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Apr
26

Wimborne E 3 Southbourne D 1, B&DCL Div 4; 4 teams challenging for championship, only 2 points apart

26 Apr. Wins from Tim Joyce and Sepp Clarke enabled Wimborne E to pull off this victory against the league leaders. Boards 2 & 3 were drawn. Wimborne were slightly the higher graded team, except on board 4. For the Southbourne team it was a chance lost to pull away at the top, after a […]

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Apr
25

Wimborne F 2 Poole E 2, B&DCL Div 4; Poole E Captain Tim McCullagh on “a draw that feels like a loss”

25 Apr. Wimborne F did well to hold their high flying opponents to a draw. Poole won on the top 2 boards through in-form Adam Jaggard and Tony Pritchard. Jim Newman and Phil Holden won on boards 3 & 4 for the home team. Poole E are 2nd in Div 4, 1 point behind Southbourne […]

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Apr
25

New Milton B 1.5 Ringwood B 2.5, B&DCL Div 3; Close match sees Ringwood reach safety but “phew”!

29 Apr. This was a key match in the brave bid by both teams to stay in Div 3. New Milton B had been on a good run, but fell just short to a higher graded Ringwood team. But after 2 games New Milton were leading 1.5-0.5 thanks to a Simon Bown win on board […]

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Apr
23

Ringwood 3 Dorchester A 1, County Div 1; Ringwood move up table to 3rd

23 Apr. Kenny Harman got Ringwood off to a good start with a win and then Geoff Searing (Dorchester) drew with Bruce Jenks. Chris Webb  (Dorchester) had winning opportunities against Martin Clancy on board 4, who forced a draw with perpetual check. The last to finish was on board 1 and Martin Simons played accurately to win […]

By Mike Jay | Dorset County League
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Apr
21

Southbourne C 1.5 New Milton B 2.5, B&DCL Div 3; key win for New Milton in bid to avoid relegation

20 Apr. A fine victory for the visitors made possible with wins from Simon Brown and John Beasant. Top board was drawn and Dave Bryant won for Southbourne on board 3. Southbourne out graded New Milton by around 20 points on each of the top 3 boards. New Milton next play Ringwood B, just above them […]

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Apr
20

Dorchester A 1 Wimborne A 3, County Div 1; Wimborne move =1st with Poole

19 Apr. This fine away win against strong opponents keeps alive Wimborne’s Championship aspirations in County Div 1. They pulled level with Poole A on 12 points, but the Poole team has a match in hand. These 2 teams meet in one of the final matches of the Div 1 season on 10 May at […]

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Apr
20

Poole E 3 Wimborne E 1, B&DCL Div 4; Poole up to =2nd

19 Apr. Poole E helped their promotion aspirations considerably with this success against a Wimborne team also challenging for the Div 4 Championship. The victory was made possible with wins from Ciaran Southey on board 1, Adam Jaggard board 2 and Christine Roberts board 4. Phil Wallace won on board 3 for the visitors. Poole E now […]

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Apr
19

Poole C 2.5 Wimborne D 1.5, B&DCL Div 3; Poole very close to promotion & the Championship

19 Apr. Poole C are within a whisker of promotion after this win against their principal challengers for the Div 3 Championship. The Poole team are to be congratulated on a fine run that has seen 5 successive wins. The points in this match came from Simon Fox on board 1 and Richard Smith on […]

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Apr
19

Wimborne B 1.5 Purbeck A 2.5, County Div 2; Brilliant effort from Purbeck falls just short and Wimborne champions

18 Apr. The first Championship of the season was decided after the closest match imaginable. Purbeck needed to win 3-1 and fell just half a point short following a wonderful match, worthy of a final in every respect. Very well done to both teams and special congratulations to Wimborne B on becoming Champions. But all teams […]

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Apr
19

Poole A 2.5 Southbourne B 1.5, B&DCL Div 1; Poole back as league leaders

18 Apr. It was expected to be a very competitive encounter between 2 strong teams and it was! Poole Captain Dave Fuller commented “A close match, some exciting games. You could cut the tension with a wet kipper!” Brian Curran, Southbourne B Captain said “A match decided on the top boards, which puts Poole A in the driving seat to finish […]

