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Nov
21

B&DCL Div 3: 21 Nov – New Milton B 1.5 Wimborne D 2.5

Wimborne D win a tight match to go equal top of Div 3 with Southbourne C, although the latter have marginally better games points. The New Milton team lost by the narrowist margin and were out graded by an average of nearly 16 grading points a board. They took 1.5/2 from the top 2 boards, but lost […]

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Nov
21

County League Div 1: Weymouth A v Wimborne A date change

This fixture is now scheduled for 26 Feb (was 11 Dec)

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Nov
18

Alan Dommett analyses 2 more Dorset Open games – A B Merry v P W Anderson (1-0) and R Taylor v M Waddington (0-1)

These are the 5th & 6th games Alan has now looked at from the 52nd Dorset Open, 13-15 Oct ’17. Please go to “Games” Main Menu and then “52nd Dorset Open Congress”. Alan is especially impressed with the sacrifice IM Alan Merry made as white 25. Nf5!! – “of real IM quality”. The 2nd game […]

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Nov
17

B&DCL at Southbourne 17 Nov: Div 1 Southbourne B 1.5 Poole A 2.5; Div 4 Southbourne D 3 Wimborne E 1

Top of the table match is won by Poole A, who become league leaders with 3/3 and the Southbourne team now in 2nd place. 3 games drawn, but the decisive game was on board 1 where Martin Machacek (Poole) beat Andrew Grzybicki (Southbourne) In Div 4, Southbourne D playing their 2nd game in 2 days, beat previous leaders […]

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Nov
17

B&DCL Round-Up 16 Nov: Div 1 Poole B 2 Wimborne A 2; Div 4 Poole D 1.5 Southbourne D 2.5

Southbourne D moved up 1 place in Div 4 with a first win, the consequence of Poole D’s first defeat. Poole B’s highly encouraging start to life in the top division continued, holding last season’s champions Wimborne A to a draw. 2 outstanding performances from Ciprian Stanciu who beat Allan Pleasants on board 1, making […]

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Nov
16

Mike Waddington was joint winner Hampshire Open; John Belinger equal 1st in the Minor – 3-5 Nov ’17

Dorset based player, Mike Waddington (Dorchester) was joint winner of the Hampshire Open at Eastleigh, weekend 3-5 Nov. Mike scored an excellent 5/6. Another Dorset player in the prize winners was John Belinger (New Milton). John also had a fine congress sharing 1st place with 3 others on 4.5/6 in the Minor. (Image is Mike Waddington, […]

By Mike Jay | Hampshire Open
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Oct
16

Estimated grades and Phase 1 ECF LMS system; Player Allocation files

When players have an Estimated Grade it will be shown with an “L” to indicate “local” – previously “E” was used. E.g. 120L. The reason for the change is to bring us into line with the new ECF LMS “League Management System”, which is a software package allowing counties to input league match results; it […]

By Mike Jay | Dorset County . Uncategorised
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Oct
12

Purbeck v Highcliffe D B&DCL Div 5 date change

This match is now taking place at Poole on Thurs 23 Nov (instead of 20 Nov).

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Oct
12

County Div 1 – Dorchester B v Ringwood A postponed; Dorchester A v Ringwood A re-arranged

Ringwood A were unable, at short notice due to illness, to travel to Dorchester B 12 Oct, and have asked the Dorchester team if they would agree to a new date. Dorchester A v Ringwood A moved from 9 Nov to 16 Nov.

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Oct
12

Poole A win away to Wimborne A in County League, Div 1

Poole A were the winners, in an opening County League Div 1 match for both teams, by the close score of 2.5-1.5. Div 1 newcomers Poole made a statement of intent in this division with the highest aggregate graded team so far: 695. Higher than the Wimborne team: 671, and also higher than the other […]

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Oct
11

Purbeck beat Wimborne G in B&DCL Div 5

With this win Purbeck go =2nd with Bournemouth C in Div 5. Effectively Purbeck’s “C” team, as their “A” &”B” play in the Dorset County League. Purbeck were welcome newcomers to the B&DCL last season

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Oct
04

Div 2 round-up 3 Oct – Bournemouth A secure 2nd win – Highcliffe A off the mark

There were 2 Div 2B&DCL matches last night – both hosted by Bournemouth. Their A team made it 2 wins from 2, beating Wimborne C 2.5-1.5. Highcliffe A beat Bournemouth B 4-0. A 3rd match, in Div 5, was postponed – Bournemouth C v Highcliffe D and the clubs have agreed to re-arrange

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Oct
03

Wimborne B win away to Weymouth B in opening County League fixture

The season opener resulted in a 3-1 win for Wimborne B. Malcolm Steevens is now playing for Weymouth, having been a stalwart member at Bridport over many years

