Harry Golombek games

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Re: Harry Golombek games

Post by E Michael White » Thu May 28, 2020 11:10 am

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 10:55 am
He wet onand on about ho they had mangled his chewss column that day
Are these typos or are you experimenting with humour again?

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Re: Harry Golombek games

Post by Richard James » Thu May 28, 2020 11:22 am

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 10:55 am
Here is a bombshell for many of you. Harry was married, very late in his life. I didn't even find out until some time after his death.
An even bigger bombshell - he had a son, Oliver Golombek Judkins, born in 1992.

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Re: Harry Golombek games

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Thu May 28, 2020 12:31 pm

"An even bigger bombshell - he had a son, Oliver Golombek Judkins, born in 1992."

who is a vet in Somerset.

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Re: Harry Golombek games

Post by John Upham » Thu May 28, 2020 12:59 pm

Simon Rogers wrote:
Wed May 27, 2020 10:16 pm
I didn't realise Harry was an arbiter aswell. Clearly a man of many talents.
The term "arbiter" did not enter common usage until 197? (someone please help me out).

The title until then was BCF Judge or FIDE Judge as appropriate.
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Re: Harry Golombek games

Post by John Upham » Thu May 28, 2020 1:15 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Thu May 28, 2020 10:55 am
Here is a bombshell for many of you. Harry was marrie, very late in his life. I didn't even fin out until some time after his death.
It was not a bombshell for myself or RJ.

See https://britishchessnews.com/2020/01/07 ... 07-i-1995/ for details
Harry’s parents were Barnett (Berl) Golombek (Golabek) (1878-1943) and Emma Sendak (1883-1967).

Harry married his long time nurse, Noel Frances Judkins (1941 – 2011) in January 1988 and they had (born in 1992) one son : Oliver Golombek-Judkins who is a successful Somerset based veterinary surgeon.
These details are currently absent from HGs wikipedia entry.
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Re: Harry Golombek games

Post by Stewart Reuben » Thu May 28, 2020 2:54 pm

E Michael >Are these typos or are you experimenting with humour again?

NO, TYPOS. when you have a choice between cock-up and conpiracy, it is nearly always the former.

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Re: Harry Golombek games

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Thu May 28, 2020 3:11 pm

So his wife became a mother at over the age of 50, that's pretty rare even in these IVF-assisted days.
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Re: Harry Golombek games

Post by Simon Rogers » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:10 pm

There are lots of interesting information about Harry Golombek that I am reading here which I didn't know. Keep on posting.

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Re: Harry Golombek games

Post by Stewart Reuben » Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:28 pm

Simon. Harry's ashes were scattered outside the Falaise Hall in Hastings. That is where the congress used to be held.
It is now held at Hortnye Park, There are two benches outside the venue, one commemorating Harry and the other his great friend W Ritson-Morry.

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Re: Harry Golombek games

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:29 pm

"It is now held at Hortnye Park"

I think that's Horntye - Stewart's keyboard is playing tricks again.

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Re: Harry Golombek games

Post by John Upham » Tue Jun 02, 2020 10:35 pm

Stewart Reuben wrote:
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:28 pm
Simon. Harry's ashes were scattered outside the Falaise Hall in Hastings. That is where the congress used to be held.
It is now held at Hortnye Park, There are two benches outside the venue, one commemorating Harry and the other his great friend W Ritson-Morry.
For those who have not seen them we have :


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Wiilliam Ritson Morry memorial bench
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Harry Golombek memorial bench
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n.b. It is incorrect to hyphenate William Ritson Morry but it is common to see it hyphenated.

Note that the screws have been correctly aligned so that the slots are vertical. Hopefully, the reason is obvious to all and sundry.
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Re: Harry Golombek games

Post by Geoff Chandler » Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:35 pm

Harry also has a memorial bench St Giles Churchyard, Chalfont St Giles in Bucks.


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it mentions him being a code breaker and chess journalist.

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Re: Harry Golombek games

Post by Mike Gunn » Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:01 pm

Screw alignment: because this is the correct way to align one's knights on a chessboard?

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Re: Harry Golombek games

Post by John Upham » Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:40 pm

Mike Gunn wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:01 pm
Screw alignment: because this is the correct way to align one's knights on a chessboard?
Mike.

As you can see from GCs images, if you use the wrong screws then water does not drain from them and they corrrode. Using steel Philips headed screws outdoors is not advisabe.

It is well known that Rolls Royce and Bentley were meticulous in their screw alignment.
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Re: Harry Golombek games

Post by Graham Borrowdale » Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:29 pm

John Upham wrote:
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:40 pm
It is well known that Rolls Royce and Bentley were meticulous in their screw alignment.
Well, you learn something new every day! Hopefully they are still being meticulous, but hopefully not using steel cross-head screws to hold their cars together.

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