Some issues from the meeting should be briefly documented:
Book Projects: These will still be sponsored by the KWA,
however only the authors should care about the publication and sales.
Naturally the authors can employ a proper distributor.
General Meeting in Norwich: On this please see our current
Michael Negele will arrange further details with our member Owen Hindle
in coming February.
KWA Homepage: Ralf Binnewirtz agreed to carry out the
planned relaunch of our website this year. A modern CMS based website
with interactive features (blogs) for the members should be realized.
Our webmaster will prepare a more detailed proposal on that.
Post of the treasurer: Michael Negele announced that
he intends to pass the treasurer's chair at the elections to the board
in 2013 , therefore next year a successor has to be found.
Subsequent to the meeting the obligatory book market took place which
ran with a brisk participation. Afterwards we could still observe some
games of the first round of the tournament in their final stage.
Finally a small circle met for the evening meal in the recommendable restaurant
Ladychef in Zandvoort which we gladly look back on thanks to its excellent
quality for a moderate price (www.ladychef.nl).
On Sunday (15/01) we, i.e. Tony Gillam, Michael Negele, Andreas Saremba,
Jurgen Stigter and myself, were guests of Winifred and Bob van de Velde
in their beautiful Amsterdam home. Of course there was an extensive discussion
before, during and after the lunch as well. Below again some photos.
van de Velde spoiled us not only with a lavish
home-cooked three-course lunch but also with coffee and cake.
van de Velde plans to get involved in a new project which however
cannot report about at this early stage.
guests looking forward to lunch:
Michael Negele, Tony Gillam, Ralf Binnewirtz and Jurgen Stigter
(not in the picture: photographer Andreas Saremba)
is needed also during the lunch.
Negele and Tony Gillam with the third course.
Stigter prefers milk with his meal.
Tony and Michael seem very satisfied after a sumptuous lunch.
The following two points of our discussion are to
Bibliography of Chess (BoC): The
current (unchanged) state was again reported by Andreas Saremba. The tasks
for the front-end = user interface (Per Skjoldager) and
back-end = database on the server (Andreas Saremba and
others) are clearly assigned. This year a significant progress should
be achieved in this project.
Book project "Lasker-Reader": Contrary to the
original planning not a big single volume with many diverging subjects
will be favoured but a series of smaller volumes instead. We should start
with a reprint of the unpublished Lasker manuscript The Psychology
of the Game which we have on hand as a PDF. The first step must be
the conversion of the pdf file to an editable text file, Jurgen Stigter
is invited to realize this technical step by means of his OCR software.
Also the following Monday the glorious winter weather with bright sunshine
continued. This picture
gallery offers a selection of photos from some stops on the way from
Zandvoort to Wijk, from a walking-tour through the dunes of Wijk as well
as from the third round of the tournament which we had to leave early
for the journey home.
In the tournament hall: Pea soup on everybody's tongue.
Finally sincere thanks are given to all our hosts, Regina and Bert Corneth
as well as Winifred and Bob van de Velde who enjoyed us by their warm
welcome and their perfect hospitality.
(Photographs: Michael Negele, Andreas Saremba and Guy Van Habberney)