Persons celebrating an Anniversary
in September 2006
our late summer September column we have the pleasure to welcome a new
US member, Leigh Harrington from the Texan city of Sugar
Land completed his 47th year on September 5th. All we know about him is
that he is active in collecting.
Eric W. Fisher who celebrated his 71st birthday on September
7th is already known to us from the last years (2004/2005).
Meanwhile he is also included as an author in the Publications
of our Members, and we take from the Internet that at the 42nd Hull
Chess Congress in November 2005 a tournament in honour of our member –
the Eric Fisher Minor (30 participants/5 rounds) –
took place, we may assume that it will become an institution.
We stay in the Anglo-American region and meet Lawrence Totaro,
only one day later our KWA junior from Las Vegas looked back on just a
quarter of a century. He has quickly given up a short abstinence from
the KWA, you will learn most about him and his collecting activities from
his new designed homepage
including multimedia presentations.
Our next birthday greetings go to Vienna, J. Walter Simon
had his special day on September 12th – he turned 45. As an antiquarian
he is already involved in (chess) books in his working life, but also
privately he is collecting chess literature, particularly subsidiary subjects
such as psychology, politics, philosophy etc. He already belonged to the
small company which formed the Amsterdam group in November 2002, later
on he also joined in two general meetings (in Forchheim
2004 and unexpectedly in La Tour-de-Peilz
Detlef Krämer from Cologne makes his debut in our
column too, he celebrated his 47th birthday on September 19th. Foremost
he is a collector, therefore it was only logical that he visited the last
Klittich-Pfankuch auction in June this year – for this an example/photo
from our pages.
For the first time as well Siegfried Schönle is
on our birthday list, he has a real anniversary as on September 23rd a
look back at six decades of his life was granted to him. As a collector
and chess historian he has a great interest in very old chess books, additionally
he is very concerned about the subject "chess in literature"–
for example he is collecting Stefan Zweig’s Schachnovelle
[The Royal Game] in all conceivable languages. In this connection
look also at his study Das Schachspiel in den Schriften Jean Pauls
[The game of chess in Jean Paul’s works] [E. Meissenburg,
Seevetal 1999 and 2000 (Schach-Forschungen, Nr. 16)] published later on
at the pages of the IG
Königstein (in German only). But the author Siegfried Schönle
should be familiar to you from our KWA pages too as we introduced him
long ago in the Publications of
our Members (Selenus 1616 / Zincgref 1636 ...) and with his
exquisite work Schachschätze aus Lübeck
[Chess treasures from Lübeck].
You will find all previous birthday greetings in our archives!