Wessex Online Tournaments

Are you a junior chess player looking for great chess playing experience? If so, here is a great opportunity! The weekly Wessex online chess tournaments are currently the only local chess tournaments being played on Lichess that are open to all local players. These tournaments are a great chance to play games against strong players […]

Intercontinental ChessKid/FIDE Challenge Returns on 19th June! Advanced notice!

Chesskid.com has announced that, following the tremendous success of the first edition, the Intercontinental Chesskid FIDE Challenge will return! This second edition will be on Saturday 19th June 2021 and is once again open to any child aged 12 and below. Local junior player Max Teverson played in the first challenge back in January and […]

International online tournament for junior chess players – TODAY Sunday 28th February

The next tournament in this International online chess championship is today, Sunday 28th February, at 7pm – 8pm UK time. Harry from the Dorset Libraries Junior chess played in the January tournament and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The tournament is open to players aged U8 to U20. Why not join Harry today in the next […]

23rd of January: Intercontinental Chesskid.com FIDE Challenge

Following the success of our Dorset Junior chess sessions on a Friday evening which include tournaments on the Chesskid.com platform, we thought that many of the junior chess players aged 12 years or under would be interested in the following Chesskid.com Intercontinental tournament on 23 January 2021. Chesskid are partnering with FIDE to bring us […]

Castlepoint Junior Chess Group Suspended

17/3/2020 Following yesterday’s government advisory notice, the Castlepoint Library Junior chess club will not be running this Saturday and will, sadly, be closed until further notice. We will review the situation after Easter. In the meantime, we encourage the junior players to take a look at the puzzles available on the junior puzzle page of […]

Junior Championships – Sat 8 Feb ’20, B’th; 53 take part in excellent congress

27 Jan: All day event run by Dorset County Chess Association, at Bournemouth School for Girls, Castle Gate Close. Organiser is Nikki Forster and Ian Clark is managing entries. School years 3 to 13 inclusive. Incorporates the Delancey UK Chess Challenge. Hard copy entry form and on-line entry available by clicking on "Congresses" Main Menu and then "Junior Chess Congress 19/20". On-line entry also possible below (the blue form).

Free Junior Chess Clubs around Dorset

We have identified the following FREE junior chess clubs across Dorset. Should you be aware of any other free junior clubs, please do let us know. Castlepoint Library This junior chess club for beginners and improvers runs every Saturday from 10.15am to 12.00pm in the Castlepoint library. Tuckton Library An after school chess club, with […]

Junior Chess Classes in Wimborne now twice monthly

Wimborne Chess Club restarted junior chess club morning classes at Wimborne Library in October 2019.    These have proven popular and are now run bi-monthly,  on the first and third Saturday morning of each month at 10am.   All junior players are most welcome for games and tuition.

Ringwood Junior Chess Group – Starting 15th Feb

Starting mid-February Andy Baskett and Martin Clancy from Ringwood Chess Club will be running a junior chess group in Ringwood Library between 11:00 am and noon, for 8 weeks. The group will be based upon the Chess in Schools and Community syllabus and essentially each session is “learn something new” and then “play to practice […]

B&DCL Senior Inter-School Championship

Entries now open! This annual Bournemouth & District Chess League (B&DCL) competition between senior school chess teams takes place in Term 2, with the first rounds in weeks commencing 2nd and 9th March and the final just before the Easter holiday break. We currently have Poole Grammar, Lytchett Minster School, Highcliffe School, Ringwood School and […]

Dorset Junior Championship 2020

Dorset County Chess Association is delighted that Bournemouth School for Girls will be hosting this year’s Dorset County Junior Chess Championship and invites all chess players in school years 3 to 13 inclusive to come along for the annual junior chess championship on 8th February 2020