The following congresses are held in Dorset on a regular basis

WhenCongressLocation
MarchDorset RapidplayRingwood
SummerDorset ClosedWimborne
Sept/OctDorset BlitzFurzebrook near Wareham
OctoberDorset OpenBournemouth

The Dorset Closed has eligiblity requirements but the other 3 are open tournaments.

Dorset Chess Open Elstead Hotel Oct '18

Reports on last year's tournaments

2020 25th Dorset Rapidplay
2019 2nd Dorset Closed
2019 3rd Dorset Blitz
2019 54th Dorset Open

Due to Covid-19 only one of our regular tournaments was held in 2020

Dorset Blitz 160918

Junior Tournaments

In addition we hold junior chess congresses. These are covered and reported under “Junior Chess” on the main menu.

The Future?

Martin Simons is exploring running another Dorset Grand, possibly in 2020 in Bournemouth.   This used to be a summer open tournament but the holding of it was interrupted when Martin Simons and Ian Clark brought the highly successful British Championship to Bournemouth in 2016.

Michael Adams British Chess Champion (left) pictured with Martin Simons, Bournemouth 2016