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 chess variant.       6th July: Three check chess
Mon 8:45 pm     3 min + 3 sec

Wed 7:30 pm     5 min + 3 sec themed opening.   1st July: Kings Indian
Wed 8:45 pm     3 min +3 sec

Fri  2:00 pm      5 min + 3 sec
Sat  2:00 pm     5 min + 3 sec
Interested?   Please see the instructions on how to join and past results


Dorset is a good choice of county in which to play chess! Over 200 adult players and 100 juniors regularly take part in matches, congresses and learning activities. We run four regular congresses and have a dedicated Junior Chess Coordinator, junior learning groups and tournaments aimed specifically at juniors.

There are 10 friendly clubs with 48 teams that participate in:

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Forthcoming Events

The following events are provisionally scheduled but will be subject to review in light of the coronavirus:

  • Sunday, 4 October ’20: 4th Dorset Blitz.
    Furzebrook Village Hall, near Wareham.  Organiser Steve Pierson
  •  Fri 16 – Sun 18 October ’20: 55th Dorset Open Championship
    Bournemouth (weekend congress).  Organiser Ian Clark. 

Several Junior events take place each year and the detail of these is given through “Junior Chess” on the main menu bar