Dorset County Chess League

Jun
21

Dorset League hold AGM 20 June @ Poole

Main picture Weymouth’s Chris Johns (on the left) presenting the Div 1 Championship board to winners Wimborne A & Ian Clark. Ian received the board on behalf of Wimborne A Captain Mark Littleton. The AGM was told by Treasurer Steve Peirson that the Association had made a surplus in the year to 31 May ’18, helped by […]

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May
15

Dorchester A 2.5 Weymouth A 1.5, County Div 1; Dorchester A secure first win

10 & 14 May. This match, between near neighbours, completed the County Div 1 season for both teams. It was played over 2 nights, with the remaining game on 14 May when Geoff Searing (Dorchester) drew with Frank Pittman. It was Dorchester A’s first win this season in the top division. The decisive game was […]

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May
11

Poole B 2.5 Dorchester D 1.5, County Div 3; Poole are Champions! “Woop!”

10 May. Many congratulations to Poole B, who are Champions at the first attempt of County Div 3!  A win by Dorchester D would have made Wimborne C champions, so it all went down to the last match, which was decided by the narrowest of margins. So well done to the Dorchester team for making […]

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May
11

Dorchester B 1.5 Ringwood 2.5, County Div 1; Ringwood consolidate 3rd place – Martin Clancy discusses “beasts”

10 May. Boards 1, 3 & 4 were drawn, but Ringwood won by default on board 2 to gain a narrow away victory. For Dorchester B it was only their 2nd defeat of the season and they have been strong opposition for opponents. Martin Clancy, Ringwood’s Captain commented “A very enjoyable evening at a great […]

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May
10

Wimborne C 2.5 Southbourne 1.5, County Div 3; Championship goes down to last match!

9 May. The top 3 boards were drawn, but Sepp Clarke won on board 4 to give Wimborne a narrow win. Wimborne are the new league leaders. So this Division goes down to the final match on 10 May and remains very exciting. Poole B host Dorchester D at home. If Poole win or draw […]

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May
03

Wimborne C 3 Purbeck B 1, County Div 3; Championship goes to final round

2 May. Both clubs fielded strong teams and it was Wimborne C who ran out winners, keeping up their challenge on leaders Poole B. Tim Joyce and Sepp Clarke won for Wimborne and the 2 top boards were drawn. Purbeck B have now completed all their matches. So in common with the B&DCL divisions, this […]

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May
01

Bacchus League – proposals circulated for possible new league, 2018/19 for lower graded & new players

Clubs across the County League & B&DCL have been asked for their views. It is early days in terms of consultation, but initial ideas are below. The Bacchus League  The aim is to offer graded league conditions matches for players who do not normally get the opportunity to play in league matches, or are new […]

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Apr
30

County League Div 1 new date: Dorchester B v Ringwood

Now taking place Thurs 10 May. Originally 1 Mar, but hit by weather. 10 May is the most important night of the season in County Div 1, with all 6 teams playing, and 2 of the matches are at Dorchester. At North Road, Poole, the home team take on Wimborne in a match that will […]

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Apr
27

Dorchester B 2 Poole A 2, County Div 1; Dorchester B hold the leaders & keep title race open

26 Apr. Dorchester B have been remarkably consistent this season in the highly challenging County Div 1 and, in fact, have only lost 1 match so far. In this encounter, they held the title favourites and ensured it will go down to the last match when Poole A host Wimborne A on 10 May. A draw […]

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Apr
27

Dorchester D 2 Purbeck B 2, County Div 3; honours shared in every respect

26 Apr. All 4 games were drawn and the teams stay sharing 4th place with 1 match to play. But the Dorchester team has the better games points.

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Apr
20

Dorchester A 1 Wimborne A 3, County Div 1; Wimborne move =1st with Poole

19 Apr. This fine away win against strong opponents keeps alive Wimborne’s Championship aspirations in County Div 1. They pulled level with Poole A on 12 points, but the Poole team has a match in hand. These 2 teams meet in one of the final matches of the Div 1 season on 10 May at […]

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Apr
19

Wimborne B 1.5 Purbeck A 2.5, County Div 2; Brilliant effort from Purbeck falls just short and Wimborne champions

18 Apr. The first Championship of the season was decided after the closest match imaginable. Purbeck needed to win 3-1 and fell just half a point short following a wonderful match, worthy of a final in every respect. Very well done to both teams and special congratulations to Wimborne B on becoming Champions. But all teams […]

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Apr
17

Weymouth A 2 Dorchester B 2, County Div 1; Weymouth B 2.5 Dorchester C 1.5, County Div 2; Dor B fight back to draw, while Dor C fall just short in Championship bid

