Camberley Chess Club – play and enjoy chess in Camberley, Surrey.

Camberley Chess Club welcomes players of all ages, Juniors, Adults, Seniors and skill levels, from Surrey, Berkshire and Hampshire. The club has beginners through to top chess league players.

The Keith Richardson Memorial Chess Tournament – Saturday Aug 12th 2017 Camberley

Keith Richardson died following a stroke in April 2017.  He had been suffering from Parkinson’s disease.  He was a longstanding member of Camberley Chess Club and was well known in the English chess community.  Formerly he was an international correspondence grandmaster.

We plan to run a tournament on August 12th at the Baptist Church Hall Camberley in his memory.  It will be a rapid play tournament starting at 1pm and finishing by 5 pm.  All chess players can play or watch but members of local chess clubs who knew Keith are especially welcome.  There will be a trophy for the winner and some grading related prizes.  Tea and coffee will be provided but bring your own lunch or buy a sandwich at the shop next door.  There is no charge for entry but we will hold a raffle.  The prizes will be chess books from Keith’s collection.  All proceeds from the raffle will go to the Parkinson’s Association.

Please register for the tournament by supplying your name, grade and email address to Christine Coates.  There is a limit to how many we can accommodate so please register early.  We look forward to seeing you there.

Keith Richardson

Grandmaster: Keith Richardson in action at a recent tournament. John Upham Photography.

It is with immense sadness that we report the passing of long-time Camberley Chess Club member Keith Richardson on Monday, April 10th, 2017.

Keith had been a member since the formation of the club in the early 1970s and has always been a very well respected member of the club.


I am sure that all members, past and present of Camberley Chess Club, pass on their condolences and best wishes to his wife Sandra and their children and family.

The club meets every Tuesday evening from 7.30pm at: Camberley Baptist Church Hall, 15 Frimley Road, Camberley, GU15 3EN (See map below). Free parking is available close by off Sullivan Road, GU15 3AZ

The club has teams in the Berkshire Leagues and also the Surrey Border Leagues.

If you wish to consider joining Camberley Chess Club, please do come along on a Tuesday evening to see the club, talk with club officers and members or contact the secretary or fill in the form on the information page.

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