This year’s general
meeting was held in Dresden immediately after our Brunswick
anniversary celebration, the capital of Saxony was the obvious place
for the meeting as a particularly attractive combination of chess events
should be made possible for our members by a further attendance at the
soon starting Chess Olympiad as well as at a "bridging" trip
venue – the restaurant-café SchillerGarten situated
on the river Elbe and at the base of the "Blue Wonder".
The nice beer garden belonging to the restaurant and with a view
of the Elbe
is hardly visible here (right on the left in the picture). Even
has been published on the traditional Blasewitz inn, see
is the frequently quoted “Blue Wonder” – connection
between the districts
Blasewitz and Loschwitz. The bridge got its name owing to the blue
coat of paint
and because it was regarded as a wonder of engineering skills at
On the occasion of the Chess Olympiad four flags had been hoisted
at the highest parts of the steel construction.
Our general meeting could start on time in the early Saturday afternoon
– the room was nearly filled to capacity and the restaurant had
dealt to our complete satisfaction with the technical precautions.
The participants – members and guests – are listed below (in
Hans-Henning Albrecht (temporarily), Ralf Binnewirtz, Iván Bottlik,
John Donaldson, Bernd Ellinghoven, Tamás Erdélyi, Calle
Erlandsson, Vlastimil Fiala, Gunnar Finnlaugsson, Hans-Jürgen Fresen,
Tony Gillam, Karl Kadletz, Karl Klittich (temporarily), Matthias Limberg,
Claes Løfgren, Manfred and Monika Mädler (temporarily), Michael
Negele, Toni Preziuso, Andreas Saremba, Petra and Siegfried Schönle
(temporarily), Frank Schubert, Per Skjoldager, Jurgen Stigter, Bob van
de Velde, Susanne and Heinz van Kempen.
meeting in the "Gentlemen’s Room" of the SchillerGarten.
Centrally placed at the laptop beamer combination: Michael Negele
who is appearing
here for the last time in his function as German country’s
As of now Karl Klittich will take on this task as his successor.
(Please click on the picture to enlarge the photo!)
Stigter and Michael Negele shared the presentation of the meeting.
In the background visible are (from left) Matthias Limberg, John
Andreas Saremba and Vlastimil Fiala.
The following pdf
file file will give you an overview of the agenda as well as of the
different points dealt with (in the member section, log-in required).
and Monika Mädler who together with our Dresden member
Frank Schubert helped us with the organization of our meeting.
The well-known Chess House Mädler is only about 10 minutes’
the left our two Hungarian members – Iván Bottlik and
on the right the Icelander living in Sweden, Gunnar Finnlaugsson.