Here is the latest Dorset County Fixture List as at 13 Feb ’17.


Bridport Chess Club has closed and will therefore not be competing this coming season. However, if there is new interest, Malcolm Steevens is hoping the club might be reformed. On the positive side, Div 1 has 2 additional teams – Poole A & Ringwood, and Div 3 has become one team more with Poole B. Div 2 though will be smaller than last year.

Mark Potter has taken over as Secretary at Dorchester and from David Aldwinckle. Mark’s email address is: , 01305 269143 and mob. 07707 639 587

From 5 Oct ’17 an “L” against a player’s name in the results indicates “Local” grade, what has previously been “E” for “Estimated”. The change has been made to bring us in line with the new ECF League Management System (LMS). As Dorset, we are trialling Phase 1 of this results recording software and Phil Wallace will provide a link to the LMS before Christmas 2017.


League Structure 2017/18

Div 1 (6)

Dorchester A

Dorchester B

Poole A


Weymouth A

Wimborne A

Div 2 (4)

Dorchester C

Purbeck A

Weymouth B

Wimborne B

Div 3 (5)

Dorchester D

Purbeck B


Wimborne C

Poole B

Dorset Chess League Team Captains – 2017/18

   Division 1
Dorchester A: Geoff Searing (01305 782371) email

Dorchester B: Dave Hardie (01305 267046) (mob. 0791 9815863) email

Poole A: Cirpiran Stanciu Tel: 079389 22679 e-mail

Ringwood: Martin Clancy – Tel (mob.) 07788 792527 email

Weymouth A: Allan Pleasants (07967 350553 or 01305 771129) email
Wimborne A: Mark Littleton (01747 851445) email
Division 2
Bridport A: Malcolm Steevens (01305 781225 or mobile 07767 200268) email (but please note the club has unfortunately closed and will therefore not be competing in season 2017/18)

Dorchester C: David Aldwinckle (01305262138 / 07977175263) email

Wimborne B: Colin Wilson (home 01202 848349) email
Purbeck A: Steve Peirson (01929 552504) email
Weymouth B: John Kelly (01305 832876) email
Division 3
Dorchester D: Bill Woodhouse (01305 814950) email
Poole B : Tariq Reghif, please contact via the Poole Club Secretary: Ciprian Stanciu (0793 8922679 e-mail – [email protected] or [email protected]

Purbeck B: Derek Mount (07774 248319) email  & deputy captain Jeremy Beling (01929 555167) email

Southbourne:  John Harris (01202 427523) e-mail

Wimborne C: Colin Wilson (home 01202 848349) email

Dorset Chess
Dorset Chess2 weeks ago
4NCL Sat 10 Feb '18. Wessex continued their very good run in 3A, beating Rhyfelwyr Essyllwg 4-2. The foundation to the win was 3/3 on boards 4-6.

On Sunday, 11 Feb Wessex did not go quite so well, losing to leaders Barnet Knights 1, by 1.5-4.5. But they are still very well placed in 2nd place with an excellent 4 wins and 2 losses.

The 4NCL website is:
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Dorset Chess3 weeks ago
12 players took part from our region in this Memorial Congress generously sponsored by Simon Bartlett's partner. Martin Simons reported a pleasant and warm venue, not unlike the Elstead we use in Bournemouth. This Torquay hotel, The Livermead House is on the seafront. In the Open, Ringwood based Peter Anderson beat GM Keith Arkell for an outstanding result on Saturday morning. James Forster was rewarded for playing some very good chess over the 1st 3 rounds, with 2/3, by being paired with GM Keith Arkell in round 4. And although he lost he should feel proud of what he achieved, with an estimate Congress grading performance of 195. Former Southbourne player Walter Braun’s 3.5/5 secured 3rd place. Martin Simons was unbeaten in the Open and finished with 3/5, equal 4th, which included Peter Anderson whose estimated grade was 208 after his win over Keith Arkell. Paul Jackson did well to finish on 2.5/5 in the tough U140 Intermediate. And Paul Errington excelled with 3.5/5 in the U120, and 4th place. David Burt was 3/5. For full score details please go to the Simon Bartlett Congress website
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Dorset Chess2 months ago
The 53rd Dorset Open Championship will take place at the Elstead Hotel, Bournemouth the weekend of 12-14 October 2018