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    ACF Bulletin No 69 June 2000.

    Graeme Gardiner, ACF President

    WORLD SCHOOLS INTERNET TEAMS CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP
    Churchie defeats George Washington School.

    JOHN VAN MANEN - OBITUARY


    http://auschess.org.au/wp-content/up...09/acfb069.htm



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    Hunt for “Gossip”

    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop View Post
    John van Manen and Bob Meadley’s reference book,
    The Chess Literature of Australia and New Zealand
    suggests that one A. G Somerville was Gossip.

    “Gossip
    Chess column: 07/09/1927-17/11/1930
    Editor: Somerville, A.G”

    According to Bob, A. G is more associated with chess in Adelaide rather than Brisbane.

    Whoever was "Gossip" is likely to have been on the CAQ Council at some stage since the column has a lot of references to the Council.
    I have not come across a reference to A. G in the many lists of CAQ Council members.

    Bob and Norma Meadley have been able to determine that the entry cited in:

    “The chess literature of Australia and New Zealand by John van Manen Updated to June 2009 by Bob Meadley and Paul Dunn".

    “Gossip
    Chess column: 07/09/1927-17/11/1930
    Editor: Somerville, A.G”

    is accurate, but does not refer to “Gossip” of the Brisbane Telegraph chess column 1925 – 1930.
    “My research in JvM's files and his letter 4/10/1983 gave the attached which was a letter sent to the State Library of Victoria. It appears that 'Gossip' of Brisbane is quite different to the Chess Column in the 'Gossip' magazine (Adelaide).”
    That chess column was written by one Arch Somerville in the magazine “Gossip” produced in South Australia from January 1924 to October 1931.

    Great detective work, Bob and Norma!
    Last edited by blackbishop; 29-07-2020 at 02:13 PM.

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