The Weekly Screw
The Virtual Corkscrew Museum's Weekly Newspaper
Sunday, August 30, 2009
2009 Watney Award Ceremony
Photos by Bonnie Bull
Last Sunday, the Watney Awards for important contributions to the World of Corkscrews were presented in London by Mavis Watney, wife of the late Bernard Watney. Authors of books about corkscrews or books containing substantial information on corkscrews were honored this year. Forty-two award winners were announced with eighteen recipients attending the ceremony. A large contingent of a CCCC and ICCA members who were in London for their annual meetings also attended the ceremony.
ICCA Right Fred Kincaid opened the ceremony with a brief speech
Don Bull introduced Mavis Watney
Mavis spoke of Bernard and the founding of the ICCA
The awards were then announced by Right Fred Kincaid (in alphabetical order!)
Reinhold Berndt for Federzungen
Don Bull for Beer Advertising Openers - A Pictorial Guide, A Price Guide to Beer Advertising Openers and Corkscrews, The Ultimate Corkscrew Book, Bull's Pocket Guide to Corkscrews, Beer Advertising: Knives, Letter Openers, etc., Boxes Full of Corkscrews, Corkscrew Patents of Japan, Cork Ejectors, Corkscrew Stories Volume 1 & 2, The Perfect Extractor, Just for Openers (with John Stanley), Soda Advertising Openers (with John Stanley), and Anri Woodcarvings (with Philly Rains)
Robin Butler for The Book of Wine Antiques (with Gillian Walkling)
Barbara Ellis for Corkscrews: British Registered Designs (with the late Frank Ellis)
Frank Ellis for Corkscrews: British Registered Designs (accepted by Barbara Ellis)
Bert Giulian for Corkscrews of the Eighteenth Century and History of Pocket Corkscrews and Pocketknives (with Ferd Peters)
Wolfgang Händel for Korkenzieher Patente
Francis Hutchinson for (British) Patents for Inventions
Anne-Lise Køhler for French Corkscrew Patents Found in Denmark and Scandinavian Corkscrews Patents (co-author)
James Ron Leigh for Corkscrews: Some Hisotry, Some Technology
Wayne Meadows for Compendium of Bar Corkscrews
Guy Olive for Tire Bouchons Français Brevets 1828-1974
Joe Paradi for French Corkscrew Patents and Hungarian Corkscrew Patents & Registered Designs
Monika Paradi for Cookbook for Corkscrew Collectors
Ferd Peters for German Corkscrew Patents and Registrations, Mechanical Corkscrews, Their Evolution, actions, and patents, German Corkscrew Patents, D.R.P. 1877-2000, German Corkscrew Registrations, D.R.G.M. 1891-2000, and History of Pocket Corkscrews and Pocketknives (with Bert Giulian)
Helgir Solheim for Scandinavian Corkscrew Patents
Hajo Türler for Swiss Corkscrew Patents
Fletcher Wallis for British Corkscrew Patents from 1795
Bernard Watney for Corkscrews for Collectors (co-author)
Bernard's award accepted by Mavis Watney
Wolfgang Händel toasts to all recipients:
"To the bottlescrue, whose worth, whose use, all men confess that love the juice. To the bottlescrue!"
Mavis Watney, the Right and Past Rights toast recipients
The first meeting of the International Correspondence of Corkscrew Addicts (ICCA) was organized at the Guinness Brewery in London in 1974 by Bernard Watney. In attendance at the first AGM were Addicts Babbidge, Bingham, Dennis, Ekman, MacDonald, DeSanctis, Phillips, Stark, and Watney. In the minutes of the sixth AGM held at the Guinness Brewery on September 26, 1979, this is reported: "Amidst the cheers of assembled Addicts, Dr. Watney assumed the honorary title of 'Start Right,' in recognition of his status as the founder of our little band. "
Bernard Watney coauthored the first important contribution to the World of Corkscrews in 1981 with Homer Babbidge, that book is the classic Corkscrews for Collectors.. Bernard passed away September 28, 1998. This award is given in memory of Bernard.
The Bernard Watney Award is sponsored and funded by Mavis Watney (Mrs. Bernard Watney)
Purpose of Award: To recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the World of Corkscrews. The award is not limited to members of corkscrew collecting organizations.
Selection Committee: Honorary Chairperson Mavis Watney, the ICCA Right, the ICCA active member ex-Rights, and the ICCA Chief Correspondent.
Nominations for award: Any person either affiliated or non-affiliated with corkscrew collecting organizations may submit nominations.
Information: The websites of Joe Paradi and Don Bull will include information about the award, links for submission of nominations, and a list of award recipients with a list of their achievements. Corkscrew club newsletters editors will be solicited to publish this information in their newsletters.
Number of Awards: Each recipient will receive one award for their work or works. The published list will include all contributions for each recipient with year noted for publications and the year of the award. In the event the recipient makes further contributions, those contributions will be added to the list.
