Declan Lovelock becomes Dorset Blitz Champion with brilliant performance; Results tables added


Declan’s outstanding performance

Vaughan & Florence 3rd Dorset Chess Blitz 22091922 Sept: 36 took part in 3 groups of 12 in an acclaimed day of speed chess. This included an excellent number of 7 juniors. Feedback to organisers Steve Peirson and Martin Simons was that it was really enjoyed and good fun. Also an excellent lunch, with Martin providing his now famous hot food.

Junior Declan swept to victory with 10 wins from 11 games played. It says much for the dominance and exceptional potential of this young man that a major talking point was his solitary loss to Jamie MacDonald. Jamie became busy helping others understand how he achieved this win against the odds. Declan won the Southbourne 10 Second Buzzer with 6/6 just a week ago.

Main picture above Declan, foreground and on the left

Apart from Declan, 6 juniors won prizes. Vaughan de Grave (Ringwood) won 1st Junior prize and is pictured alongside extreme left, foreground. Florence Spirling (Purbeck), age 10, achieved 2nd Junior prize and she is the extreme right, also foreground


Group A:

1st – Declan Lovelock (Southbourne) £50 and Dorset Blitz Champion

2nd – Jamie MacDonald (Unattached) £25

U-170 – Mark Littleton (Wimborne) £20

Group B:

1st – Richard Smith (Poole) £50

2nd – Steve Dean (Seaton) £25

U-140 – Phil Pinto (Emsworth) £20

Group C:

1st – Jamie Doyle (Poole) £50

2nd – Ted Paul (Dorchester) £25

U-80 – Andre Hopkins (Salisbury) £20

Kevin Huntley (Salisbury) £20


1st – Vaughan de Grave (Ringwood) £20

2nd – Florence Spirling (Purbeck) £15

3rd – Jessica Baskett (Ringwood) £10

4th – Jack Baskett (Ringwood) £5

Results tables by Group

Results Group bBlitx Results Group C

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