Congress

Feb
12

Lots of enquiries asking “what congresses are coming up?”

20 Feb: Just recently, there has been a surge of interest in regional weekend chess congresses, especially from parents, following the success of the Dorset Junior Championships last Saturday. Coming up in Dorset there is the Closed Congress at Merley on 24 May ’20. Ian Clark runs this and will be publishing information on the website in […]

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Jan
26

3rd Simon Bartlett Memorial Congress, Torquay 24-26 Jan

27 Jan: 6 players who regularly play in Dorset league chess took part, plus Oscar Garcia, who still plays occasionally for Poole – but now lives out of the area. The event was at the sea front located Livermead House Hotel. Results can be accessed via utuswiss.co.uk The Open was again won by Keith Arkell. Oscar […]

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Jun
15

Mike Waddington success in Bristol Open 15-17 June ’18

Mike has reported he shared 1st place (£300) with IM Alan Merry last weekend, with 4.5/5 and ahead of a strong field that included “such luminaries as GM Keith Arkell”. Very well done to Mike who has an excellent record of weekend congress successes. Our own 53rd Dorset Open is in Bournemouth, this October and […]

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Aug
11

Have you entered the Dorset Blitz at Wareham next month?! – 17 Sept

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.

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Nov
14
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

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