3rd Dorset Closed – Postponed (was Sunday, 24 May 2020)

3rd Dorset Closed – Postponed (was Sunday, 24 May 2020)

The 3rd Dorset Closed which was due to take place take place on Sunday 24th May 2020 has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Depending how the virus proceeds, the event may be held laterin the year at the Merley Community Centre, near Wimborne. Eligibility rules require entrants to have met at least one of these conditions:-

a) Born in Dorset

b) Lived in Dorset for over 5 years

c) Play regularly in either the B&DCL or Dorset County Chess League

Further details will be posted here shortly

The report and scores for the 2nd Dorset Closed held in 2019 can be found here

(pictured James Forster, 2019 Dorset Individual Championship winner – James was well into his Summer break, out of practice and only graciously entered late-on to help build up the numbers. He apparently shocked himself, the most, by becoming Dorset Champion – with a fine performance!  Ian Clark has the cup, which it is reported he did eventually pass to James after the photo was taken)