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Sep
14

2 Towns Match 13 Sept ends as exciting 14-14 draw – after tense final game between Tim Joyce & Rob Davenport!

Martin Simons reports on a great evening last night at Poole:- With teams evenly balanced, it was an exciting evening, real end to end stuff and a great opening season curtain raiser!  Due to the closeness of the individual matches, most players stayed to the bitter end to watch nervously as the individual results came […]

By Mike Jay | 2 Towns Match
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Sep
09

18 enjoy a buzzer evening at Southbourne

There was good support for this 10 second buzzer competition run, and jointly won by Martin Simons. Grzegorz Sawicki also shared 1st place. 12 Southbourne members and 6 from other clubs. Especially good to see Bruce Jenks back playing competitive chess. Results:- Southbourne Chess Club 10 second Buzzer Tournament Friday 8th September 2017 Pos Name […]

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Sep
08

B&DCL & County League fixtures now final – 8 Sept

An AGM last night at one of the County League clubs approved the intended structure for 2017/18, so draft fixtures across both leagues become final. At the time of writing this – 8 Sept, 3.30pm they reflect all recent changes, or corrected errors. But please keep checking the files as more changes of dates may […]

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Sep
06

B&DCL Player Statistics – Allocations to teams

Like last year, there will be an updated spreadsheet on player appearances by team for each club. This will appear under B&DCL and Info 2017/18. An initial and draft file has been uploaded based on information to date. A new feature will be to try and help captains with “Reserve Places” used to date, with […]

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Aug
16

Junior Chess – Rapidplay at the Library Sat 4 Nov

Eric Sachs is planning a Junior Rapidplay – Bournemouth Library The regular Saturday morning sessions are especially popular with juniors for their variety and competitions. The planned Rapidplay event is to mark Nov 4, set aside as “International Games Day” across Europe  

By Mike Jay | Dorset Junior Chess . Rapidplay
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Aug
14

Wimborne enter additional team in Div 4

The 5 divisions now have 6 teams in each -10 matches each team If things stand as at present, we will have the ideal 6 teams in each division, including the new Div 5. Wimborne’s decision means they will have E & F teams in Div 4, and a 7th team, G in Div 5. […]

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Aug
11

Have you entered the Dorset Blitz at Wareham next month?! – 17 Sept

Under 50 days until Dorset’s 1st ever Blitz Congress For details and how to enter, please go to Congresses on the main menu and then Dorset Blitz. Entry can be on-line, or the entry form can be downloaded and completed. Steve Peirson is the organiser and the event takes place in the spacious Furzebrook Village Hall.

By Mike Jay | Congress . Dorset Blitz
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Aug
11

2 Towns Match fixed for Weds 13 Sept ’17

Takes place as usual at Poole RBL North Road, 7.30pm start More details nearer the time. Season opener.  

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Aug
06

British Chess Championship Llandudno – Final Day (6 Aug)

Dorset players record 1 win, 1 draw, and 1 loss day 9 Allan Pleasants returned to form in the Championship beating Katherine Shepherd (1929) to finish with 4/9. Mike Waddington had a tough final round opponent losing to IM Jack Rudd (2252). Mike scored 3.5/9 And in the Major Open 18 years old James Forster (Southbourne) […]

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Aug
04

Wimborne new venue for next season – & now Wednesdays

Merley Community Centre in Harrier Drive, Merley (pl click). The postcode is BH21 1XE and telephone at the Centre: 01202 841 330. Wimborne Secretary, Phil Wallace, has provided this helpful information: “It is approached via a drive just after Merley First School and playing field, but the drive is clearly marked. There is parking for […]

By Mike Jay | Wimborne Chess Club
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Aug
03

Bridport Chess Club closes

Sad news the County League is losing an established club Falling membership and consequent problems fulfilling fixtures has resulted in Bridport closing forthwith (posted 3 Aug ’17). Last season Bridport managed to complete the season, but were not having regular club nights. Several members are said to be joining Dorchester and Weymouth. Club Chairman Malcolm Steevens […]

By Mike Jay | Chess Club Announcements
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Jul
28

Purbeck AGM: Change of Secretary

After excellent service as Purbeck Secretary, Brian Beard retires But he will continue as a player. Steve Peirson takes over as Club Secretary. Pictured here at the AGM Jeremy Beling (Treasurer), Brian Beard (outgoing Secretary) and Steve Peirson (incoming Secretary). As before, teams will be entered in Divs 2 & 3 of the Dorset County League and […]

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Jul
16

Allan Pleasants beats IM in round 10 – Cardiff International event (pl click)

