The following congresses are usually held in Dorset on a regular basis

When Congress Location
Winter/Spring Dorset Junior Champs/Festival Wimborne
March/May Dorset Rapidplay Wimborne
Summer Dorset Closed Wimborne
Sept/Oct Dorset Blitz Furzebrook near Wareham
October Dorset Open Bournemouth

The Dorset Closed has eligiblity requirements but the other 4 are open tournaments.

2023 Events

In 2023 the normal schedule was still being affected by the aftermath of COVID-19 and the followng events were held:

The Dorset Closed and Dorset Open were not held due to continuing challenges over finding suitable venues following COVID-19.

2024 Events

It is anticipated that a full schedule of tournaments will be held in 2024, with the Dorset Centenary Chess Congress being held in place of the Dorset Open.

Dorset Chess Open Elstead Hotel Oct '18