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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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Jan
05

Poole B 3 Poole A 1, B&DCL Div 1; League opens up, Poole club’s strength in depth

4 Jan. Poole B’s fine win makes Div 1 more competitive and now 3 teams, including Poole B themselves, have Championship aspirations. 2 of the games were drawn but wins by Ciprian Stanciu on board 1 and Toby Miller on board 4 ensured victory. And Southbourne B will join them if they can beat their A […]

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Jan
04

Highcliffe B v Ringwood B, B&DCL Div 3 fixture date change

The respective Team Captains have agreed to move the date of this match from 16 to 30 April ’18

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Jan
04

Wimborne B 1.5 Wimborne A 2.5, B&DCL Div 1. Wimborne A in 2nd place

3 Jan. This narrow win moved Wimborne A ahead clear in 2nd place, but Poole A and Southbourne B, the teams above and below them in the league table each has a game in hand.  In the one decisive game, Mark Littleton was beaten by Allan Pleasants. “A” team captain Ian Clark commented “Close again. I could […]

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Jan
04

Wimborne G 2 Highcliffe D 2, B&DCL Div 5 – Points shared in welcoming setting

3 Jan. Mike Tew, Highcliffe’s Captain reports “It was a pleasant evening, with some good games in a friendly atmosphere”. The Highcliffe team won 2-1 on the games played, but conceded the 4th game by default, so it resulted in 2-2

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Dec
23

Southbourne Christmas Handicap had an excellent 29 entries and 45 prizes! Fun evening. Bruce catches Grzegorz. Great end to 2017!

The 2017 Southbourne Christmas Quickplay Handicap Chess Tournament had its best turnout for over 10 years with 29 entries.  Grzegorz Sawicki was the sole leader from an early stage and the one to chase.  After establishing a one point lead he was eventually caught by Bruce Jenks in the last round after Bruce managed to […]

By Mike Jay | Chess news
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Dec
22

Poole A 2.5 Dorchester B 1.5, County Div 1 – Poole stretch lead at top of table

21 Dec. Boards 1-3 were drawn, but Toby Miller won on board 4 v Nick Pool to ensure Poole continued their winning run in this Division. Poole A go into Christmas as leaders in both B&DCL Div 1, and the County League Div 1, with commendable unbeaten records in both divisions. Their successful and winning team […]

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Dec
22

Poole C 3 New Milton B 1, B&DCL Div 3 – Poole go equal 3rd in tight Division

21 Dec. New Milton played their new recruit Simon Bown on board 2 and the teams had similar aggregate grades – Poole 511 & New Milton 491. The top and bottom boards were drawn, but wins by Poole players Tarik and Simon Patterson on boards 3 & 4 resulted in a 3-1 score line. Poole C are equal 3rd with […]

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Dec
18

Ringwood 1.5 Poole A 2.5, Historic Fixture – Dorchester B 2 Weymouth A 2, both County League Div 1

18 Dec. First time ever the 2 clubs have met in the County League Div 1. On aggregate grades Poole were 667 to Ringwood 646 and they made this grading advantage count effectively scoring 2/2 on boards 3 & 4, with wins from Dave Fuller and John Weatherlake. John continues to be in irrepressible form and Dave […]

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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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