B&DCL Div winners Wimborne

Ian Clark, Wimborne A Captain, received 2 cups from Pete Donaldson – for his team convincingly winning Div 1 and then the Brien Urry Cup for personally achieving 7.5/10 – best individual score in the top division, after board count

President Alan Dommett said it had been a year of progress for the league. He had been immensely proud that, since the last AGM, the British Chess Championships in Bournemouth had been so successful. Also, he was very impressed with the high standard of play amongst the juniors, especially in the Inter-Schools Final.

Martin Simons (Chairman) then reported in more detail on the British Chess Championships, which broke a number of entry records. He highlighted the local players who did well.

Secretary Steve Culleton gave a brief update and circulated an information pack.

Treasurer, Pete Donaldson, presented the accounts showing a healthy balance and small trading surplus for this year.

The League Controller, Mike Jay, went through the final league tables. Wimborne A were deserved winners of the top division. The champions in other divisions were Poole B (Div 2), Bournemouth B (Div 3) and New Milton B (Div 4). (please see link below). Poole had enjoyed a very successful season winning 2 trophies, and a 3rd one in the Dorset League.

Eric Sachs (Junior Chess Officer) gave a report on many successful junior chess activities (please see link below)

County Grading Officer Phil Wallace included in his report the ECF League Management System (LMS) which we have positively trialled. Grades are now available after just 5 matches have been played. ECF grades will continue to apply for the whole season in our league, but an estimated grade will be replaced by an ECF “A to E” grade, if available, from Jan 1

Poole won 2 major competitions – Div 2 (Eric Sachs receives from Pete Donaldson) and the Handicap Knock-Out trophy. And Poole enjoyed more success winning County League Div 2 to complete a memorable season

Martin Simons, as Team Knock-Out Controller reported on some very close matches. including Purbeck v Highcliffe which was believed to have been the closest match in the history of the competition. Poole won the final v Purbeck (details of results on this website, top menu)

New Milton Boardman trophy

Stephen Disney captained New Milton B to the Div 4 Championship. He won the Boardman trophy with an outstanding personal 11/12

In the Webmaster report, Mike Jay congratulated team captains on sending in results so quickly – thus meeting their own wishes for immediacy in terms of results and league table updates. (please see link below)

Pete Donaldson announced the Brien Urry Cup winner (Div 1) and the 3 Boardman Trophy winners and presented the trophies:- Div 1 Ian Clark (Wimborne) 7.5/10 after board count Div 2 Michael Duggan (Bournemouth) 9/11 Div 3 Fridolin Maier (Highcliffe) 9/10 Div 4 Stephen Disney 11/12

All 14 rule changes sent out to B&DCL club secretaries, in advance, were approved at the meeting. One of the decisions, the most important, was to approve the “Reserve Places” model for using players in higher teams than allocated. It is hoped this will give greater flexibility, especially as the 5 game maximum is removed. Some other changes to the Constitution and the Club Tournament rules were approved and are now included in the full rules (please see link below).

The meeting also approved a Division 5 for next season, subject to normal rules, including submitting results for grading

David Burt announced he is standing down as B&DCL Vice-Chairman after more than 20 years holding B&DCL office. He has played in the league for almost 60 years, and will continue to appear for Poole. Chairman Martin Simons thanked David for his immense contribution to the management of the B&DCL.

Richard Ursell (Highcliffe) is taking over from David as Vice-Chairman. All other current Officers were re-elected.

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Fridolin Maier is presented with the Div 3 Boardman Trophy at Highcliffe School by Pete Donaldson. He was unbeaten & achieved 9/10, becoming the youngest ever winner of the trophy

Here are the updated rules at 21 June ’17 (pl click to open)

B&DCLRulesFinal_210617

Junior Report to AGM from Eric Sachs

JUNIOR CHESS REPORT – June 2017

Controllers Report

ControllerReport_200617_v7

Reserve Places Model

ReservePlacesModelWoodchurch_170517v4

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4NCL Sat 10 Feb '18. Wessex continued their very good run in 3A, beating Rhyfelwyr Essyllwg 4-2. The foundation to the win was 3/3 on boards 4-6.

