Organised by the Dorset County Chess Association

Friday 19th – Sunday 21st January 2024

The West Cliff Hotel
Durley Chine Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5JS
Tel 01202 544118

Major: under 1850
Minor: under 1600

This congress is open to Dorset players only
Please see Congress Rules and Conditions for eligibility criteria

Prizes In Each Section


Entry Fees

  • The entry fee for non-ECF members is £10 extra
  • The entry fee for late entries (after 12/1/24) is  £5 extra

Time Control

1 hour for all moves with 30 second increments for each move.


All tournaments are a 5 round Swiss with about 3 hour playing sessions.

Playing Schedule

Round 1 Friday 19:30 to 22:30
Round 2 Saturday 10:00 to 13:00
Round 3 Saturday 14:00 to 17:00
Round 4 Sunday 10:00 to 13:00
Round 5 Sunday 14:00 to 17:00

Congress Rules and Conditions

To be eligible to play, one of the following must apply:
a) Born In Dorset
b) Has lived in Dorset for over 5 years
c) Plays regularly in either the Bournemouth and District Chess League or the Dorset Chess League.

Please read the full Congress Rules and Conditions of Entry.
Agreement to these is required for entry.

Contact: Ian Clark [email protected]


Parking at the hotel is chargeable

Alternatively, there is free parking in the nearby roads

Entries are now closed.