Meeting point/Message board ARCHIVES

July & August 2005
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August Messages

To Hannah.

Hannah, you have passed on to the heavens above
our memories will live forever, our hearts full of love
knowing you are watching over us, we know you still care
even though we cannot see you, we know that you are right there

your spirit still surrounds us, love we know will never die
your face still in our mind, makes us break down and cry

though you are in a better place, we wish you were still here
knowing you are safe, still crying every tear
you are the brightest star, and your soul lives forever
we will miss you always, and love you forever.

Timothy Jones
tjones@hyatt.gr


NAME: Brian Oneill
MESSAGE: I was so sad to hear the news of the passing of Hannah O'Neill. She was loved by so many and has left a lasting impression on those who knew her. My thoughts are with Derek and Hannah's family.
E-MAIL: brianponeill68@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Ian Gosling
MESSAGE: The news of Hannah O'Neill passing away has come as shock to everyone who knew her, I was very fortunate to have Hannah working for me as General Manager at Mont Parnes and I can say she was the very best, in every respect. I will miss you not being there. 
E-MAIL: igosling@hyatt.gr
 

NAME: Chrissie Whiffen
MESSAGE: I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Hannah O'Neill.  My deepest condolences to Derek who was her rock. She will be missed but never forgotten.
E-MAIL: chrissiew66@hotmail.com



29th August
It is with great sadness that I post the message below from Breda. For those who do not know her Hannah O'Neill was the proprietor of the Berkeley Bureau located on London's Queensway.  Ian
 
 
NAME: Breda Ferry
MESSAGE: My pal Hannah O'Neill passed away peacefully this morning at home in England with her beloved Derek Lawson. Hannah was known and loved by many.
Scotland, England, Africa, Lebannon, Russia, Holland and Greece.
E-MAIL: bredaferry@hotmail.com

NAME: Greg Pietraszek
PRESENTLY IN: Poland
IS LOOKING FOR: anybody who knows me :)
CLUES: Have a look at my site www.lasvegas.com.pl
E-MAIL: lasvegas@lasvegas.com.pl
 

NAME: James Linley, Dave Linley's son
MESSAGE: Hi, I posted a message about a year ago asking if anybody had known my father Dave Linley working in SA (84-92). I'd like to thank everyone who emailed me, very kind of you all.
E-MAIL: linleytherealone@aol.com
 

NAME: Mark Gibb
PRESENTLY IN: Maybury, Edinburgh
IS LOOKING FOR: Craig-Scott Neilson
CLUES: Are either of you in the UK ? Craig, US ? Scott, Philippines ?.
E-MAIL: sparky7yo@blueyonder.co.uk
 

NAME: Angela Mary Rattray
PRESENTLY IN: Tasmania
IS LOOKING FOR: Bill Christie
CLUES: Worked at the Wrest Point Casino in Tasmania in early 1980's before returning to Britain.
E-MAIL: angelaandsam@bigpond.com
 

NAME: Shane Graham & Heather Canning
MESSAGE: We are proud to announce the birth of our baby boy Nathan James on 23/08/05.
E-MAIL: heatheranning@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Virginia Harrison
PRESENTLY IN: Sydney, Australia
IS LOOKING FOR: Robin Clark
CLUES: Last heard of in Czechoslavakia
E-MAIL: harrisov@starcity.com.au
 

NAME: Tony Eaton
PRESENTLY IN: Hungary
IS LOOKING FOR: Andre v d Mere
CLUES: Last seen in bratislava, have an offer for you.
E-MAIL: tonyeaton67@hotmail.com



NAME: Maggie Lane
MESSAGE: Atlantic Associates are no more after 30 years!
Want to catch up with your old sailing pals ? Send us feed back for a possible reunion next year. Lesley & Maggie.
E-MAIL: atlanticreunion@yahoo.co.uk

NAME: David Jarvis
PRESENTLY IN: Hong Kong
IS LOOKING FOR: Dean Kingston. (Found)
CLUES: Loutraki and Star Cruises.
E-MAIL: ukdaveaway@gmail.com
 


Does anyone have a video of this programme ?

CASINO
Cutting Edge investigation into the world of gambling in 'Casino'. The doumentary focuses on the trails and tribulations of the members of the Clifton Casino Club in Lytham St Annes.

