SIXTH WESTERN HEMISPHERE CCI MEETING
Friday, May 22 to Sunday, May 24, 2009
PRINCETON, NEW JERSEY
The Sixth Western Hemisphere CCI meeting will be held on the Memorial Day weekend, May 22-24, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency (Princeton NJ) Hotel
SPECIAL HOTEL RATES OF $129 PER NIGHT ARE BEING HELD FOR US UNTIL 4/12/09. To obtain your special room rate, be sure to indicate that you are part of the Chess Collectors International Group. You can reserve rooms by calling 609 987 1234, or 800 233 1234.
Highlights of this meeting will be the viewing of a fantastic collection of old ivory, wood and bone playing chess sets of the 1800's which are part of the extraordinary Crumiller collection, along with viewing the outstanding eclectic Raphaelli chess collection and a visit to the legendary antique chess book collection of the Princeton University Library. As usual, we will have the opportunity to acquire new chess sets at our largest ever "chess fair". Included in this years "chess fair" will be a number of ivory chess sets which can no longer be sold or purchased on Ebay.
Our program will start with registration on Friday, May 22, 2009, from 3 to 7 PM, and a get together "welcome" dinner at the hotel. Saturday's program which will start at 9 AM will include lunch at a Princeton restaurant as well as our banquet dinner followed by a program at The Comedy Club of the Hyatt Regency Hotel. The chess fair will take place on Sunday morning followed by a farewell brunch at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
Any one interested in presenting a 20 minute seminar, or paper of interest to your fellow CCI members should contact Bernice Sarisohn at 631 543 1330, or email Lichess@aol.com, before March 2, 2009.
Attendance fee for members and their families will be $175 per person. Non members fee will be $200 per person. Attendance fee will include Saturday lunch and dinner, Comedy Club admission as well as Sunday brunch and all bus transportation. The above fees will be good for those who register prior to May 1, 2009. Registrations after May 1, 2009 will incur a $25 per person surcharge. Cancellations prior to May 1st will get a full refund. Cancellations after May 1, 2009, will allow for a $100 per person refund. Cancellations after May 15th, may not be eligible for a refund.
REGISTRATION FEES ARE PAYABLE TO 'CCI' AND SENT TO OUR TREASURER, BILL FORDNEY AT; 6 East Greenbrier Dr, York, PA. 17407-1014.
For further information contact Bernice or Floyd Sarisohn, PO Box 166, Commack, NY 11725; phone 631 543 1330; fax 631 543 7901; email: Lichess@aol.com