2018 Keith Richardson Memorial Tournament

The Second Annual (2018) Keith Richardson Memorial Chess Tournament was held on Saturday 7th July at Camberley Chess Club.

Despite other national sporting activity that day, attendance was well into double figures and many thrilling chess games ensued.

A total of £100 was collected from the sale of Keith’s chess books and donations. This will be forwarded to his favourite charity.

Sincere thanks are due to Ken Coates (tournament director), John Upham (main organiser and photographer), Christine Coates (set up) and everyone else who helped to prepare this event in the memory of an esteemed chess colleague.

Photos from the day can be viewed here https://johnupham.smugmug.com/Chess/2018-Keith-Richardson-Memorial-Tournament/

Special thanks to the Reverend Richard Lane for his permission to use the Frimley Road Baptist Church Hall for this event.

2017 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

by Personal Media Solutions

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.

https://www.home.barclays/news/2016/12/from-the-archives-the-chess-grandmaster.html

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).