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Mar
15

Eric Sachs reports on first league matches from 2018 Inter Teams/Schools Championship

Eric reports “I was vey impressed by the general standard of play and there were some exciting finishes with some games going to the final seconds on the clocks”. Pictured the Bournemouth Library team from last year, who finished Junior Runners-Up. Their team this time has been strengthened with boys who represented 2017 Junior Winners […]

By Mike Jay | Dorset Junior Chess
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Mar
14

Purbeck 1.5 Poole F 2.5, B&DCL Div 5; Poole move up a place

12 Mar. A close match between 2 fairly evenly graded teams. 3 of the games were drawn, but on top board Krzystoff Itrich won to give the visitors victory. Purbeck remain well placed in equal first, with a match in hand

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Mar
13

3 hour epic final to Highcliffe Club Championship – Christian is new champion, Adam worthy runner-up

In a long game, described by Richard Ursell as “nip and tuck”, Christian Westrap beat Adam Ursell at the Highcliffe club last night (12 Mar). But it was apparently a superb effort by both players, and one of the classic games of the Highcliffe season. So many congratulations to Christian on becoming Highcliffe Club Champion. Adam […]

By Mike Jay | Chess news
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Mar
12

Ringwood A 1.5 Wimborne C 2.5, B&DCL Div 2; Wimborne keep up push for promotion

12 Mar. It was a  good night for Wimborne C, who moved level at the top of the table with Highcliffe A. With Kenny Harman making a return to their team, Ringwood out graded the Wimborne team by nearly 20 points a board, but wins from Jorgen Nielsen and Steve Culleton, with a draw from Colin […]

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Mar
11

Results & Comments on ECF LMS

The arrangements set up by Phil Wallace for Captains to enter results direct are progressing well. Captains say it is far quicker and easier than sending emails. Ongoing feedback suggests most readers also like to know a little background to the match, e.g “closely fought, good atmosphere, came back to draw from 0-2 down, fine […]

By Mike Jay | ECF LMS
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Mar
10

Southbourne A 3 Poole A 1, B&DCL Div 1, Southbourne D 3.5 Highcliffe D 0.5, B&DCL Div 5 – Southbourne B & Wimborne A close on Div 1 leaders, Southbourne D =1st in Div 5

9 Mar. Southbourne A Captain, Martin Simons reports “A close match played in a friendly, but competitive spirit. Jon Catchpole scored a quick win with a fine sacrificial attack, followed by draws on the top 2 boards. Then Dragi Popovic tried desperately to win to draw the match for Poole. However, he unfortunately blundered in a […]

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Mar
09

Dorchester C 2.5 Wimborne B 1.5, County Div 2; Dorchester D 2 Wimborne C 2, County Div 3; 1st loss for Wimborne B & Dorchester D move up 1 place

8 Mar. 2 close matches at the Colliton Club against visiting Wimborne teams. A good outcome for Dorchester C. The Div 2 result gives some hope to Purbeck A, currently in 3rd place, and they are 1 of 3 teams in with a chance of winning the title for this Division. Dorchester D moved to […]

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Mar
08

Wimborne B 3.5 Poole B 0.5, B&DCL Div 1; 1st win for Wimborne

7 Mar. A result that will give Wimborne B some confidence they can avoid relegation to B&DCL Div 2. Eric Sachs, who was covering for an unwell Toby Miller, summed it up well: “Home win, well played Wimborne, the result belied their league position”. Wimborne B are now equal 5th with Southbourne A who have […]

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Mar
02

Fixtures changes latest B&DCL & County League – situation as at 10 March

Poole A v Southbourne B, B&DCL Div 1 - postponed 1 March due to the poor weather and captains will agree a new date Poole D v Wimborne E, B&DCL Div 4 - postponed 1 March due to the poor weather and captains will agree a new date, with April looking the most likely says [...]
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Mar
01

