Poole Chess Club

Est. 1999

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Welcome to Poole Chess Club

This is the official website of Poole Chess Club which is located at the British Legion Club, 66 North Road, BH14 0LY. Tel: 01202 744515.

Club Night

We meet every Thursday night at 7.15, each week of the year at the British Legion Club including the summer months.  Poole Chess has a long history of league and competitive chess, and has a reputation as being a welcoming and friendly arena for all levels of chess players.

We have just completed our most successful season 2017/8 in the History of the club winning  5 Local and County competitions.

Bournemouth & District League Division 1 – Winners

Bournemouth & District League Division 3 – Winners

Bournemouth & District League Division 4 – Winners

Bournemouth & District League Handicap – Winners –

Dorset County League Division 3  – Winners

We are truly international and currently have six teams in the local league and two in the Dorset League.  For the current 18/19 season we have two teams the Bishops and Knights  in the newly formed Bacchus League which includes Juniors and players starting in competitive chess for the first time or returning from an absence, all players are welcome to play.

Afternoon Casual Chess

We meet every Wednesday at 2.30pm at Flirt Café (underneath Bournemouth Library in the Triangle in Bournemouth) to play fun and casual chess. This is a lively environment and has been established for over eight years as a central cafe for chess players of all standards.

Junior Chess

We encourage junior chess at the club and currently had added 9/10 Juniors from ages 11-16 to our Club. This season we are playing two teams in the newly formed Bacchus league (check out “Bacchus” page for details and results) and will try and field as many Juniors in these teams.

Junior Chess at Bournemouth Library

An Independant Junior club operates weekly at Bournemouth Library every Saturday morning, one hour sessions from 10 to 12 noon.
All juniors are welcome, from beginners upwards.

How to Join

Or for Further information about Poole Chess Club contact:-
Eric Sachs – Mobile – 07968 472596 or eric.sachs@btinternet.com
Graham Morris  mobile 07913988386


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Wider Area Chess

Check our regional chess website for more information www.dorsetchess.co.uk.


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Recent news

Poole E win last vital league game

May 24, 2019 by Chris Roberts

Poole E held on by the skin of their teeth to a place in Division 4. After a difficult season, where a number of the team were unable to play for one reason or another, this is a good result. The final score in last night’s match against Purbeck was 2.5/1.5 in Poole’s favour. I’d […]

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Poole C 3 – 1 Wimborne C

May 23, 2019 by Tarik

With Dragi no longer available it left us with 4 players with very similar grades. To save thinking we drew lots for board order. Simon P drew board 1 and was tasked with a mammoth task against Graham, it was mostly defence and trying to find counterplay after the loss of a pawn. A bishop […]

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What might have been

May 23, 2019 by Michael Rutter

Tonight’s draw against Ringwood B means that we are currently second in the league but Southbourne are still to play their last match. if they win, which is likely, we will end up in third place. Nothing wrong with a podium finish. Well done to all.

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