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)

Events & Information

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21 July: Enjoy a great day of competitive chess in the excellent playing conditions at Furzebrook Village Hall. A superb free lunch is included too. Organiser is Steve Peirson and details plus entry forms available via the main menu bar above "Congresses" Main picture Thomas Trach (left) who w
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The previous owners were unaware it was a long-lost piece of the medieval Lewis Chessmen.
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Dorset Chess
Dorset Chess3 months ago
The 2nd 1 Day Dorset Closed. Sunday, 7 July '19. Merley, Wimborne. Entrants need to have a Dorset connection. All moves in 1 hour plus 10 second increments per move. Results count for grading. Just £12 to enter and this includes free lunch and refreshments. It is possible to enter online or, by completing an entry form manually. Please go to "Congresses" on the main menu bar of the Dorset Chess website and then please click on "2nd Dorset One Day Closed Congress", where Organiser Ian Clark has also posted full information.