KWA members at the birthday party:
Jørn Erik B. Nielsen, Peter Holmgren, Per Skjoldager, Knud
Lysdal and Calle Erlandsson
The time limit was overstepped by 8 days, but the
chess prolific part of the half century party at Per Skjoldager's house
in Taulov, Fredericia, Denmark, was a great event that took place on August
30. The party started at 1 pm and lasted until after midnight. Five KWA
members were present, the host included. Also members of the Evans Chess
Club in Vejle (where Per is a member) came to Taulov, so the lightning
tournament (won by Viggo Bové Quist) collected nine participants
including Michael Skjoldager who showed little respect and beat his father!
Two KWA members preferred to watch Per's great chess library.
Per's wife Lone offered a fantastic Danish menu served in the nice garden.
Everything was perfect except not few uninvited wasps. The Swedish delegation
honoured Per with a threefold Scandinavian Hurrah and the song "Yeah,
let him live for 100 years". Peter Holmgren presented especially
for the party a limited and exclusive edition of The Chess Column in Hvar
8 Dag. The birthday gifts included a lot of good wines and also some rare
chess related items. Jørn Erik B Nielsen's gift was a unique 200
pages history of Bent Larsen's games and journalism during 1958 (Per's
participants at Taulov