Meeting point/Message board ARCHIVES

March & April 2004
January - February 2004May - June 2004


APRIL'S MESSAGES

NAME: James Linley (Dave Linley's son)
PRESENTLY IN: England
IS LOOKING FOR: Sun International colleagues with David
CLUES: David worked at Sun International: Sun City, Thaba nchu Sun and last casino Morula Sun. Dave was A M @ Morula before he passed away in march '93.
E-MAIL: linleytherealone@aol.com
 

NAME: Gavin South
MESSAGE: Ha way Tho But, drop us a line and let us know how things are going there. Have tried to call you but no answer. 
E-MAIL: gavmate777@yahoo.co.uk
 

HELLO FROM!: Jamie Coleman
PRESENTLY IN: Is Phil Taylor the same Phil Taylor that was AM on the Norway in 2000-2001? I know he had a Brother in the business but I could have the wrong guy.
Anyway, Hello to anyone that knows me from Israel, Greece, NCL or Cork City Ireland.
Drop me a line.
E-MAIL: jamiejcoleman@eircom.net
Made AM!. There are 7 Taylor brothers, I know Matt well and he is presently in Brighton I believe but also out of the business. Ian
 

NAME: Congratulations in order!
MESSAGE: Nigel French informs me that Phil Taylor (one of the Taylor brothers) has got married recently to a young lady called Lynda Racz.
Contact Nigel for more details as I do not have Phil's email address. nibs@tinyworld.co.uk
Ian
 

NAME: Michael Rodden
PRESENTLY IN: Bridlington
IS LOOKING FOR: Lynn Vinter
CLUES: South Africa
E-MAIL: the.rods@btinternet.com
 

NAME: Simon Day
PRESENTLY IN: Manchester
IS LOOKING FOR: Kieth Hughes
CLUES: Soames
E-MAIL: Si_day11@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Gary Morrison
PRESENTLY IN: Dublin
IS LOOKING FOR: Glenn Griffths
CLUES: Last seen leaving Uganda to work in Tesco's.....
E-MAIL: garymorrison67@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Paul Winder
PRESENTLY IN: Cape Town
IS LOOKING FOR: Karen Morris
CLUES: Last seen in Cannes 1993. If anyone knows of her location please contact me.
E-MAIL: paulwinder@discoverymail.co.za
 

NAME: David Fitzpatrick
PRESENTLY IN: Purgatory
IS LOOKING FOR: Pat Darcy
CLUES: It's been a long time since I got my car stuck in that ******G mud going to the dam at Taba n'chu...1988? Hope your'e doing ok? Get in touch if you can
E-MAIL: davidandronson@sympatico.ca
 

NAME: Dave Smith
PRESENTLY IN: Bristol  U.K.
IS LOOKING FOR: Any old friends
CLUES: Newcastle, Brighton, Amsterdam, Plymouth, Torquay.
E-MAIL: davidsmith133@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Steve Webb
PRESENTLY IN: Florida
IS LOOKING FOR: Lezlee Turner
CLUES: Good Looking. Last heard.... 20 years ago in Brighton. Used to work at Sgt Yorks and the Met. Came from Standford lee Hope (Hope I spelt that right)
E-MAIL: swebb@medgluv.com
 

NAME: SS Norway.
MESSAGE: For those of you interested in the big blue pig and her whereabouts this was found on the Maritime matters website.
www.maritimematters.com/norway.html
"UPDATE: March 17, 2004: Norwegian Cruise Line's announced via its website: "(Colin) Veitch announced that regretfully the S/S NORWAY would not return to the North American cruise market. The company continues to evaluate appropriate options for the vessel". It was decided not to re-engine the ship due to the expense. It is reported that plans for her use as a static hotel ship are being examined but that she will not be docked in the US. The former FRANCE, once the longest liner in the world, has been laid up at Bremerhaven, Germany since July following a fatal engine room explosion in Miami, FL on May 25th, 2003"
 

NAME: Haydn Hullah (Please see below)
MESSAGE: Here is some further information on his gaming career sent by Jerry Leong.

Haydn began working as a dealer at the old El Casino in 1980 which later became the Princess Casino. He left there in 2001, after more than 20 years. He was a very likable lad who was loved by all his colleagues and friends around the world. The last 5 years, he traveled back and forth to Tibet and was involved with antiques. He was 47.
 

