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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 | Uncategorised
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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 | Uncategorised
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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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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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