Bernard Watney Medal

Dr. Bernard Watney was one of the two founders on the International Correspondence of Corkscrew Addicts, known widely as the ICCA.  He also co-authored with Dr. Homer Babbidge the first substantial book on corkscrews in 1981.  This first book, entitled Corkscrews for Collectors became the bible for serious collectors for years to come.  After Dr. Watney's untimely passing, his widow, Ms. Mavis Watney had agreed to have a wonderful medal to be struck in the memory of her late husband to be awarded to anyone who had made a significant contribution to corkscrew literature or other such endeavour that would promote the knowledge and information on corkscrews - she also funded the medal.

There is a committee of the ICCA whose Honorary Chairperson is Ms. Mavis Watney and the other members come from the ICCA appointed by the Right from among the active Past Rights.  Nominations may be made by anybody from any of the corkscrew clubs or even if one does not belong to one.  The nomination is to be in writing addressed to the Right at the time (see the ICCA Webpage here).  Any one person can only receive one medal no matter how many contributions they might have made in the past or the future, but all such contributions are listed below.  All decisions of the Committee are final.

The Criteria for selecting an award winner are as follows:

Books
- Books dedicated to corkscrews or where the corkscrew is prominent but not the whole subject - the book must be in print

Papers - Papers dedicated to corkscrews which expand the corkscrew knowledge base must be available in print
Articles - Generally articles that appear in newsletters or published in magazines or on websites would not be eligible unless available as stand-alone documents
Websites - Websites which have significant content of historical  or informational value to the Corkscrew World
Museums - Museums must be open to the public, corkscrews on display must be shown with information about them and ther must be a reasonable variety of corkscrews
Other - The committee will consider all nominations for the Bernard Watney Award for outstanding contributions to the World of Corkscrews including but not limited to organization of meetings, exhibitions, presentations, inventions, and extraordinary accomplishments

The list below exists on both Don Bull's website www.bullworks.net and this website.  Annual updates are made as the medals are awarded.

The first awards were presented in at the 2009 meeting in London, England on Sunday, August 23 by Ms. Watney herself, the years of the awards are shown in the right column.

Here is the list of Medal recipients and what they accomplished to earn their medals - individual's name is shown once and the rows below represent their other accomplishments - first one is when the medal was awarded, only one medal per person.  The * signifies co-athorship.

