July Update: 

The ECF has issued further guidance relating to COVID-19.   Details of these and previous ECF and Government statements  can be found here together with Martin Simons’ update from  August 2020.

Online Chess for Local Players

Wimborne U125 Tournaments

While the coronavirus is disrupting face-to-face chess Wimborne are running tournaments that are open to local players graded under 125 old money, played at slower rates:

  • Tuesdays from 2 pm to 5 pm, played at 20 minutes and 10 seconds increment
  • Thursdays from 7:30 pm to 10 pm, played at 20 minutes, no increment.

Please see the instructions on how to join in or email Phil Holden


Wessex On-line Tournaments

These tournaments are played at 7:30 pm once a week but not on a set day.  The format is 5 round Swiss played at 5 min + 5 sec.  To play you will need to be a lichess member and join the Wessex Some Stars team, where you will be able to see details of the forthcoming tournament.