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    Koshnitsky Medal

    Spare a thought for the organizers.

    Immediately prior to the St George Australian Championships prize giving and “players of the year awards”, will be the presentation of the Koshnitsky Medal 2020.

    One of the few means of recognising the work done over many years by chess organizers, the template for the award was establish by Garry Koshnitsky and his wife Evelyn. A good article concerning their contribution to chess was written by Robert Jamieson in 1999 at the time of Evelyn’s death, aged ninety-nine. http://www.chesskids.com.au/category...-chess/page/9/

    Last years winner of the Koshnitsky Medal was Norbert Muller of WA for his years of work promoting junior chess and as an office bearer with the CAWA and Perth Chess Club. http://www.cawa.org.au/lifemembers.html#NorbertMuller

    Without these people working for us, competitive chess would be an internet activity only.

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    Correction to the Koshnitsky Medal Post

    Gary Koshnitsky died in 1999. Robert Jamieson's article was written in 2014, on the death of Evelyn Koshnitsky.

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    I think it would be more appropriate if the "2020 Awarded at Aust' Camps" line was
    corrected to "2020 Awarded at Aust. Champs". Otherwise the connotations mat be leading to the wrong territory!
    (as in Axiom's playground so to speak!)
    ACF 3118316
    FIDE 3201457

    https://aus2020.chesschamp.net/

    In defense of Capitalism.
    Money is the cause of all evil!
    Wrong
    Lack of money is the cause of all evil!

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    Norbert Muller 2019 Koshnitsky Medal Winner

    Permission to copy an article describing Norbert's achievements has not yet been given.

    The article can be found on the net at: http://www.cawa.org.au/lifemembers.html#NorbertMuller

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    Graeme Gardiner KOSHNITSKY MEDALLIST 2003


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    Re the Norbert Muller post

    Quote Originally Posted by blackbishop View Post
    Permission to copy an article describing Norbert's achievements has not yet been given.

    The article can be found on the net at: http://www.cawa.org.au/lifemembers.html#NorbertMuller
    Permission has been received from Mike McGregor of the CAWA to reproduce the article, however the web address
    seems sufficient.

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    Denis Jessop KOSHNITSKY MEDALLIST 2008


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    Alan Goldsmith KOSHNITSKY MEDALLIST 1988


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    Kevin Perrin Koshnitsky Medallist 2002


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    Leonid Sandler KOSHNITSKY MEDALLIST 2015

    Last edited by Kevin Bonham; 06-01-2020 at 01:56 PM. Reason: correct spelling in post title

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    Dr Charles Zworestine IA KOSHNITSKY MEDALLIST 2009

    Dr Zworestine is the Chief Arbiter and an organizer of the 2020 Australian Chess Championships being held at the St George Leagues Club Sydney at the time of this post.
    An International Arbiter is a hard won title awarded by FIDE. The arbiters are capable of ensuring that the rules and laws of chess are adhered to in major chess events.
    He has acted in this capacity for many important events including other Australian senior and junior titles and the Doeberl Cup. He has been very active in junior chess as the president of both the NSW and the Australian Junior Chess Leagues.

    Dr Zworestine at the Australian Schools Teams Chess Championships in Canberra Dec’ 2012.

    You will need to scroll down five pages of the pdf document below.

    https://actjcl.org.au/astc2012/downl...TC_Booklet.pdf

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    Richard Gastineau-Hills OAM KOSHNITSKY MEDALLIST 2001

    Richard, a long-time NSW junior chess stalwart, was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in the General Division (OAM) in the 2018 "Queen's Birthday" Honours list.

    The citation reads simply "For service to chess."

    Richard is the Treasurer, Primary Schools Coordinator, Secondary Schools Coordinator and Webmaster for the NSW Junior Chess League Incorporated. He has organized

    and run many NSW junior, Australian junior and NSW school events He is the NSW Delegate to the ACF.


    In the absence of a labelled photograph of Richard, the extent of the activities of Richard and the QJCL can be seen at:

    http://www.nswjcl.org.au/

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    Allan Wright KOSHNITSKY MEDALLIST 2010

    NSWJCL Ratings Officer Allan Wright awarded the Koshnitsky Medal

    The Australian Chess Federation today (13/1/2010) announced that the 2010 winner of the Koshnitsky Medal for services to Chess Administration is the NSWJCL Ratings Officer Allan Wright.
    The medal, named after the famous Australian chess player and administrator, the late Gary Koshnitsky, has been awarded annually since 1982.

    The citation for the award is as follows:

    Allan Wright has been Ratings Officer for the NSW Junior Chess League since he was elected to its council in 1990. He has developed a rating system suited to the particular characteristics
    of junior competitions (one challenge being to meaningfully rate the many players who play only a few games). The current ratings list contains over 7000 junior players, of which nearly 3000
    are included in the list published in the NSWJCL’s quarterly magazine. Allan processes all the ratings himself and has to cope with thousands of inter-school match result cards, many of which
    are incomplete, inconsistent or have players’ names misspelt, and require considerable detective work to decipher.

    Allan’s other main role for the NSWJCL is running the league’s inter-schools competitions in the Hunter Region. He and his wife Dorothy have built up the main Primary Schools Competition i
    n this region to over 100 teams from nearly 50 schools. The league’s Primary Schools One-Day tournaments have also been growing in popularity – the two Hunter Region tournaments in this
    series now attract about 70 teams.

    In addition Allan runs the Newcastle Junior Chess Club, which meets weekly. In the 1990s he used to travel to Sydney to help arbit at the NSWJCL’s school holiday tournaments, but now
    concentrates on running holiday tournaments in Newcastle and helping with tournaments on the Central Coast.

    Allan is the fourth NSWJCL office-bearer to be awarded the medal, after Margaret Cuckson (1995), Richard Gastineau-Hills (2001) and Charles Zworestine (2009).


    from: https://www.nswjcl.org.au/News/news_archives_2010.htm

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    Kevin Bonham KOSHNITSKY MEDALLIST 2011


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