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Bill Gletsos
13-01-2011, 11:31 PM
The ACF medal winners are as follows:

2010 Steiner Medal: IM George Xie

2011 Koshnitsky Medal: Kevin Bonham

2011 Purdy Medal: David Cordover

2010 Arlauskas Medal: FM Bobby Cheng

Congratulations to all recipients. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Adamski
13-01-2011, 11:50 PM
Yes, congrats to all the winners. Particular congrats to our own hard-working Mod Kevin. :clap: :clap: :clap:

Basil
14-01-2011, 03:44 AM
Well done men. Carry on!

Garrett
14-01-2011, 07:48 AM
Yes, congratulations to all the medal winners.

It was a nice ceremony, with Evelyn Koshnitsky presenting Kevin with his award and Phil Viner, John Purdy Charles Zworestine, and Peter Abbott (among others) giving some good speeches on the history of the personalities behind the medals.

cheers
Garrett.

ER
14-01-2011, 06:58 PM
Yes, congratulations to all the medal winners.
It was a nice ceremony, with Evelyn Koshnitsky presenting Kevin with his award and ...

It was indeed one of the most touching moments of an emotionally charged closing cerememony when the very tall Kevin Bonham had to practically bow in front of the great lady of Australian Chess to receive the Koshnitsky medal!

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee481/jak_jak1/KEVINRECEIVESHISMEDAL.jpg

Here he is presenting his medal to all present ...

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee481/jak_jak1/KEVINSHOWSOFFHISMEDAL.jpg

http://i1230.photobucket.com/albums/ee481/jak_jak1/KEVINADDRESSESDIGNITARIESOFFICIALSANDPLAYERS.jpg

before he proceeded to the podium for his acceptance speech. He was enthusiastically greeted by the audience!

antichrist
14-01-2011, 10:47 PM
Arlauskas - could he be considered Australia's first grandmaster of chess?

Did he have an admin role as well?

Denis_Jessop
16-01-2011, 12:00 PM
Arlauskas - could he be considered Australia's first grandmaster of chess?

Did he have an admin role as well?

AC, I think you may be thinking of someone else. Arlauskas was a prominent South Australian player who left money in his will for a trust to benefit Australian junior chess players. The award comprises the medal and a sum of money from interest on the trust money.

DJ

antichrist
16-01-2011, 01:16 PM
AC, I think you may be thinking of someone else. Arlauskas was a prominent South Australian player who left money in his will for a trust to benefit Australian junior chess players. The award comprises the medal and a sum of money from interest on the trust money.

DJ

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Correspondence_Chess_Grandmaster#Aus tralian_ICCGMs

Australian ICCGMs
Former world champion Cecil John Seddon Purdy, GM 1959
Romanas Arlauskas, GM 1965
Lucius Endzelins, GM 1959
Chris Fenwick, GM 2007

But for some unknown reason I can't find the original site that gave his history.

So was he Australia's second GM after C Purdy GM?

Denis_Jessop
16-01-2011, 03:42 PM
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Correspondence_Chess_Grandmaster#Aus tralian_ICCGMs

Australian ICCGMs
Former world champion Cecil John Seddon Purdy, GM 1959
Romanas Arlauskas, GM 1965
Lucius Endzelins, GM 1959
Chris Fenwick, GM 2007

But for some unknown reason I can't find the original site that gave his history.

So was he Australia's second GM after C Purdy GM?

There's an unwritten rule in this argument that Correspondence chess GMs don't count.

DJ

Tony Dowden
19-01-2011, 07:43 PM
The ACF medal winners are as follows:

2010 Steiner Medal: IM George Xie

2011 Koshnitsky Medal: Kevin Bonham

2011 Purdy Medal: David Cordover

2010 Arlauskas Medal: FM Bobby Cheng

Congratulations to all recipients. :clap: :clap: :clap:

I missed this earlier so, yes, congratulations to all. And, indeed, especially Kevin Bonham who is one of our hard-working, ever-patient mods and a distinguished and long-serving chess administrator in Tasmania :clap: :clap: :clap: