A chess man came travelling ...

Michael Negele's chess tours
in the 2nd half of 2015 - Part II

The second part of Michael’s chess tours focuses on the CCI meeting in Trier ...

Meeting of the German Section of CCI
on 6-8 November in Trier

Trier, the Augusta Treverorum of the old Romans, claims to be the oldest town of Germany, and it is also the birthplace of our chess traveller Michael Negele - there he has grown up and has become a member of the long-established local chess club SG Trier 1877 in his youth. So it is no wonder that Michael hasn't missed the chance not only to attend the meeting, but also to give once more one of his most entertaining lectures, naturally this time with many references to his hometown. 

As customary, the meeting had been perfectly prepared and organized by the current German CCI chairman Wolfgang Angerstein and the former chairman Thomas Thomsen, and besides a series of promising lectures an excursion to Luxemburg was on the programme for paying a visit to the home of CCI member Reinhard Egert who owns a fascinating collection of chess sets. Nicholas Lanier has already published a detailed report on the whole event, so I will confine myself to give a selection of photos.



The venue of the meeting



Thomas Thomsen and Wolfgang Angersteins welcome the attendees
- only 46 this time, much less than in Weimar the year before.



Franz Josef Lang with an appeal for strategies to find new and especially younger members,
in view of the very unfavourable age distribution of the CCI. A problem which is
- to a lesser degree - also extant in the KWF&A.



Patrice Plain, CCI president France, announces the next World CCI Congress
which will be held in Paris in May 2016.



Marcus Pilz reported on the state of research as to the
medieval chess pieces made of rock crystal.



Michael Negele gave a lecture aptly titled "The Mess with Marx
and some other Trier Chess Gossip", combined with some chess questions 
to the auditorium - we can offer here his presentation slides as PDF (3.7 MB).
(Karl Marx [1818-1883] was a son of Trier!)



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