Dorset County Chess League

Jun
27

DCCA AGM 26 June ’19 – Officers report successful season – Highcliffe achieve a cup & league “double”

27 June: All participating clubs were well represented at the Dorset County Chess Association AGM, which took place at RBL, North Road, Poole Weds 26 June. There were reports on 3 successful congresses and the 3 league divisions were well contested, with 2 newcomers, Ringwood and Highcliffe becoming champions for the first time in Divisions […]

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Apr
09

Ringwood edge tight match with Dorchester A to win County 1 for first time; board 2 decisive

9 Apr: As Martin Clancy & Geoff Searing reported on LMS, 2 evenly matched teams battled it out last night to decide the County 1 Championship. All credit to Dorchester who brought a strong team and provided tough opposition. There was very little between the players on each board and after draws on boards 3 & […]

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Nov
07

LMS can tell you your grade performance so far this season – but it is only an estimate and more for fun and interest!

Not all County and B&D players may be aware that LMS keeps a running calculation of your grade, but only based on matches so far this season. It is more for interest and fun, than an attempt to accurately project what your grade should or will be. Therefore please note it should be treated with […]

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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
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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