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FM_Bill
31-05-2008, 12:34 PM
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

Denis_Jessop
01-06-2008, 12:08 PM
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.

DJ

Basil
01-06-2008, 12:14 PM
One of the oldest clubs in the world? A most worthy thread. I hope the contributions to it develop well over time.

ER
01-06-2008, 03:30 PM
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.
Cheers and good luck!

FM_Bill
16-06-2008, 06:44 PM
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

Watto
17-06-2008, 10:12 AM
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...

ElevatorEscapee
19-06-2008, 11:47 PM
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! :)

FM_Bill
08-02-2010, 09:08 PM
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?'.