Annual general meeting of the Ken Whyld Association
in the Swiss Museum of Games and
impressions of the Chess Olympiad at Turin

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At the Lake Geneva

Dear chess friends,

again Ralf Binnewirtz and myself hurried up to complete a report on this year’s general meeting in La Tour-de-Peilz on the Lake Geneva as fast as possible. In the next few weeks we will put the still missing additions into the member’s area of our website, some participants like Richard Forster and John Donaldson are still committed to the Chess Olympiad in Turin.

Musée Suisse du Jeu

The Swiss Museum of Games in La Tour-de-Peilz


Musée Suisse du Jeu

From my point of view it was the right decision to carry out our third annual meeting at a place in such a magnificent area like the Château in La Tour-de-Peilz and I am completely sure that all participants will remember with pleasure the wonderful days in this particularly delightful scenery (in spite of Swiss prices). The premises and the technical equipment were very suitable for such a meeting, moreover the museum director, Ulrich Schädler and his team have taken a lot of trouble to give us a pleasant stay.


View of Montreux

How nice the weather was at the Lake Geneva at least till Thursday morning may be clearly shown by some impressions of La Tour-de-Peilz, of Vevey and of Montreux – even the famous Château de Chillon is within walking distance from La Tour-de-Peilz (along the lake). Also a trip towards Lausanne to the wine growing region Lavaux was worthwhile as I immediately tried out together with Tony Gillam on Wednesday evening.
[Château de Chillon: Gallery and Tour online]

Lakeside promenade
The lakeside promenade

The Charlie Chaplin statue at the lakeside promenade in Vevey, behind that the "Alimentarium" (Musée de l’alimentation / Food Museum)
Chaplin statue / Alimentarium

Lavaux - wine growing region
The "Lavaux" – wine growing region between Lausanne and Montreux

Further numerous photos of this region online - needs some time to load!


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