Date for the diary – Keith Richardson Memorial Tournament will be held again this year on Saturday 7th July 2018.

This year, the Keith Richardson Memorial Tournament will be held on Saturday the 7th of July at the Camberley Chess Club (CCC) venue on the Frimley Road in Camberley.

Keith was a much-valued member of our club and well known in the chess community. We feel that it is appropriate to continue to run a tournament that is open to all, in respect to him and in his memory. Last year Keith’s family very much appreciated the event and the amount of support. Keith’s wife presented the prizes.

Start time is 10 a.m.  There is no entry fee and refreshments will be provided. Books from Keith’s chess library will be on sale and proceeds will go to his favourite charity. The day will be organised as a 6-round rapid play, with each game being 25 minutes per colour plus 10 seconds per move.

To participate, simply contact our club secretary.

Everyone, not just club members, are is welcome and we look forward to welcoming as many participants as possible on the day.

The Keith Richardson Memorial Chess Tournament was held on Saturday, Aug 12th 2017, at Camberley Chess Club.

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

Camberley Chess Club ran a chess tournament in his memory. It was a 6 round rapid play chess tournament lasting from 10:30am till around 6:30pm. Twenty players from Camberley Chess Club and a number of other local clubs participated.

Chess books from Keith’s collection raised over £215 for Parkinson’s Association. It was a pleasure to have Sandra Richardson awarding the prizes.

Short video of the day


The winners were:

The Best under 150 Graded Player was Dinah Norman
3rd Place was Andrew Marley
2nd Place was Nigel Povah
1st Place was Julien Shepley

Full results and cross table are below:

Keith Richardson Memorial Chess Tournament results 2017

Thanks to Ken Coates the Tournament Director, Christine Coates and to all who helped organise and set up this chess tournament event.

Photos of the day

by John Upham Photography

Some games from the tournament

Keith Richardson at a recent chess tournament

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

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.

It is the club’s intention to hold this event annually. Please contact the club if you would like to help or participate in this event in the future.

Camberley Chess Club welcomes all to come along on Tuesday evenings to see the club, play some chess, talk with members and club officers.

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