21 May. An update appears in the last paragraph of the feature item in the column alongside. Since it was posted for information some months ago, there have been unexpectedly high levels of opinion and feedback, including at Committee of both Leagues. Essentially stronger players, specifically Div 1 of both County & B&DCL generally want to […]
To comply with the new regs we have been created a permission letter for clubs to send to their members. Also, there is a statement covering congresses run by Dorset County Chess Association on how personal information is used and this will be included in all entry forms etc. Both documents appear under “GDPR” on the “Links” […]
Wimborne D 2 Highcliffe B 2, B&DCL Div 3; Wimborne F 1 Poole D 3, B&DCL Div 4; Poole C Champions Div 3 & Poole D lead Div 4 – what a night for Poole!
16 May. It was a night to remember for Poole Chess Club! Not only did their A team win Div 1, but by Wimborne D dropping a point at home to Highcliffe B it meant Poole C cannot be caught at the top, so they become Div 3 Champions. So very well done to Poole C on […]
Poole A 2.5 Wimborne B 1.5, B&DCL Div 1; Poole A become champions after Wimborne B nearly pull off shock result! “Phew!”
16 May. Very well done to Poole who are crowned Div 1 champions after an incredibly close match with Wimborne B. As Eric Sachs reports below, Poole had to battle back after going 0-1 behind to a Jorgen Nielsen win on board 4 and to their credit, Wimborne B fought all the way and the […]
Bournemouth B 1.5 Wimborne C 2.5, B&DCL Div 2; Wimborne fall just short, so many congratulations to Highcliffe A on their promotion to Div 1!
16 May. This was a close match. Jorgen Nielsen and Steve Culleton won on boards 2 & 4 for Wimborne, board 3 was drawn and on top board Ivan Willis gained a full point for Bournemouth. Aggregate grades were Bournemouth 524, Wimborne 565. Unfortunately for the Wimborne team, they needed a bigger win to overtake Highcliffe A, […]
14 May. The result was beneficial to the 2 Wimborne teams in Div 4. For E, it put them back on top with just 1 match to go – a crucial encounter at Poole D on 24 May. The position at the top is so close, with 4 teams separated by just 2 league points, so […]
Poole A 1.5 Wimborne A 2.5, B&DCL Div 1; Wimborne A now top table, but Poole A have crucial match in hand
14 May. Several Championships this season across B&DCL & County are being settled between the Poole and Wimborne clubs. In this important match Wimborne’s narrow win put them as new league leaders, but they have now completed their programme. There were 3 draws, but the crucial outcome was on board 3 where Eddie Barker (Wimborne) […]
Ringwoood A 3.5 Bournemouth A 0.5, B&DCL Div 2; Highcliffe A on the brink of historic promotion to Div 1
14 May. This defeat for near challengers Bournemouth A means Highcliffe A are almost assured of playing in the top flight next season. But the result does leave Wimborne C with an outside chance. Bournemouth deserve credit for competing especially well both this season and last, coming close to promotion themselves. In this match Kenny Harman, Peter Donaldson […]
11 May. Southbourne Captain Martin Simons reported “a competitive match, closer than the score suggests”. His interesting and comprehensive report appears on LMS: http://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/10299 and is well worth a read Meanwhile, the loss confirms Wimborne B are relegated to Div 2 next season, where they seem certain to be one of the frontrunners. Southbourne A are experiencing a season of […]
8 May. New Milton B were just short of staying up, finishing 1 point behind Ringwood B. But they only lost 1 match out of their last 4, winning 2 and also their team has experienced new recruits. So all promises well for next season, when they are likely to be one of the front […]
Eric Sach’s photo is a good reminder of the very successful informal chess sessions now running in Swanage High Street, every Thursday morning from 10.15am. This excellent project was the idea of Purbeck Chess Club member Derek Mount
3 hour epic final to Highcliffe Club Championship – Christian is new champion, Adam worthy runner-up
In a long game, described by Richard Ursell as “nip and tuck”, Christian Westrap beat Adam Ursell at the Highcliffe club last night (12 Mar). But it was apparently a superb effort by both players, and one of the classic games of the Highcliffe season. So many congratulations to Christian on becoming Highcliffe Club Champion. Adam […]
Derik Needham – Tony Buckfield remembers & Patrica Needham gives details of service at Merley to celebrate Derik’s life
Dear Tony, David and all other Members, I am very sorry to have to tell you that Derek died on Friday 19 January. I am so pleased that he managed to get to Thursday morning chess clubs so often before he became too unwell to make it any more. He greatly enjoyed the friendship and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
Merley Community Centre in Harrier Drive, Merley (pl click). The postcode is BH21 1XE and telephone at the Centre: 01202 841 330. Wimborne Secretary, Phil Wallace, has provided this helpful information: “It is approached via a drive just after Merley First School and playing field, but the drive is clearly marked. There is parking for […]
Ian captains Wimborne A to Div 1 Championship success; and also wins Brien Urry Cup with personal score of 7.5/10 Please click on “AGM – B&DCL 20 June” on top menu for summary of meeting, or click on this link https://www.dorsetchess.co.uk/agm-bdcl-20-june/