Amsterdam is worth a visit ...
The annual meeting of the Ken Whyld Association in the Max Euwe-Centrum
was a great success.
Our second general meeting since our foundation in Brunswick took place
in the Amsterdam Max Euwe-Centrum ("MEC") from September 15th
to 17th, 2005. The venue turned out to be ideal, particularly the hospitality
and the professional preparations of Eveline Dirksen and her team were
thanks go to Jurgen Stigter who not only strived together with Prosper
Verwilligen to set up our Ken Whyld showcase but also offered again
many chess friends a place to stay in his house or in his "shop".
Hans-Jürgen Fresen, Otto Hutter and Norbert Fieberg in front
of the "Hotel Stigter".
At the day of arrival the hall in the Max Euwe-Centrum filled only
The picture shows Richard Forster flanked by Calle Erlandsson and
Fred van der Vliet.
Verwilligen has rendered outstanding services to the design of the
Ken Whyld showcase.
Fred van der Vliet with the only existing copy of his monumental biobibliography
study specialist Harrie Grondijs (on the right) was certainly considered
in this work.
expert Godehard Murkisch was not only in high spirits, he had also
brought along his partner Irmtraut Hartwig.
In the background the lady from the MEC board can be made out who
took much trouble over our wellbeing, Mrs Lot Zwolsman.
the dinner in the Holland-Casino – Jurgen Stigter welcomed the
participants with a short speech.
Next to him the treasurer designate Peter Holmgren was (still) beaming
all over his face.
will find further photos of the "prelude" on Thursday afternoon
and of the evening meal in our first picture