Dorset County League

Apr
23

Ringwood 3 Dorchester A 1, County Div 1; Ringwood move up table to 3rd

23 Apr. Kenny Harman got Ringwood off to a good start with a win and then Geoff Searing (Dorchester) drew with Bruce Jenks. Chris Webb  (Dorchester) had winning opportunities against Martin Clancy on board 4, who forced a draw with perpetual check. The last to finish was on board 1 and Martin Simons played accurately to win […]

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Apr
12

Wimborne A 3 Weymouth A 1, County Div 1; Wimborne consolidate their 2nd place in table

11 Apr. With this win Wimborne moved to within 2 points of leaders Poole A, but Poole have played a match less. Eddie Barker and Steve Appleby won on boards 2 & 4 for Wimborne. The other 2 boards were drawn. Weymouth A stay in equal 3rd place with Dorchester B

By Mike Jay | Dorset County League
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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
19

Ringwood A 2.5 Weymouth A 1.5, County Div 1; Ringwood secure inaugural win

19 Mar. In this 1st season in the County League Ringwood moved up the table by 2 places with a narrow win . The top 3 boards were drawn, but on board 4 Niall Woodger beat Chris Leeson

By Mike Jay | Dorset County League
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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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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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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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Jan
11

Wimborne A 2.5, Dorchester A 1.5, County League Div 1; Wimborne move up 2 places

Wimborne A secured their 1st win at the 2nd attempt. For Dorchester A it was a 1st defeat in 4. Mike Waddington, the Dorchester board 1 won, board 2 was drawn but wins by the Wimborne players Peter Wilcock on board 3 and Steve Appleby on board 4 ensured victory. Last year this fixture was a […]

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Dec
02

Fixture change: County Div 2 – Southbourne v Purbeck B

The match is now taking place on 16 Feb ’18 instead of 15 Dec ’17

By Mike Jay | Dorset County League
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Nov
18

Alan Dommett analyses 2 more Dorset Open games – A B Merry v P W Anderson (1-0) and R Taylor v M Waddington (0-1)

These are the 5th & 6th games Alan has now looked at from the 52nd Dorset Open, 13-15 Oct ’17. Please go to “Games” Main Menu and then “52nd Dorset Open Congress”. Alan is especially impressed with the sacrifice IM Alan Merry made as white 25. Nf5!! – “of real IM quality”. The 2nd game […]

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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
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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Sep
08

B&DCL & County League fixtures now final – 8 Sept

An AGM last night at one of the County League clubs approved the intended structure for 2017/18, so draft fixtures across both leagues become final. At the time of writing this – 8 Sept, 3.30pm they reflect all recent changes, or corrected errors. But please keep checking the files as more changes of dates may […]

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Aug
11

Have you entered the Dorset Blitz at Wareham next month?! – 17 Sept

Under 50 days until Dorset’s 1st ever Blitz Congress For details and how to enter, please go to Congresses on the main menu and then Dorset Blitz. Entry can be on-line, or the entry form can be downloaded and completed. Steve Peirson is the organiser and the event takes place in the spacious Furzebrook Village Hall.

By Mike Jay | Congress . Dorset Blitz
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Aug
11

2 Towns Match fixed for Weds 13 Sept ’17

Takes place as usual at Poole RBL North Road, 7.30pm start More details nearer the time. Season opener.  

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Mar
16

Junior Chess Senior Competition – BGS “A” & Highcliffe head to head

These 2 strong teams make it the final 26/4/17 at Whitehall Hotel A tremendous final between Bournemouth Royal Grammar School “A” and Highcliffe is in store. Highcliffe beat their arch rivals 15 March, 4.5-1.5. So the score so far between these outstanding teams is 1-1 and both teams finished on 10/12. It could not be […]

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Jan
04

Dorset Open Congress (2-4 Dec) photos available

Pl click on “Congresses” main menu, then “Dorset Open” There is a link to photos taken by Brian O’Gorman at the Congress and available through the Sumgmug website.

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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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Dec
07

Wimborne A 2 Dorchester A 2 – County Div 1

First point for Dorchester, Wimborne stay 2nd

By Mike Jay | Dorset County Chess
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Dec
02

Southbourne 1 Dorchester D 3 – County Div 3

Dorchester new leaders in Div 3 by 1 point

By Mike Jay | Dorset County League
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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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Nov
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Oct
28

Alan reviews games of 2 promising juniors (Game Analysis)

Fine British Championships wins : Andre Reid & Adam Ursell

By Mike Jay | Dorset County Chess
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Oct
19

Wimborne C 2 Southbourne 2 – County Div 3

Close match in Southbourne’s inuagural Div 3 encounter

By Mike Jay | Dorset County Chess
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Oct
07

Dorchester C 2.5 Wimborne B 1.5 – opening County League fixture

Played 6 Oct. Details under Dorset League and 2016/17

By Mike Jay | Dorset County League
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Oct
04

Open entries 19 at 4 Oct ’16

Please click for list of dorset-open-paid-entries-2016_041016

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