Tim Harding is looking for old BCCA publications - help required!

At the moment Tim Harding is trying to trace copies of some old publications of the B.C.C.A. (British Correspondence Chess Association). After having largely exhausted his own possibilities (Cleveland library, The Hague online catalogue, British Library, ...) he makes now a request for help to our members giving this document (doc-file) with missing items.
The 1954 and 1957 yearbooks have been found meanwhile so they can be crossed off the missing list; the missing items seem to be all from before 1939 now.
Tim Harding can provide more details if needed, please mail to

Article on Holthaus by H.-J. Fresen now published

Hans-Jürgen Fresen has already reported on Peter Heinrich Holthaus and his chess books at our last general meeting in Amsterdam, his contribution has now been published in form of an article, included in the book of the Schwelm club for local history below. A nearly identical version came out only slightly later in Kaissiber 22.

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General Meeting at Amsterdam

Amsterdam is worth a visit ... (Report by Michael Negele)

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† Papst Johannes Paul II

On the occasion of the decease of Pope John Paul II we would like to point to the following online article by Tomasz Lissowski: No Chess in Vatican

125 years "Vereinigte SG 1880 Offenbach"

  • Leaflet (agenda / invitation)
  • Outline of the history (in German only)