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Edwin Malitis Memorial Begins!

posted 15 Jul 2013, 18:04 by Paul Cavezza   [ updated 15 Jul 2013, 18:04 by simon dale ]

Yesterday saw the beginning of the Edwin Malitis Memorial, named in honour of a man who gave a great deal of himself to chess and to the MCC. Club treasurer for a record 47 years, Malitis is a central pillar in the history of the MCC. Excerpts from former MCC President Justice Robert Brooking's history of the club paint a wonderful picture: 

Chapter 18: Roll of Honour

Edwin (“Eddie”) Malitis, Life Member, was another strong Latvian player who won the Club Championship. He was President in 1972 and 1973. A firm but friendly and modest man, he is remembered for his tireless work as Treasurer for 47 years, a record that will certainly never be broken. He insisted on proper financial management. He stayed with the Club in good times and in bad and is more than any other person responsible for its survival. An International Arbiter, he directed play in innumerable tournaments. He interested himself in literally all aspects of our activities. A plaque put up in 1992 names him as one of the four pillars of the Club, but he might better be described as the keystone of its arch. He was awarded the Koshnitzky Medal. He died in 2007, and many of us gathered at his funeral. As was said of a very famous man centuries ago, If you seek his monument, look around you.


Edwin Malitis in the Club’s Centenary Tournament


See Also: Chapter 6, "Our Own Building" and Chapter 10: "The Latvian Legacy"



Round 1 Results:

1 Dale, Finley 1765 1662 [0] 0:1 Rujevic, Mirko 2188 2254 [0] 2 Pyke, Malcolm L 2128 2145 [0] 1:0 Chew, Jason 1757 1695 [0] 3 Cameron, James 1744 1769 [0] 1:0 Hua, George 2016 1951 [0] 4 Lacey, David 1962 1924 [0] 1:0 Kaplan, Alex 1690 1605 [0] 5 Beckman, John 1683 1647 [0] 1:0 Puccini, Jack 1957 1932 [0] 6 Kalisch, Thomas 1918 1809 [0] 1:0 McCart, Roger 1677 1533 [0] 7 Dobos, Daniel 1633 1419 [0] 1:0 Voon, Richard 1883 1832 [0] 8 Hain, Anthony 1871 1789 [0] ½:½ Yang, Ray 1618 1433 [0] 9 Krishnamurthy, Mukesh 1597 1287 [0] 1:0 Fry, Peter 1866 1815 [0] 10 Kovacevic, Paul 1862 1827 [0] 1:0 Kolak, Tanya 1444 1291 [0] 11 Bhagwat, Dinesh 1397 [0] 0:1 McCart, Richard 1841 1768 [0] 12 Bekker, Gary D 1837 1750 [0] 1:0 Mascunano, Juan [0] 13 Shah, Tej [0] ½:½ Papadinis, Jim 1837 1730 [0] 14 Penrose, Justin 1991 1946 [0] ½:½ BYE 15 Esteve Vivas, Jordi 1873 [0] ½:½ BYE


Entries welcome for round 2 and 3 via: Contact Grant Szuveges 0401-925-075 or grantszuveges@gmail.com or Kerry Stead: kerry.stead@bigpond.com
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