Solid Checkers - Richard Pask

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Solid Checkers - Richard Pask

Postby johnmcelhone on Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:53 am

Does anyone know where I could pick up Solid Checkers by Richard Pask? I think there is 7 books in total.

Thanks John
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Re: Solid Checkers - Richard Pask

Postby JR Smith on Tue Feb 24, 2009 2:49 am

John, check with Ernie & Evelyn Micallef
16 Romac Dr, Toronto M1C 4V6
Ontario,Canada
1-416-287-9616 Email dgoodw9616@rogers.com

Ask for their Checker Book Price List:

# 797. Pask Solid Checkers Opening, Part One 9-13, Part Two 9-14, Part Three 10-14, Part four 10-15, Part Five 11-15, Part Six 11-16, Part Seven 12-16, Each Part $9.00, All Seven Parts Cloth $60.00 Also in paperback.
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Re: Solid Checkers - Richard Pask

Postby johnmcelhone on Tue Feb 24, 2009 6:20 am

Thanks JR.

I have sent a few emails to that address but have never received a reply.
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Re: Solid Checkers - Richard Pask

Postby JR Smith on Tue Feb 24, 2009 9:56 am

John, you should phone or try email again.

Here is a recent email from Ernie...

From: "evelyn micallef" <dgoodw9616@rogers.com>
To: "JR" <jrsmith2@triad.rr.com>
Subject: Re: Emailing: Price list 1.doc, Price list 1.rtf
Date: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 11:49 AM

Sorry we are out and the printer that Don had is now retired
And in order for us to reprint they want us to reprint alot of books, not worth it.
So now what we have to do is once the reprint is done that is it no more reprints.
Ernie

----- Original Message -----
From: JR
To: evelyn micallef
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 10:31 AM
Subject: Re: Emailing: Price list 1.doc, Price list 1.rtf

If I send you an original copy of this book would you consider re-printing it? I know Don would do this? It was an original paper back but out of print now.

----- Original Message -----
From: evelyn micallef
To: JR
Sent: Tuesday, February 10, 2009 9:37 AM
Subject: Emailing: Price list 1.doc, Price list 1.rtf

Open up price list in attachment
And go to 724 to 726.
These are the only books we have by Pask
Ernie.
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Re: Solid Checkers - Richard Pask

Postby JR Smith on Tue Feb 24, 2009 10:10 am

John, I forgot to mention I was trying to get "Starting Out In Checkers" reprinted since it is out of print and difficult to obtain. Sometimes you can get a copy off ebay or Amazon.com

Here may be the possibility to in courage Bob Newell to e-book this wonderful checker book as well as "Solid Checkers"

Bob Newell - The Checker Maven http://www.bobnewell.net/nucleus/checkers.php
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Re: Solid Checkers - Richard Pask

Postby chipschap on Wed May 05, 2010 8:03 pm

I do plan an electronic version of Solid Checkers "some day" soon. Mr. Pask has given permission. But I can't do it until 2011 as I have commitments for two other books (not related) in 2010.

As for "Starting Out" the publisher (Everyman) would have to grant permission, which is unlikely, but I suppose we might ask.
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Re: Solid Checkers - Richard Pask

Postby jaguar72 on Wed May 05, 2010 9:44 pm

For what it's worth (probably not much...) a bookseller at http://www.biblio.com has sections 1, 2, 5, 6 and 7 of Pask's Solid Checkers for sale... . The price is $17.90 (USD) per section which is a hefty chunk o' change. There would be shipping as well.

Not much help, I reckon, but it's all I could find.

Also, I have an extra copy of Pask's Starting Out in Checkers which I would donate to the cause. It's an ex-library copy but in excellent condition; a terrific checkers book; also, I think there is a copy currently listed on eBay for around twenty dollars or less (I think...).

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Re: Solid Checkers - Richard Pask

Postby chipschap on Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:57 am

I now have a project plan in place for publication of Solid Checkers as an ebook. The schedule shows May 2011 as the release date (it's a lot of work, believe me). This is not a guarantee, just a plan :) But I'm trying to stick to it.

There will be at least two other additional checker ebooks in the meanwhile.
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