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george
25-05-2012, 10:23 PM
2003

A pix from years ago - one for the purists!

Laserlite
25-05-2012, 10:39 PM
2003

A pix from years ago - one for the purists!
2 Great pics
4 Great legends

and who was on board 1 ? :)

machomortensen
26-05-2012, 12:47 AM
@ George

Wonderful pictures. A pleasure to watch.

AlexDavies
26-05-2012, 12:05 PM
2 Great pics
4 Great legends

and who was on board 1 ? :)
In 1980, West-Jamieson was on board 3 in round 7. This section in "Australian Chess: Into the Eighties" begins with Guy's famous full-page reflective sunglasses pic (not necessarily taken in round 7). Anyway, Darryl has shorter hair in this book, so it looks like it's round 8 of the 1978 Australian Championship, won by Jammo in a playoff over Shaw and Fuller. Rogers-Johansen (http://chesstempo.com/gamedb/game/274001) went 1. c4 e5 2. Nc3 Nc6 3. Nf3 g6 4. d4 f6 & 1-0 in 25, and West-Jamieson (http://chesstempo.com/gamedb/game/2566893) was a slightly longer perpetual check after opposite-side pawn storms.

I think board 1 must have been Shaw-J. Purdy (http://chesstempo.com/gamedb/game/1787902) (draw in 74), since Jammo was on 5.5/7, and Purdy seems like the only player who could have been ranked ahead of him. Purdy was on a 4.5/5 run, including a win in round 6 (http://chesstempo.com/gamedb/game/2436130) (after Jamieson hung a bishop with check in an apparently unlosable position) and a draw with Fuller in round 7 (http://chesstempo.com/gamedb/game/2437733). However, I'm not sure what happened in Purdy's first two games, since not all the games are in Ozbase (http://ozbase.paxmans.net).

Anyway, Jammo wrote a book on the tournament if anyone wants more details :)

William AS
26-05-2012, 01:35 PM
2 Great pics
4 Great legends

and who was on board 1 ? :)
The pictures were taken at the 1982-3 Australian Championship held at Myers in Melbourne. Not sure which round.

Denis_Jessop
26-05-2012, 01:55 PM
The pictures were taken at the 1982-3 Australian Championship held at Myers in Melbourne. Not sure which round.

If the games were from the 1981-82 Myers Australian Championship, the Jammo game was from round 9 and the Rogers game from round 8. It seems likely as the colours and table numbers match.

DJ

george
26-05-2012, 05:34 PM
Hi All,

Bill should know as the pictures were retrieved from the SACA photo bank.

Denis_Jessop
26-05-2012, 08:38 PM
Hi All,

Bill should know as the pictures were retrieved from the SACA photo bank.

That may be but there was no Australian Championship held in 1982-83. The Myers Australian Championship was held in 1981-82. The 1983 event was an open of which there may be no (or insufficient) records as there is nothing about it on Ozbase.

DJ

george
26-05-2012, 09:20 PM
Denis are you saying William AS could be wrong - wash your mouth out with soap he is never wrong:D !

Denis_Jessop
28-05-2012, 05:21 PM
Denis are you saying William AS could be wrong - wash your mouth out with soap he is never wrong:D !

George: I rarely use soap in these days of gels but I'll gladly wash it out with whisky. :lol:

DJ

george
31-05-2012, 11:51 PM
2008

Ok Dennis the front 6 from left to right.

Max Illingworth
01-06-2012, 12:02 PM
Answer in white text.

Ian Rogers; Robert Jamieson; Terrey Shaw; Max Fuller; Michael Woodhams; Phillip Viner.

William AS
01-06-2012, 12:33 PM
Answer in white text.
Close Max, but the second from the right does not look like Phil Viner unless he was diguised in drag. ;) :eek: :lol:

george
01-06-2012, 02:18 PM
2010

This is what Phil Viner looked like at that time.

Rincewind
01-06-2012, 02:29 PM
Please note Max was positing Phil Viner was the rightmost; not second from the right. But I'm guessing Michael Woodhams would not be flattered by the guess either.

george
01-06-2012, 03:11 PM
Hi Rincewind,

Yes dangerous business this guessing what you think folks looked like 30 years ago.

I hope when i finish this series - a long way to go i dont get lynched:D .

george
01-06-2012, 03:17 PM
2011

Ok here is a great picture of a very debonaire Guy West - girls eat your hearts out:D .

Max Illingworth
01-06-2012, 03:31 PM
Are the last two Pope and Hjorth?

george
01-06-2012, 03:32 PM
William AS

Can you answer Max's enquiry about persons 5 + 6 . I believe he is correct but defer to your judgement.

george
01-06-2012, 03:38 PM
Hi Max,

Rincewind believes the rightmost person is Michael Woodhams we await William AS judgement or anyone else who believes they know.

jammo
01-06-2012, 04:40 PM
Hi Max,

Rincewind believes the rightmost person is Michael Woodhams we await William AS judgement or anyone else who believes they know.