HELLO FROM!: Taner Zennecioglu
PRESENTLY IN: Hi to every one who remembers me good old days from(1994-2004)on Carnival Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Cunard Line Limited(QE2), Seabourne Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, Discovery Sun, Texas Treasure Casino Cruises, St.Tropez Casino Cruises. Currently I am working as a Floor Supervisor on the Palm Beach Princess which is former name Viking Princess in Palm Beach-Florida-U.S.A. I am looking forward to hearing from my good old buddies who knows me from the daily & cruise ships.
E-MAIL: tanerman@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Paul Macdonald
PRESENTLY IN: st petersburg
IS LOOKING FOR: old friends
CLUES: all over the world
E-MAIL: macexpat2@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Peter Robinson
MESSAGE: Doe's anyone have the e-mail address for Connie Bosworth of highseas entertainment
E-MAIL: munstermauler@yahoo.co.uk
 
 

NAME: Dave Pritchard
MESSAGE: THE SUN CITY REUNION.
Yes guys .. the old lady is 25 this year. I am planning a big reunion party mid October.
All ex staff invited ... interested? Get back to me asap..and tell ya mates !!
E-MAIL: dpritcha@sunint.co.za

NAME: Jerry Leong
MESSAGE: Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Jacko in Kazakhtan, please ask him to contact Jerry urgently at: jleong@medgluv.com
E-MAIL: jleong@medgluv.com
 

NAME: Jerry Leong
MESSAGE: TO ALL CONCERNED
It bring's me sad news this morning to inform all of Haydn Hullah's friends world wide that he passed away this morning (4/18/04). As many of you know Haydn have been battling with brain cancer the past few months.

Condolences can be sent to his mum at:
Wendy West
35 Fillingfir Drive
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS16 5EG
Tel:   (113) 275-4251

You can reach me for additional information at my email address
E-MAIL: jleong@medgluv.com
 

NAME: Jo Monks
PRESENTLY IN: Brighton going  2 china.
IS LOOKING FOR: Beverley French
CLUES: From margate?/ramsgate? last seen in israel many moons ago!   12years???????
E-MAIL: jomonks1@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Niresh Soondur
MESSAGE: Looking for friends from the grand princess. At present in cape town..
E-MAIL: niel55@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Shawn McGuire
MESSAGE: Hi, Was wondering if anyone is up to snuff with the employment outlook for Titan in St Petersburg, FL on The Ocean Jewel cruise ship?  Am interested in openings for those with gaming floor experience, especially Pit Supv. or Pit Mgr.  Thanks, sm
E-MAIL: shawn_k_mcguire@yahoo.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Craig Warren
PRESENTLY IN: Hi to everyone I've worked with in past, Brent Walker(UK), Carnival, RCCL,Star of Texas, Flamingo(LA), Mohegan Sun(CT), Grand(MS), Casino
Magic(MS), Tallisman(TX), Fantasea(TX), Sterling(FL), SunCruz(FL). Presently in Tampa(FL).
E-MAIL: gam1ng@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Steve Thompson
MESSAGE: Congratulations to Mike Predergast and Sam Christopher, who have just got married....in Vegas. wishing them all the best for the future.
E-MAIL: stevethompson67@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Paul Macdonald
PRESENTLY IN: st petersburg
IS LOOKING FOR: old friends
CLUES: Russia, Cameroon, Holland, France, Germany
E-MAIL: macexpat2@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Richard A Cornelius
PRESENTLY IN: Oneida WI
IS LOOKING FOR: Tony Radar
CLUES: Last seen in Las Vegas NV, working at Bally gaming
E-MAIL: rcornel2@oneidanation.org
 

HELLO FROM!: Pamela Joan Carter
PRESENTLY IN: Shout out to Geri Jewell from a former CT neighbor! Good luck on Deadwood & say "HI!" to Garret(t) & tell him, "No," my jean jackets were ALWAYS too small/short.  Newark REAKS!  But who knows where I'll be next year! 
E-MAIL: songbird-pjc@att.net
 

HELLO FROM!: Trevor Cooper
PRESENTLY IN: Presently in Canada, would love to hear from anyone who remembers. Southampton, Bournemouth, AA Oceanic, Warsaw, Celebrity,
E-MAIL: tacooper@shaw.ca
 

NAME: Roulette Wheel watch - The perfect gift, almost
MESSAGE: Sunday 11th April
Ebay has very nice looking watch for sale with a very low reserve.
Geneva Black Roulette Watch
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=31387&item=4104849966&rd=1
Not quite the perfect gift for a trainee wanting to learn the European wheel though.