ENGLAND: Lytham St Annes: Clifton Casino Club (now Stanley St Annes Casino): 
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Halcyon Productions.
TRANSMISSION DATE: 1995.
It's in the ITN Archive @ www.itnarchive.com and I would like to secure a copy if possible. ian@gamingfloor.com



 

HELLO FROM!: Ronnie Hendry
PRESENTLY IN: Mallorca, Spain. It's been a long time! anybody there ?
E-MAIL: roni@ya.com
 

NAME: Kenny Gillon
PRESENTLY IN: Switzerland
IS LOOKING FOR: Sophie and Lorenzo
CLUES: last seen in Locarno, day of UEFA cup final when Celtic lost unfortunately. Would be good to hear from you guys. 
E-MAIL: kennygee76@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Emilio Artaiz Mariano  a.k.a  mama, mama emill.
MESSAGE: To all my friends who can remember me, please guys I do need your help
now.... I do need to find a  job... Any  post, and any location...
E-MAIL: emhill69@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Erica Holmes-Smith
PRESENTLY IN: Southport, England
IS LOOKING FOR: Tony Joy
CLUES: Last seen in Manchester, after leaving Greece.
E-MAIL: ericahs@hotmail.com



NAME: ZKK TV
www.zkktv.com
MESSAGE: We’re ZKK TV, an award winning London based Television Documentary Company and we are currently producing a series on Gambling scams from around the world.

In our series we will uncover the stories of the professionals pitted against the scammers. Casino bosses, croupiers and police officers will all have a chance to tell their side of the story and we’ll get some of the world’s best-respected security pros to comment on the ins and outs of the scam. We don’t intend to glamorise the perpetrators of these scams or advocate cheating in any way. Our aim is to simply tell the story of what happened, in an engaging and informative way that will keep the viewer hooked.

We would really like to hear from you if you have any information or stories that we could feature in our series, or that may help us with our research. 
E-MAIL: Sophie@zkktv.com or call 0207 482 5885.



I've posted the above message from ZKK TV (who appear to produce programmes mainly for Channel 4 & 5) because they say that they do not intend to glamourise casino scams and cheating. I hope they stick to their word. Ian
 

NAME: Jose Rujas
MESSAGE: Discovery 1, F. Lauderdale, year 1990. Anybody out there ? Anybody remembers ? Come on !!!!.
E-MAIL: jlrujas@yahoo.es
 

NAME: Andrew Murphy
PRESENTLY IN: OZ
IS LOOKING FOR: John Phillips
CLUES: NZ...maybe now in OZ
E-MAIL: andygeekboy@hotmail.com
 
 

NAME: Sean Tully
MESSAGE: To all the friends of Phil DeJong. Phil took his own life last week and will be missed by all that knew him. Phil worked at the Wild Coast, Carousel and at Caesars. I am sure that this tragic news will be shocking and very sad to all that knew him. 
E-MAIL: seantully@hotmail.com

NAME: Nigel French/Louise French (Ross)
PRESENTLY IN: UK
IS LOOKING FOR: Frank Riley and Russ Beal
CLUES: Glass of red wine in one hand.
E-MAIL: nigel.french@photo-me.co.uk
 

NAME: Ayhan Akdag (Rambo)
MESSAGE: I am looking for all my Royal Caribbean Cruise Line, Turkey, Czech, Hungary, Thailand,and casinos Austrai Int. friends pls. contact my e mail.  I wish best regards from Istanbul. Rambo Ayhan
E-MAIL: ayhan_akdag@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Wayne Phillpotts
PRESENTLY IN: London
IS LOOKING FOR: Nazan Phillpotts
CLUES: Please contact me, i know i only popped out for some milk and i got sidetracked, well that's Aruba for you. please contact me there are things we need to discuss, well it has been 5 years, and yes i have the milk.
E-MAIL: waynenazan@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Wayne Phillpotts
PRESENTLY IN: London
IS LOOKING FOR: Gordon Ferguson
CLUES: Last seen in the Doria Hotel, Amsterdam.
E-MAIL: waynenazan@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Marie (Phillipa) Casburn/Neary
PRESENTLY IN: Florida West Palm Beach.
IS LOOKING FOR: Clarke sisters.
CLUES: Worked at Fish River sun then Thaba Nchu Sun. Would Love to hear from anyone Sun City.
E-MAIL: narnia077@aol.com
 

NAME: Romain Boddaert
PRESENTLY IN: London
IS LOOKING FOR: Andy Webb
CLUES: Used to work in security at Les A. Last known went to Budapest
E-MAIL: michael468@btinternet.com
 

NAME: Romain Boddaert
PRESENTLY IN: London
IS LOOKING FOR: Tony Murden
CLUES: Last seen 1990-1993 at les a in London. went to work in Hungary
E-MAIL: michael468@btinternet.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Carole Ann Rice
PRESENTLY IN: Still in the old U.S.A and would love to hear from all my old buddy's from the good old days. i.e Thaba nchu, Amatola,Wild coast Sun, would be great to catch up. Best wishes to all xxxxx.
E-MAIL: scottishdiva@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Tolga Tirpan
PRESENTLY IN: Blantyre/Malawi
IS LOOKING FOR: All friends  I worked with in the past.
CLUES: Turkey, Cyprus, Tanzania.........
E-MAIL: ttirpan@hotmail.com

