Dorset Closed Congress


James Forster in state of shock after winning a strong Dorset “Closed” Open at Merley, Sun 7 July

7 July: According to informed sources, James was a reluctant late entrant for the Open Championship – he felt out of practice, the season is over etc. But enter he sportingly did, fearing the worst, as the Open section was so strong. But with 3/4 he played some great chess and won – much against […]


Mike Waddington new Dorset Champion

A successful, if not very demanding Dorset Closed in a new one day format took place at Merley on Sunday, 1 July ’18. Mike Waddington (pictured on the right above) receiving the Championship cup from runner-up & DCCA Chairman Ian Clark. The Championship went to a quick-play finish between Mike & Ian ending at 1-1, so […]


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