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Feb
22

Wimborne D 2 New Milton B 2, B&DCL Div 3; Close match in a very competitive Division

21 Feb. Honours shared at Merley with draws on all 4 boards and a particularly good result for the New Milton team. Wimborne D stay top, but the outcome emphasised what a close Division this is, with only 3 points separating 1st and 5th currently

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Feb
22

Wimborne A 3.5 Ringwood A 0.5, County Div 1; Wimborne move to = 2nd

21 Feb. Wimborne A are now equal 2nd with Weymouth A, but with a better games difference. Ringwood defaulted a board and are in joint 4th. Eddie Barker and Peter Wilcock won on boards 2 & 3 for the home team. Mark Littleton (Wimborne) drew with Martin Simons on the top board. Poole A have […]

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Feb
21

New Milton 1.5 Southbourne 4.5, B&DCL Team Handicap KO Cup; New Milton make debut

21 Feb. Southbourne advanced to the next round to join current KO Cup Champions Poole and Weymouth. James Forster, Grzegorz Sawicki, John Harris and Martin Buse were the Southbourne winners, and Stephen Disney won for New Milton. The board 4 game between John Belinger (NM) and Frank Hamilton-Taylor was drawn. New Milton were warmly welcomed this […]

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Feb
20

Weymouth A 2.5 Poole A 1.5, County Div 1; Weymouth move to 2nd but Poole still lead table by 5 points

19 Feb. 3 of the games were drawn, but Allan Pleasant’s win on board 1, against Oscar Garcia, was decisive and earned Weymouth the win. Had Poole A won, they would have been almost out of sight in County Div 1, but as it is, they still have a big lead, although the Weymouth team […]

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Feb
17

Southbourne 1.5 Purbeck B 2.5, County Div 2; Purbeck secure 1st win

16 Feb. This away win moves the Purbeck team 2 places up the table. Dave Bryant won on board 1 for Southbourne, but wins from Nick Stout and Derek Mount on boards 2 & 3 laid the foundation for the victory. Martin Buse (Southbourne) and Paul Stanley (Purbeck) drew  

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Feb
02

Eric Sachs Junior Chess Officer Report – 31 Jan ’18. Need for more help please!

Eric made a presentation to the B&DCL Committee meeting last Weds and it now appears under “Junior Chess”, Main Menu. Junior chess sessions at both Bournemouth Library on a Saturday morning and in many schools during the week remain very popular, with much increased interest. But more volunteers needed urgently please to avoid turning boys […]

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Feb
02

Poole A 3 Weymouth A 1, County Div 1; Poole A go even further ahead at the top against potential key challenger

1 Feb. Poole A are now 7 points ahead of the nearest team and with every win look champions in waiting. Eric Sachs (Poole), commented “It was a good tough match as expected from Weymouth, but had enough after John Weatherlake won early on, followed up by a deserved win for Mike Duggan. Always good to […]

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Jan
31

New Milton A 0.5 Bournemouth A 3.5, B&DCL Div 2 – Leaders pull 3 points clear

30 Jan. Bournemouth A strengthened their lead at the top and New Milton A stay in 4th. But Wimborne C & Ringwood A in joint 2nd each has a match in hand. On board 1 Bournemouth played their new recruit IM Diaz Alejandro Alvardo, whose ECF conversion gives an ECF  grade of 228. He won […]

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Jan
29

Ringwood A 2 Wimborne A 2, County Div 1; Ian Clark win secures draw for visitors

29 Jan. With 1 game to go Ringwood were leading 2-1 thanks to a win from Niall Woodger and 2 draws. But on board 1 Ian Clark managed to force a win against Martin Simons from a better position, although technically he won on time. So the match finished all square. Poole A have 4/4 in […]

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Jan
27

Southbourne D 2 Highcliffe C 2, B&DCL Div 4; Southbourne back as league leaders, 1st point for Highcliffe

26 Jan. On paper this looked a tough ask for the Highcliffe team. Playing away to the only unbeaten team in the B&DCL 5 Divs and out-graded on every board, and as a team 351 v 466. But in form Ron Salinger on board 1 and Roger Howell, board 2, both secured excellent wins. David […]

