Persons celebrating an Anniversary in October 2009

Only three birthdays have to be considered this month: Our well-known Swiss member Alex Crisovan had his special day on October 2nd, he could look back on full nine decades of his life. In our last year’s column he was still present with two photos, in the meantime he has also been included (like numerous other Swiss chess personalities) in Richard Forster’s admirable commemorative publication 200 Jahre Schach-Gesellschaft Zürich appearing there with a short biography, an additional photo and a nice short game (p. 245f.). In his home country his 90th birthday hasn’t been forgotten as well, in her problem column of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung (October 3rd) Odette Vollenweider has briefly appreciated his merits in Swiss chess while Josef Kupper has contributed a dedication problem (No 4940):
NZZ Oct. 3. 2009 (pdf file).

Tony Peterson followed only one day later, our English member celebrated the completion of half a century on the 3rd of October. His chess antiquarian bookshop, established 1993, is a rich source of rare and out-of-print items, you may visit his recently updated web site
The recent photo below shows Tony in his bookroom.

Our last greetings go again to the British Isles where our Welsh member Leonard Skinner celebrated his 81st birthday on October 29th. We didn’t hear of him any more for some time but we hope he is still in the best of health and will be a member of our association for still a long time.


PS: You will find all previous birthday greetings in our archives!