White now plays 27.Qg4, it’s Allan Pleasants (black) to move It’s quite clear Allan enjoys playing chess in Wales, and Cardiff in particular! On his previous visit, at Easter, he became Welsh Champion. Then, is a very strong International event, also in Cardiff, he finished 5th out of 54, with the outstanding score of 6.5/10. This position […]

By Mike Jay | Chess Player Success
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Jun
03

B&DCL Players Statistics 2016/17

Please click on this page extreme left, top menu Pete Donaldson keeps records of individual performances to help work out the winners of the Brien Urry Cup and Boardman trophies each season. There is a link on the page to Pete’s calculations    

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May
05

Poole win exciting Handicap KO Final v Purbeck – score 4-2

Credit to both teams for making it a great final! For a report from Martin Simons and score details please click on “Team Handicap” middle of very top menu          

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May
03

Purbeck A lead County Div 2 – but need Poole to drop points

Purbeck have kept open their hopes of Div 2 title retention They beat Bridport A 2.5-1.5 in their final match to finish with 13 points from 10 matches. So Poole need to win one of their final 2 matches to become champions – these are Weymouth B (away) and Bridport A (home)

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May
01

4NCL team finish mid table with 50%

Wessex lose promotion pool match 1-5-4.5 to Anglian Avengers 2 Oli Gill, Martin Simons and Ian Clark all drew. But overall they held their own well in a tough pool, with a 50% score: Won 3, Drew 1, Lost 3. Full details on the website: www.4ncl.co.uk Wessex played in 3 South pool C

By Mike Jay | 4NCL
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Apr
27

2017 Inter-School Team Event

Eric Sachs – Junior Chess Officer Report – 27 April ’17 REPORT ON THE 2017 INTER SCHOOL TEAM EVENT     26 APRIL 2017 – VENUE WHITEHALL HOTEL. AFTER A TOTAL OF 210 GAMES OF CHESS PLAYED IN PRELIMINIARES THE 2017 RESULTS ARE: SENIOR SECTION BOURNEMOUTH GRAMMAR BEAT HIGHCLIFFE COMPREHENSIVE 12/6 JUNIOR SECTION BADEN-POWELL BEAT […]

By Niki Buskell | Junior
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Apr
21

Dorset has a National Chess Champion! pl click

Allan Pleasants wins the Welsh Chess Championships, Cardiff, Easter 2017!! Allan has won the Welsh Chess Championship with some superb play, including a last round brilliancy. He scored 6/7 and was unbeaten throughout the Championship. On behalf of everyone associated with Dorset chess, many congratulations Allan – we are very proud to have a National Champion in […]

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Mar
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Mar
16

Junior Chess Senior Competition – BGS “A” & Highcliffe head to head

These 2 strong teams make it the final 26/4/17 at Whitehall Hotel A tremendous final between Bournemouth Royal Grammar School “A” and Highcliffe is in store. Highcliffe beat their arch rivals 15 March, 4.5-1.5. So the score so far between these outstanding teams is 1-1 and both teams finished on 10/12. It could not be […]

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Mar
13

Rapidplay 120317 – Results Table

48 took part, with Gabor Horvath, the highest graded entrant emerging winner by half a point. But as Gabor is unattached to a Dorset club, the Dorset Rapidplay trophy will be shared by the joint runners-up, Oscar Garcia (Poole) and Allan Pleasants (Weymouth). Final scores and placements:- Copy of ResultsTable_120317b

By Mike Jay | Rapidplay
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Feb
28

Team Handicap Draw: Poole v Dorchester, Purbeck v Highcliffe

Please click on “Team Handicap” very top menu

By Mike Jay | Team Handicap
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Feb
28

Purbeck in losing win to Weymouth in Team Handicap

Purbeck, Poole, Dorchester & holders Highcliffe through to semi-finals In the closest of matches, Purbeck (average grade 141) just edged home against Weymouth (average grade 156). The Team Handicap again showed it is a great leveller and gives all teams a chance. Well done to Purbeck, but sympathy to Weymouth who needed to score 4-2, and […]

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Feb
24

Junior Chess Challenge started 7 Feb – Pl click on “Junior Chess”

1st round at the Library with 5 teams, 7 Feb ’17 For more information please click on “Junior Chess” main menu and then see organiser Eric Sach’s latest report

By Mike Jay | Junior . Junior chess games
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Feb
12
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12

Wessex win & lose in 4NCL 11/12 Feb

Wessex are in joint 2nd in Div 3 South Pool A. A fine 4.5 – 1.5 win against Surbiton Saturday, was followed by a 1.5 – 4.5 reverse to leaders Woodgreen MM1 on Sunday. William McDougall won on both days.

By Mike Jay | 4NCL
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