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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop View Post
    Former ACF Secretary, Web Master and Newsletter Editor, PAUL BROEKHUYSE apparently maintained a collection of historic chess magazines or newspaper articles on his now unreachable Net Chess News website. An attempt was made to locate the items in 2010:

    http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....ection-problem


    Does anyone have information about Paul and his collection?
    The Wayback Archive should be useful here.

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    David Barry, Webmaster of the Perth Chess Club, Secretary of CAWA and of the Metropolitan Chess club, has located Paul Broekhuyse’s collection that once graced an older ACF website.

    The Wayback Machine scans web pages over time, creating snapshots of a website that you can retrieve. It began in May 1996. David has provided us with a link to the archived material on the Wayback Machine.

    The collection consists of newspaper articles by Ian Rogers, Peter Parr and Ian Murray between 1999 and 2004. There are also articles by John-Paul Wallace, Andrew Allen and Brett Tindall.

    Paul Broekhuyse?

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    About Paul

    Former ACF Secretary, Web Master and Newsletter Editor, Paul Broekhuyse made an invaluable contribution to Australian Chess over many years.

    His ACF newsletters provide us with a good account of the chess activity of the time as does his collection of newspaper columns described in previous posts.

    About Paul:

    Reporter Sydney: https://www.theaustralian.com.au/aut...l%20Broekhuyse

    On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paul.broekhuyse

    Paul’s Parrot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2DqIBuP50qo

    Chess Columnist: https://www.zoominfo.com/p/Paul-Broekhuyse/526738823

    Illegal Move Wins:
    http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....es-sf-SIO-2009



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    Frank Low

    Frank was the ACF Newsletter editor from 2016 until mid 2020. Previous ACF Newsletter Editors, include Kevin Bonham, Paul Broekhuyse and Graeme Gardiner. The more recent ACF Newsletters have not yet been archived on the ACF web site. Some of them have been posted on the Chess Chat thread below beginning at page 18 of the thread:

    http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....scribe)/page17

    For his services to Chess Journalism, Frank was awarded the Purdy Medal in 2019.

    From Page 22 of the same thread:

    Posted by Kevin Bonham:

    “Just want to give a huge thank you to Frank for his superb efforts over the last four and a half years as editor of the Newsletter. It's been terrific to have such a high quality Newsletter with so much material and I hope someone else is now inspired to have a go!”


    Posted by Frank:

    “NEW EDITOR

    The world has changed the way we work since the advent of COVID-19 while the written word acknowledges no national borders. So it will not surprise that the new editor of the ACF Newsletter is based across the ditch in Auckland. He is the well-known Arbiter Keong Ang [FA 2011, IA 2013] who has in recent years divided his time between New Zealand and Australia.

    Son FM Alphaeus Ang played in the Lidums Young Masters IM Norm Tournament in Adelaide in 2018 and the Australasian Masters IM Norm Tournament in Melbourne in 2019 after winning the New Zealand national sudoku championship at the age of 11 in 2014!

    A great appointment by the Australian Chess Federation!”


    From Jammo:

    “He has a hard act follow .... the previous guy was pretty good!”


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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop View Post
    Former ACF Secretary, Web Master and Newsletter Editor, PAUL BROEKHUYSE apparently maintained a collection of historic chess magazines or newspaper articles on his now unreachable Net Chess News website. An attempt was made to locate the items in 2010:

    http://www.chesschat.org/showthread....ection-problem


    Does anyone have information about Paul and his collection?
    I believe Paul can be reached on facebook.
    https://www.facebook.com/paul.broekhuyse
    Have not chatted to him recently though.
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    Closure of the Hobart Chess Club 1834


    The Hobart Town Courier (Tas. : 1827 - 1839) Fri 8 Aug 1834

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    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...20Chess%20Club


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    Formation of the Sydney Chess Club



    The Sydney Chess Club was formed in February 1872.

    The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912) Sat 3 Feb 1872

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    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...20chess%20club



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    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop View Post

    The Hobart Town Courier (Tas. : 1827 - 1839) Fri 8 Aug 1834

    Interesting. In Neville Ledger's book there is a mention of chess in Hobart in 1832, but no mention of a chess club:

    But 29 years were to pass before the press reported any specific chess activity. On August 3rd 1832 the Hobart Town Courier announced "...that those distinguished players Captain Forster, paymaster of the 63rd. Regiment and Dr. T. B. Wilson (R.N.) ... have agreed to challenge the Colony at a trial of chess"

    Report then goes on to discuss conditions of the challenge.

    The language of the report you quote makes it sound like there was an attempt in 1831-2 to form a club that was unsuccessful. There is another mention in 1844 of players from Sydney challenging Hobart's chess club to a match but in language that makes it unclear whether any formal Hobart club existed; there was a clearly documented Hobart chess club formed in 1854. Hobart chess clubs then existed intermittently for a while - between 1854 and at least 1859, a Workmen's Club in the early 1870s, between 1881-1883, and then a club commenced in 1887 which existed until 1991 (often alongside multiple smaller clubs in particular suburbs/institutions/companies). After the Hobart club closed in 1991, the Sandy Bay chess club was briefly the only active club in Hobart, but in 1994 the Hobart International club formed using equipment from the old Hobart club. In 2002 these two clubs merged to become Hobart International, the "International" name being retained for venue relations reasons until 2016 when the club became the Hobart Chess Club, Inc.
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    It seems that Captain Forster was behind the attempt to form a chess club in Hobart Town in 1832.


    The Colonist and Van Diemen's Land Commercial and Agricultural Advertiser (Hobart Town, Tas. : 1832 - 1834) Fri 20 Jul 1832


    Hobartt own 1932.png

    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...tain%20Forster



    The Hobart Town Courier (Tas. : 1827 - 1839) Fri 3 Aug 1832

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    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...tain%20Forster



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    Chess instruction through the newspaper. Two Chess Clubs in Hobart in the 1870s

    Weekly Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1872 - 1878) Sat 22 Jun 1872
    How to play Chess
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...archTerm=Chess


    Weekly Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1872 - 1878) Sat 17 Aug 1872
    The Hobart Town Working Men’s Club Chess Club
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...0Hobart%20Town


    Weekly Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1872 - 1878) Sat 2 Aug 1873
    Chess in Hobart Town. An account of the City Chess club versus the Workmen’s Chess Club over 8 boards in August 1873.
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...0Hobart%20Town


    Weekly Examiner (Launceston, Tas. : 1872 - 1878) Sat 27 Sep 1873
    A second match City V Workers
    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...0Hobart%20Town

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    Visitors to the Hobart Chess Club.


    Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1862 - 1918, 1935) Sat 26 Jan 1889
    J G Whitton of the Victorian Chess Club visits the Hobart Chess Club.

    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...0Hobart%20Town


    Toowoomba Chronicle and Darling Downs Gazette (Qld. : 1922 - 1933) Fri 24 Dec 1926
    Mr J A R Hirst of Toowoomba Chess club visits Hobart. Hobart Chess Club Hospitality.

    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/a...0Hobart%20Town

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    Interesting article about Kotov visiting QLD in 1963.
    https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/nat...04-p56kox.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by MichaelBaron View Post
    Interesting article about Kotov visiting QLD in 1963.
    https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/nat...04-p56kox.html
    About which I've already posted here. I think it belongs in the Qld thread, as it's focused on a Qld player.

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