1/8/2005


 
 
July Messages

NAME: Andy Van de Gehugte
MESSAGE: Hi, I am Andy. Can anyone send me instructions on how to deal Mini Punto Banco and Baccara. I have to know the game in a few months time. Your help would be much appreciated. Yours friendly, Andy
E-MAIL: casinoandy1@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Sam Yan
MESSAGE: I am looking for all the SA guys, I have work with from Star Cruises. And anyone who knows Willem Badenhorst please drop me a line, this great guy was my manager once. 
E-MAIL: samyanchunhoe@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Raymond Heller
PRESENTLY IN: New Zealand
IS LOOKING FOR: Eddy Estry
CLUES: Last seen in Florida. Last living in Japan.
E-MAIL: sabanyinyo1@yahoo.com.au
 

NAME: Kris Liebsch
MESSAGE: Does anyone have any info/contacts for Working in Russia ? 
E-MAIL: kliebsch@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Michael Tuckman
PRESENTLY IN: Vegas
IS LOOKING FOR: Desiree Fontaine
CLUES: Last working at Divi Carina Bay St Croix.
E-MAIL: mtuckman@cox.net
 

NAME: Wojtek Wozniac
PRESENTLY IN: Poland
IS LOOKING FOR: Steven Brown
CLUES: Last seen in israel. please drop a messege back.
E-MAIL: wwozniac02@pl
Problem with this email address !  Ian
 

NAME: Mel Kiernan
MESSAGE: My condolences to John Lawson's family, I worked with him at Soames M/C in early 70s, he always had a great sense of humour and a passion for life. 
E-MAIL: melkiernan3@msn.com
 

NAME: Mel Kiernan
PRESENTLY IN: Mississippi, u.s.a
IS LOOKING FOR: Maria Delcarmen Tabarez-Kiernan
CLUES: Last meeting london ,1984? approx, was on the ships out of miami (princess cruise lines etc) then had a little boy Nicky, married to ship engineer ? left the biz ?
E-MAIL: melkiernan3@msn.com
 

NAME: Alan Howcroft
MESSAGE: Just wanted to reply to a message from Alex Taylor and eveyone else who knows me yes im in marbella but in not a ice cream vendor! Remember the whoopins you got off me and magic in Sweden you little pikey cant wait to see you again and bring back old memories...
E-MAIL: alanhowcroft5@hotmail.com
Not really sure if it's really P.C. to call an old work colleague a Pikey. Will let it go this time :) Ian
 

NAME: Mario/Jeanette Eastham
MESSAGE: Changed our email address: Please note use this address only please.
E-MAIL: jeanette@eastham4.wanadoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Frank Stroembo
PRESENTLY IN: Panama
IS LOOKING FOR: Angelo Sourmenides
CLUES: Last seen in Thessaloniki 98 with a beer in one hand and a golfclub in the other 
E-MAIL: fstroembo@royalcasino.com.pa
 

NAME: Jo Farrell
PRESENTLY IN: Venezuela
IS LOOKING FOR: Ges France
CLUES: What´s wrong with your email address.  Everytime I send an email it comes back...send me a new one. Somewhere in Malaysia.
E-MAIL: jo_outofafrica@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Flaviu Lazar
PRESENTLY IN: Romania
IS LOOKING FOR: Ciaran Scarry.
CLUES: Australia
E-MAIL: flaviu0104@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Dave Pritchard
MESSAGE: Any old mates going to be at the show in Vegas this year? If so drop me a line.
E-MAIL: dpritcha@sunint.co.za
 

NAME: Alex Taylor
MESSAGE: Looking for Mark Stafford, Geordie boy-very tall, you can't miss him. Last seen in Torquay 2003. Any info on him greatly appreciated-maybe a reward for accurate information (dead or alive).
E-MAIL: bigal_lfc@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Alex Taylor
MESSAGE: Looking for Alan Howcroft, last heard he'd relocated to Marbella-but as an ice cream vendor.Surely this cant be true!!!!
E-MAIL: bigal_lfc@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Jan Towers
PRESENTLY IN: London
IS LOOKING FOR: Maria Brown.
CLUES: Havent seen or heard fro you since the Vic, last heard you were in Austria.
E-MAIL: janphoti@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Jan Towers
PRESENTLY IN: London
IS LOOKING FOR: Anna Michaels.
CLUES: Have'nt seen you since the days at the Vic.
E-MAIL: janphoti@yahoo.co.uk
 
 
 

21st July
 S.S. Norway update
Kevin Robson who runs the Crew Newsletter (www.CrewNewsletter.cc) has updates on the S.S. Norway which has now left Bremerhaven and is being presently towed to Malaysia ?

