Martin Simons’ end of August update and two subsequent ECF statements, including guidance on the onerous precautions recommended to restart face-to-face chess, can be found here.
The Dorset Blitz and Dorset Open tournaments, which were scheduled to be held in October, have both been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation.
Online Chess for Local Players
While the coronavirus is disrupting face-to-face chess Martin Clancy is organising regular free tournaments on Lichess for players from local clubs.
Mon 7:30 pm 5 min + 3 sec 19th October: Crazyhouse
Mon 8:45 pm 3 min +3 sec
Wed 7:30 pm 5 min + 3 sec themed opening. 21st October: Pirc – Austrian Attack
Wed 8:45 pm 3 min +3 sec