Dorset County Chess Association

May
23

3 events: 7 July, 2nd Dorset Closed; 22 Sept, 3rd Dorset Open Blitz; 11-13 Oct, 54th Dorset Open

23 May: Dorset County Chess Association runs 4 congresses a year, and these 3 are coming up between now and Christmas (also, the 25th Open Rapidplay will be in March ’20). For the first of these, the 2nd Dorset Closed, entries are now possible (please go to Congresses on the main menu bar). This includes on-line facility. And […]

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May
10

Dorset “Closed” Congress @ Merley: Sunday, 7 July ’19 – 4 rounds, 4 sections; Entries 17 May: 11

This is the 2nd 1 Day Dorset Closed. All moves in 1 hour plus 10 second increments per move. Results count for grading. Just £12 to enter and this includes free lunch and refreshments. It is possible to enter online or, by completing an entry form manually. Please go to “Congresses” on the main menu bar and […]

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Apr
12

Steve Peirson sets date for the 3rd Dorset County Chess Association Blitz: Sunday, 22 Sept ’19;

12 Apr: Blitz Organiser Steve Peirson has today announced the date for the 3rd Dorset Blitz as explained below. As previously, this will be an open event: “This year’s Dorset Chess Blitz Tournament will be held on Sunday, 22nd September at the usual venue of Furzebrook Village Hall, Wareham. Further details and entrance form will […]

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Mar
25

Dorset Rapidplay 24 March at Greyfriars, Ringwood: 63 take part and 6 share 1st place with 5/6

Everyone took home a prize from this 24th Dorset Rapidplay, superbly run by Controller Martin Simons with Assistant Controller Graham Morris. There were 29 cash prize winners, including 13 for winning grading sections and a team prize. £648.24 was paid out. It was the strongest ever Rapidplay, and that was reflected in 6 players sharing first place pictured (and […]

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Jan
18

Poole Knights 4.5 Poole Bishops 1.5 – Bacchus – “kids hog the limelight!”

Tarik reports on 17 Jan: Poole Knights names first Graham Morris 0.5 – 0.5 Steve Bailey Harry Rowbotham 1 – 0 Teo Borsa Ben Howard 1 – 0 Josh Leggatt Zack Little 1 – 0 Felix Wyatt Samuel Williams 0 – 1 Jamie Doyle Matthew Bailey 1 – 0 Jake Doyle POOLE KNIGHTS 4.5 POOLE […]

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Sep
13

Poole win Dorchester Jamboree – 7 teams take part in excellent season opener

Julian Cherryson reports Poole Chess Club won the Dorchester Jamboree for the first time scoring 5 out of 6. Ringwood came second with 4 out of 6. Event took place Thurs 6 Sept ’18. Teams of six from seven chess clubs took part (Weymouth, Yeovil, Dorchester, Purbeck, Poole, Wimborne and Ringwood). There were 21 boards […]

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Jul
01

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 […]

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Jul
01

Braille Chess Association thanks Dorset Chess

BIG THANKS TO DORSET CHESS PLAYERS FROM THE BRAILLE CHESS ASSOCIATION Twenty blind and partially sighted chess players held their Chairman’s Cup Congress this June at the Marsham Court Hotel, Bournemouth. We all had a most enjoyable week which was ably supported by local chess players. The congress was opened on Friday 15th June by […]

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Jun
15

Bacchus – 8 clubs interested – teams 3 or more; sponsorship

18 June. 8 clubs have expressed interest so far, which is great, so this new league looks likely to run. Reminder that the key aim is to give graded match experience to players who are perhaps new to league chess, or inexperienced and do not normally get the chance to play against other clubs. Ideas and suggestions still […]

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Jun
13

53rd Dorset Open (12-14 Oct) Bournemouth – Entries now possible – Entered at 18 June: 4

Ian Clark has announced (30 May) entries now possible for this popular weekend congress, taking place at the Elstead Hotel, Bournemouth. Please go to “Congresses” main menu & then 53rd Dorset Open. Update on who has entered will appear in due course

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Oct
16

Estimated grades and Phase 1 ECF LMS system; Player Allocation files

When players have an Estimated Grade it will be shown with an “L” to indicate “local” – previously “E” was used. E.g. 120L. The reason for the change is to bring us into line with the new ECF LMS “League Management System”, which is a software package allowing counties to input league match results; it […]

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Purbeck win first trophy

Steve Peirson (right) receives the County Division 2 shield, on behalf of Purbeck, from Dorset County Association President Ian Clark. Purbeck were convincing champions and it was their first trophy since formation 13 years ago

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