British Chess News remembers CGM Keith Richardson who passed away on Monday, April 10th, 2017.
February 16, 2021 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm GMT
Clive Frostick, from Farnham Chess Club, will talk us through some of his games from our recent 2020 Keith Richardson Memorial Tournament. This also doubled as the Camberley Chess Club’s annual championship, which was won by Julien Shepley. It was played on-line for the first time, on the Lichess platform. Everyone is welcome, especially those that participated in the event!
The Fourth Keith Richardson Memorial Tournament was the first one to played entirely online using the Lichess platform on Sunday, November 1st.
After a tense struggle over six rounds of R20 + 10 rapidplay two players emerged on 5/6. 2019 winner Clive Frostick and WIM Natasha Regan.
The tie was resolved by Lichess and Clive emerged as winner by the narrowest of margins
In third place place was Camberley Club member Julien Shepley playing under the nom de plume of MurrayGeenWood. As the highest place Camberley member Julien has become Club Champion for 2020.
A total of 20 players from across the country took part.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
See https://lichess.org/swiss/5bzZmAyT for details
More information will be posted closer to the date.
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
This chess tournament will be the third annual event to mark the passing of Keith Richardson, correspondence Grand Master. More information will be posted closer to the date.
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.
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS
First Place: Ken Norman
Camberley Club Champion: Alfredo Barquin
U150 Award: Ian Searle
Junior Award: Daniel Shek
The Top Ten results were as follows:
|1||Norman, Kenneth I||194||5.5/6|
|8||Birch, Professor Gordon||102||1.5/5|
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.
Keith Richardson performs a simultaneous display at the club, 11th August 2009