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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 12:59 am 
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The Ken Whyld Association, to which a few regular posters here belong, needs more members in the UK and Ireland.

This is an international grouping of people interested in chess history and chess literature/ collecting which was founded in 2003 in memory of Ken Whyld.
The homepage is:

http://www.kwabc.org/Homepage-UK/home-english.htm

A meeting is being planned for 13-15 April in Norwich. More details to be made available soon.
Tony Gillam is the coordinator for this region and I am sure he won’t mind this further circulation of his email to local members.

The following are Tony’s words:

The KWA subscription for 2012 is 30 Euros if paid by the end of March. After that it goes up.
I am prepared to pay a single sum for everyone who pays their sub to me by the end of this month. The exchange rate today is a touch over 1.20 Euros to the £ which makes a very convenient sub of £25.
Send me £25 this month and I'll do the rest.
We need to find more members for the KWA because the British Isles is falling behind. The KWA has now 178 members - the figure is steadily climbing and we should have twice our present numbers. Try to help.

I am about to leave for the Netherlands for the KWA meeting at Wijk aan Zee. Back late Tuesday.
Tony Gillam
12 Burton Avenue
Carlton
Nottingham NG4 1PT

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 10:22 pm 
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Dear Dr Harding

I will put this on the BCM website. Maybe I should come along to Norwich-?

James Pratt
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http://www.britishchessmagazine.co.uk/


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 11:11 pm 
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James Pratt wrote:
Dear Dr Harding

I will put this on the BCM website. Maybe I should come along to Norwich-?

James Pratt
BCM ET

http://www.britishchessmagazine.co.uk/


Publicity for the KWA in BCM would be welcome no doubt.

Committee members are meeting in Wijk aan Zee this weekend to decide the programme and you can contact Tony Gillam when he gets back.

According to Michael Negele in an email to me recently, the gathering will probably start on the afternoon of Friday 13 April with some talks by members on topics in chess history and chess literature. I expect that there will be a book sale/exchange on the Saturday and more talks. (I expect to give one about my forthcoming book "Eminent Victorian Chess Players.")

Norwich was one of the earliest towns in England to have a chess club so I hope we shall hear something new on that front.

An excursion to Bletchley Park is envisaged for the Sunday before overseas visitors fly home.

I think the venue for the meeting is not settled yet. Dr Negele told me he plans to visit Norwich early next month to set up things like accommodation arrangements.

That's all I know at present.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:50 pm 
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http://video.pbs.org/video/1899638344/ Is a link to an interesting old chess table on an antiques roadshow.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:42 pm 
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Tim Harding wrote:
Committee members are meeting in Wijk aan Zee this weekend to decide the programme and you can contact Tony Gillam when he gets back.

According to Michael Negele in an email to me recently, the gathering will probably start on the afternoon of Friday 13 April with some talks by members on topics in chess history and chess literature. I expect that there will be a book sale/exchange on the Saturday and more talks. (I expect to give one about my forthcoming book "Eminent Victorian Chess Players.")


I posted recently in a thread where there has been a list published on the ECF website of County Championship winners. What I was wondering was whether anyone from the ECF was intending to go to this meeting to see whether they (the ECF) could improve their archival policy (if they have one)? It might be the wrong way to approach this, but would those researching chess history have any advice on what sort of details the ECF should be publishing, and where, for current and future chess historians? Is the current information being published as good as what was published in the past, or not?


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