Team Handicap Cup Semi-Finals – Dorchester v Poole, Southbourne v Wimborne

1 March – Controller Martin Simons announces the draw. One change is Peter Wilcock has taken over as the Wimborne Captain from Phil Wallace. For Martin’s news update, scores to date, plus other information including score sheets and the rules, please click on “Team Handicap KO Cup” very top menu

By Mike Jay | Team Handicap
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Mar
01

Wimborne F 1.5 Southbourne D 2.5, B&DCL Div 4; Southbourne stay unbeaten

28 Feb. Southbourne D now lead Div 4 by 3 points, but Wimborne E, in 2nd place, have a match in hand. John Harris on board 1 and David Arorash on board 3 won for Southbourne. David Lane, for Wimborne won on board 4  and overcame a grading deficit of over 30 points. Jim Newman […]

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Mar
01

Wimborne 3.5 Purbeck 2.5, B&DCL Handicap KO Cup; Thrilling finish to a close match

28 Feb. Report below and result from Wimborne’s Colin Wilson (Many apologies to Peter Wilcock for wrongly saying Colin is the Captain in earlier report!). Wimborne were the higher graded team and so needed to win 3.5-2.5. All credit to both teams. Wimborne join Dorchester, Poole and Southbourne in the next round What a terrific […]

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Feb
28

New Milton A 1.5 Wimborne C 2.5, B&DCL Div 2; Wimborne keep in title contention

27 Feb. The New Milton team out graded Wimborne on board 1, though on the other 3 boards grades were similar. But on the night, Wimborne C managed wins on boards 3 & 4 through Alan Tyler and Steve Culleton, with board 2 between Peter Manning (NM) and Colin Wilson drawn. Reenen du Toit (NM) beat Jorgen […]

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Feb
27

B&DCL night at Highcliffe: Highcliffe A 3.5 Ringwood A 0.5 Div 1, Highcliffe C 0 Poole E 4 Div 4; Highcliffe A move to =2nd & Poole E record 3rd win

26 Feb. A 3rd win in a row for Highcliffe A and a convincing one against promotion rivals Ringwood A. Takes them to within a point of leaders Bournemouth A. Highcliffe captain Rob Halse summed it up concisely in 2 words – “dead chuffed”. Wimborne C are 2 points behind these 2 teams with a match […]

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Feb
23

Southbourne C 3 Ringwood B 1, B&DCL Div 3, Southbourne up to 3rd

23 Feb. With this win Southbourne C went to 8 points and are just one point behind joint leaders Wimborne D & Poole C. Len Laker on board 2 and Dave Bryant on board 4 won for the home team, with draws on boards 1 & 3. Ringwood B stay in 5th.

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Feb
23

Dorchester A 1.5 Dorchester B 2.5, County Div 1; History repeats itself!

22 Feb. Like last season, the B team triumphed over the A team, this time in the 2nd of the matches against each other.  Back in November it was a 2-2 draw, so playing Dorchester A seems to bring out the best in Dorchester B.  Mike Waddington won on board 1 for the A team, but wins […]

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Feb
22

Poole C 2.5 Highcliffe B 1.5, B&DCL Div 3; Poole move to become joint leaders

22 Feb. Highcliffe B could not quite overcome defaulting the top board and lost narrowly. Eric Sachs commented “Win for Poole C tonight. Very tight and only a default separated the teams, shame for Highcliffe.” Poole move to joint 1st with Wimborne D who drew last night v New Milton B. Only 3 league points […]

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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

By Mike Jay | Results
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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
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 […]

By Mike Jay | Dorset Junior Chess
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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 | Chess news
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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
15

Junior Chess Championships, Bournemouth – Sat 9 Feb ’19 – Pl enter soon as junior chess increasingly popular

15 Jan ’19. Organiser Eric Sachs has commented “We are still able to welcome entries for this popular event.  Bournemouth Grammar school for Girls provided an excellent venue last year and with added interest I am sure this will be another enjoyable and successful event”. For information and details on how to enter please click on “Junior […]

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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 […]

By Mike Jay | Chess news
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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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