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Jan
26

Poole E 1 Poole D 3, B&DCL Div 5; Poole D just 1 point off the joint leaders

25 Jan. Eric Sachs reports key win was by David Burt in an end game with Adam Jaggard. Richard Smith and Chris Ambrose were the other winners for the D team. Anthony Pritchard was the point scorer for Poole E. The 2 league points move Poole D to within 1 point of joint leaders Wimborne E  […]

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Jan
22

Derik Needham – Tony Buckfield remembers & Patrica Needham gives details of service at Merley to celebrate Derik’s life

Dear Tony, David and all other Members,  I am very sorry to have to tell you that Derek died on Friday 19 January.   I am so pleased that he managed to get to Thursday morning chess clubs so often before he became too unwell to make it any more.   He greatly enjoyed the friendship and […]

By Mike Jay | Obituary
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Jan
16

Weymouth B 0.5 Purbeck A 3.5, County Div 2; Purbeck A title challenge back on track

This win lifts Purbeck A to 2nd in the County Div 2, a point behind leaders Wimborne B. There were wins from Steve Peirson, Derek Mount and Jeremy Beling. John Coles (Purbeck) drew on board 2 with Steve Blake. Purbeck Secretary & “A” team Captain Steve Peirson commented “”We had a good win at Weymouth last […]

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Jan
15

Ringwood A 2.5 Highcliffe A 1.5, B&DCL Div 2; Ringwood B 2 Wimborne D 2, B&DCL Div 3; Highcliffe B 3 Southbourne C 1, B&DCL Div 3

15 Jan. Ringwood A moved to equal 2nd with Wimborne C. Very close match with 3 draws on the top 3 boards, but Richard Perrin just edged it v Rob Halse to seal the outcome for the Ringwood team. But Rob also had chances in a rook and pawn ending and their game could easily […]

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Jan
14

Wessex going very well in 4NCL – won 1, lost 1 over this weekend & 75% overall

Our regional team, Wessex has been on good form in the 4NCL this weekend at Reading. In their Sunday match they defeated Cambridge University (2) 4.5-1.5 and are 2nd, on better games points over Anglian Avengers (2), in 3A. More information, including forthcoming fixtures on the 4NCL website. Come on Wessex!

By Mike Jay | 4NCL
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Jan
12

Fixture date change: Poole A v Southbourne B, B&DCL Div 1

At Southbourne’s request this match, due to be played Thurs 8 Feb, is postponed. The teams are in discussion to agree a new date.

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Jan
12

Dorchester D 1.5 Southbourne 2.5, County Div 3; Southbourne secure 1st win

Bill Woodhouse won on board 3 for the home team, but David Bryant on board 1 and David Arorash on board 4 were successful for Southbourne. So with a draw on board 2 between Paul Brackner and John Harris, it ended 2.5-1.5 for the visitors. The win moves Southbourne up the table to equal 2nd, […]

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Jan
11

Wimborne A 2.5, Dorchester A 1.5, County League Div 1; Wimborne move up 2 places

Wimborne A secured their 1st win at the 2nd attempt. For Dorchester A it was a 1st defeat in 4. Mike Waddington, the Dorchester board 1 won, board 2 was drawn but wins by the Wimborne players Peter Wilcock on board 3 and Steve Appleby on board 4 ensured victory. Last year this fixture was a […]

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Jan
11

Wimborne C 3.5 New Milton A 0.5, B&DCL Div 2; Wimborne C within a point of the leaders

10 Jan. Wimborne C’s win closed the gap on leaders Bournemouth A, who won the previous evening. New Milton A stay mid-table. Div 2 remains highly competitive, with 5 of the 6 teams in with a chance of promotion if results go their way.