Ian
 

NAME: Ian Sutton
MESSAGE: Saturday 10th April
Hello, If anyone emailed me or sent a message or employment Ad. a couple of days ago and has not had a reply I deleted almost 100 emails in error before checking them. Too quick on the trigger!  So please send again and apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused.

Ian
 

HELLO FROM!: Dees McCorriston
PRESENTLY IN: Canada.  Anyone who recalls me from days of yore please drop me a line.
E-MAIL: ian46is@yahoo.ca
 

NAME: Dees McCorriston
PRESENTLY IN: Canada
IS LOOKING FOR: John Sanderson-Smith
CLUES: Last seen in Botswana in late 70s
E-MAIL: ian46is@yahoo.ca
 

NAME: Stuart Deakin
PRESENTLY IN: South Africa
IS LOOKING FOR: Pat Procter
CLUES: Last seen in Sun City many years ago.
E-MAIL: stuartd@tsogosun.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Danny abi Rached
PRESENTLY IN: Used to work in russia for 6 lovely years.......now in lebanon, casino du liban.to all my old friends big hi ,miss the booz with u guys. get in touch.
E-MAIL: dany0707@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Alf Lowings
MESSAGE: I'd just like to congratulate Donna & Henco Cooper on their brand new baby boy Spencer, b orn 07/04/2004. Mom and son now both share the same birthday! Well done to both of you!
E-MAIL: eleven12@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Paul and Cathy clark(storer)
PRESENTLY IN: Tinian CNMI.  Worked in edinburgh singapore hungary slovakia south africa and australia would love to hear from anyone we have drunk under the table in various countries!!!!!
E-MAIL: clark_storer@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Deon Du Preez
PRESENTLY IN: UK
IS LOOKING FOR: Elizabeth Bamford  (Liz)
CLUES: She worked at the Vic in London and then moved to Florida and then vanished, does anyone know her or her whereabouts.
E-MAIL: ddpreez@xsinet.co.za
 

NAME: Deon Du Preez
PRESENTLY IN: UK
IS LOOKING FOR: Tangela Harris
CLUES: Last worked on The Starship Atlantic many years ago then moved back and stayed in Miami and had a baby and then vanished. Does anyone know her or even her whereabouts. She was employed with AA at the time.
E-MAIL: ddpreez@xsinet.co.za
 

NAME: Chris Cilliers
MESSAGE: Hi there, I am looking for Matt Taylor. If anyone know where he is can you please contact me at info@crewdiscount.com or info@crewfriends.com
Matt Please look at www.CrewFriends.com I am listed on the ships we worked together
E-MAIL: info@crewfriends.com
Matt is in Brighton I believe and has a sandwich shop. If anyone knows his email address let me know as well  Ian
 

NAME: Liz Carr (Lizard)
MESSAGE: Hi to anyone who remembers the good old days on RCCl or NCL (85/92.  If anyone has news of the following please drop me a line.  Looking to track down, Fleur Peters( last seen heading for Vegas, Martyn Bingham, Dougie MacKay, ;-)
E-MAIL: lpaganUK@yahoo.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Rod Blakeman
PRESENTLY IN: In the UK at the moment and would like to hear from anyone that knows me. I have worked in London, Loutraki, Russia, Hungary, Czech and Croatia
E-MAIL: rod@czechlodgings.com
 

NAME: Rod Blakeman
PRESENTLY IN: UK
IS LOOKING FOR: Misha and everyone from LDM St Petersburg
CLUES: Trying to contact Misha, who was my Pit Boss in St Petersburg and anyone that worked for me out there. Please drop me a line. Probably better known as Rodski
E-MAIL: rod@czechlodgings.com
 

NAME: Dave Roberts
PRESENTLY IN: Birkenhead
IS LOOKING FOR: Dave Palmer
CLUES: Last seen getting married to michele esposito in jersey.
E-MAIL: Daverob29@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Dave 'snidey' Roberts
PRESENTLY IN: Back in england and out of casinos. Drop us a line 
E-MAIL: Daverob29@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Arpad Bus
PRESENTLY IN: Hi anyone out there from Princess Cruises, Carousel SA and Ceasars SA. I am currently at Monte Casino SA.
E-MAIL: arpadbus@telkomsa.net
 

NAME: Arpad Bus
PRESENTLY IN: Monte Casino
IS LOOKING FOR: Matthew Williams (Trent Steel)
CLUES: Last seen on Grand Princess Oct.2003. Lives in Wales.
E-MAIL: arpadbus@telkomsa.net
 

NAME: Stuart Deakin
PRESENTLY IN: South AFRICA
IS LOOKING FOR: Tony Nota
CLUES: Johannesburg 1988/1989
E-MAIL: stuartd@tsogosun.com
 
 

A life on the ocean waves?