16 Apr. It was a double bill between Weymouth and Dorchester last night. Dorchester B overcame losing a point by default on board 1 to draw with current champions Weymouth A.  In fact, with the score at 1.5-1.5, Nick Pool (Dorchester) was a pawn up against Ronnie Burton on board 2 in the last game […]

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Apr
13

Poole A 1 Ringwood A 3, County Div 1; Ringwood secure unexpected win

12 Apr. Poole’s Eric Sachs, always sporting and generous with his post match comments, said “All good games, but Ringwood played very well and deserved to win. Nice win from Bruce Jenks (Ringwood). Oscar Garcia (Poole) had a good win v Russell Pegg. Martin Clancy (Ringwood) won on board 4 to seal the points”….. after […]

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Apr
13

Poole B 1.5 Wimborne C 2.5, County Div 3; Wimborne within a point of the leaders

12 Apr. After their fine run of 5/5, leaving them the only unbeaten team in both B&DCL & County Leagues, Poole C were beaten for the first time by their nearest challengers. This was a very good result for the Wimborne team, who are now 1 point behind with 2 matches to go. Poole have […]

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Apr
10

Purbeck B 0 Southbourne 4, County Div 3; close match despite score

9 Apr. Southbourne Captain John Harris reported “After 4 very hard fought games, we won all 4 games. Richard Quinn was down to play (for Purbeck), but got held up and Chris Frost played instead”.  Southbourne, who moved to mid-table, were delighted to welcome David Arorash back to the team.

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Apr
04

Purbeck A 1.5 Weymouth B 2.5, County Div 2; Weymouth open up title chase

26 Mar. Purbeck’s County Div 2 title aspirations were set back as the Weymouth team claimed their first win of the season with a fine result. This first defeat for Purbeck keeps the title outcome to be decided until the final round of matches. Wimborne B lead the table and Dorchester C are 2nd. Wimborne […]

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Mar
23

Wimborne A 2 Dorchester B 2, County Div 1; result means Poole A close to being Champions

21 Mar. Though out graded on each board, Dorchester B put up a spirited display to draw. Ian Clark won on board 1 for the home team, but Dorchester’s Andrew Young was the winner on board 3, with the other 2 games drawn. Dorchester B moved up 1 place. Wimborne A needed to win to […]

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Mar
16

Southbourne 2 Dorchester D 2, County League Div 3; Paul Sandy ensures home team draw

16 Mar. There was a surprise finish to this match. With 3 draws on the top 3 boards it was all down to Paul Sandy (Southbourne) versus Sidney Jones (Dorchester) and at the 35 move mark Sidney looked the probable and deserved winner, being a piece up. With a large group of spectators now following events, Paul Sandy used […]

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Mar
16

Poole A 3.5 Dorchester A 0.5, Dorchester B 2 Wimborne B 2, County Div 1; Poole close in on County Championship

15 Mar. Poole A moved 5 points clear at the top of County Div 1 with this convincing win. The top 3 boards were won by the home team with a draw on board 4 between Ciprian Stanciu (Poole) and Julian Cherryson. Poole fielded a very strong team, out grading Dorchester by more than 20 points a […]

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Mar
09

Dorchester C 2.5 Wimborne B 1.5, County Div 2; Dorchester D 2 Wimborne C 2, County Div 3; 1st loss for Wimborne B & Dorchester D move up 1 place

8 Mar. 2 close matches at the Colliton Club against visiting Wimborne teams. A good outcome for Dorchester C. The Div 2 result gives some hope to Purbeck A, currently in 3rd place, and they are 1 of 3 teams in with a chance of winning the title for this Division. Dorchester D moved to […]

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Mar
02

Fixtures changes latest B&DCL & County League – situation as at 10 March

Poole A v Southbourne B, B&DCL Div 1 - postponed 1 March due to the poor weather and captains will agree a new date Poole D v Wimborne E, B&DCL Div 4 - postponed 1 March due to the poor weather and captains will agree a new date, with April looking the most likely says [...]
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Feb
23

Dorchester A 1.5 Dorchester B 2.5, County Div 1; History repeats itself!