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Jan
10

Bournemouth A 3 Bournemouth B 1, B&DCL Div 2; Bournemouth C 1 Poole F 3, B&DCL Div 5; Bournemouth A stretch lead at top of Div 2; 1st defeat for Bournemouth C as Poole F move up table

9 Jan. After this 4th win in 5 games Bournemouth A now lead Div 2 by 3 points. Like last season, Bournemouth A are putting in a strong challenge for promotion. But 4 teams below them have at least a game in hand. Also at Kinson on the same evening, Bournemouth C lost their unbeaten […]

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Jan
09

Purbeck 2.5 Southbourne E 1.5, B&DCL Div 5 – Purbeck move 3 points ahead at the top

8 Jan. Purbeck kept up their Div 5 championship challenge with a 2.5-1.5 win over close challengers Southbourne E. Their 2nd win against this Southbourne team in the current season. Mark Spalding made his debut for Southbourne E and drew on board 5. Paul Sandy won on board 1 for the visitors, but the Purbeck win was secured […]

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Jan
09

As Gabor leaves for Northern Ireland we wish him well! – the area loses an immensely strong player

Gabor Horvath is returning to live and work in Belfast shortly. In his 2 years in the Bournemouth area, although he did not join a club, he made a considerable mark by winning the Dorset Open twice and the Dorset Rapidplay, not losing a game in any of these competitions. We also thank Gabor for making a contribution as […]

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Jan
06

Southbourne B 2.5 Southbourne A 1.5, B&DCL Div 1; Len Laker wins the decisive game for B team

5 Jan. Both Captains, Brian Curran for “B” and Martin Simons, “A” reported a close match. In fact, the top 3 boards were drawn and the only winner was Len Laker who beat David Bryant – David  was deputising for an ill Jon Catchpole.  Board 3 between Grzegorz Sawicki (B) and James Forster (A) ended dramatically. […]

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Jan
05

Poole B 3 Poole A 1, B&DCL Div 1; League opens up, Poole club’s strength in depth

4 Jan. Poole B’s fine win makes Div 1 more competitive and now 3 teams, including Poole B themselves, have Championship aspirations. 2 of the games were drawn but wins by Ciprian Stanciu on board 1 and Toby Miller on board 4 ensured victory. And Southbourne B will join them if they can beat their A […]

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Jan
04

Highcliffe B v Ringwood B, B&DCL Div 3 fixture date change

The respective Team Captains have agreed to move the date of this match from 16 to 30 April ’18

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Jan
04

Wimborne B 1.5 Wimborne A 2.5, B&DCL Div 1. Wimborne A in 2nd place

3 Jan. This narrow win moved Wimborne A ahead clear in 2nd place, but Poole A and Southbourne B, the teams above and below them in the league table each has a game in hand.  In the one decisive game, Mark Littleton was beaten by Allan Pleasants. “A” team captain Ian Clark commented “Close again. I could […]

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Jan
04

Wimborne G 2 Highcliffe D 2, B&DCL Div 5 – Points shared in welcoming setting

3 Jan. Mike Tew, Highcliffe’s Captain reports “It was a pleasant evening, with some good games in a friendly atmosphere”. The Highcliffe team won 2-1 on the games played, but conceded the 4th game by default, so it resulted in 2-2

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Dec
23

Southbourne Christmas Handicap had an excellent 29 entries and 45 prizes! Fun evening. Bruce catches Grzegorz. Great end to 2017!

The 2017 Southbourne Christmas Quickplay Handicap Chess Tournament had its best turnout for over 10 years with 29 entries.  Grzegorz Sawicki was the sole leader from an early stage and the one to chase.  After establishing a one point lead he was eventually caught by Bruce Jenks in the last round after Bruce managed to […]

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Dec
22

Poole A 2.5 Dorchester B 1.5, County Div 1 – Poole stretch lead at top of table

21 Dec. Boards 1-3 were drawn, but Toby Miller won on board 4 v Nick Pool to ensure Poole continued their winning run in this Division. Poole A go into Christmas as leaders in both B&DCL Div 1, and the County League Div 1, with commendable unbeaten records in both divisions. Their successful and winning team […]

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Dec
22

Poole C 3 New Milton B 1, B&DCL Div 3 – Poole go equal 3rd in tight Division

21 Dec. New Milton played their new recruit Simon Bown on board 2 and the teams had similar aggregate grades – Poole 511 & New Milton 491. The top and bottom boards were drawn, but wins by Poole players Tarik and Simon Patterson on boards 3 & 4 resulted in a 3-1 score line. Poole C are equal 3rd with […]