Here is the complete list of the 2009 authors receiving the award and their books:
Name Title Published Babbidge, Homer* Corkscrew for Collectors 1981 Berndt, Reinhold Federzungen 2002 Berntson, Buster* Scandinavian Corkscrews 1994 Bertazzo, Ottilia Munaretti L'Art dei Cavatappi Bidault, Gérard Les Fabriques Français de Tire-Bouchon 1820 - 1970 2000 Bidault, Gérard Les Brevets de Tire-Bouchons Français 1847-1968 2005 Bidault, Gérard Les Tire-Bouchons Français 2005 Bull, Donald Beer Advertising Openers - A Pictorial Guide 1978 Bull, Donald A Price Guide to Beer Advertising Openers and Corkscrews 1981 Bull, Donald The Ultimate Corkscrew Book 1999 Bull, Donald Bull's Pocket Guide to Corkscrews 1999 Bull, Donald Beer Advertising: Knives, Letter Openers, etc. 2000 Bull, Donald Boxes Full of Corkscrews 2001 Bull, Donald Corkscrew Patents of Japan 2004 Bull, Donald Cork Ejectors 2004 Bull, Donald Corkscrew Stories Volume 1 & 2 2004 Bull, Donald The Perfect Extractor 2005 Bull, Donald* Just for Openers 1999 Bull, Donald* Soda Advertising Openers 2000 Bull, Donald* Anri Woodcarvings 2001 Butler, Robin The Book on Wine Antiques 1986 Coldicott, Peter A Guide to Collecting Corkscrews 1994 De Sanctis, Paolo* I Cavatappi 1988 De Sanctis, Paolo* The Corkscrew a Thing of Beauty 1990 De Sanctis, Paolo* Le Collezioni Cavatappi 1993 D'Errico, Nicholas American Corkscrew Patents 1921-1992 1993 Dippel, Horst Korkenzieher 1988 Doornkaat, Heinz ten Deutsche Korkenzieher Patente 1991 Ekman, Per* Scandinavian Corkscrews 1994 Ekman, Per* Scandinavian Corkscrew Patents 2004 Ellis, Barbara* Corkscrews: British Registered Designs 2007 Ellis, Frank* Corkscrews: British Registered Designs 2007 Fantoni, Maurizio* I Cavatappi 1988 Fantoni, Maurizio* The Corkscrew a Thing of Beauty 1990 Fantoni, Maurizio* Le Collezioni Cavatappi 1993 Giulian, Bertrand Corkscrews of the Eighteenth Century 1995 Giulian, Bertrand* History of Pocket Corkscrews and Pocketknives 2006 Handel, Wolfgang Korkenzieher Patente 1991 Heckmann, Manfred Korkenzieher 1979 Hoefer, Peter Österreichische Korkenzieherpatente 1882-1980 Hohn, Heinz Dreko Drehteile und Korkenzieher 2000 Hutchinson, Francis (British) Patents for Inventions 1983 Køhler, Anne-Lise French Corkscrew Patents Found in Denmark 2003 Køhler, Anne-Lise* Scandinavian Corkscrew Patents 2004 Leigh, James Ron Corkscrews: Some Hisotry, Some Technology 2007 MacLean, Ron Canadian Corkscrew Patents 1985 MacLean, Ron* William Rockwell Clough, 2004 2004 Meadows, Wayne Compendium of Bar Corkscrews 2001 Nugent, Robert* William Rockwell Clough 2004 O'Leary, Fred Corkscrews: 1000 Patented Ways to Open a Bottle 1996 Olive, Guy Tire Bouchons Français Brevets 1828-1974 1995 Paradi, Joe French Corkscrew Patents 1988 Paradi, Joe Hungarian Corkscrew Patents & Registered Designs 2007 Paradi, Monika Cookbook for Corkscrew Collectors 1991 Perry, Evan Corkscrews and Bottle Openers 1980 Peters, Ferd German Corkscrew Patents and Registrations 1997 Peters, Ferd Mechanical Corkscrews, Their Evolution, actions, and patents 1999 Peters, Ferd German Corkscrew Patents, D.R.P. 1877-2000 2002 Peters, Ferd German Corkscrew Registrations, D.R.G.M. 1891-2000 2002 Peters, Ferd* History of Pocket Corkscrews and Pocketknives 2006 Pumpenmeier, Klaus Deutscher Gebrauchmusterschutz for Korkenzieher 1997 Rains, Philly* Anri Woodcarvings 2001 Roger, Robert A Guide to Gimlets 2003 Roger, Robert Patented Ice Reducing Tools 2007 Shaub, Paul Guide to American Corkscrew Patents, V. 1 & 2 1978 Solheim, Helgir* Scandinavian Corkscrew Patents 2004 Stanley, John* Soda Advertising Openers 2000 Stanley, John* Just for Openers 1999 Türler, Hajo Swiss Corkscrew Patents 2002 Wallis, Fretcher British Corkscrew Patents from 1795 1997 Watney, Bernard* Corkscrews for Collectors 1981 *Co-Author
Note some of the awards are posthumous and will be presented to next of kin or friends.
©2009 Don Bull, Editor