Larry Ebbin is awarded the Queen’s Medal Print
Monday, 09 January 2017 09:33


Larry Ebbin is awarded the Queen’s Medal

In the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List, Larry Ebbin has been awarded the Queen’s Medal. Larry is well known to the FIDE community as a player and delegate for Bermuda, as well as the mixer of the famous Rum Punch at the Bermuda Party. His most famous moment at a FIDE General Assembly can be seen here.

The citation for the award was as follows:

“Larry Ebbin – For services to the community:

“For many decades, Larry Ebbin has devoted his time and energy to volunteering and helping those in Bermuda’s community. Countless people throughout the Island, including our seniors and youth, have benefited directly and indirectly from Larry’s acts of compassion, kindness and goodwill."

“His passion is the game of chess. And over the years, Larry has helped to educate, inspire and develop a wide section of the local community through teaching, promoting and organising chess in Bermuda. Thousands of the Island’s students have learned the virtues of the game because of Larry Ebbin."

“To date, Larry Ebbin continues to devote himself to giving Bermuda residents of all ages a chance to discover and learn the game of chess and its many benefits. Currently, he is preparing to send a team of eight young people between the ages of 5 and 15 to the 2017 Carifta Chess Championship games in April 2017."

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