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
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!"
1 Feb. Venue will again be the spacious and popular Furzebrook Village Hall, near Wareham. The 1st Dorset Blitz run by Steve Peirson drew many compliments from players drawn from a wide geographical area. This is an Open event.
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
Date for diaries. Entries will be possible in Dec '18. Pictured the Isle of Wight team from last year who had a great day and won both the team and several individual awards
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