Plymouth 5-6th 5 4 2 7
1958 Leamington 5-7th 5 3 3
1959 York 8-11th 3 7 1
1960 Leicester 11-12th 3 6 2 6
1961 Aberystwyth 10-15th 2 8 1 6
1962 Whitby 19-24th 2 6 3 5
1963 Bath 6-9th 3 7 1
1964 Whitby 2-5th 3 8 0 7
1965 Hastings 7-16th 3 6 2 6
1966 Sunderland 7-11th 3 6 2 6
1967 Oxford 10-16th 1 10 0 6
1968 Bristol 17-20th 2 7 2
1969 Rhyl 10-12th 4 4 3 6
1970 Coventry 18-20th 2 7 2
1971 Blackpool 7-10th 3 7 1
1975 Morecambe 10-15th 3 6 2 6
1976 Portsmouth 25-29th 0 9 2
1977 Brighton 12-17th 4 4 3 6
1978 Ayr - 1 2 1 2/4
1980 Brighton 23-30th 1 8 2 5
1981 Morecambe 14-24th 4 4 3 6
      57 129 38 121½/224

BCF/ECF Grades

 Year  Grade Ranking
1954 4a [193-200]  
1955 ungraded  
1956 3b [201-208]  
1957 3a [209-216] 24th=
1958 3a [209-216] 13th=
1959 2b [217-224] 7-17th
1960 2b [217-224] 8-15th
1961 3a [209-216] 16th=
1962 3b [201-208] 31st=
1963 3b [201-208]  
1964 209 26-27th
1965 210 17-20th
1966 212 17th
1967 206  
1968 211  
1969 205  
1970 207  
1971 217 17-18th
1972 219 11-12th
1973 207  
1974 205  
1975 211  
1976 209  
1977 205  
1978 210  
1979 207  
1980 204  
1981 208  
1982 206  
1983 207  
ungraded - working as BCM editor
1991 194  
1992 193  
1993 196  
1994 190  
1995 192  
1996 194  
1997 192  
1998 197  
1999 187  
2000 191  
2001 190  
2002 186  
2003 194  
2004 189  
2005 186  
2006 178  
2007 169  
2008 168  
2009 175  
2010 188  
2011 184  
2012 Jan 179  
2012 July 169  
2013 Jan 175  
2013 July 173  
2014 Jan 177  
2014 July 193  
2015 Jan 194  
2015 July 193  
2016 Jan 195  
2016 July 190  
2017 Jan 183  
2017 Jul 181  
2018 Jan 181  
2018 July 180  
2019 Jan 178  
2019 July 176  
2020 Jan 175  
2020 July 176  
2020 Sep 2020  

 

1971 Albena International (6-16 September, Bulgaria) (Category 4)

1971 Albena International Nat'y Elo 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12  Total 
1 Slavoj Kupka CZE 2375
&;
½ 0 1 1 ½ 1 ½ ½ ½ 1 1
2 Nikolai Iordanov Radev BUL 2360 ½
&;
1 ½ 0 1 0 1 1 ½ 1 1
3 Petar Arnaudov BUL 2270 1 0
&;
1 0 ½ 1 0 1 1 1 1
4 Sarkis Bohosjan BUL 2410 0 ½ 0
&;
1 ½ 1 ½ 1 1 1 1
5 Dumitru Ghizdavu ROU 2410 0 1 1 0
&;
1 0 1 0 1 1 1 7
6 Bernard Cafferty ENG 2440 ½ 0 ½ ½ 0
&;
½ 1 ½ ½ 1 1 6
7 Petar Orev BUL 2390 0 1 0 0 1 ½
&;
½ 1 ½ 0 1
8 Evgeny Ermenkov BUL 2260 ½ 0 1 ½ 0 0 ½
&;
½ 0 1 1 5
9 Enrico Paoli ITA 2355m ½ 0 0 0 1 ½ 0 ½
&;
1 0 1
10 Darko Gliksman YUG 2385m ½ ½ 0 0 0 ½ ½ 1 0
&;
1 0 4
11 Jordan S Ajanski BUL   0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
&;
½
12 Dimitar Georgiev Pelitov BUL 2320 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 ½
&;

