1st Dorset Blitz Overview

Keith Gregory is the first Dorset Blitz Champion – 17 Sept, Furzebrook Village Hall , Wareham

Furzbrook Hall, near Wareham30 took part in a very successful day of competition. There were 11 in Section A, 10 in B and 9 in C. The 1st ever Dorset Blitz winner of Group A and Dorset Blitz Champion is Keith Gregory (Fareham). Group B winner was John Weatherlake (Poole) and John Harris (Southbourne) won Group C.

Many congratulations to Keith! He is a familiar and popular figure on the Dorset chess scene and regularly plays for Wessex in the 4NCL. But also well done to everyone who participated in this inaugural competition.

The Blitz organiser was Steve Peirson, the Purbeck Secretary and he was complimented on how well everything was run. Everyone thought the venue was “fantastic”. Also very involved in the organising and planning, hot lunch etc was Martin Simons. Thanks also to Ian Clark, who provided clocks.

Dorset Blitz Champion Keith Gregory


Keith Gregory (left) receives the new Dorset Blitz trophy from Organiser Steve Peirson.

18 Sept – Martin Clancy emailed

“A great day at the 1st Dorset Blitz, thanks to Steve Pierson and Martin Simons. About 30 people took part and played 11 blitz games + lunch.”

Photo Gallery: Please click here https://mikejay.smugmug.com/Dorset-Blitz-Furzebrook-17-Sept-17/n-cdLBdN/  With thanks to Steve Peirson & Martin Clancy, photographers.