About Dorset Chess


This is the official website for the Dorset County Chess Association (DCCA) and the Bournemouth and District Chess League (B&DCL). It covers not only events run by those organisations but also provides information on other chess activities in Dorset.

Junior Chess

We recognise the importance of juniors to the future of chess and actively seek to encourage and develop young chess players. We organise junior tournaments including the Dorset Junior Chess Championships, inter-school competitions, and regular junior learning groups. To oversee this we have a dedicated Junior Chess Coordinator. More information is available in our Junior Chess section.

Dorset Junior Chess Champs

Clubs and leagues

Within Dorset there are 11 friendly clubs that participate in three leagues and a knockout cup:


We run four regular congresses for players of all ages, covering everything from classical time limits to blitz.

Dorset Chess Open Oct '18