Dorset County Chess League

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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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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13

Purbeck B 1.5 Dorchester D 2.5 – County Div 3

Dorchester go 2 league points clear at top

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Dec
13

Purbeck A 1.5 Poole 2.5 – County Div 2

Poole move up a place, Purbeck still leaders

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Dec
07

Wimborne C 2 Purbeck B 2 – County Div 3

Wimborne share leadership and first league point for Purbeck

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Nov
22

Weymouth B 1 Purbeck A 3 – County Div 2

Purbeck 2 point lead at top; Weymouth open programme

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16

Bridport A 2.5 Poole 1.5 – County Div 2

Bridport secure first win to move up table

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Nov
15

Purbeck B 1.5 Southbourne 2.5 – County Div 3

Southbourne now lead table following close match

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Nov
11

Dorchester A 1 Weymouth A 3 – County Div 1

Defending champions Weymouth go top

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Nov
08

Purbeck A 2.5 Bridport A 1.5 – County Div 2

Defending champions Purbeck now equal top in close match

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Nov
01

Purbeck A 2.5 Dorchester C 1.5 – County Div 2

Champions Purbeck open with a win against leaders Dorchester

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