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2022 Gordon Birch Memorial

Thu December 15, 2022 @ 7:30 PM 10:30 PM

Professor Gordon Birch was our friend, former Chairman of Camberley Chess Club, and stalwart of local chess over many years.  He sadly died last Christmas and he is very much missed by the chess community.  

To mark the anniversary, we will be holding a Gordon Birch Memorial Tournament at our club on the evening of Thursday 15th December at our usual venue of Camberley Baptist Church Hall.  Start time 7.30pm, entry is free.  

It will be an unrated 5 round Swiss tournament, with a rapid play time limit of 10 minutes plus an increment.  As a nod to Gordon’s well known and strict adherence to the Grob Opening over many years, it will be mandatory for all games to begin 1. g4. The entry will be limited to ca. 24 players.

You can follow the tournament here UTU Swiss Results Gordon Birch Memorial

1. g4 is the Grob opening. In the last 7 years Gordon played nearly 15,000 games online on chess.com, mostly Grob openings. He played 3000 games in 2021 alone.

Invitations will be to all Camberley Chess Club members and also previous members and other local club members who knew Gordon.

Tribute to Gordon Birch and photos can be found here.

15 Frimley Road
Camberley, GU15 3EN United Kingdom

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