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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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
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. […]
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.