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    Smile History of the Melbourne chess club

    I've just uploaded a web version of "Care for a game? The story of the
    Melbourne Chess Club" by Robert Brooking at http://home.vicnet.net.au/~chessmel/history.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM_Bill
    I've just uploaded a web version of "Care for a game? The story of the
    Melbourne Chess Club" by Robert Brooking at http://home.vicnet.net.au/~chessmel/history.html
    Thanks, Bill. I'll read it with interest. I was on the VCA Committee in the years when it shared premises with the MCC (I left Melbourne to return to Canberra in 1968). Bob Brooking was also a law tutor to me and others at Ormond College (Melbourne University) in the mid-1950s.

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    One of the oldest clubs in the world? A most worthy thread. I hope the contributions to it develop well over time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FM_Bill
    I've just uploaded a web version of "Care for a game? The story of the
    Melbourne Chess Club" by Robert Brooking at http://home.vicnet.net.au/~chessmel/history.html
    Which reminds me of having my copy of "Care For A Game", - bought during my first ever visit at the Club in the '80s, signed by Bob.
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    Smile pictures added

    I've just added some scanned pictures and photos,
    plus improved the presentation of the story of the
    melbourne chess club at

    http://home.vicnet.net.au/~chessmel/history.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM_Bill
    I've just added some scanned pictures and photos,
    plus improved the presentation of the story of the
    melbourne chess club at

    http://home.vicnet.net.au/~chessmel/history.html
    The scanned pics and photos are great. All very interesting...

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    Thumbs up Great job FM Bill!

    Terrific work FM Bill - those scans look great! (and is it my imagination, or are there more pics scanned than printed in the original Brooking booklet? ).

    You have given me a rather nice idea regarding preservation of some of the older chess publications I have in my collection by scanning them to pdf files. (At the moment I am wondering as to whether the copyright issue might rear its head).

    In any case, very good work by you that is well done and greatly appreciated by myself as a chess fan, and by those who otherwise would never have had a chance to read the booklet... (even if they haven't read it yet!) Thank you!
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    Smile

    Bob Brooking has recently started on an update to 'care for a game'.
    i.e. the history of the club since he wrote 'Care for a game?'.
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