Keith Richardson Memorial Tournament

Remembering CGM Keith Richardson – Keith was a very well respected member of the club since the early 1970s. He died in 2017.

2024 Keith Richardson Memorial Tournament

The 2024 event is on Sat 28th Sept 2024 at Camberley Chess Club, Heatherside Community Centre, Martindale Avenue, Camberley, GU15 1BB.

Details are here

2023 Keith Richardson Memorial Tournament

The 2023 Tournament was held on Saturday 30th Sept 2023 at Camberley Chess Club, Heatherside Community Centre, Martindale Avenue, Camberley, GU15 1BB

A news post of the event can be found here

2022 Keith Richardson Memorial Tournament

Was held on Saturday 24th September 2022 at Camberley Baptist Church Hall. Thank you to all that supported the event, the entrants, the organisers and Ken Coates the tournament controller.

£345 was raised for Parkinsons UK as detailed below:

  • The entry fees of £170
  • U1600 winner donated the prize of £20
  • Second hand book stall sale (thanks to John Upham) £155

Well done to the prize winners:

  • 1st Prize – Ken Norman £50
  • 2nd Prize – Clive Frostick £30
  • 3rd Prize – Mohammad Mozaffari £20
  • Highest U1600 – Paul Bloom £20
  • Highest Junior – Daniel Shek £20
  • Camberley Chess Club Champion – Julien Shepley

All photos can be viewed on our Facebook Group link below:

Cross Table Results are below. For more details click here.

2020 Keith Richardson Memorial Tournament

The 2020 event was held online on the Lichess platform.

Here is a report of the 2020 event won jointly by Clive Frostick and WIM Natasha Regan

Martin Wallman presenting the 2020 trophy to Clive Frostick.
Keith Richardson Memorial 2020
Keith Richardson Memorial 2020

2019 Keith Richardson Memorial Tournament

The 2019 event was held on Saturday 14th September from 10am, to 6pm.

Here is a short video of the event

Entries, Pairings and Results are here

Congratulations to the winners:

First Place: Clive Frostick
Camberley Club Champion: Colin Purdon
Junior Award : Ranesh Ratnesan
U150 grade Award : Jessica Mellor

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.


First Place: Ken Norman
Camberley Club Champion: Alfredo Barquin
U150 Award: Ian Searle
Junior Award: Daniel Shek

The Top Ten results were as follows:

1Norman, Kenneth I1945.5/6
2Barquin, Alfredo1314.5/6
3Williams, Tony1564.0/6
4Sloane, Paul1823.0/4
5Davis, Tim1693.0/6
6Searle, Ian1152.5/6
7Shek, Daniel1162.5/6
8Birch, Professor Gordon1021.5/5
9Sayer, Ivan871.5/6
10Upham, John1341.0/2

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

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

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.

Keith Richardson short video of a simultaneous display, 2009

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.