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Apr
17

New Milton A 3 Ringwood A 1, B&DCL Div 2; New Milton finishing season strongly

17 April. New Milton A won their 2nd Div 2 match in a row. In this  match they took 3/3 on the top 3 boards and it was a good overall performance. Ringwood were the higher graded team 599 to 567. It was the penultimate league match of the season for both teams

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Apr
17

Weymouth A 2 Dorchester B 2, County Div 1; Weymouth B 2.5 Dorchester C 1.5, County Div 2; Dor B fight back to draw, while Dor C fall just short in Championship bid

16 Apr. It was a double bill between Weymouth and Dorchester last night. Dorchester B overcame losing a point by default on board 1 to draw with current champions Weymouth A.  In fact, with the score at 1.5-1.5, Nick Pool (Dorchester) was a pawn up against Ronnie Burton on board 2 in the last game […]

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Apr
14

Southbourne B 2.5 Wimborne A 1.5, B&DCL Div 1; Southbourne go joint 1st

13 Apr. Southbourne B, who welcomed back Paul Kemp for his 1st league match of the season, have gone equal 1st after this narrow win against the leaders. The top 3 boards were drawn, but the 1 decisive result was on board 4 where Len Laker won. Southbourne B are having a fine season and travel […]

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Apr
14

Southbourne 3 Wimborne 3, Team Handicap Knock-Out Cup; Wimborne advance to final – see Martin’s latest report

13 Apr. An exciting and close match, saw Wimborne become finalists to play Poole. Southbourne, who needed to win 3.5-2.5, finished just short. Please go to LMS for score details and a report: http://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/16376 Also Martin has sent out an updated report on the competition so far. Please go to very top menu and click on […]

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Apr
13

Poole A 1 Ringwood A 3, County Div 1; Ringwood secure unexpected win

12 Apr. Poole’s Eric Sachs, always sporting and generous with his post match comments, said “All good games, but Ringwood played very well and deserved to win. Nice win from Bruce Jenks (Ringwood). Oscar Garcia (Poole) had a good win v Russell Pegg. Martin Clancy (Ringwood) won on board 4 to seal the points”….. after […]

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Apr
13

Poole B 1.5 Wimborne C 2.5, County Div 3; Wimborne within a point of the leaders

12 Apr. After their fine run of 5/5, leaving them the only unbeaten team in both B&DCL & County Leagues, Poole C were beaten for the first time by their nearest challengers. This was a very good result for the Wimborne team, who are now 1 point behind with 2 matches to go. Poole have […]

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Apr
12

Wimborne A 3 Weymouth A 1, County Div 1; Wimborne consolidate their 2nd place in table

11 Apr. With this win Wimborne moved to within 2 points of leaders Poole A, but Poole have played a match less. Eddie Barker and Steve Appleby won on boards 2 & 4 for Wimborne. The other 2 boards were drawn. Weymouth A stay in equal 3rd place with Dorchester B

By Mike Jay | Dorset County League
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Apr
12

Wimborne C 1.5 Bournemouth A 2.5, B&DCL Div 2; Bournemouth keep alive promotion hopes

11 Apr. With this narrow win Bournemouth A still have a chance of promotion with 1 match to go, but Wimborne C needed to win to keep the pressure on leaders Highcliffe A. The teams were fairly evenly matched on grades, but Paul Errington (Bournemouth) did very well to overcome a 14 grading points difference to […]

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Apr
10

Purbeck B 0 Southbourne 4, County Div 3; close match despite score

9 Apr. Southbourne Captain John Harris reported “After 4 very hard fought games, we won all 4 games. Richard Quinn was down to play (for Purbeck), but got held up and Chris Frost played instead”.  Southbourne, who moved to mid-table, were delighted to welcome David Arorash back to the team.

