Persons celebrating an Anniversary
in October 2006
year’s golden October we are pleased to mention four birthdays,
we will start with our new member Alex Crisovan who completed
his 87th year on October 2nd – so he is the second oldest member
of our association. Born in Hungary (Békéscsaba), he has
been living in the Swiss town of Pfäffikon since 1958. He should
be familiar to most chess friends as a representative of the writing guild
as he has been active as a chess journalist and author since the middle
of the last century. He made major contributions to the tournament book
IZT Biel 1976, to the jubilee books 90 Jahre SSV 1889-1979 and
100 Jahre SSV 1889-1989 (appreciated in the Publications
of our members) as well as to the two tournament books 54th
and 55th Russian Championship (1987 and 1988). His unexpected
appearing in La Tour-de-Peilz where he also joined the KWA is documented
at our pages.
A little more to the southwest, namely in the wonderful Italian region
of Liguria we meet another KWA member, Enrico Cecchelli
celebrated a special anniversary on October 13th by looking back on half
a century. The doctor of medical science has only a meagre free time for
his hobby at his disposal, his profession and his family demanding an
inevitable tribute. Nevertheless he succeeded in pushing and recently
finishing the publication of his tournament book on Sanremo 1930, certainly
an especially pleasant coincidence of events for him.
(On this occasion we refer again to the entry in the Publications
of our members.)
We turn to the next real anniversary and congratulate Frank Schubert
– he completed exactly four decades on October 29th. Our "Dr.
Ing." is working as a member of the scientific staff at the Dresden
Fraunhofer Institute for non-destructive test procedures. In one of his
online published technical articles he has introduced himself by a picture
and a short text (at the end of the article), therefore we link this (pdf-)file
here. His leisure time left for chess is very limited as well, but we
remember to have seen him at the regional meeting in Brunswick
2005 where he put up a particular tough (even though futile in the
end) fight against the simul playing Bernd Schneider.
At the same time Leonard M. Skinner celebrated his special
day, he turned 78 and we wish him many happy returns of the day! Our member
from Wales has the title of doctor likewise, according to the little we
know he worked as a marine scientist. Naturally he is much better known
to us all as the (co)author (together with R.G.P. Verhoeven) of the most
extensive and thorough collection of Alekhine's
games ever seen in the chess world – a monumental work which
belongs to the compulsory stock of each serious chess library!
You will find all previous birthday greetings in our archives!