Thursday, August 20, 2009

Hyde Park Chess Doco

Here's a good one!

Late last year, ex-Adelaide man Matthew Thistle emailed me about a particular film project that he'd been working on. In fact, I posted about that here. OK, that one hasn't exactly made it to the big screen yet, or the small screen for that matter, but back in 1997 Matthew made a short little doco on the chess life in Sydney's Hyde Park. Below is the wonderful, albeit badly shaped result.

Aah...those were the days. I remember most of the personalities, and some are definitely still around. Parramatta (the Vietnamese guy), for example, still comes along to the Spanish Club, although he seems a bit weaker now and slower. As for other, well, who knows where they are.

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