Society Awards

Tony Gallaher Memorial Award
KC Literary Award

The Society makes two Awards each year, provided the entries reach the standard required :

  • The Tony Gallaher Memorial Award is awarded annually to the contributor of the Best Article or series of articles published in the Society magazine in the previous year, in the judgement of the current magazine Editor. The winner receives a returnable engraved Shield together with a keepsake Shield.
  • The KC Literary Award is awarded annually to the contributor of the Best Publication reviewed in the Society magazine in the previous year, in the judgement of the Committee. The winner receives a returnable Cup together with a keepsake Shield.

These Awards are announced at the Society Annual General Meeting, which usually takes place in April each year, and the results are published in the June magazine.

The Awards for 2022 are :

  • The Tony Gallaher Memorial Award for the Best Article published in the Society magazine in the previous year was awarded to :
    Richard Tolson for his article ‘The Proposed Match Tax of 1871, Part I‘ (published in the April 2021 magazine)
  • The KC Literary Award for the Best Publication reviewed in the Society magazine in the previous year was awarded to :
    Rupert Harris for his book ‘Harlequin Matches, Third Edition‘ (reviewed in the April 2021 magazine)

Previous winners of the Society Awards are shown below.

Year Tony Gallaher Award KC Literary Award
2021 Roy Hunt Alan Middleton
2020 Alan Middleton Jesús María Bollo García
2019 John Hope José Manuel Santos Silva
2018 Kevin McCarthy no award this year
2017 Barry Sturman Ian Spellerberg
2016 Jim Taylor Enrique Murillo Capitán & María Luisa Murillo Sanromá
2015 Ken Lury Peter Campion & Kevin McCarthy
2014 Mike Pryor Peter Campion & Kevin McCarthy
2013 Jerry Bell Pierre-Emmanuel Danan
2012 Axel Winner Jiři Kučera & Josef Erben
2011 Andy Piper Colin Plummer
2010 Ed Wright Peter Campion
2009 Mike Pryor Jerry Bell
2008 Ron Norris David Millen & Richard Tolson
2007 Alan Downer Jerry Bell
2006 Stanislav Dmitriev Peter Campion
2005 Michael Foley Bob Swithinbank
2004 Frank Mrazik Marcel Stroobant & Danny Robben
2003 Colin Symes David Millen & Richard Tolson

 

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