2023 Camberley Keith Richardson Rapid Play Tournament

The 2023 Keith Richardson Memorial Tournament was held on Saturday 30th Sep. Keith was a valued club member from the 1970s, an International Correspondence Grandmaster and very well known in the English chess community. He suffered from Parkinson’s disease and died in April 2017.

Thanks to all the players and everyone who helped beforehand and on the day which clearly made it a most enjoyable tournament. Linda on teas and coffees and Angela’s cakes need a special mention!

Around £300 was raised for Parkinson’s Charity including money raised from the sale of cakes and books.

Next year’s Keith Richardson Tournament is planned for 28th Sep 2024.

Reports, photos and videos of 2017 to 2022 previous Keith Richardson events can be found here.

Below are the prize winners, results tables, photos and a video from the event.

Congratulations to the prize winners:

A full list of of all the results is below.

Final Ranking crosstable

Click on the image to go to the chess-results website with other details.

Photos from the event

The playing hall:

Player photos:

The event entry can be found here https://camberleychess.co.uk/event/2023-keith-richardson-memorial-tournament/

Reports, photos and videos of 2017 to 2022 previous Keith Richardson events can be found here.

Keith Richardson Memorial Tournament

This chess tournament will be the fourth annual event to mark the passing of Keith Richardson, correspondence Grand Master.

The event will online using the Lichess platform, plus on Zoom – You are welcome to join Camberley Chess Club’s online Zoom meetings, just email info@camberleychess.co.uk

See https://lichess.org/swiss/5bzZmAyT for details

More information will be posted closer to the date.


2018 Keith Richardson Memorial Tournament

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 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.