BCN offers Kevin Staveley the warmest congratulations on being awarded the British Empire Medal in the 2020 Queen’s Birthday Honours List.
The citation reads : “For services to Chess in Wales”
Kevin Charles Staveley was born on December 30th 1955 in Pontypridd, Mid Glamorgan, Wales and has resided in Treorchy, Glamorgan, Wales. Currently he lives in Cwmparc, Rhondda.
He is a member of Newport Chess Club.
Kevin is Home Director for the Welsh Chess Union and many times Tournament Director of the British Chess Championships.
Kevin is ECF Manager of the British Chess Championships and is Director of the South Wales International Chess Festival, Bridgend and the South Wales Megafinal to name but a few.
He became a FIDE International Arbiter in 1991 and a FIDE International Organiser in 2013.
Kevin is editor of the Welsh Chess Union Yearbook.
Kevin is keen to encourage young players to become arbiters.