Utt (left) with Lary Rust
Sunday morning we had arranged transportation to
Lary Rust’s chess shop where he agreed to host the book exchange
as the Library was closed. Lary’s shop may be unique in the US as
it is situated in a large shopping mall. Lary gave a brief talk on how
he decided to locate his shop in a mall and how he operates it. Also both
Maurice Carter and Lary Rust had some very nice gifts for us. Then the
meeting deteriorated as everyone started combing Lary’s extensive
books looking for wants. I am still not sure if Jurgen Stigter has left
Lary’s shop till now!
book market at Lary Rust
In Lary Rust's chess shop
Maurice Carter browsing through the shelves.
Everyone found some great little treasures, there
was some friendly blitz games played and we were lucky to have local writer
Bob Basalla there with us to talk about chess and the movies. I left with
fellow US member Robert Coffman to the airport but I know others continued
with some more chess activity.
Basalla with Michael Negele
In concluding, I think we all owe CPL a huge thanks not only for hosting
our meeting, but going way beyond that in terms of friendly help in finding
and copying items, and being so supportive of our needs. This was the
third US meeting I have organized and it may have been the best. I only
wish more of us could have attended. There were extensive pictures taken
by Michael Negele which should give you a great idea of what this meeting
A later letter by Michael Negele (dated 03/09/2011) to the director of
the CPL, Felton Thomas, Jr. is readable for our members as well: Letter
to the CPL (PDF, in our member section).
checker world title match:
Title holder Alex Moiseyev (Dublin, Ohio)
vs. challenger Michele Borghetti (Italy)
The simultaneously (Friday/Saturday) held world title match of
checkers which took place in the auditorium of the CPL and which
was accompanied by an exhibition should be mentioned shortly. Unfortunately
the general interest was very poor, apart from the two players and five
officials only five spectators could be spotted. We offer a selection
of photos in this picture
van de Velde at the bronze gate
to the Eastman Reading Garden.
A short picture
series is devoted to the Eastman Reading Garden of
the library which shows all kinds of chess relations as well. You will
find more information about this original garden on the pages www.cpl.org/TheLibrary/...
Our last two galleries (with 38 pictures each) offer attractive views
and impressions of Cleveland:
Impressions of Cleveland I / Impressions
of Cleveland II