Name Item or reason for award Type Published Year of first Award
Andrew, Fred* The Incomplete, Complete Book of Barscrews Book 1995 2011
Annoni, Paolo Museo del Cavatappi, Italy Museum   2010
Babbidge, Homer* Corkscrew for Collectors Book 1981 2009
Bandy, Jack Bottle Scrue Times Editor Newsletter 2000-2012 2011
* The Incomplete, Complete Book of Barscrews Book 1995 2011
Berndt, Reinhold Federzungen Book 2002 2009
  Korkenzieher in ThŘringer Handelskatalogen Book 2009 2009
  Der Krńtzer (Verein Korkenzieherfreunde) Newsletter   2011
Berntson, Buster* Scandinavian Corkscrews Book 1994 2009
Bertazzo, Ottilia Munaretti L'Art dei Cavatappi Book 2005 2009
Bidault, GÚrard Les Brevets de Tire-Bouchons Franšais 1847-1968 Book 2005 2009
  Les Fabriques Franšais de Tire-Bouchon 1820 - 1970 Book 2000 2009
  Les Tire-Bouchons Franšais Book 2005 2009
Bull, Donald A Price Guide to Beer Advertising Openers and Corkscrews Book 1981 2009
* Anri Woodcarvings Book 2001 2009
  Beer Advertising Openers - A Pictorial Guide Book 1978 2009
  Beer Advertising: Knives, Letter Openers, etc. Book 2000 2009
  Boxes Full of Corkscrews Book 2001 2009
  Bull's Pocket Guide to Corkscrews Book 1999 2009
* Champagne Collectibles Book 2011 2009
  Cork Ejectors Book 2004 2009
  Corkscrew Ephemera Volume 1, 2, 3 & 4 e-Books 2010 2009
  Corkscrew Patents of Japan Book 2004 2009
  Corkscrew Stories Volume 1 & 2 Books 2004 2009
  Corkscrew Stories Volume 3 & 4 eBooks 2010 2009
  Figural Corkscrews Book 2009 2009
* Just for Openers Book 1999 2009
* Soda Advertising Openers Book 2000 2009
  The Incompolete Chicago Corkscrew Story eBook 2012 2009
  The Kirby Corkscrew Paper 1988 2009
  The Perfect Extractor Book 2005 2009
  The Ultimate Corkscrew Book Book 1999 2009
  The Virtual Corkscrew Museum Website   2009
  World's Fair & Exhibition Corkscrews and Openers eBook 2010 2009
Butler, Robin Great British Wine Accessories Book 2010 2009
  The Book on Wine Antiques Book 1986 2009
Coldicott, Peter A Guide to Collecting Corkscrews Book 1994 2009
Cornell, John Brass Figural Handle Toasting Forks and Corkscrews Book 2007 2010
Danziger, Herb Corkscrews of the Syracuse Ornamental Company Article 1983 2011
De Sanctis, Paolo* I Cavatappi Book 1988 2009
* Le Collezioni Cavatappi Book 1993 2009
* The Corkscrew a Thing of Beauty Book 1990 2009
D'Errico, Nicholas American Corkscrew Patents 1921-1992 Book 1993 2009
Diener, Brother Timothy The Curious World of Corkscrews Article   2011
Desor, Jean-Louis Florileges de Tire-Bouchons les figuratifs Book 2009 2010
Dippel, Horst Korkenzieher Book 1988 2009
Doornkaat, Heinz ten Deutsche Korkenzieher Patente Book 1991 2009
Ekman, Per* Scandinavian Corkscrew Patents Book 2004 2009
* Scandinavian Corkscrews Book 1994 2009
Ellis, Barbara* Corkscrews Book 2009 2009
* Corkscrews: British Registered Designs Book 2007 2009
Ellis, Frank Bottle Scrue Times Editor 1999-2000 Newsletter 2000 2011
* Corkscrews Book 2009 2009
* Corkscrews: British Registered Designs Book 2007 2009
Fantoni, Maurizio* I Cavatappi Book 1988 2009
* Le Collezioni Cavatappi Book 1993 2009
* The Corkscrew a Thing of Beauty Book 1990 2009
Gerovassiliou, Evangelos Domaine Gerovassiliou Museum   2011
Giulian, Bertrand Corkscrews of the Eighteenth Century Book 1995 2009
* History of Pocket Corkscrews and Pocketknives Book 2006 2009
Handel, Wolfgang Korkenzieher Patente Book 1991 2009
Heckmann, Manfred Korkenzieher Book 1979 2009
Hoefer, Peter Ísterreichische Korkenzieherpatente 1882-1980 Book   2009
Hohn, Heinz Dreko Drehteile und Korkenzieher Book 2000 2009
Hunter, Ian Adwlaide Corkscrews Paper 2011 2012
Hutchinson, Francis British Corkscrew Patents Book 1983 2009
Kincaid, Fred ICCA Corkscrew Auctions on the Web Website   2010