22 Feb. Like last season, the B team triumphed over the A team, this time in the 2nd of the matches against each other.  Back in November it was a 2-2 draw, so playing Dorchester A seems to bring out the best in Dorchester B.  Mike Waddington won on board 1 for the A team, but wins […]

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Feb
22

Wimborne A 3.5 Ringwood A 0.5, County Div 1; Wimborne move to = 2nd

21 Feb. Wimborne A are now equal 2nd with Weymouth A, but with a better games difference. Ringwood defaulted a board and are in joint 4th. Eddie Barker and Peter Wilcock won on boards 2 & 3 for the home team. Mark Littleton (Wimborne) drew with Martin Simons on the top board. Poole A have […]

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Feb
20

Weymouth A 2.5 Poole A 1.5, County Div 1; Weymouth move to 2nd but Poole still lead table by 5 points

19 Feb. 3 of the games were drawn, but Allan Pleasant’s win on board 1, against Oscar Garcia, was decisive and earned Weymouth the win. Had Poole A won, they would have been almost out of sight in County Div 1, but as it is, they still have a big lead, although the Weymouth team […]

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Feb
02

Poole A 3 Weymouth A 1, County Div 1; Poole A go even further ahead at the top against potential key challenger

1 Feb. Poole A are now 7 points ahead of the nearest team and with every win look champions in waiting. Eric Sachs (Poole), commented “It was a good tough match as expected from Weymouth, but had enough after John Weatherlake won early on, followed up by a deserved win for Mike Duggan. Always good to […]

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Jan
16

Weymouth B 0.5 Purbeck A 3.5, County Div 2; Purbeck A title challenge back on track

This win lifts Purbeck A to 2nd in the County Div 2, a point behind leaders Wimborne B. There were wins from Steve Peirson, Derek Mount and Jeremy Beling. John Coles (Purbeck) drew on board 2 with Steve Blake. Purbeck Secretary & “A” team Captain Steve Peirson commented “”We had a good win at Weymouth last […]

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Jan
12

Dorchester D 1.5 Southbourne 2.5, County Div 3; Southbourne secure 1st win

Bill Woodhouse won on board 3 for the home team, but David Bryant on board 1 and David Arorash on board 4 were successful for Southbourne. So with a draw on board 2 between Paul Brackner and John Harris, it ended 2.5-1.5 for the visitors. The win moves Southbourne up the table to equal 2nd, […]

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Dec
22

Poole A 2.5 Dorchester B 1.5, County Div 1 – Poole stretch lead at top of table

21 Dec. Boards 1-3 were drawn, but Toby Miller won on board 4 v Nick Pool to ensure Poole continued their winning run in this Division. Poole A go into Christmas as leaders in both B&DCL Div 1, and the County League Div 1, with commendable unbeaten records in both divisions. Their successful and winning team […]

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Dec
07

County Div 2, 6 Dec: Wimborne B 3.5 Dorchester C 0.5 – league leaders Wimborne B 2 points ahead

Wimborne B had shared top place with Dorchester B in County Div prior to the match, but have now pulled 2 points ahead of their rivals

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Dec
01

County League Div 3, 30 Nov – Poole B 2.5 Southbourne 1.5

Poole B made it 2/2 with this narrow win over Southbourne and are early league leaders. David Arorash won for the visitors, but Toby Miller and Seth Rider scored a point each to ensure a Poole victory. Simon Patterson (Poole) and John Harris (Southbourne), who have similar grades, drew

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Nov
22

County League Div 1: Fixture date change – Poole A v Dorchester B

Team Captains have agreed this match will now take place 21 Dec (was scheduled for 9 Nov).

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Oct
12

County Div 1 – Dorchester B v Ringwood A postponed; Dorchester A v Ringwood A re-arranged

Ringwood A were unable, at short notice due to illness, to travel to Dorchester B 12 Oct, and have asked the Dorchester team if they would agree to a new date. Dorchester A v Ringwood A moved from 9 Nov to 16 Nov.

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Oct
12

Poole A win away to Wimborne A in County League, Div 1

Poole A were the winners, in an opening County League Div 1 match for both teams, by the close score of 2.5-1.5. Div 1 newcomers Poole made a statement of intent in this division with the highest aggregate graded team so far: 695. Higher than the Wimborne team: 671, and also higher than the other […]

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Oct
03

Wimborne B win away to Weymouth B in opening County League fixture

The season opener resulted in a 3-1 win for Wimborne B. Malcolm Steevens is now playing for Weymouth, having been a stalwart member at Bridport over many years

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Jun
29

County AGM 28 June ’17 – Meeting Summary

It was a well attended and lively Poole meeting For a summary of what was discussed and agreed please click on Dorset AGM – 28 June on the extreme left of the top menu  

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Jun
05

County AGM 28 June ’17 @7.30pm, Poole RBL

Please click on the top menu “County AGM 28 June” There are 3 documents on this page:- The Agenda for the meeting Minutes from the 2016 AGM AGM invitation to Secretaries

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May
03

Purbeck A lead County Div 2 – but need Poole to drop points

Purbeck have kept open their hopes of Div 2 title retention They beat Bridport A 2.5-1.5 in their final match to finish with 13 points from 10 matches. So Poole need to win one of their final 2 matches to become champions – these are Weymouth B (away) and Bridport A (home)

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