WOC Files 1977 -
Emmanuel Lazard (France) was so kind to send me all his World Othello Championship files.
Lazard was the second president of the French Federation of Othello. He is the author of the program Yapp (different from Papp; a pairing program by Thierry Bousch) and designed the liveothello website. He is the co-author with Marc Tastet of a book "Othello".
French champion in 1985 and 2009 (this is a record: he won his second title 24 years after the first one). Winner of the Paris EGP 1997 and 4th place European Grand series 1997.
He directed the world championship in 1988, 1989 (with Clarence Hewlett), 1990, 1992, 1993 (with Graham Brightwell), 1994, 1995 and was assistant tournament director in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Emmanuel Lazard was table judge at the WOC in 1991, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003. WOC participations: 1985, 1997, 2004, 2005.
source: the othello wiki book project (waybackarchive 22-oct-2010)