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braindied
03-06-2013, 10:03 AM
Congratulations to Viv for her Recognition in the 2013 Queens Birthday honours for services to chess

http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/news/8748393/Full-list-of-Queens-Birthday-honours

http://m.bayofplentytimes.co.nz/news/great-move-for-master/1891947/

peter_parr
11-06-2013, 02:36 PM
The following article was published in the 41st year of my chess column in the Sydney Morning Herald on Monday 10th June 2013.

Vivian Smith has been awarded Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to chess. Smith took up chess seriously at the age of 27 and since then has represented New Zealand in 15 chess Olympiads winning a bronze medal in 1984. Vivian Smith was awarded the Women’s FIDE Master title in 2008 and has won the NZ Women’s title ten times.