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Nov
04

Junior Chess Classes in Wimborne every month

Mike Davidson, Wimborne Chess Club, reports that the junior chess club has restarted morning classes at Wimborne Library. These take place on the first Saturday morning of each month, 10am, and started 6th Oct ’18. All junior players are most welcome for games and tuition.

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Jun
24

Well attended B&DCL AGM at Tuckton 19 June ’19 – Meeting outline, including competition winners

20 June: Pictured immediately above is successful Wimborne A captain Ian Clark (right) at the presentation with B&DCL Secretary Pete Donaldson. Main picture is Richard Ursell, who led Highcliffe to success in the B&DCL KO Handicap Cup, beating Purbeck in a close match. The new B&DCL rules, as agreed at the AGM, appear under "B&DCL League" on [...]
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Feb
14

Junior Chess: Ted Paul 6/6 – Organiser Eric Sachs submits Congress Report

We had a successful and very enjoyable Championship where 53 Juniors competed within 3 groups over 6 rounds and a time control of 15 minutes each.

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Aug
15

Wanted: a chess team! Please apply to Keith Gregory

Chess Team Wanted! Any grade 80 to 280! The immensely hard working and enthusiast Wessex 4NCL Team Manager/Captain Keith Gregory is seeking additional players for new Wessex teams in the weekend 4NCL (4 Nations Chess League). This follows success last season when Wessex excelled winning promotion to Div 2 and there has been a consequent […]

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Aug
04

Poole AGM honours members’ success in winning 5 trophies in 8 months; Bournemouth Echo report 1 Aug

This photo was taken at the recent Poole AGM. Chair Eric Sachs commented “I would like to mention it is not intended to highlight trophy and glory hunting for Poole; the intention is to record the success and connection with all members at the club and chess in the area to increase the profile”. On […]

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Apr
08

German schoolboy Vincent Keymer achieves highest rated performance in history by U14 year old

The Guardian newspaper has reported (April ’18) on a brilliant tournament performance by 13 year old German chess prodigy Vincent Keymer. Many thanks to Brian Lose, who is the inspiration behind the growth of chess at Highcliffe School, for sending this link to Eric Sachs: https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/apr/06/schoolboy-vincent-keymer-wins-grenke-open

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Mar
28

Eric Sachs reports on latest rounds in Senior Inter-Schools Chess

28 Mar. Please go to “Junior Chess” top menu, for a full report from Eric on the 1st & 2nd round matches, score details & Qualifying Table. Pictured Poole Grammar School, who did not make the final, but competed well and showed much promise

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Jan
15

Junior Chess Championships, Bournemouth – Sat 9 Feb ’19 – Pl enter soon as junior chess increasingly popular

15 Jan ’19. Organiser Eric Sachs has commented “We are still able to welcome entries for this popular event.  Bournemouth Grammar school for Girls provided an excellent venue last year and with added interest I am sure this will be another enjoyable and successful event”. For information and details on how to enter please click on “Junior […]

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Dec
07

Junior Chess Champs 25 Nov ’17 – Eric Sachs Reports

Eric Sachs, Dorset Junior Chess Officer reports on a highly successful Junior Championships held at Bournemouth School for Girls. 71 took part in 4 sections. Image features 2 shield winners – Oscar Davis (U11) and Hugo Svedberg (U10), with Eric also in the picture. Please see Eric’s report by going to the main menu and […]

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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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Feb
24

Junior Chess Challenge started 7 Feb – Pl click on “Junior Chess”

1st round at the Library with 5 teams, 7 Feb ’17 For more information please click on “Junior Chess” main menu and then see organiser Eric Sach’s latest report

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Jul
24

Mayor’s Junior Trophy – Inter School Competition May 2016

Baden-Powell (Primary School) seen here as Junior winners at the Whitehall Hotel. Please click on image to enlarge. “Junior Chess” section has reports & latest news

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Jul
24

Mayor’s Senior Trophy for junior players – Inter School Competition May 2016

Bournemouth Grammar School were the senior winners at the Whitehall Hotel. Please click on image to expand. “Junior Chess” section has reports & latest news

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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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Feb
04

Junior Chess Success

All the winners at the Dorset Junior Chess Championship, Ferndown, Sat 23 Jan ’16. County Junior Organiser Eric Sachs is also in the picture. A really successful day with 75 enthusiastically taking part. Overall winner of the Junior Chess Championship was James Forster (top row middle), and Adam Ursell (top row right) was the U16 winner. […]

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