Everyone took home a prize from this 24th Dorset Rapidplay, superbly run by Controller Martin Simons with Assistant Controller Graham Morris. There were 29 cash prize winners, including 13 for winning grading sections and a team prize. £648.24 was paid out. It was the strongest ever Rapidplay, and that was reflected in 6 players sharing first place pictured (and from the left, Peter Bjorntoft [Denmark], Antonio Martinez-Sykora [Southampton], Mike Duggan [Poole], Mike Waddington [Dorchester], Keith Gregory [Fareham] & Allan Pleasants [Weymouth]. Under the rules of the competition, Mike Duggan, Allan Pleasants and Mike Waddington share the Dorset County Chess Association Rapidplay trophy for the next year. Apart from some exciting chess, the day was very sociable and friendly. As before, results are not sent for grading to encourage open play. Special mention for the tireless team working hard behind the scenes providing refreshments all day and an expansive lunch: Pam, Nikki Forster and Kara. Kara, who is Graham Morris’s daughter, was excellently supported by her own daughters Hallie and Emma. Emma, who is 8, took on Martin Simon’s now famous school bell ringing towards the end of the Congress, summoning players to start play and then attend the awards ceremony!

There are photos of the event, including the presentation through this link: https://mikejay.smugmug.com/Dorset-Rapidplay-Ringwood-24-March-2019/

Here is a list of prizewinners provided by Martin, the Controller. And below that are the score charts that Graham Morris displayed and kept up to date at the event.

2019 – Dorset Rapidplay – List of Prizewinners
Main PrizesScore£
1stMike DugganPoole540
Mike WaddingtonDorchester540
Allan PleasantsWeymouth540
Antonio Martinez-SykoraSouthampton540
Keith GregoryFareham540
Peter BjorntoftDenmark540
Grading Prizes
174-179James ForsterSouthbourne48
Bob LynnSalisbury48
Steve PeirsonPurbeck48
164-173Grzegorz SawickiSouthbourne412
Paul WaddinghamSouthampton Uni412
156-163Reenan Du ToitNew Milton12
Robert HalseHighcliffe12
150-155Gillian MooreSouthampton424
140-149Steve PollynWimborne24
130-139Peter ManningNew Milton424
120-129Adam UrsellHighcliffe24
114-119Paul ErringtonBournemouth312
Martyn MayberTaunton312
107-113John DavisSouthampton24
101-106Ron SalingerHighcliffe212
Chris KenwoodSalisbury212
97-100Rui SimpsonSouthampton Uni324
85-96Dave WilliamsIsle of Wight212
Alan ReidSouthbourne212
Under 85Jamie DoylePoole24
Fun (most potential)Thomas TrachHighcliffe10.24
TeamMike DugganPoole14 after handicap24
John WeatherlakePoole24
Chris RobertsPoole24
Jamie DoylePoole24
Total Cash Prizes648.24
Other winners
Best VeteranBob LynnSalisbury
Gillian MooreSouthamptonTrophy and Book
Best LadyGillian MooreSalisburyChocolates
Best JuniorJamie DoylePooleBook
Prizegiving attendeesEveryone!Book

There are 3 images immediately below of the final scores: