New Year Honours List

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Neil Graham
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Re: New Year Honours List

Post by Neil Graham » Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:19 pm

Usual silly question - New Years Honours List 2020?

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Re: New Year Honours List

Post by John Upham » Mon Jan 06, 2020 10:25 am

When was the most recent year that the ECF (or maybe it was the BCF?) recommended anyone for an honour?

Is the ECF prepared to answer the question or, in fact, do they know accurately ?

Without Sir Stuart Milner-Barry it is more difficult to get something approved : this could be the stumbling block.
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Andy Stoker
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Re: New Year Honours List

Post by Andy Stoker » Wed Jan 08, 2020 1:41 pm

Look, it doesn't need ECF or any official body to make a nomination - an individual can make the application - perhaps supported by a letter from ECF or similar, but this is not essential. I did it for my mum and she had a great day out at the Palace and felt the award validated how she had lived her life.

I will happily work with anyone who wants to nominate someone - PM me if you wish

Neil Graham
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Re: New Year Honours List

Post by Neil Graham » Fri Jan 01, 2021 4:50 pm

I can't find any chess related honours in the 2021 New Year List but I note that an ex-British champion receives a damehood

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-m ... e-55415986

There is another thread on a similar topic here:-

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=11122

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Re: New Year Honours List

Post by Simon Rogers » Sun Jan 03, 2021 3:02 pm

On a non-chess front. I was pleased Rob Burrow received an MBE. The BBC documentary about his MND was very moving.

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