His latest communication has a couple of links with some spectacular photos. Unfortunately IMHO this looks as though it will be the ships last ever voyage. What will happen to the Blue Pig remains a mystery.

www.CrewNewsletter.cc/05July/Norway.htm
www.schiffsphoto.de/HTM/Cruise/Norway/Norway.htm

Ian

NAME: Stuart Speed
PRESENTLY IN: Fort Lauderdale
IS LOOKING FOR: John Holland.
CLUES: Canada
E-MAIL: stuartspeed@comcast.net
 

NAME: Salih
PRESENTLY IN: Cyprus
IS LOOKING FOR: Rhys Quinn
CLUES: Couldn't find you at the phone number(Kusadasi) given to me.  (Star Cruises - Gemini...)
E-MAIL: salih65@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Brigette Simpson
PRESENTLY IN: London, UK
IS LOOKING FOR: Anthony Coombs, Chris Bennett
CLUES: I worked with them in 1997 on the Crown Pricess in the Caribbean & Alaska. Would love to contact them again.
E-MAIL: brigette_simpson@mail.com
 

NAME: Randall Lebrun
PRESENTLY IN: Europe
IS LOOKING FOR: Yolanda Stevens
CLUES: Worked together on the Nordic Empress (RCCL) She is from South Africa and may have left the gaming industry.
E-MAIL: lebrun777@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Craig Coetzee
PRESENTLY IN: South Africa.
IS LOOKING FOR: Sheldon Hughes.
CLUES: Russian casino manager.
E-MAIL: craigc@tsogosun.com
 

NAME: Andy Stephens
MESSAGE: Could anyone let me have a dealing manual for Texas Hold'em? It would be much appreciated.
E-MAIL: andy@regencycasino.sk
 

NAME: Sue Munday
PRESENTLY IN: Australia
IS LOOKING FOR: Les Thoumi & Sharon Edwards
CLUES: Happy Birthday you old tarts, love ya heaps.  Sue xx
E-MAIL: julieparkinson@dodo.com.au
 

NAME: Johnny Vegas
MESSAGE: I'm looking to relocate to Biloxi, MS and would appreciate some info from dealers in that area, Beau Rivage and Hard Rock are of particular interest to me, thanks,
johnny.
E-MAIL: dangerpickle1@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Mark Nixey
PRESENTLY IN: Australia
IS LOOKING FOR: Geraint Edwards
CLUES: 2000
E-MAIL: marknixey@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Tim Kenny
PRESENTLY IN: Germany
IS LOOKING FOR: James Philby
CLUES: last heard of in sweeden...
E-MAIL: timkenny65@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Matthew Dennis
PRESENTLY IN: London
IS LOOKING FOR: Rose Dolley
CLUES: I last saw rose in 1999, where we worked together in  dublin... last i heard rose was on the ships in the med somewhere, would love to meet her again.
E-MAIL: matthew_dennis@msn.com
 

NAME: Jimmy Doherty
PRESENTLY IN: UK
IS LOOKING FOR: Tony Leonard
CLUES: Last seen Harrah,s Sky City NZ from opening to 98, lost touch with him anybody know if he's in the UK, G'day to old friends too.
E-MAIL: doc17346@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Tim (Timur) Sarol
PRESENTLY IN: Fort Laudedale(The Seaescape)
IS LOOKING FOR: Any x pats from South Africa Carousel, Carnival, Turkey
CLUES:  Scattered All around the world i guess.
E-MAIL: djti@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Salih
PRESENTLY IN: Cyprus
IS LOOKING FOR: Iann Orr
CLUES: Last heard running a bar in Spain. (Kervanasary, Sheraton casinos...)
E-MAIL: salih65@yahoo.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Conrad Wood
PRESENTLY IN: Uganda
Hello to any one who knows me from Loutraki, Greece. Grosvenor, Pompey it would be good to hear from you. All the best
E-MAIL: woodconrad@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Tim Kenny
PRESENTLY IN: Germany
IS LOOKING FOR: Lloyd Earl
CLUES: Last seen Canberra Casino 1994, cant play golf to save his life, worst boxman I ever had!
E-MAIL: timkenny65@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Ray Bertoia
PRESENTLY IN: California
IS LOOKING FOR: Gary Withers
CLUES: Last saw Gary in Freeport, Bahamas 1984. Where is he now? Drop me a line.
E-MAIL: ray92262@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Jon Hobday
PRESENTLY IN: Poi Pet, Cambodia.
IS LOOKING FOR: Tim Copsey.
CLUES: N.C.L when they were good to work for, SS Norway 94.
E-MAIL: jobday@hotmail.com

1/7/2005

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