RIP Richard GR Harris

Born 29th July 1950 died 5th February 2019

His last grade in 2009 was 152. He held a  doctorate in Maths and taught at Hampton School from 1974, where he ran the chess club, until his retirement in 2009.  He was a member of Hampton Chess Club 1975-1984 and then Kingston Chess Club 1985-2009. He played many seasons in the Thames Valley and Surrey leagues, and played county chess for Surrey. In addition, he was a Bridge grandmaster. Unfortunately his health deteriorated after 2009, and he had to give up both sports. 

— Ian Cross