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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 | Results
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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 | Results
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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 | Games Analysis
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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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Dec
01

B&DCL Div 4, 1 Dec – Southbourne D 3.5 Wimborne F 0.5

With this win Southbourne D now lead Div 4 by 2 league points. John Harris (Southbourne) drew with Graham Hillman (Wimborne) on board 1, but the Southbourne team won on boards 2-4. Wimborne Captain reflected his team had been “thrashed”, although was not too surprised given the 34 grading points difference.  

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Dec
01

County League Div 3, 30 Nov – Poole B 2.5 Southbourne 1.5

Poole B made it 2/2 with this narrow win over Southbourne and are early league leaders. David Arorash won for the visitors, but Toby Miller and Seth Rider scored a point each to ensure a Poole victory. Simon Patterson (Poole) and John Harris (Southbourne), who have similar grades, drew

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Nov
30

B&DCL Round-Up 29 Nov: Div 2 Wimborne C 3.5 Highcliffe A 0.5; Div 4 Wimborne E 2 Poole D 2

Highcliffe A had the higher aggregate grades, 586 to 564 and their new recruit from Southend, Christian Westrap made his debut on board 1, but Wimborne C were convincing winners 3.5-0.5. Highcliffe Captain Rob Halse generously commented “Lost our sparkle last night and Wimborne played really well”. In recent seasons, Wimborne C have been successful escapologists […]

By Mike Jay | Results
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Nov
29

B&DCL Div 2 Round-Up 28 Nov: Bournemouth A 1.5 New Milton A 2.5 – B&DCL Div 5 28 Nov: Bournemouth C 2 Southbourne E 2

In what was expected to be a close match, New Milton A won 2 (Reenen du Toit & Barry Jolly) and drew 1 (Michael Honey playing Paul Errington) of the 4 games to now share the league leadership with their opponents. John Oldfield won for Bournemouth on board 2. But, like last season, Div 2 is very […]

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Nov
24

B&DCL Div 5: 23 Nov – Purbeck 3 Highcliffe D 1 – Purbeck go top

Both clubs were very grateful to Eric Sachs and Poole for allowing this match to be played at the Poole RBL clubroom – to reduce travelling for both teams. Purbeck Captain Paul Stanley comments “For the time being our mini winning run continues”. In fact, Purbeck now lead Div 5 on better games points from […]

By Mike Jay | Results
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Nov
22

County League Div 1: Fixture date change – Poole A v Dorchester B

Team Captains have agreed this match will now take place 21 Dec (was scheduled for 9 Nov).

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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 […]

By Mike Jay | Games Analysis
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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 […]

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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 | Chess news
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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 […]

By Mike Jay | Chess news
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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. […]

By Mike Jay | Chess news
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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 | Chess news
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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
29

County AGM 28 June ’17 – Meeting Summary

It was a well attended and lively Poole meeting For a summary of what was discussed and agreed please click on Dorset AGM – 28 June on the extreme left of the top menu  

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Jun
24

B&DCL AGM Tuckton – Highlights from 20 June ’17

Ian captains Wimborne A to Div 1 Championship success; and also wins Brien Urry Cup with personal score of 7.5/10 Please click on “AGM – B&DCL 20 June” on top menu for summary of meeting, or click on this link https://www.dorsetchess.co.uk/agm-bdcl-20-june/  

By Mike Jay | Chess news
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Jun
05

B&DCL AGM 20 June ’17 @7pm, Tuckton Social Club

Please click on top menu “B&DCL AGM 20 June” There are 3 documents on this page:- The Agenda for the meeting The Proposed Rule Changes Current B&DCL Rules season 2016/17  

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