Dorset League Introduction

This page gives quick overview of the Dorset League:

  • Matches are played on weekday evenings, on the home team’s club night, typically starting at 7:30 pm.
  • The time control is either 1 hour with 30 seconds increment for the whole game or 35 moves in 1 hour 15 minutes with a 15 minutes quickplay finish.
  • The following clubs participate: Dorchester, Highcliffe, Poole, Purbeck, Ringwood??, Weymouth and Wimborne. Please see the clubs page for more details.
  • In 2019/2020 there were 18 teams from these clubs competing in 3 Divisions.
    In 2021/2022, as clubs cautiously restart post the COVID inflicted break, there XX teams competing in YY divisions.

DL1 Winners Ringwood

Ringwood receiving the Division 1 Trophy in 2019