On Sunday, 11 Feb Wessex did not go quite so well, losing to leaders Barnet Knights 1, by 1.5-4.5. But they are still very well placed in 2nd place with an excellent 4 wins and 2 losses.

The 4NCL website is: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/
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DORSET PLAYERS DO WELL IN SIMON BARTLETT MEMORIAL CONGRESS, TORQUAY, 26-28 JAN '18
12 players took part from our region in this Memorial Congress generously sponsored by Simon Bartlett's partner. Martin Simons reported a pleasant and warm venue, not unlike the Elstead we use in Bournemouth. This Torquay hotel, The Livermead House is on the seafront. In the Open, Ringwood based Peter Anderson beat GM Keith Arkell for an outstanding result on Saturday morning. James Forster was rewarded for playing some very good chess over the 1st 3 rounds, with 2/3, by being paired with GM Keith Arkell in round 4. And although he lost he should feel proud of what he achieved, with an estimate Congress grading performance of 195. Former Southbourne player Walter Braun’s 3.5/5 secured 3rd place. Martin Simons was unbeaten in the Open and finished with 3/5, equal 4th, which included Peter Anderson whose estimated grade was 208 after his win over Keith Arkell. Paul Jackson did well to finish on 2.5/5 in the tough U140 Intermediate. And Paul Errington excelled with 3.5/5 in the U120, and 4th place. David Burt was 3/5. For full score details please go to the Simon Bartlett Congress website http://results.utuswiss.co.uk/default
Dorset Chess
Dorset Chess2 months ago
The 53rd Dorset Open Championship will take place at the Elstead Hotel, Bournemouth the weekend of 12-14 October 2018
Dorset Chess
Dorset Chess2 weeks ago
4NCL Sat 10 Feb '18. Wessex continued their very good run in 3A, beating Rhyfelwyr Essyllwg 4-2. The foundation to the win was 3/3 on boards 4-6.

On Sunday, 11 Feb Wessex did not go quite so well, losing to leaders Barnet Knights 1, by 1.5-4.5. But they are still very well placed in 2nd place with an excellent 4 wins and 2 losses.

The 4NCL website is: http://www.4ncl.co.uk/
Dorset Chess
Dorset Chess shared a link.3 weeks ago
Dorset Chess
Dorset Chess3 weeks ago
DORSET PLAYERS DO WELL IN SIMON BARTLETT MEMORIAL CONGRESS, TORQUAY, 26-28 JAN '18
12 players took part from our region in this Memorial Congress generously sponsored by Simon Bartlett's partner. Martin Simons reported a pleasant and warm venue, not unlike the Elstead we use in Bournemouth. This Torquay hotel, The Livermead House is on the seafront. In the Open, Ringwood based Peter Anderson beat GM Keith Arkell for an outstanding result on Saturday morning. James Forster was rewarded for playing some very good chess over the 1st 3 rounds, with 2/3, by being paired with GM Keith Arkell in round 4. And although he lost he should feel proud of what he achieved, with an estimate Congress grading performance of 195. Former Southbourne player Walter Braun’s 3.5/5 secured 3rd place. Martin Simons was unbeaten in the Open and finished with 3/5, equal 4th, which included Peter Anderson whose estimated grade was 208 after his win over Keith Arkell. Paul Jackson did well to finish on 2.5/5 in the tough U140 Intermediate. And Paul Errington excelled with 3.5/5 in the U120, and 4th place. David Burt was 3/5. For full score details please go to the Simon Bartlett Congress website http://results.utuswiss.co.uk/default
Dorset Chess
Dorset Chess2 months ago
The 53rd Dorset Open Championship will take place at the Elstead Hotel, Bournemouth the weekend of 12-14 October 2018