Again a goodly group of KWA members visited this year’s November auction in Brunswick. We can offer a short abstract and a bundle of photos.

Our chairman Guy Van Habberney has briefly summarized the event:

On Friday, November 23, the KWA held a small informal meeting at the Klittich auction house. As usual, this event was preceded by the traditional reception offered by the Klittich family.

Guy Van Habberney and Michael Negele gave a short overview of upcoming events (Wijk aan Zee, Cracow, annual meeting - still to be determined), the planned incorporation of the KWA as a legal entity and the publication projects.

After that, the floor was given to Andreas Saremba, who gave the audience an update on the KWA database project.  In an effort to get a greater participation to this project, Andreas had even produced 7 exclusive ‘New Gaige’ booklets for the more active participants in the project.  One cannot think of a better carrot for collectors.

The fact that his lecture was attended by mostly German and Dutch members, especially those groups whose participation in this project is sorely lacking, may give some additional hope for a greater momentum in the database project.

As is traditional, the evening was concluded with a nice no-host dinner at the nearby Al Duomo restaurant.  From the pictures taken there, it is very obvious that a good time was had by all!


Below we offer a selection of photographs, provided (incl. the captions) by Michael Negele.
By the way, the members Bernd Segebarth and Hanspeter Suwe are not shown in the pictures as they didn’t take part in the dinner or were only present on Saturday.


"Bügelkatze" in the front garden of Theaterwall 17,
not a new KWA member!
(click picture to enlarge detail)



The long row of previewing members, you can spot Guy Van Habberney,
Per Skjoldager, Karl Klittich, Wolfgang Pähtz and Matthias Limberg.



Hans-Jürgen Fresen and Anderas Saremba engrossed in a conversation
in front of plenty of chess graphics on the wall.



Jurgen Stigter with a new T-shirt (the Lund Chess Academy)
and Bob van der Velde.



Guy Van Habberney, Rob Spaans, Günter Büsing, Jan Clementsson
and Michael Negele.



Roger Klittich speaks some introductory words on
Andreas Saremba’s talk "The New Gaige".





Andreas talked in German, but fortunately he moderated his "flow of words".





In eager anticipation: Per Skjoldager, Calle Erlandsson, Jurgen Stigter,
Bob van de Velde (behind) ...



Guy Van Habberney, Andreas Saremba, Roger Klittich



bernd ellinghoven, Matthias Limberg, Hans-Jürgen Fresen






Karl Klittich and his auction team, their "grand entrance" was still imminent.



A quite happy chairman at handing over Per Skjoldager’s and
Jørn Erik Nielsen's Nimzowitsch book
(numbered and with a dedication).






Bernd Schneider and Karl Klittich.
The book is a bound edition of Harrie Grondijs’ lecture
(Die Fehler vom Kalabrier und ihre Geschichte),
this evening it was "auctioned off" for 50 EUR.



A load of expertise in problem chess: bernd ellinghoven (who was not so happy
with the modality of the auction) and Günter Büsing, deputy chairman
of the "Schwalbe". The stitched edition brought 30 EUR.



Siv Ewert with her husband Stellan Persson and Guy Van Habberney.



Michael Negele with Siv Ewert



Per Skjoldager signing the Nimzowitsch biography.



After the dinner also Knud Lysdal turned up (here with Bernd Schneider),
he preferred knuckle ("Haxe") to Italian food.



Looking back on the 63rd auction in its final stage
– arguably at auctioning the DSZ.



You may view additional 16 photos in this gallery.






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