members in Turin:
Alessandro Sanvito, Tamás Erdélyi,
Michael Negele, Romano Bellucci
meeting with our Italian friends planned for the following Monday, May
22, 2006 at Turin turned at first to a quite strange conflict with the
local occurrences at the Oval Lingotto, one of the venues of the Winter
Olympic Games. It’s true that our friend and chief arbiter Geurt
Gijssen had - as promised - organized a room for us in the Olympic Village
but the non-Olympic athletes Jurgen Stigter, Andreas Saremba and myself
had failed to overcome the security hurdles without assistance. Only when
I reached the gaming hall with the help of Tamás Erdélyi
and then met Prof. Pagni who was able to contact Alessandro Sanvito by
phone we came together with a considerable delay. But the essential goal,
namely the discussion of our project “Bibliography of commemorative
publications of German Chess Clubs till 1914” with Romano Bellucci
could take place, and our Italian group with Alessandro Sanvito, Carlo
Pagni, Romano Bellucci and Antonio Rosino proposed to organize a regional
meeting in Venice – let’s wait and see!
A. Pagni and Michael Negele are involved in a lively conversation.
Italian member Antonio Rosino came from Venice as well (like Romano
13 additional photos of this meeting in our gallery
members in Turin".
Finally I would like to show some impressions of the very nice playing
area of the Chess Olympiad and of the Olympic Village – several
members of the Ken Whyld Association like Alexander Baburin, Richard Forster,
John Donaldson, Raj Tischbierek and naturally Geurt Gijssen were active
there. As a tourist I wouldn’t like to judge if the organizational
courses could withstand the visual effects. After all the FIDE has decided
on "following a different path", it’s a shame that Bessel
Kok and his "right move" didn’t succeed to bring about
a drastic change.
view of the tournament hall
Further 33 photos in our gallery "Olympiad".
Gijssen in his official capacity as chief arbiter
In conclusion I would like to thank again Ulrich Schädler as well
as all speakers and participants who – with their willingness to
make a contribution to our community – have contributed a lot to
the further success of our still rather young association.
In a few weeks we will surely be able to welcome quite a lot of our friends
again at our tour to Ströbeck on June 23, 2006.
Chess Olympiad Dresden 2008
is already foreshadowed ...