K°hler, Anne-Lise French Corkscrew Patents Found in Denmark Book 2003 2009
* Scandinavian Corkscrew Patents Book 2004 2009
Lapierre, Jacques* Les Tire-Bouchons Extensibles Book 2010 2010
Leigh, James Ron Corkscrews: Some Hisotry, Some Technology Book 2007 2009
MacLean, Ron Canadian Corkscrew Patents Book 1985 2009
  Eclectic Corkscrew Patents 1931-1988 Paper 1996 2009
  The Common Corkscrew / Diverse Executions Paper 1988 2009
  The Common Corkscrew II Paper 1989 2009
  The Common Corkscrew III Paper 1990 2009
  The Common Corkscrew IV Paper 1991 2009
  The Common Corkscrew V Paper 1994 2009
  The Willimason Story Paper 1994 2009
* William Rockwell Clough, 2004 Book 2004 2009
Meadows, Wayne Compendium of Bar Corkscrews Book 2001 2009
Minzenmayer, Don The Screwpull Corkscrew Paper 1993 2010
  Warm Wood Cold Steel Paper 1986 2010
Morris, John* United States Patents: The Little Things that Make a Difference Paper 2010 2011
Morris, Martha* United States Patents: The Little Things that Make a Difference Paper 2010 2011
Nugent, Robert Knives With Corkscrews Paper 1987 2009
* William Rockwell Clough Book 2004 2009
O'Leary, Fred Corkscrews: 1000 Patented Ways to Open a Bottle Book 1996 2009
Olive, Guy Tire Bouchons Franšais Brevets 1828-1974 Book 1995 2009
Paradi, Joe The website: corkscrewnet.com Website 1992 2009
* Champagne Collectibles Book 2011 2009
  French Corkscrew Patents Book 1988 2009
  Hungarian Corkscrew Patents & Registered Designs Book 2007 2009
  Bottle Scrue Times Editor 1990-1998 Newsletter 1998 2011
Paradi, Monika Cookbook for Corkscrew Collectors Book 1991 2009
  Cookbook for Corkscrew Collectors Volume II Book 2010 2009
Perry, Evan Corkscrews and Bottle Openers Book 1980 2009
Peters, Ferd German Corkscrew Patents and Registrations Book 1997 2009
  German Corkscrew Patents, D.R.P. 1877-2000 Book 2002 2009
  German Corkscrew Registrations, D.R.G.M. 1891-2000 Book 2002 2009
  Mechanical Corkscrews, Their Evolution, actions, and patents Book 1999 2009
  German Corkscrews Protected by Law Book 2011 2009
* History of Pocket Corkscrews and Pocketknives Book 2006 2009
  Contemporary Corkscrews Book 2011 2009
Pumpenmeier, Klaus Deutscher Gebrauchmusterschutz for Korkenzieher Book 1997 2009
Rains, Philly* Anri Woodcarvings Book 2001 2009
Roe, Lehr Edward P. Haff Paper   2011
Roger, Robert A Guide to Gimlets Book 2003 2009
  Patented Ice Reducing Tools Book 2007 2009
Rousset-Rouard, Yves MusÚe du Tire-Bouchon Museum   2010
Sharp, Michael* The Incomplete, Complete Book of Barscrews Book 1995 2011
Shaub, Paul Guide to American Corkscrew Patents, V. 1 & 2 Book 1978 2009
Solheim, Helgir Corkscrews in Norway Paper 1990 2009
* Scandinavian Corkscrew Patents Book 2004 2009
Stanley, John* Just for Openers Book 1999 2009
* Soda Advertising Openers Book 2000 2009
Taylor, Barry ICCA Corkscrew Auctions on the Web Website   2010
TŘrler, Hajo Swiss Corkscrew Patents Book 2002 2009
* Les Tire-Bouchons Extensibles Book 2010 2009
Vivanco, Rafael Bodegas Dinastia Vivanco Museum   2011
Walkling, Gillian The Book on Wine Antiques Book 1986 2010
Wallis, Fretcher British Corkscrew Patents from 1795 Book 1997 2009
Watney, Bernard The History of Stoppers and Corkscrews Article 1985 2009
* Corkscrews for Collectors Book 1981 2009
Young, Joe Arcade Manufacturing Co., Freeport, Illinois Paper 1986 2010
  Does the Van Gieson Corkscrew Exist Paper 1994 2010
  Have You Looked at Your Roundlets Lately Paper 1985 2010
  Just Who Was M.L. Byrn? Paper   2010
*Co-Author        

Remember: This list will be updated each year as new awards are made.  A similar list can also be found on Don Bull's website www.bulwworks.net.


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