27th Dorset Rapidplay Chess Championship 2023

DCCA Centenary Year (1923 – 2023)

Sunday 12th March 2023 – 10am to 5.15pm

Harrier Drive, Merley, Oakley, Wimborne, BH21 1XE

6 Rounds – 20 minutes plus 5 seconds a move

Food and Drink

  • FREE refreshments all day!

  • FREE Hot and Cold buffet lunch!


Over £600 in prizes

Main prizes:

  • 1st Prize – £100
  • 2nd Prize – £60
  • 3rd Prize – £40

7 Grading Prizes of £40 each (to be determined by the Controllers based on live March ratings)

Best Team – £40  Please see the Team Rules page

Top Juniors – £30, £20, £10 (Under 18 on 1st September 2022)

Best Veteran – £20 (65 or over on 1st September 2022)

Organisers’ Prize £20 for the best performance by an individual not winning a top 3 or a Rating Prize

Best Lady – Chocolates

Booby Prize – to be determined

There will be a limit of one prize per person.  In the case that someone being eligible for more than one prize they will be awarded the higher value prize.

The Dorset Rapidplay Championship Cup & Veterans Trophy (65 or over on 1st September 2022) will be awarded to the highest placed players who have, in 2022/23, played in either the local Dorset or Bournemouth & District Chess Leagues, or were born in Dorset.

Tournament Controllers

Martin Simons and Steve Peirson

Entry Fee

£15 for Adults
£10 for Juniors
£20 for entries received after 10th March

Please note we may publish photographs taken at this event on the Dorset Chess website or in the Weekly Dorset Chess Newsletter and on other public forums. Your (or your child’s) entry using the form below, or by any other means, will be taken as confirmation of your agreement to publish photographs taken at this event.

Join the Reserve List

The tournament is sold out and entries are now closed. Entries on the day will not be accepted.

You can join the reserve list for the tournament using the form below. Players on the reserve list may be offered a place should an existing entrant drop-out.