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Phil Bourke
22-12-2007, 10:21 PM
Hoping that someone may be able to put some pieces together. The pieces I have are that a gentlemen by the name of Kellnor or Kellno or something like that, who was a 'significant' person in NSW Chess history, may have been a former resident of Blayney, may have run a Chess Club in Blayney at some point. I can safely conclude that if the last point is correct that it would have to been in the 60's, early 70's at the latest, or prior to these dates, as earlier research has failed to establish any known history of a Chess Club or similar in Blayney.
Any help or information would be greatly appreciated.

22-12-2007, 10:38 PM
John Kellner, wife was Narelle.
They contributed much to NSW chess.
Both died tragically in 1987.

Bill Gletsos
22-12-2007, 10:44 PM
I assume you mean John V. Kellner who was NSW Junior Champion in 1949, City of Sydney Champion in 1948 and 1955 and NSW Champion in 1954 and 1955.

He was born on the 12th December 1931 in Blayney.

Phil Bourke
22-12-2007, 11:04 PM
Thanks Gentlemen,
Can anyone provide further information as to whether he remained in Blayney? Or is the only connection to Blayney being his birth here?

27-12-2007, 11:05 PM
Anyone have personal recollections to share?

28-12-2007, 07:07 AM
I think I remember it was Narelle Kellner who ran (or largely ran) the Australian Junior championships in Sydney in January 1987. I remember her as a nice lady who put a lot of work in on that occasion.

30-01-2010, 07:02 AM
I knew Narelle Kellner for many years since I was a Junior in Sydney - always was runner up to her. Narelle and John even arranged my billet when I came back to Sydney to play in the Australian Womens. Unfortunately apart from knowing John I did not know much about his chess history. They were very good friends.

08-02-2010, 09:04 PM
John Kellner was a very strong correspondence player. He came 3rd or 5th(?)(can't remember) in the world.

Apparently a visiting GM said he was Australia's most talented player.

He was in the running to win the 1976 Australian championship, after losing his first 2 games. He beat defending champion, Jamieson in a fine game.

Peter Parr would be someone who knew him well.