Dorset Chess League Introduction

This page gives quick overview of the Dorset Chess League (DCL):

  • The league season runs approximately from October to May
  • Matches are played on weekday evenings, on the home team’s club night, typically starting at 7:30 pm.
  • The time control is 1 hour with 30 seconds increment for the whole game.
  • The following clubs participate: Bournemouth, Dorchester, Highcliffe, Poole, Purbeck, Ringwood, Weymouth, Wimborne and Yeovil.  Please see the clubs page for more details.
  • In 2022/23 there were 17 teams competing in 3 Divisions.

Allan Pleasants of Weymouth with the Division 1 trophy in 2023