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  1. 20 Jul '10 18:10 / 2 edits
    I have been voted by my peers Scottish Chess Player of the Year.

    The previous 5 winners have all been GM's.
    (one of which I know for certain voted for me).

    I'm totally shocked.

    http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=402

    It's for my support and writing about the Scottish game rather than
    my OTB exploits, my golden days are now far behind me.

    Also a thank you for the 400+ Corners, my column in
    The Scottish Chess mag and Rampant Chess.

    I am really chuffed to pieces.

    Also I have just found out that I am being made an honourary
    and life member of the Edinburgh Chess Club. (founded 1822).

    This is too much, that is not a title they hand out lightly.
    Previous owners of this award include Howard Staunton in the 1860's.

    (Wonder what I'll get for doing 400 blogs on here. )
  2. 20 Jul '10 18:18
    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  3. 20 Jul '10 18:35
    Quite a honour indeed!

    Sincere congratulations.

    toet.
  4. 20 Jul '10 19:26
    Oh yeah. Well I won all 3 events I competed in for 5th grade Field Day. I still have the Blue Ribbons, I keep them in the top drawer of my dresser so that whenever I need a new pair of socks I'm reminded of my greatness. I bet you didn't win any ribbons at Field Day, not even a yellow one, and now you're trying to compensate for your failure. Well you never will I tell you! I was first I will always be first!
  5. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    20 Jul '10 19:50
    Originally posted by DivGradCurl
    I was first I will always be first![/b]
    One word: minefield.
  6. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    20 Jul '10 19:51
    Congratulations! I have another reason to make a pilgrimage across the pond, and now the first TWO rounds will have to be on me!
  7. 20 Jul '10 20:31
    Hi Divgrad.

    At my school blue ribbons were only given to the girls.
    The boys were given a flick knife. Tough School.
  8. 20 Jul '10 20:47 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    Hi Divgrad.

    At my school blue ribbons were only given to the girls.
    The boys were given a flick knife. Tough School.
    ROFL!

    Grats, Mr. Pawn.
  9. 20 Jul '10 20:53
    Congratulations, Geoff! It couldn't have happened to a nicer guy, and you fully deserve the award.
  10. 20 Jul '10 23:00
    Hey CONGRATULATIONS, Geoff. You are more then deserving.
  11. Subscriber Paul Leggett
    Chess Librarian
    21 Jul '10 02:05
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I have been voted by my peers [b]Scottish Chess Player of the Year.

    The previous 5 winners have all been GM's.
    (one of which I know for certain voted for me).

    I'm totally shocked.

    http://www.chessedinburgh.co.uk/chandlerarticle.php?ChandID=402

    It's for my support and writing about the Scottish game rather than
    my OTB exploits, my golde ...[text shortened]... e Howard Staunton in the 1860's.

    (Wonder what I'll get for doing 400 blogs on here. )[/b]
    And rec'd.
  12. Standard member nimzo5
    Ronin
    21 Jul '10 15:19
    Congrats!

    For quite a bit of those 400 corners, it was easier to find out what was going on in Scottish chess than it was in the United States. Clearly the USCF should have hired you...
    or Fide for that matter, there is zero fun on that website.
  13. 21 Jul '10 19:57
    I am Happy for you!

    Griit
  14. 21 Jul '10 20:17
    Never you mind being happy for me.

    What are you doing hawking about in this forum.

    You get back in the Motel and look at that thread in your message box.
  15. 21 Jul '10 22:06
    PS: Thank you