Dorset County Chess Association


“Dorset Local Chat” – Articles 1 to 10

Dorset Local Chat N0.10 – The Dorset Rapidplay – 25 years strong and last UK Chess Tournament standing in 2020 by Martin Simons and Mike Jay    How it all started, then developed – The Tuckton Social Club years (1995 – 2012) – Martin Simons discusses these early years (pictured above Bruce Jenks playing in […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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


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 […]


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