NAME: Interview with Carnival Corp's Rodney Dofort
MESSAGE: Scott Cameron at CasinoDealers.net/Dicedealer.com and I are very pleased to bring you an interview with Rodney Dofort the Vice President of Casino Operations for Carnival Corporation.

www.CasinoDealers.Net

I am sure you budding seafarers or ex-shippy's will find the feature very interesting. The format is Q & A and from April 1st you are welcome to email Scott additional questions for inclusion.
Ian

1/4/2004


 
 
MARCH'S MESSAGES

NAME: Mike Diesbecq
MESSAGE: Any one out there who would like to get in touch for old times sake can reach me at the e-mail listed below, I would love to hear from you
E-MAIL: diesbecq1@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Paul Richardson
MESSAGE: Mark Banks. Casinos Austria, Denmark. Have you got an email address? Then get in touch. Anyone reading this, Mark won't mind if you forward it, as he will tell you, I taught him everything he knows! LOL... 
E-MAIL: paulcasino2000@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: David Roberts
MESSAGE: Presently employed at Gala Golden Horseshoe, London. Previously in Southend, Loutraki,(Greece), Las Vegas, St Annes on Sea, Curacao, Liverpool, Poland, South Africa, Bournemouth, Iran and Southport. I would like to hear from anyone who might know me.
E-MAIL: davrob50@aol.com
 

NAME: Richard Everett
PRESENTLY IN: South Africa
IS LOOKING FOR: David Mann
CLUES: Garons Sporting Club, Southend on Sea, Essex UK
E-MAIL: lostbuddies@redmoon.co.za
 

HELLO FROM!: Mr. Sinisa Cavic
PRESENTLY IN: I am presently in Russia ( Moscow ), and would like to say HELLLOOOO to all my friends!
E-MAIL: sisha001@yahoo.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Stewart Steel
PRESENTLY IN: Manchester. Kayum Gafur get in touch and tell me what you are up to.
E-MAIL: lisa-stu@plink.freeserve.co.uk
 

HELLO FROM!: Germano  Russo
PRESENTLY IN: I'm in birmingham, I'm working like casino dealer. I want to say hallo to everybody!!
E-MAIL: germanorusso@libero.it
 

HELLO FROM!: Peter O'neill
PRESENTLY IN: Currently in S.A. Hello to anyone who owes me a beer in Liverpool, Blackpool or S.A.
E-MAIL: cheezfella@hotmail.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Paul Richardson
PRESENTLY IN: I'm in Kazakhstan, fat & 40+, looking for Marc Humphries, does anyone know where he is? if you know me drop me a line anyway!
E-MAIL: paulcasino2000@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Jose Luis Rujas
PRESENTLY IN: Lima
IS LOOKING FOR: Federico
CLUES: Somewere in Miami and working for Hard Rock Casino opening soon in Miami
E-MAIL: rujas_hotel@excite.com
 
 

NAME: Ian Sutton
MESSAGE: March 17th. I have received a request for procedures for operating a Blackjack tournament (See Blackjack Tournament structure on our Casino Operations Forum).
Basically what is required are the entire procedures from initial promotion right through to prize giving. So if you have organised a successful tournament and the procedures are your's (not your companies) a fee will be paid.
Contact me ASAP at ian@gamingfloor.bizIan

HELLO FROM!: Richard Molby "Big Dick"
PRESENTLY IN: Looking for any one who worked with me in Greece, especially "Justin" give me a call sweetie.
E-MAIL: rmolby@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Paul Winder
PRESENTLY IN: Cape Town
IS LOOKING FOR: Jenny Cain
CLUES: Last seen power drinking in Aberdeen
E-MAIL: paulwinder@discoverymail.co.za
 

NAME: Keith Sheard
PRESENTLY IN: Hiding (timisoare, romania)
IS LOOKING FOR: Johnny Mac
CLUES: Last seen running the london marathon, victoria ldn, south england, africa and the rest of the world.
E-MAIL: keithysheard@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Pete Wills
MESSAGE: Anyone from thabu nchu, morula or carousel drop me a line.
E-MAIL: petewills@g68gondor.freeserve.co.uk
 

NAME: Donna Maria Gregory
PRESENTLY IN: Namibia
IS LOOKING FOR: Glynn Walker
CLUES: I nearly burnt his house down in Manchester while we were working at Soames! How can u 4get????

