Dorset League Fixtures on LMS, Updated Rules

Chess League advice and information

The 2023/24 Dorset fixtures are now out. There are 20 teams, 3 more than last season. However, due to the imbalance of teams in each division:

  • With more teams in Divisions 1 and 2 all teams will play each other only the once.
  • There will be a new format in Division 3 this season. The top 4 teams in the division will meet up in a semi-final and then there will be a final!

The 2023/24 Dorset League Fixtures are now live on LMS and can be found here:

The Dorset League rules were amended significantly for the 2023/4 season.  Areas where changes were made include (but are not limited to):

  • Postponements
  • Forfeit times, use of substitutes, the 75 point rule and board orders
  • Ratings to be used for the season
  • Penalties for exceeding rating limits in divisions other than Division 1
  • Removal of the option of a quickplay finish.

Captains are advised to familiarise themselves thoroughly with the updated rules.

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