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24

Countdown to Christmas – December 24th

Phil Taylor-Bowd sacs the lot to finish top of our Christmas tree!
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Dec
23

Countdown to Christmas – December 23rd

Tim Lines provides a vivid account of how it feels to be on the receiving end of “A blast from the past'!
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Dec
22

Countdown to Christmas – December 22nd

Mike Waddington shows great imagination to produce a quick mate.
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Dec
21

Countdown to Christmas – December 21st

Christian Westrap shows you don't need a queen to go on a king hunt! Very pretty!
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Dec
20

Countdown to Christmas – December 20th

Alan Dommett's Budapest punishes his opponent's early queen advance.
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Dec
19

Countdown to Christmas – December 19th

David Fuller with another f5 Grand Prix special. See 8th December if you missed the first!
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Dec
18

Countdown to Christmas – December 18th

In an opening where White normally builds gradually, Bill Adaway takes a short cut to victory.
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Dec
17

Countdown to Christmas – December 17th

Martin Simons outguns a Gunderams Defence in the Blackmar Diemer Gambit.
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Dec
16

Countdown to Christmas – December 16th

Peter Anderson takes advantage of his opponent's slow development to launch a direct attack.
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Dec
15

Countdown to Christmas – December 15th

Eagle-eyed Mike Waddington makes it look easy (but it isn't) with accurate play and a sharp finish.
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Dec
14

Countdown to Christmas – December 14th

Ian Clark is in his element in a tactical smash up.
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Dec
13

Countdown to Christmas – December 13th

Alan Dommett's Black Lion roars to a rapid win with a stunning 8th move!
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Dec
12

Countdown to Christmas – December 12th

Martin Simons, when still a junior, being given a harsh chess lesson by a Grandmaster in waiting!
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Dec
11

Countdown to Christmas – December 11th

John Weatherlake produces a very pretty mate in just 10 moves!
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Dec
10

Countdown to Christmas – December 10th

Mike Waddington puts a twist on a well known but easy to miss idea to produce a very pretty finish.
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Dec
09

Countdown to Christmas – December 9th

Peter Anderson nicely punishes his opponent for opening up the position.
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Dec
08

Countdown to Christmas – December 8th

David Fuller shows his expertise in the Grand Prix Attack.
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Dec
07

Countdown to Christmas – December 7th

Robert Halse mates in eight!
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Dec
06

Countdown to Christmas – December 6th

Keith Gregory who is known for his positional play produces a tactical masterpiece.
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Dec
05

Countdown to Christmas – December 5th

Allan Pleasants uses a development lead to punch through his opponent's position.
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Dec
04

Countdown to Christmas – December 4th

From a quiet looking opening Richard Allis sets up an irresistible attack.
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Dec
03

Countdown to Christmas – December 3rd

Ken Smith calmly defends and then turns the tables and attacks.
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Dec
02

Countdown to Christmas – December 2nd

Christian Westrap very sportingly submitted this game where he fell into a well known trap.
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Dec
01

Countdown to Christmas – December 1st

Alan Dommett with a standard Blackmar Diemer Gambit attack that could have been played in his sleep!
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Nov
06

Daily Quiz Answers

Test Your Chess Knowledge No.195 - You are the Arbiter! In a 4NCL FIDE rated team tournament, who is allowed to point out a flag fall? More than one answer may be valid. A) The player B) The opponent C) The captain of the opposing team D) The arbiter E) A responsible spectator Answer: A, [...]
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British Championships 2016, Local Results