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Apr
09

Highcliffe D 1 Bournemouth C 3, B&DCL Div 5; Bournemouth C lead Division on game points

9 Apr. Wins from Paul Bland and Derek Jones, on boards 1 & 4 respectively, ensured victory for Bournemouth. The other 2 games were drawn. With 1 match left for each club, Division 5 could hardly be more engrossing with Bournemouth C, Southbourne E and Purbeck all in with a chance of being Champions. And as if […]

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Apr
09

Highcliffe A 3 Bournemouth B 1, B&DCL Div 2; Highcliffe strengthen position at top

9 Apr. The top 3 boards only were played, with board 4 a win by default to Highcliffe. There were draws on  boards 1 & 3, but the decisive game was Ken Smith’s win on board 2 for Highcliffe v Ivan Willis. Rob Halse, Highcliffe Captain, reported “all the games were played in a friendly […]

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Apr
08

German schoolboy Vincent Keymer achieves highest rated performance in history by U14 year old

The Guardian newspaper has reported (April ’18) on a brilliant tournament performance by 13 year old German chess prodigy Vincent Keymer. Many thanks to Brian Lose, who is the inspiration behind the growth of chess at Highcliffe School, for sending this link to Eric Sachs: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/apr/06/schoolboy-vincent-keymer-wins-grenke-open

By Mike Jay | Dorset Junior Chess
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Apr
06

Fixture Date Change – updated 6 Apr ’18 (B&DCL)

B&DCL Div 1, Poole A v Southbourne B. Postponed 1 March ’18 due to the snow and the clubs have now agreed on Weds, 18 April, RBL North Road

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Apr
06

Poole B 2.5 Southbourne B 1.5, B&DCL Div 1; Close games as Poole edge home

5 Apr. Southbourne B Captain Brian Curran said “win for Poole in tight match”. This was made possible with victories on boards 1 & 4 from John Weatherlake and Toby Miller. Grzegorz Sawicki won on board 3 for Southbourne and it was drawn on board 2. Division 1 is so close and competitive. For example, […]

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Apr
05

Poole F 1.5 Southbourne E 2.5, B&DCL Div 5; Southbourne new leaders

5 Mar. Poole F put up a brave fight in this match, only losing narrowly, especially as they were out graded by more than 20 points a board. Paul Sandy and Chris Lane won for Southbourne, but Poole’s Matt Austin overcame a grading difference with his opponent of 45 points to win. But well done […]

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Apr
05

Wimborne G 3.5 Purbeck 0.5, B&DCL Div 5; Purbeck still lead Division, Wimborne =4th

4 Apr. The teams were fairly evenly match on grades. Bournemouth C & Southbourne E are now 1 point behind leaders Purbeck, but with a match in hand. Wimborne move equal with Poole F in 4th place, but have the better game points. Well done to the Wimborne & Purbeck clubs, and other clubs, for their commitment […]

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Apr
05

Wimborne A 1.5 Southbourne A 2.5, B&DCL Div 1; Wimborne setback, but Southbourne edge to safety

4 April. A second win a row for Southbourne, who must be wishing the season was only just starting. But disappointing result for leaders Wimborne in their push to retain the Div 1 Championship. Southbourne Captain Martin Simons commented “tightly fought and close match as confirmed by the score. James Forster played well to win […]

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Apr
04

Purbeck A 1.5 Weymouth B 2.5, County Div 2; Weymouth open up title chase

26 Mar. Purbeck’s County Div 2 title aspirations were set back as the Weymouth team claimed their first win of the season with a fine result. This first defeat for Purbeck keeps the title outcome to be decided until the final round of matches. Wimborne B lead the table and Dorchester C are 2nd. Wimborne […]

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Mar
28

Eric Sachs reports on latest rounds in Senior Inter-Schools Chess

28 Mar. Please go to “Junior Chess” top menu, for a full report from Eric on the 1st & 2nd round matches, score details & Qualifying Table. Pictured Poole Grammar School, who did not make the final, but competed well and showed much promise

By Mike Jay | Dorset Junior Chess
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Mar
26

Wessex enjoy 4NCL success at weekend with 2 wins and are 2nd in Div 3 Promotion Pool

On Saturday, 24 Mar, Wessex beat Full Ponty 3.5-2.5 and the next day it was Wessex 5 MK Phoenix 1. So the 2 wins mean Wessex are well placed. For score details please go to 4NCL website Wessex were in 3A on Saturday and then the Promotion Pool 3C Sunday

