Queen's Birthday Honours 2020

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Richard Bates
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Queen's Birthday Honours 2020

Post by Richard Bates » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:01 pm

British Empire Medal

Kevin Charles STAVELEY For services to Chess in Wales
(Treorchy, Mid Glamorgan)

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Re: Queen's Birthday Honours 2020

Post by David Sedgwick » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:12 pm

Richard Bates wrote:
Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:01 pm
Kevin Charles STAVELEY For services to Chess in Wales
(Treorchy, Mid Glamorgan)
The British Empire Medal.

It's been a long time since someone in UK Chess was recognised, but we now have a thoroughly deserving recipient.

Let us hope that the British Championships 2021 can go ahead as planned, so that we can congratulate the Manager.

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Re: Queen's Birthday Honours 2020

Post by Richard Bates » Fri Oct 09, 2020 11:16 pm

I thought perhaps it should have been
For services to Wales in Chess
;)

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Re: Queen's Birthday Honours 2020

Post by Kevin Thurlow » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:05 am

Good news!

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Kevin Charles Staveley BEM

Post by John Upham » Sat Oct 10, 2020 3:52 pm

Congratulations are in order for Kevin Charles Staveley who has been cited in the 2020 Queen's Birthday Honours List For services to Chess in Wales (Treorchy, Mid Glamorgan).

Kevin becomes a Medallist of the Order of the British Empire (BEM) :D


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Re: Queen's Birthday Honours 2020

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:15 pm

Fantastic. Well deserved. A very decent guy.
Kevin Staveley does a huge amount for Chess in Wales, particularly in the South.
I have met Kevin a couple of times at the British Championships.
Kevin used to send me entry forms for his tournaments, which I happily took to Scarborough Congress for him.
A also took them to the Blackpool Congress and few British Rapidplays that I played in.

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Re: Kevin Charles Staveley BEM

Post by John Upham » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:28 pm

In chronological order we have :


Sir Stuart Milner-Barry, OBE, 1946 (not for chess)
Hugh Alexander, OBE, 1946 (not for chess)
Richard Clarke, OBE, (not for chess)
Harry Golombek OBE, 1966
Jonathan Penrose, OBE, 1971
David Anderton, OBE, 1976
Comins Mansfield, MBE, 1976
Bob Wade, OBE, 1979
Baruch H Wood, OBE, 1984
Ray Keene, OBE, 1985
Nigel Short MBE, 1999
Stephen Taylor, MBE, 2011
Brian Callaghan OBE, 2012
Kevin Staveley BEM, 2020

Have I missed anyone out ?
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Re: Kevin Charles Staveley BEM

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:32 pm

John Upham wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:28 pm
In chronological order we have :


Sir Stuart Milner-Barry, OBE, 1946 (not for chess)
Richard Clarke, OBE, (not for chess)
Harry Golombek OBE, 1966
Jonathan Penrose, OBE, 1971
David Anderton, OBE, 1976
Baruch H Wood, OBE, 1984
Ray Keene, OBE 1985
Kevin Staveley BEM, 2020

Have I missed anyone out ?
I think you should be knighted John. For your services to Chess. I really enjoy your topics on chess history and chess players' birthdays.
When is your birthday?

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Re: Kevin Charles Staveley BEM

Post by Richard Bates » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:32 pm

John Upham wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:28 pm
In chronological order we have :


Sir Stuart Milner-Barry, OBE, 1946 (not for chess)
Richard Clarke, OBE, (not for chess)
Harry Golombek OBE, 1966
Jonathan Penrose, OBE, 1971
David Anderton, OBE, 1976
Comins Mansfield, MBE, 1976
Baruch H Wood, OBE, 1984
Ray Keene, OBE 1985
Kevin Staveley BEM, 2020

Have I missed anyone out ?
Not sure if this is a genuine question, or a wind up...?

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Re: Queen's Birthday Honours 2020

Post by Carl Hibbard » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:34 pm

Topics were merged on this one.
Cheers
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Re: Kevin Charles Staveley BEM

Post by John Upham » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:39 pm

Richard Bates wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:32 pm
John Upham wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:28 pm
In chronological order we have :


Sir Stuart Milner-Barry, OBE, 1946 (not for chess)
Richard Clarke, OBE, (not for chess)
Harry Golombek OBE, 1966
Jonathan Penrose, OBE, 1971
David Anderton, OBE, 1976
Comins Mansfield, MBE, 1976
Baruch H Wood, OBE, 1984
Ray Keene, OBE 1985
Kevin Staveley BEM, 2020

Have I missed anyone out ?
Not sure if this is a genuine question, or a wind up...?
Wind up : good spot !
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Re: Queen's Birthday Honours 2020

Post by David Sedgwick » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:41 pm

Carl Hibbard wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:34 pm
Topics were merged on this one.
Thank you, Carl.

John, Carl has answered the question of yours that you didn't allow me to answer.

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Re: Kevin Charles Staveley BEM

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:44 pm

John Upham wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:28 pm
In chronological order we have :


Sir Stuart Milner-Barry, OBE, 1946 (not for chess)
Richard Clarke, OBE, (not for chess)
Harry Golombek OBE, 1966
Jonathan Penrose, OBE, 1971
David Anderton, OBE, 1976
Comins Mansfield, MBE, 1976
Baruch H Wood, OBE, 1984
Ray Keene, OBE 1985
Kevin Staveley BEM, 2020

Have I missed anyone out ?
You've missed out Adam Raoof.

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Re: Kevin Charles Staveley BEM

Post by David Sedgwick » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:45 pm

John Upham wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:39 pm
Richard Bates wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:32 pm
John Upham wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:28 pm
In chronological order we have :


Sir Stuart Milner-Barry, OBE, 1946 (not for chess)
Richard Clarke, OBE, (not for chess)
Harry Golombek OBE, 1966
Jonathan Penrose, OBE, 1971
David Anderton, OBE, 1976
Comins Mansfield, MBE, 1976
Baruch H Wood, OBE, 1984
Ray Keene, OBE 1985
Kevin Staveley BEM, 2020

Have I missed anyone out ?
Not sure if this is a genuine question, or a wind up...?
Wind up : good spot !
Quiz Question: Name the last five people, prior to Kevin Staveley, to be honoured for Services to Chess.

Clue: They comprise an Englishman, a Scotsman, a Bermudian, and two Gibraltarians. I haven't counted Murray Chandler, as New Zealand has a separate honours system.

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Re: Kevin Charles Staveley BEM

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:47 pm

David Sedgwick wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:45 pm
John Upham wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:39 pm
Richard Bates wrote:
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:32 pm


Not sure if this is a genuine question, or a wind up...?
Wind up : good spot !
Quiz Question: Name the last five people, prior to Kevin Staveley, to be honoured for Services to Chess.

Clue: They comprise an Englishman, a Scotsman, a Bermudian, and two Gibraltarians. I haven't counted Murray Chandler, as New Zealand has a separate honours system.
Is the Bermudian Nick Faulks?

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