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

Southbourne launch 7 week “bitesize” Junior Chess Club, 6.30pm to 7.15pm starting Fri 8 Nov ’19

28 Oct: Martin Simons is keen to publicise another local initiative to encourage junior players of all ages. This one is being run by Southbourne at Tuckton. Here is the message Martin has sent:

Junior Chess Club continues at Castlepoint Library, Bournemouth; ages 7 to 11; some tuition

We are very excited to announce that we have managed to secure a new free Junior Chess Club for 7 to 11 year olds at Castlepoint Library on Saturday mornings (10.15am to 12noon). This club will be run by volunteers from the B&DCL on behalf of the library.

Chess for Juniors at Wimborne Library

Mike Davidson, Chair of Wimborne Chess Club has reported on a junior chess initiative at Wimborne Library: “We have started a project on junior chess. Our first meet was at the Wimborne Library, when we had only 5 participants, of which 4 were girls from Knighton House near Blandford. Our second event took place again at […]