 


File updated

Date Notes
16 January 2016 Games from the 2015/16 Tradewise Hastings Masters added
17 April 2016 Removed spurious 'W' middle initial from Ken Whyld's name. He had no middle name.
21 July 2017 Included the complete score of the Hecht game from Montilla-Moriles 1972. My thanks to Rafael Santana.
12 October 2017 Four games culled from Birmingham newspapers, submitted by Gerard Killoran, for which many thanks, plus a few notes to a fifth game. The extra annotations were to Barden 0-1 Cafferty, from the 1959/60 Hastings Premier Reserves Major. New games added: (1) DE Lloyd 1-0 Cafferty, also 1959/60 Hastings Premier Reserves Major; (2) Fuller 0-1 Cafferty, Birmingham Post Cup semi-final 1964; (3) Cafferty 1-0 D.W. Anderton, Birmingham League 1964; (4) Cafferty 1-0 G.H. James, National Club Round 4 1969.
22 December 2017 Two games added: (1) CB Wood 0-1 BC (Black), Coventry Whitsun Congress, May 1966; (2) BC (White) 1-0 J. Tolan, British Lightning Championship, 8 Nov 1964. Thanks to Gerard Killoran.
18 October 2018 Added two recent games - wins against John Sugden (Dec 2017) and Henry Cove (Oct 2018).
18 February 2019 Added one game: Cafferty 1-0 Wallis, Birmingham vs Leicestershire, 1965. Many thanks to Gerard Killoran for submitting the score. I have added BH Wood's notes from the Birmingham Daily Post, 12 Oct 1965.
13 March 2019 The game Cafferty-JT Howson, British Under-21 Championship, March/April 1953, added. My thanks to Brian Denman for providing the game.
27 March 2019 A further 12 games, though 9 of them are stubs (1976 Birmingham International) and one a part-game (Cafferty-Speelman, 1976 Birmingham International). One of the new games is Cafferty-Stean, from the above tournament, and the other is Cafferty-AT.Richardson, Birmingham Post Cup, July 1976.
28 September 2020 I have corrected the dates of the games played at the 1974 Evening Standard London (Islington) Open. This was split over two weekends and the Open was in fact played over the weekend of 20-22 December 1974 (and not 13-15th as I had previously). This affected the chronology of games slightly with a league match played on 17 December now being located before the Islington games and not after.
26 October 2020 Three existing games have been amended with particular regard to their dates, thanks to information supplied by Brian Denman. Both had dates that had been guessed at as the original scores were undated. (1) Cafferty-Aitken, National Club vs Cheltenham (1-0, 41 moves) was given a date of 1957 but Brian has reasonable grounds for believing it was actually played in 1962 in Worcester. (2) Wallis-Cafferty, Midlands Zonal (½-½, 26 moves), originally dated 1957 but again Brian has reasonable grounds for thinking it was played in 1962. (3) Aitken-Cafferty, British Championship 1960, round 4, was played on 18 August (not the 19th as appeared here previously). I have made the amendments. Thanks to Brian.
5 April 2021 Andy Ansel has tracked down Bernard's eight missing games from the 1971 Albena International. One of the eight was already a part-game score, so that increases the running total of game entries by seven, making 1,928 in all. Many thanks to Andy. (Also 5 April 2021: correction made to the score of Kupka-Cafferty - JS)
16 July 2021 I've just stumbled on the correct date of the game M.Macdonald-Ross-Cafferty which I had thought might have been played on 04.07.1979 for circumstantial reasons but I'm now 99% sure was played on 04.07.1981 in the County Championship final between Kent and Lancashire. I've made the necessary amendments to the game headers and relocated it in the correct chronological order.
15 September 2021 Now 1,933 games with the addition of five games from the Dr JM Aitken file (all draws!).
30 September 2021 The game S.Brown-B.Cafferty, London 1978, I have now identified as Simon D Brown (2080) vs Bernard Cafferty, Aaronson Masters, round 2, dated 24.03.1978. So far Bernard's other nine games from this event have not come to light.