Dorset now has a National Chess Champion!

Report and game analysis by Martin Simons

Over Easter 2017, Allan Pleasants participated in and deservedly won the Welsh Chess Championships in Cardiff for his first time with an outstanding score of 6 out of 7, remaining unbeaten throughout the Championships. This is a great performance and a fantastic achievement by Allan which has also earned him a qualifying place at the British Chess Championships this summer to be played in North Wales at the seaside town of Llandudno.

Here is Allan’s last round win. He only needed a draw but Allan completely outplayed his opponent, Alan Young, finishing the game off in fine sacrificial style!

Welsh Championships – 2017.04.17 – Round 7 Young, A (2056) v Pleasants, A (1982)

Dorset Chess
Dorset Chess3 weeks ago
Dorset County Chess Association Junior Championships, Saturday 25 November 2017, all day event. Attractive addition this year will be a bookstall run by Tim Onions from Devon. Tim is currently setting up to professionally specialise in writing and selling junior chess books. There will also be a chess clinic during the day run by Jorgen Nielsen. Entries invited from girls and boys, school ages 3-13 (pl note not actual ages). £5 entry fee. Venue Bournemouth School for Girls. Please apply by 20 November, but sorry, no entries possible on the day. Entry form on Dorset Chess website, www.dorsetchess.co.uk
and then go to "Junior Chess". Entries coming in very well (as at 12 Nov) so please apply soon to try and be sure of a place for your daughter or son. The organiser is Eric Sachs, the County Junior Chess Officer. Eric is expecting a maximum entry of 70.
Dorset Chess
Dorset Chess3 weeks ago
Reminder the Dorset Chess Association Rapidplay is at Ringwood on Sunday 18 March 2018. Entries will be possible around Christmas through the Dorset Chess website
Dorset Chess
Dorset Chess4 weeks ago
The popular East Devon Congress in Exeter is running 23-25 Feb '18. Entries now welcome and website https://eastdevonchesscongress.com
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