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    Peter smark...

    Who is he or who was he?

    In a book bought a few days ago, there was a newspaper article - app. in A4-size - from around 1975 I presume. The headline was WHATEVER HAPPENED TO BOBBY?

    Which newspaper did Peter Smark write for? It seems like that he wrote from Pasadena.

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    In 1982 he was writing for the Age not sure about earlier.

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    I haven't heard that name in a while! He was a SMH/Age reporter/raconteur, who I remember reading when I used to read the hardcopy version of the SMH many years ago.

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    Judging from the second paragraph the article has to come from c.1978 as it seems to have been written while the Karpov-Korchnoi wch match was in progress. I did some searches on Trove but couldn't locate it.
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    The reference to a US Zonal in "June this year" places the article certainly in the latter half of 1978. The US Zonal, which doubled as the US Champs, was held in Pasadena, June 4-26 1978.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    The reference to a US Zonal in "June this year" places the article certainly in the latter half of 1978. The US Zonal, which doubled as the US Champs, was held in Pasadena, June 4-26 1978.
    I would say pre 18 October, 1972 since the wording of para 2 indicates that the wch match had almost certainly not concluded.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rincewind View Post
    I would say pre 18 October, 1972 since the wording of para 2 indicates that the wch match had almost certainly not concluded.
    I assume you mean 1978. I was thinking the start date of the match might narrow the date further but it doesn't really as the match went for three months in those days! (July 18-October 18)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin Bonham View Post
    I assume you mean 1978. I was thinking the start date of the match might narrow the date further but it doesn't really as the match went for three months in those days! (July 18-October 18)
    Yes 1978 as per post #5.
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    There is a note in Wikipedia that Peter Smark won the Graeme Perkin Australian Journalist of the Year Award for 1983 as an "Age" journalist. I recall his name but didn't see much of his writing. Alan Ramsey ("A Matter of Opinion", Allen & Unwin 2009) mentions him as an SMH writer also.

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