Fuller is no.6 and Lynda Pope no.5.

Rincewind
01-06-2012, 04:40 PM
Rincewind believes the rightmost person is Michael Woodhams we await William AS judgement or anyone else who believes they know.

Hi George I have no opinion on who the rightmost person is I was just pointing out that both you and William both seem to have misrepresented Max's position. Max's guess was that the last person was Phil and the next to last person was Michael. This should be made clear by reviewing Max's original guess.

george
01-06-2012, 04:50 PM
Hi Rince,

OK perhaps just best to post pix.

george
01-06-2012, 04:52 PM
2012

Doug Hamilton 1984

William AS
01-06-2012, 04:56 PM
Hi Max,

Rincewind believes the rightmost person is Michael Woodhams we await William AS judgement or anyone else who believes they know.
The names of the players in order from left to right is almost certainly ---
Rogers, Jamieson, Shaw, Woodhams, Pope and Fuller.
My question is - when and where was the picture taken??
Clue - when would those players all have been together at the one time? ;)

Denis_Jessop
01-06-2012, 05:28 PM
George

Since you asked me, I can confess that I was sure only about the first three (Rogers, Jamieson and Shaw).

DJ

Denis_Jessop
01-06-2012, 05:35 PM
2011

Ok here is a great picture of a very debonaire Guy West - girls eat your hearts out:D .

He's so debonaire that he almost looks like Jammo :)

DJ

Garrett
01-06-2012, 05:39 PM
I never get dressed up like that to play chess.

I hope it's just because he skipped out on a wedding or a funeral.....

george
01-06-2012, 06:37 PM
2013

Peter Parr 1984

george
01-06-2012, 06:46 PM
2014

Eddy Levi 1984

george
02-06-2012, 04:07 PM
2016

Max Fuller

george
02-06-2012, 10:51 PM
2017

Aleksander Wohl 1984

William AS
03-06-2012, 09:01 PM
I thought that if George was going to post some modern photo's I would add one of Lucius Endzelins that is a little older. ;)

george
04-06-2012, 07:48 PM
2019

Christopher Depasquale 1984

george
04-06-2012, 10:04 PM
2020

Cathy Rogers

This photograph ends published series of famous chess players of the past!

Basil
05-06-2012, 04:31 AM
Great series, George. Inspired final choice, Carry on!

machomortensen
06-06-2012, 06:06 AM
Yes, great pictures.

george
09-06-2012, 01:18 PM
Hi All,

All the pictures which were shown on this thread were originally taken by William (Bill) Anderson Smith SACA's tournament director for the last thousand years.

Thx BILL:clap: !

William AS
11-06-2012, 11:05 PM
This is what Ian Rogers looked like in 1984.

William AS
11-06-2012, 11:11 PM
Australia's first Chess Champion Henry Charlick pictured in 1898.
I know I have been an official of SACA for a thousand years but I did not take this photo! :D

GrahamClayton
26-12-2013, 10:47 AM
A 19-year old Max Fuller in 1964:

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Source: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/obituaries/chess-prodigy-did-his-own-tour-of-duty-20131017-2vpb3.html

antichrist
26-12-2013, 11:27 PM
Australia's first Chess Champion Henry Charlick pictured in 1898.
I know I have been an official of SACA for a thousand years but I did not take this photo! :D

And back in those days they did not have electric clippers

MichaelBaron
06-01-2014, 02:24 PM
Nostalgic :(

blackbishop
28-05-2021, 08:24 AM
C.J.S Purdy Champion of NSW and former champion of New Zealand with
Gary Koshnitsky champion of Queensland.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/38875110?searchTerm=chess%20congress

Group Photo 1929




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blackbishop
29-05-2021, 08:23 AM
Doug Hamilton after winning the 1967 Australian Championships in Brisbane.

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/131657597?searchTerm=Chess%20Championships

The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Mon 29 May 1967



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blackbishop
30-05-2021, 07:27 AM
Spencer Crakanthorp won the Australian Championship in Perth in 1929 ahead of Koshnitsky and Cecil Purdy, his future son-in-law.


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blackbishop
30-05-2021, 07:49 AM
From the New Zealand Chess Magazine, via the Evening Star, on Koshnitsky’s New Zealand tour in 1938.

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http://newzealandchess.co.nz/nzchessmag/pdfs/1938-08.pdf

blackbishop
31-05-2021, 07:08 AM
John Purdy, winner of the 1955 Australian Chess Championships in Perth

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/59700089?searchTerm=Chess%20John%20Purdy
Sunday Times (Perth, WA : 1902 - 1954) Sun 9 Jan 1955


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