Dorchester Jamboree Thurs 6 Sept; 2 Towns Weds 12 Sept


Mark Potter, Dorchester Secretary has confirmed Thurs 6 Sept for the next Jamboree at the Colliton Club. The other season opener, the 2 Towns Bournemouth v Poole match is at RBL, North Road, Poole Weds 12 Sept. Many thanks to both Dorchester and Poole clubs for hosting these popular events

At 7:30 pm
Colliton Club, Dorchester DT1 1XJ

Library Junior Chess Club enters summer break after huge success


Junior Chess Officer Eric Sachs reports: "After a hugely successful season at the Bournemouth Library Chess Club where we averaged 35 keen, enthusiastic juniors from all parts of the area on a weekly basis and also evident now is the number of so many children from all parts of the world, the sessions are now closed until Saturday 8th September 2018. Have a great summer and keep thinking about those 64 squares!"

53rd Dorset Open – Elstead Hotel, weekend 12-14 Oct ’18; Entered at 12 Aug: 19


Ian Clark has again been able to book the Elstead Hotel, which has proved an ideal and popular venue for chess congresses. It is located within walking distance of both Bournemouth railway station and Bournemouth town centre in Knyveton Road, BH1 3QP. For information on the 2017 Open Congress, please go to "Congresses" on the main menu. Entries now welcome

Elstead Hotel, Bournemouth

24th Dorset Rapidplay, Ringwood in 2019


The next Rapidplay will again be at Greyfriars, Ringwood and in the larger hall like last year. As in previous years, entries will be possible from just before Christmas. We were surprised with the high level of entries last time, so will consider having 2 sections in 2019. Also keen on using Time Increments which is likely to mean finishing the Rapdiplay a little earlier. And may introduce a play-off at the end, if there is a tie, to produce an outright winner

Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood BH24 1DW