The 51st Dorset Open Congress was run in Bournemouth the weekend of 2-4 December 2016. The Organiser was Ian Clark. Here, Alan Dommett comprehensively analyses  games across the Open, Major, Intermediate & Minor Sections. In the last game Alan congratulates 88 year old James Wallman, who lives in Dorset and is the new Dorset Minor Champion. Some achievement, especially as James does not get practice playing in a club and only took up chess when he was 78, after learning at school! Gives many of us hope! (Mike Jay) Please note there is a text box below the board  for each game with Alan’s comments. If you see = against a move it means Alan has written something

 

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