Bournemouth & District Chess League

Jan
17

Team Handicap draw announced: New Milton warmly welcomed; Poole (current champions) play Highcliffe (winners 2016) in round 1

Martin Simons, Team Handicap organiser has sent out this message tonight (17 Jan ’18). “Thank you for entering a team for your club in this year’s competition.  A big special warm welcome to the New Milton Chess Club. 8 club teams have entered which is exactly the right number. The draw for the 1st Round […]

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Jan
15

Ringwood A 2.5 Highcliffe A 1.5, B&DCL Div 2; Ringwood B 2 Wimborne D 2, B&DCL Div 3; Highcliffe B 3 Southbourne C 1, B&DCL Div 3

15 Jan. Ringwood A moved to equal 2nd with Wimborne C. Very close match with 3 draws on the top 3 boards, but Richard Perrin just edged it v Rob Halse to seal the outcome for the Ringwood team. But Rob also had chances in a rook and pawn ending and their game could easily […]

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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
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 […]

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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
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
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
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
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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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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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
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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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
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. […]

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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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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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Jun
03

B&DCL Players Statistics 2016/17

Please click on this page extreme left, top menu Pete Donaldson keeps records of individual performances to help work out the winners of the Brien Urry Cup and Boardman trophies each season. There is a link on the page to Pete’s calculations    

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May
05

Poole win exciting Handicap KO Final v Purbeck – score 4-2

Credit to both teams for making it a great final! For a report from Martin Simons and score details please click on “Team Handicap” middle of very top menu          

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Feb
28

Purbeck in losing win to Weymouth in Team Handicap

Purbeck, Poole, Dorchester & holders Highcliffe through to semi-finals In the closest of matches, Purbeck (average grade 141) just edged home against Weymouth (average grade 156). The Team Handicap again showed it is a great leveller and gives all teams a chance. Well done to Purbeck, but sympathy to Weymouth who needed to score 4-2, and […]

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Feb
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Jan
21

Flirt Café 5th Anniversary!

Please click “FLIRT CAFE ANNIVERSARY” very top menu

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Jan
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Jan
04

Dorset Open Congress (2-4 Dec) photos available

Pl click on “Congresses” main menu, then “Dorset Open” There is a link to photos taken by Brian O’Gorman at the Congress and available through the Sumgmug website.

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Dec
20

Ringwood B 2.5 Southbourne D 1.5 – B&DCL Div 3

Southbourne stay 2nd, Ringwood up 2 places

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Dec
16

Poole D 2 Highcliffe B 2 – B&DCL Div 3

Outgraded, Highcliffe hold Poole to stay 4th, Poole 5th

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Dec
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Dec
14

Wimborne E 2 Southbourne E 2 – B&DCL Div 3

Southbourne’s 3rd league point; Wimborne now =2nd

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Dec
14

Wimborne G 2 Poole F 2 – B&DCL Div 4

Honours equal after 4 decisive results

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Dec
14

Bournemouth A 1.5 New Milton A 2.5 – B&DCL Div 2

Close match, New Milton now lead table       Teams below have games in hand on New Milton

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