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auriga
14-01-2005, 09:19 AM
attached are some photos from aus open in mt buller.

auriga
14-01-2005, 11:17 AM
...here's a few more pictures.
one of arlandi (leader for bit of tournament) and george xie.
give bit of an impression of surroundings, etc.

btw. these are in public domain so any webmasters,
club newsletter editors, etc. can use them.

(if you're in the pictures or don't want them on the net
let me know and i can delete).

Libby
14-01-2005, 11:21 AM
...here's a few more pictures.
one of arlandi (leader for bit of tournament) and george xie.
give bit of an impression of surroundings, etc.

btw. these are in public domain so any webmasters,
club newsletter editors, etc. can use them.

(if you're in the pictures or don't want them on the net
let me know and i can delete).

Nobody posed with the polar bear? Very popular photo opportunity with the Curtin girls at the Schools Champs :)

Nice to see some pics - thanks - you get quite firm ideas in your mind using only the name, nationality & chess interest as a guide.

Bill Gletsos
14-01-2005, 11:43 AM
Nobody posed with the polar bear? Very popular photo opportunity with the Curtin girls at the Schools Champs :)

Nice to see some pics - thanks - you get quite firm ideas in your mind using only the name, nationality & chess interest as a guide.
I was told the bear was strictly off limits.

bobby1972
14-01-2005, 12:51 PM
off limits my little son was all over it ,man he loved it and so did i,what a bear
was it real ?

Bill Gletsos
14-01-2005, 12:54 PM
off limits my little son was all over it ,man he loved it and so did i,
Well according to an organiser it was supposed to be stictly off limits.
Maybe your son was just lucky. ;)


what a bear
was it real ?
I was told that Grollo owns it and it is real.

bobby1972
14-01-2005, 12:58 PM
thanks bill

Libby
14-01-2005, 01:02 PM
I was told the bear was strictly off limits.

Libby quickly deletes photographic evidence to the contrary ...

Denis_Jessop
14-01-2005, 02:38 PM
I was told the bear was strictly off limits.


There's absolutely no doubt that the bear is off limits and is real. On the second point there is a notice hanging around its neck explaining that no bears were harmed in the killing of this bear and all the appropriate rites were observed such as premission from the Canadian Government to export it. On the first point George told me that anyone who touches the bear dies :evil: and any Grollo employee who does so gets the sack (and presumably dies as well):(. He didn't tell the juniors that for a fairly obvious reason but did announce at the opening of the Aus Juniors that the bear must not be touched. Oddly, Mr Grollo hasn't had a "Don't touch" notice put near the bear though thousands of people must pass it in the winter.

Denis Jessop

Libby
14-01-2005, 05:09 PM
Oddly, Mr Grollo hasn't had a "Don't touch" notice put near the bear though thousands of people must pass it in the winter.

Denis Jessop

Very sensible when children are involved. "Don't touch" is an invitation to every child to do just that. Parents rule of thumb - don't want it touched, put it in the cupboard, lock cupboard and shift heavy furniture to block access.

Can also hide such objects behind other items of no interest to children - fruit bowls, toothbrushes, dust cloths, "educational" software, G rated movies and thank you cards addressed to their parents. :wall:

Paul S
15-01-2005, 12:06 AM
These pics are good. Well done to Quanta for showing the initiative to post them.

Why the Mt Buller organisers cannot be bothered to send pics (and regular up to date reports) to Karthick to post on the official Mt Buller website is beyond my comprehension.

Anyway, well done, Quanta!

P.S. Maybe its just the way the pics came out, but it looks to me as though that (given the background scenery in the pics) that the chess games at Mt Buller were played in an attic or a garage!