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28

Dorchester C 2.5 Bridport A 1.5 – County Div 2

1-1 after 1st session & completed 27 Oct

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Oct
26

Wimborne F 2.5 New Milton B 1.5 – B&DCL Div 4

Wimborne new league leaders with New Milton joint 2nd

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Oct
26
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26

Bournemouth A 1.5 Highcliffe A 2.5 – B&DCL Div 2

Newly promoted Highcliffe win again to go 2nd

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Oct
26

Wimborne D 1.5 Poole B 2.5 – B&DCL Div 2

Despite losing on board 1 Poole go top

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Oct
25

Purbeck 1 Wimborne G 3 – B&DCL Div 4

Congratulations Wimborne; great to see Purbeck’s inaugural B&DCL

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Oct
24

Ringwood A 1 Wimborne A 3 – B&DCL Div 1

Wimborne move 2nd making grading advantage count

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Oct
22

Poole C 2 Southbourne E 2 – B&DCL Div 3

Nigel Purry overcomes material disadvantage to mate     Please click on B&DCL and then 2016/17 results/fixtures for match detail  

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Oct
21

Poole D 1 Southbourne D 3 – B&DCL Div 3

Successful evening for Southbourne teams at Poole   Please click on B&DCL and then 2016/17 results/fixtures for match detail

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Oct
21

Poole A 1.5 Southbourne B 2.5 – B&DCL Div 1

Southbourne B became league leaders with this win   Please click on B&DCL and then 2016/17 results/fixtures for match detail

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Oct
21

New Milton B 2 Poole E 2 – B&DCL Div 4

Though out-graded, Poole draw & share leadership

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Oct
19

Wimborne E 2.5 Ringwood B 1.5 – B&DCL Div 3

Good win for Wimborne against Div 4 champions

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Oct
19

Wimborne C 2 Southbourne 2 – County Div 3

Close match in Southbourne’s inuagural Div 3 encounter

By Mike Jay | Dorset County Chess
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Oct
19
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18

Highcliffe B 3 Poole C 1 – B&DCL Div 3

Highcliffe off the mark with win in 2nd match

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Oct
16

Southbourne C 2 Bournemouth A 2 – B&DCL Div 2

Honours shared as Southbourne gain first point & Bournemouth stay unbeaten. Result detail under B&DCL and “Fixtures & Results”. Leagues tables at 16 Oct please click on “League Tables” top menu

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Oct
15

Southbourne E 1 Bournemouth B 3 – B&DCL Div 3

Southbourne E’s opening Div 3 fixture. Bournemouth B remain unbeaten after 2 games. For result detail please click on B&DCL and “Fixtures and Results 2017”

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Oct
14

Poole B 3 New Milton A 1 – B&DCL Div 2

Poole are unbeaten after 2 opening games

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Oct
07

Dorchester C 2.5 Wimborne B 1.5 – opening County League fixture

Played 6 Oct. Details under Dorset League and 2016/17

By Mike Jay | Dorset County League
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Oct
04

Open entries 19 at 4 Oct ’16

Please click for list of dorset-open-paid-entries-2016_041016

By Mike Jay | Dorset County Chess
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Oct
04

Highcliffe A 3 Wimborne C 1 – Div 2

Winning start for Highcliffe following their promotion

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Oct
03
Sep
23

Alan’s Column 2 new games – Blackmar-Diemer Gambit

2 more British Championship games, both played by Martin Simons Please go to “Games Analysis” and the very foot of that column for analysis on this opening that produces some sharp lines. Alan Dommett guides us through the complications

By Mike Jay | Games Analysis
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Jul
24

Mayor’s Junior Trophy – Inter School Competition May 2016

Baden-Powell (Primary School) seen here as Junior winners at the Whitehall Hotel. Please click on image to enlarge. “Junior Chess” section has reports & latest news

By Mike Jay | Dorset Junior Chess
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Jul
24

Mayor’s Senior Trophy for junior players – Inter School Competition May 2016

Bournemouth Grammar School were the senior winners at the Whitehall Hotel. Please click on image to expand. “Junior Chess” section has reports & latest news

By Mike Jay | Dorset Junior Chess
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Jul
23

Get well soon Bruce!

On behalf of all Dorset chess players we sincerely wish Bruce Jenks a good recovery from recent illness.

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Jul
21

B&DCL News – Season 2016/17

The Twin Towns match will be on Thurs, 15 Sept at Poole. Purbeck are welcome new entrants to Div 4. Harewood not able to enter a team. Mike Davidson now Shadow Treasurer to take over from Pete Donaldson season 2017/18. Mike Jay new League Controller from Graham White & will also be Webmaster.

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Purbeck win first trophy

Steve Peirson (right) receives the County Division 2 shield, on behalf of Purbeck, from Dorset County Association President Ian Clark. Purbeck were convincing champions and it was their first trophy since formation 13 years ago

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Jun
11

1st Bournemouth Junior Chess Congress – Sat 11 June ’16

Encouraging entry of 36 for this inaugural congress held at Harewood School, run by Eric Sachs, Ian Clark & team. Prizes included 8 places in the British Junior Championships, part of the British Chess Championships being held at Bournemouth, 23 July to 6 August. Pictured the winners, with sponsor Sarah de Lisle (The Ark) & Eric Sachs

By Mike Jay | Dorset Junior Chess
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Feb
25

Southbourne A beat Poole A to move ahead in B&DCL

Southbourne A beat reigning champions Poole A 4-0 in their last match to move 4 points ahead in Division 1, with just 3 games left. New Milton A picked up a useful point with a 2-2 draw v Wimborne B, who have won 1 and drawn 6 of their 7 matches so far

By Mike Jay | Tournament
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Feb
04

Junior Chess Success

All the winners at the Dorset Junior Chess Championship, Ferndown, Sat 23 Jan ’16. County Junior Organiser Eric Sachs is also in the picture. A really successful day with 75 enthusiastically taking part. Overall winner of the Junior Chess Championship was James Forster (top row middle), and Adam Ursell (top row right) was the U16 winner. […]

By Mike Jay | Dorset Junior Chess
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Nov
07

50th Dorset Open: 30 Oct – 1 Nov ’15

There were a record 126 entrants for this weekend congress in Bournemouth. The winner of the Open was GM Alexander Cherniaev with 5/5. Detailed information, including Crosstables, appears under “Congresses” from the top menu

By Mike Jay | Congress . Results . Tournament
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Aug
14

22nd Dorset Closed Congress

The Dorset Closed took place 30 Jan – 1 Feb ’15 in Bournemouth. It was one of the closest Dorset congresses ever, with more than half the players having a chance to win a prize at the start of the 5th and final round.

By Mike Jay | Dorset Closed Congress
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