SectionPlayerClubScoreRoundsPosition ChampionshipOliver GillEx-Ringwood5.51136th= Mike WaddingtonDorchester51149th= Allan PleasantsWeymouth41168th= Martin SimonsSouthbourne41168th= Ian ClarkWimborne41168th= Major OpenAlfonso Llorente Zaroex-Poole10112nd Daniel GomezPoole6.5114th= James ForsterSouthbourne5.51116th= Martin ClancyRingwood1.5535th Over 50Kevin GoaterDorchester572nd= Martin ClancyRingwood3715th= Over 65Andrew FootnerDorchester4711th= Bill AdawayDorchester & Bridport3722nd= Over 50 U150Peter WilcockWimborne452nd= Frank Hamilton-TaylorSouthbourne356th= Over 65 U150Jørgen Holmstrøm NielsenWimborne354th= Alan TylerWimborne2.5514th= Paul ErringtonBournemouth2.5514th= Under 14Andre ReidPoole2.5718th= Under 12Ciaran SoutheyBournemouth Grammar3724th= [...]
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Sep
14

Daily Quiz Answers: 101-150

Test Your Chess Knowledge No.150 - You are the Arbiter! Player A forgets to press his clock after their move. Who can point this out to him or her? A) No one. B) His opponent only. C) An independent arbiter only. D) His opponent and an independent arbiter only. E) His opponent, an independent arbiter [...]
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Sep
07

Dorset Blitz

The Dorset Blitz tournament which was due to take place in October 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus situation. The report on the 2019 Dorset Bltiz can be found here.

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Jun
29

Coronavirus Update – Completing the 2019/20 Season – Feedback Received

Martin Simons would like to thank all those who have responded to the coronavirus consultation and updates.   Comments received in response to the 30th August update Paul Errington, Bournemouth, 31/8/20 Bournemouth Chess Club have started to meet up on Wednesday evenings for friendly games of chess at the Winton Liberal Club from 7.30pm. Other […]

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Oct
15

54th Dorset Open 2019

Full results and a report from Ian Clark on the 54th Dorset Open

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Jul
07

James Forster in state of shock after winning a strong Dorset “Closed” Open at Merley, Sun 7 July

7 July: According to informed sources, James was a reluctant late entrant for the Open Championship – he felt out of practice, the season is over etc. But enter he sportingly did, fearing the worst, as the Open section was so strong. But with 3/4 he played some great chess and won – much against […]

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Oct
16

Organiser Ian Clark reflects on a very successful 53rd Dorset Congress

REPORT ON 53rd DORSET CHESS CONGRESS The event had 100 entries and was situated in 3 rooms in the Elstead Hotel, close to the centre of Bournemouth. We had a larger room than expected in what was previously the bookstall and analysis room. The main room housed the Open and Minor and was quite warm […]

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Sep
16

2nd Dorset Blitz – 30 competitors & big success; Further Steve report + cross-tables + photo links

Organiser Steve Peirson reports on a most successful day on Sun 16 Sept ’18 at Furzebrook, nr Wareham “Everything went very well – we had 3 groups of 10 players and we extended the time limit to 10 mins + 5 sec increment. These are the prize winners:-         Group A (please see […]

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Jun
11

1st Bournemouth Junior Chess Congress – Sat 11 June ’16

Encouraging entry of 36 for this inaugural congress held at Harewood School, run by Eric Sachs, Ian Clark & team. Prizes included 8 places in the British Junior Championships, part of the British Chess Championships being held at Bournemouth, 23 July to 6 August. Pictured the winners, with sponsor Sarah de Lisle (The Ark) & Eric Sachs

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Mar
15

Keith Gregory triumphs in Dorset Rapidplay – 13 March ’16

Keith Gregory (Fareham) was in fine form at Ringwood, winning the 21st Dorset Rapidplay with 5.5/6. The Rapidplay trophy will be held by the runners-up, Osca Garcia (Poole) and Kevin Goater (Dorchester). Graham Willetts (Wimborne) & Kenny Harman (Ringwood) share the Veterans Cup. There were 26 prize winners and 51 entrants

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Aug
14

22nd Dorset Closed Congress

The Dorset Closed took place 30 Jan – 1 Feb ’15 in Bournemouth. It was one of the closest Dorset congresses ever, with more than half the players having a chance to win a prize at the start of the 5th and final round.

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