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Dec
18

Ringwood 1.5 Poole A 2.5, Historic Fixture – Dorchester B 2 Weymouth A 2, both County League Div 1

18 Dec. First time ever the 2 clubs have met in the County League Div 1. On aggregate grades Poole were 667 to Ringwood 646 and they made this grading advantage count effectively scoring 2/2 on boards 3 & 4, with wins from Dave Fuller and John Weatherlake. John continues to be in irrepressible form and Dave […]

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Dec
16

Southbourne C 1.5 Highcliffe B 2.5, B&DCL Div 3; Neil & Ron Salinger wins ensure victory

Michael Litchfield won on board 2 for Southbourne C, but Neil Salinger & his father Ron both scored a full point for Highcliffe B. And so with board 4 between John Harris and Jan van Heeckeren being drawn, Highcliffe emerged winners. Southbourne had the higher aggregate grades, 552 to 501. Jan, the Highcliffe captain commented […]

By Mike Jay | Uncategorised
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Dec
14

Poole D 2 Poole E, B&DCL Div 4, 13 Dec – Both teams share 3rd place

Exciting match between the 2 teams. Poole D were the higher graded on each board. 2 games were drawn, but Christine Roberts (E) won on board 2 and Seth Rider (D) gained a full point on board 4. Tim McCullagh, Poole E Captain commented “A close game. Chris (Christine) made a fantastic contribution”.  Poole’s D […]

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Dec
13

Wimborne D 2 Ringwood B 2, B&DCL Div 3; Wimborne D new league leaders – Wimborne F 1 Wimborne E 3, B&DCL Div 4; Wimborne E now 2nd

13 Dec – Honours shared at Merley, with 2 games drawn; a win by Rob Davenport (Ringwood) on board 2, but scores levelled by John Bowley’s success on board 4 for Wimborne. The Wimborne team are top of the table by 1 point, but Southbourne C in 2nd place have a game in hand. Ringwood B stay 3rd. […]

By Mike Jay | Uncategorised
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Dec
08

Alan analyses 2 more games from October’s Dorset Open featuring local players Mike Waddington, Gabor Horvath & Michael Duggan

Mike Waddington went into the 5th & final round of the Dorset Open needing a win against Gabor. He castled queenside from an English Opening and played boldly to try and secure the point that would have made him one of the prizewinners. Gabor though, had attacking ideas of his own And after that a 4th […]

By Mike Jay | Dorset Open Congress
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Dec
07

Junior Chess Champs 25 Nov ’17 – Eric Sachs Reports

Eric Sachs, Dorset Junior Chess Officer reports on a highly successful Junior Championships held at Bournemouth School for Girls. 71 took part in 4 sections. Image features 2 shield winners – Oscar Davis (U11) and Hugo Svedberg (U10), with Eric also in the picture. Please see Eric’s report by going to the main menu and […]

By Mike Jay | Dorset Junior Chess
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Dec
07

County Div 2, 6 Dec: Wimborne B 3.5 Dorchester C 0.5 – league leaders Wimborne B 2 points ahead

Wimborne B had shared top place with Dorchester B in County Div prior to the match, but have now pulled 2 points ahead of their rivals

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Dec
07

B&DCL Div 1, 6 Dec: Wimborne A 2.5 Wimborne B 1.5 – A team go 2nd

Wimborne B were strengthened by the return of Steve Peirson on board 1 and he drew with Allan Pleasants. The games on boards 2 & 4 were also drawn, but Eddie Barker (A) beat Steve Wilcock (B) in the one game with a decisive result, so winning a close match for his team. A team captain Ian […]

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Dec
03

B&DCL Div 4, 30 Nov – Poole E 2.5 Highcliffe C 1.5

There was just 1 decisive result in this match and Ciaran Southey beat Ron Salinger on board 1. But full credit to Highcliffe C who fought hard and it was very close. For example, the drawn game on board 4 between Christine Roberts (Poole) and Rachel Richardson (Highcliffe) went to 80 moves; 160 moves between […]

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Dec
02

Fixture change: County Div 2 – Southbourne v Purbeck B

The match is now taking place on 16 Feb ’18 instead of 15 Dec ’17

By Mike Jay | Dorset County League
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