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Summer Schedule & Club “Closures”

The club will not be meeting at Greyfriars as normal for 5 weeks during the summer, from 17th June to ...

Hugo Melling Wins B&DCL Division 4 Boardman Trophy

The Bournemouth and District Chess League awards a trophy to the highest individual scorer in each of its leagues in ...

Tim Rushworth Wins Club Championship

Congratulations to Tim Rushworth for winning the 2023-24 club championship, the first to be held for several years. Tim played ...

The Candidates: Steve Deall reports on The “Earthquake”

Ringwood's roving reporter, Steve Deall (pictured below), was in Toronto to see the FIDE Candidate Tournament. Below is his fascinating ...

Ringwood Rapidplay – Sunday 23rd June 2024 at Greyfriars

We are pleased to announce that we are running the 2nd Ringwood Rapidplay on Sunday 23rd June at Greyfriars. There ...

Richard Ormesher Wins With Fighting Chess

15/12/23 – Last week Richard Ormesher won an important B&DCL game against a strong opponent. In so doing we saw ...

ECF Small Club of the Year Award 2023

In September Ringwood Chess Club won the English Chess Federation Small Club of the Year Award. We won this prestigious ...

A smooth victory for Tim

The diagram above is from a Bacchus league match between Ringwood Waifs and Strays vs Southbourne Seagulls, with Tim Rushworth ...

Club Championship

Our internal Club Championship is running from now until 29th April 2024. The winner will have their name engraved on the ...

Ringwood Reach Final of KO Handicap Cup

18/9/23 – Ringwood defeated Southbourne 4 – 2 in the semi-final of the KO Handicap Cup. Given how the handicapping ...

Are You A Rookie Keen For Match Experience?

In the 2023-24 season Ringwood will once again be entering a team in the Bacchus competition run by the Bournemouth ...

2022-23 Season Report

Whereas the 2021/22 was one where all chess clubs, including ours, were gradually emerging from COVID and were often not ...

2023 Ringwood Rapidplay Report and Results

Introduction The first Ringwood Rapidplay tournament took place on Sunday 18th June at Greyfriars Community Centre. There was a full ...

Summer Blitz Dates

Over the summer we will be running some fun internal blitz tournaments for members. The dates for these are: Monday ...

Agreeable April

Another month of mixed results but overall we have reason to be happy. In Division 1 of the B&DCL we had ...

Mixed March Results

After “Fabulous February”, March was decidedly mixed, arguably a bit miserable! Out of our 8 matches we scored 2 wins, ...

Fabulous February

Overall the club had an excellent set of results in February. In Division 1 of the B&DCL our A team ...

Ben wins with a king march

The diagram above is from a recent game in the Ringwood vs Bournemouth B Dorset League match, featuring Ben Willis-Owen ...

A very nice game by Richard

The diagram above is from a recent game in the Highcliffe C vs Ringwood B B&DCL match, featuring Neil Salinger ...

Attacking chess from David Fuller

The diagram above is from a recent game in the Ringwood vs Salisbury Robertson Cup match, featuring David Fuller vs ...

Busy January in the Leagues

31/1/2023 – We are now roughly half-way through the season, so it seems an appropriate time to take stock of ...

A Good End to the Year in the Leagues

21/12/22 – We managed to win our two last matches of the year. Both were important wins in their own ...

Mixed Results Across the Leagues

11/12/2022 – We had an excellent start in the leagues but were bound to hit a rocky patch sooner or ...

More solid performances in Bournemouth and Bacchus Leagues

13/11/22 – Our good start to the season has continued. On the 24th October our B&DCL A Team drew against ...

Good Results Continue with Wins in Bournemouth and Southampton Leagues

19/10/22 – Two more of our teams have got off to a good start to the 2022-23 season. On Monday, ...

2022-23 Season Starts with a Draw vs Southbourne A

On Friday 7th October, Ringwood A traveled to face Southbourne A in the B&DCL League Division 1. Southbourne were without ...

2021/22 Season Report

The 2021/22 season was an interesting one: as the country poked its head out to resume collective life again, chess ...

4th Summer Blitz Tournament

Our 4th Summer 10 minute + 2 second blitz tournament was held on Monday 4th June. Peter came first with ...

Summer League Finishes

The friendly Summer League finished on Monday 25th July with our match against Highcliffe at the Fish Inn.  As with ...

3rd Summer Blitz Tournament

We held our third Summer Blitz tournament on 4th July. There were a few people missing through variously holidays, birthdays, ...

The new Summer League has started

In the summer of 2021, just as COVID was beginning to ease, Ringwood and Highcliffe arranged to play some friendly ...

2nd Summer Blitz

7/6/2022 – We held the second of our monthly summer blitz tournaments last night and a very sociable evening it ...

First Summer 10 minutes + 2 seconds tournament held.

3/5/22 – We held the first of our summer 10 minutes plus 2 seconds tournaments last night. Nine players participated ...

Results Picking Up In 2020

30/3/2022 – Having had a difficult start to the season with COVID impacting the strength of our teams in all ...

Martin’s Spectacular Finish

Here is the end of a game from the recent New Milton A vs Ringwood match. Martin Clancy was playing ...
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Ringwood win away against New Milton A

19/1/22 – Fielding the same team that beat Poole A before Christmas, albeit in a different board order, Ringwood were ...
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Ringwood beats Poole

14/12/21 – Fielding our strongest team of the season so far and after a bit of a sticky start to ...

Online Results

The results of the Ringwood Online tournaments will be disappearing from the Results page as it is revamped for the ...

2019-20 Season Summary

Martin Clancy provides a summary of the COVID disrupted 2019-20 season. After an incredibly successful season the year before, the ...

We Have A New Home – Greyfriars!

From 20th September Ringwood Chess Club has a new venue – Greyfriars Community Centre. The Original White Hart had been ...
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Club Night – 7:30 pm Monday 13th September at the Fish Inn

We will meet on Monday 13th September at the Fish Inn, weather permitting in the garden. This will probably be ...

Monday 6th September: Online AGM

There will be no face-to-face chess on Monday 6th. We will be holding our AGM that evening using online facilities ...

Ringwood and Highcliffe Return Match Report

13/8/21 – On Wednesday 11th the return friendly match between Ringwood and Highcliffe took place at the Amberwood pub. There ...

Ringwood & Highcliffe Friendly Match Report

30/7/21 – On Wednesday 28th Ringwood and Highcliffe held a friendly match at the Fish Inn, organised by Adam Ursell ...

Ringwood Second in Final Team Battle

22/7/21 – Monday saw the final Team Battle organised by Martin. Ringwood came in second, behind Southbourne but ahead of ...
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Ringwood Fourth in Penultimate Team Battle

6/7/2021 – Ringwood could not repeat its feats of two weeks ago and came fourth in last night’s team battle, ...

Merlin excels in UK Chess Challenge

3/7/21 The UK Chess Challenge is a national event for junior chess players. It is a multi-stage competition with snazzy ...

Club Get Together – Enjoyable Evening at the Fish Inn

24/6/21 – Following the success of the impromptu meeting the week before, last night we held another informal club night ...
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Ringwood Perform Well in Team Battle

22/6/2021 – Ringwood put in one of its top performances at last night’s Team Battle, scoring a very creditable 65 ...
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Ringwood second again in Team Battle

8/6/2021 – With seven players we were the largest team and with some solid scoring we did well against some ...