By Mike Jay | 4NCL
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Mar
24

Southbourne D 0.5 Poole D 3.5, B&DCL Div 4; Southbourne lose unbeaten record as Poole move into promotion contention

23 Mar. Leaders Southbourne D have been enjoying a fine season, and before this match had been the only unbeaten team in all 5 Divisions. But Poole D won convincingly and become promotion contenders themselves. The 2 teams were matched grading wise. The top board game was drawn, but there were wins for Poole from […]

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Mar
23

Dorchester 3 Poole 3, Handicap Cup Semi-Final; Poole come from behind to win another Handicap thriller

22 Mar. Eric Sachs reports that “Poole came from behind to win the top boards to ensure victory on tie break rules. Great credit to Dorchester who fought back, so hard late on, to win boards 4 & 5, when these games looked drawn, and square the match 3-3”. Poole’s decisive winning advantage was winning […]

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Mar
23

Wimborne A 2 Dorchester B 2, County Div 1; result means Poole A close to being Champions

21 Mar. Though out graded on each board, Dorchester B put up a spirited display to draw. Ian Clark won on board 1 for the home team, but Dorchester’s Andrew Young was the winner on board 3, with the other 2 games drawn. Dorchester B moved up 1 place. Wimborne A needed to win to […]

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Mar
23

Wimborne D 3 Southbourne C 1, B&DCL Div 3; All down to final matches

21 Mar. With this win Wimborne D, kept up their push for promotion. Southbourne Captain, Brian Curran, lamented “it was another bad night for his team”. Southbourne defaulted on board 2. Alan Tyler, who is is on good form, won for the home team on board 1. Wimborne D and Poole C, joint leaders, meet […]

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Mar
19

Ringwood B 1.5 Poole C 2.5, B&DCL Div 3; Highcliffe C 2 Wimborne F 2, B&DCL Div 4; Poole go top of Div 3

19 Mar. This win means Poole C now lead Div 3 by 2 points and are well placed, but the teams in 2nd, 3rd & 4th have matches in hand. It is all very close as he season draws to an end. Poole won the match through wins on boards 3 & 4, where Simon Patterson […]

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Mar
19

Ringwood A 2.5 Weymouth A 1.5, County Div 1; Ringwood secure inaugural win

19 Mar. In this 1st season in the County League Ringwood moved up the table by 2 places with a narrow win . The top 3 boards were drawn, but on board 4 Niall Woodger beat Chris Leeson

By Mike Jay | Dorset County League
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Mar
19

B&DCL Match Postponement & new date Poole E v Wimborne E, B&DCL Div 4

The match B&DCL Div 4 Poole E v Wimborne E scheduled for 22 Mar has been postponed at Poole’s request, the clubs have agreed on 19 April

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Mar
16

Southbourne 2 Dorchester D 2, County League Div 3; Paul Sandy ensures home team draw

16 Mar. There was a surprise finish to this match. With 3 draws on the top 3 boards it was all down to Paul Sandy (Southbourne) versus Sidney Jones (Dorchester) and at the 35 move mark Sidney looked the probable and deserved winner, being a piece up. With a large group of spectators now following events, Paul Sandy used […]

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Mar
16

Highcliffe D 2 Purbeck 2, B&DCL Div 5; Purbeck lead Division by 1 point

15 Mar. A re-arranged match made possible by the persistence and sportsmanship of both teams and the excellent hospitality of the Poole club, where the match was played. There was goodwill in the build-up, especially as Purbeck were very sporting in trying to match the Highcliffe team on grades to make it a good match. As Highcliffe […]

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Mar
16

Poole A 3.5 Dorchester A 0.5, Dorchester B 2 Wimborne B 2, County Div 1; Poole close in on County Championship

15 Mar. Poole A moved 5 points clear at the top of County Div 1 with this convincing win. The top 3 boards were won by the home team with a draw on board 4 between Ciprian Stanciu (Poole) and Julian Cherryson. Poole fielded a very strong team, out grading Dorchester by more than 20 points a […]

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