New Year Honours List

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Re: New Year Honours List

Post by Richard Bates » Sat Dec 31, 2016 10:59 am

Murray Chandler apparently. Although the New Zealand version!

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Re: New Year Honours List

Post by John Upham » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:02 am

Neil Graham wrote:New Year Honours List - I presume no chess players as usual.
There are no mentions of chess or bridge (the game) in the 2017 list. The chances of a UK player being honoured are very slim indeed especially when chess remains in the dark ages as far as Mind Sport / Sport status is concerned.

Perhaps it is time to "Ask the Director" (which one Mike T?) "Please provide a list of all honours nominations from the BCF / ECF since 1990."

It is much more likely that someone will be recognised for their services to chess in terms of the education of children and / or the provision of chess for children.

Another strong possibility would be "Services to chess journalism" I think we all know who I am thinking of. :D

Would the ECF make / support these nominations? I doubt it but I would be delighted to be corrected!

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Re: New Year Honours List

Post by LawrenceCooper » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:06 am

John Upham wrote:
Neil Graham wrote:New Year Honours List - I presume no chess players as usual.
There are no mentions of chess or bridge (the game) in the 2017 list. The chances of a UK player being honoured are very slim indeed especially when chess remains in the dark ages as far as Mind Sport / Sport status is concerned.

Perhaps it is time to "Ask the Director" (which one Mike T?) "Please provide a list of all honours nominations from the BCF / ECF since 1990."

It is much more likely that someone will be recognised for their services to chess in terms of the education of children and / or the provision of chess for children.

Another strong possibility would be "Services to chess journalism" I think we all know who I am thinking of. :D

Would the ECF make / support these nominations? I doubt it but I would be delighted to be corrected!
New Zealand's only chess grandmaster Murray Chandler is a member of the Order of Merit for his services to the game.

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Christopher Kreuzer
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Re: New Year Honours List

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:04 pm

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/8804220 ... -2017-list

"Among those appointed MNZM are [...] chess grandmaster Murray Chandler"

MNZM is Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit:

It is the lowest rank of the order, but still great to see it being awarded.

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Re: New Year Honours List

Post by NickFaulks » Sat Dec 31, 2016 1:51 pm

Larry Ebbin is on the Bermuda list for services to chess.

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Re: New Year Honours List

Post by Christopher Kreuzer » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:06 pm

NickFaulks wrote:Larry Ebbin is on the Bermuda list for services to chess.
http://bernews.com/2016/12/queens-new-y ... ours-list/

"“His passion is the game of chess. And over the years, Mr. Ebbin has helped to educate, inspire and develop a wide section of the local community through teaching, promoting and organising chess in Bermuda."

More at the link. The award is called the Queen’s Certificate and Badge of Honour.

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Re: New Year Honours List

Post by David Sedgwick » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:23 pm

NickFaulks wrote:Larry Ebbin is on the Bermuda list for services to chess.
Surely that should have read "for services to chess and partying" :lol:.

Congratulations to Larry and to Murray Chandler.

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Re: New Year Honours List

Post by David Sedgwick » Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:23 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
NickFaulks wrote:Larry Ebbin is on the Bermuda list for services to chess.
Surely that should have read "for services to chess and partying". :lol:

Congratulations to Larry and to Murray Chandler.

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Re: New Year Honours List

Post by NickFaulks » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:32 am

NickFaulks wrote:Larry Ebbin is on the Bermuda list for services to chess.
http://www.fide.com/component/content/a ... medal.html

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