This will not be held this year due to closeness of British Championships in Bournemouth and finding hotel with suitable dates.
Dorset Open Congress
This will be held on 2nd to 4th December at The Ocean View Hotel. Details to follow on new website by mid May.
New Website for all Dorset Chess
I would like to thank Matthew Staniforth for his generous bid of £300 for the Drueke Chess Set and Board with proceeds going towards junior chess in Dorset.
Crosstables shown below.
The 50th Dorset Chess Congress was held over weekend of 30th Oct to 1st Nov and had a record 126 entrants.
The winner of the Open was GM Alexander Cherniaev with 5/5.
There was also clear cut winners in Major – R. Desmedt ( 4/5 ) and in the Intermediate A. Pitcher (4.5/5 ). In the Minor was a tie on 4.5 between M. Whitworth and W. Curry.
Results are shown below with crosstables to be added later.
I enclose list of entrants that have paid to 28.10.15. We now have 114 entrants.
We have our first GM playing – Alexander Cherniaev
Entries will not be accepted on the day so last day for entering is 29.9.15.
Entries received for Dorset Congress to 21.10.15. are as follows – ( 101 in total )
The Carrington House Hotel had 19 available rooms ( both single and twin ) up to yesterday. Please book hotel as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.
The late entry fee of £5 kicks in for paid entries received after 16 October.
I shall not be able to confirm payments received for the period 10th to 17th October but will do so as soon as possible after 17th.
The following entries for those who have paid and have been received to 9 October. The total so far is 75.
An exquisite chess set and board made by Drueke in US has kindly been donated to Dorset Chess in order to be used for the benefit of junior chess.
It has been decided that the best way to facilitate this is to sell the set and board in a silent auction which will be completed over the weekend of the Dorset Open Chess Congress.
The chess set and board is approximately 26 inches square so is larger than normal boards. Drueke boards and sets were made in US but ceased production about 5 years ago. Photo’s below.
In order to make a bid you can either send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or put the bid in a sealed envelope at the Dorset Congress. The bids will be checked to see which is the highest by lunchtime on 1st November.
List of paid entries is shown below. 56 Entries received to date.
I enclose below the 36 entries received to date.
Entries for congress are shown below