IS LOOKING FOR: Helen Walker
CLUES: Last heard of, back in M/C. Pls get in touch

IS LOOKING FOR: Brett Whittle
CLUES: The Doors. Manchester. Mad parties!
E-MAIL: donnamaria69@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Dave Pritchard
PRESENTLY IN: Sun City
IS LOOKING FOR: Mike Oneil
CLUES: Last seen in JHB ten years ago .. Get in touch Mike
E-MAIL: davemich@mweb.co.za
 

HELLO FROM!: Mike Walker
PRESENTLY IN: Hyatt Greece for the last 8 years - Love to here from anyone who remembers me!!!Stakis Leeds 87-88. morula-Suncity-carousel in SA 88-91 .Vigado Budapest 91-92. Akgun-Penta-Hyatt Istanbul 92-94. Stamboulies Bucarest. Montana ship in Elat. MS Calypso.,errr i think thats it.!!!!!!
E-MAIL: mwwalker@otenet.gr
 

HELLO FROM!: Jakes Botha
PRESENTLY IN: Moscow.  Slots manager, Moscow, Russia
E-MAIL: jakes777@ananzi.co.za
 

NAME: Paula Murdoch
MESSAGE: Hello to anybody I worked with on Scan Sun, Song and Discovery 90-92, & Pisces, Hong Kong  Mar-Oct 94,
E-MAIL: paulaalex@merseymail.com
 

NAME: Brett & Sue
MESSAGE: Hi anyone out there from the Silhouette Southampton, MMabatho SA, Carousel SA. Currently at Grandwest,Cape Town
E-MAIL: mailto:bsummers@telkomsa.net
 

NAME: Jason Cook
PRESENTLY IN: London
IS LOOKING FOR: Kevin Caswell
CLUES: Last saw him at Sugarmill in Durban, South Africa. Anyone have an e-mail address for Sugarmill?
E-MAIL: jasoncook67@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Simon Nevill
PRESENTLY IN: @ Sea with RCCL
IS LOOKING FOR: Steve Pipe
CLUES: Tibs Southsea in the 80's....Heard he was in Moscow 90's...
E-MAIL: simon.nevill@casino.com
 

NAME: Eve Lombard
PRESENTLY IN: Canada
IS LOOKING FOR: Lileith Jones
CLUES: We trained/worked/lived together in 1983/85. The Victoria Sporting Club in London
E-MAIL: ukgal9@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Sandesh Bhise
MESSAGE: Looking for my friend bobot ignacio 
E-MAIL: cendez2321@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Stretch 
PRESENTLY IN: South Africa
IS LOOKING FOR: Tim Hatch
CLUES: Stakis Hull, Wild Coast Sun and the ships, last seen drunk, upright in front of the tv, pretending (and failing) to be Bonno from U2
E-MAIL: derbys@iafrica.com
 

HELLO FROM!: Simon Moses
PRESENTLY IN: Well back in sunny Uk !!! been back for a 2 years now...Gaming Mgr at Star City in Birmingham!!! Manchester, NCL, RCCL, AA, let me know what is going on!!
E-MAIL: si_moses@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Gavin South
PRESENTLY IN: Vietnam
IS LOOKING FOR: Tim Hatch
CLUES: Stakis Hull, Wild Coast Sun and the ships, last seen drunk, upside down behind a t.v. pretending to be a "Big Light"
E-MAIL: gavmate777@yahoo.co.uk
 

NAME: Sandy Ramphal
PRESENTLY IN: Suriname, South Amerika
IS LOOKING FOR: friends
CLUES: I am 23 years old and been working for 5 years on the livegames. I wuold like to meet some new friends
E-MAIL: riaramphal@yahoo.com
 

NAME: Andrea Mclaren
PRESENTLY IN: thailand
IS LOOKING FOR: chris poole
CLUES: Last seen in S.A, Carousel, went to work cruise ships singapore? also known as crispy
E-MAIL: moreaubkk@hotmail.com
 

NAME: Taner Zennecioglu
MESSAGE: Hi any one knows me from Carnival Cruise Lines,Holland America Line, Seabourne, Cunard Line Lmt, Radisson Seven Seas Cruises, The Discovery Sun, Texas Treasure Casino Cruises. Currently I am in Florida working on the new daily casino ship.
E-MAIL: tanerman@hotmail.com

1/3/2004

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