Poole Chess Club

Est. 1999

Read our latest article by Eric Sachs (February 9, 2018) B & D League Handicap match vs Highcliffe match next Thursday 15/2/18. Or read more articles

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 OLU. Tel: 01202 744515.

Club Night

We meet every Thursday night at 7.15, each week of the year at the British Legion Club. 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 had a very successful season ending 2016/7 and were the winners of three competitions.

Bournemouth & District League Division 2 – Winners

Bournemouth & District League Handicap – Winners

Dorset County League Division 2 – Winners

Trophies and Shields seen below.


We are truly international and currently we have six teams in the local league and two in the Dorset League. Last season 2016/17 we were successful in winning three separate trophies for the club. Our wide age range of members encourages all ages and abilities to come and 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 six years as a central cafe for chess players of all standards.

Junior Chess

We encourage junior chess at the club and currently field two/three juniors in our local league teams. We are directly responsible for teaching juniors at Bournemouth Library every Saturday morning from 10 to 12 noon.

Wider Area Chess

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

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Recent news

B & D League Handicap match vs Highcliffe match next Thursday 15/2/18

February 9, 2018 by Eric Sachs

As current holders we will be doing our best to play well in the Handicap competition next Thursday. We have been drawn against Highcliffe in the 1st round whom were the 16/17 cup winners. This event over 6 boards in evened up by a grading differential which makes all games very close and allows all […]

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Dorset League Division 3 – 8/2/18 – Poole B 4 – 0 Purbeck B

February 9, 2018 by Eric Sachs

Poole B coming into the game with the confidence of a winning team continued this fine run with another victory to claim the fifth win of the season. The score does not reflect the hard earned victory gained by all players and the best possible resistance from our friends from over the water from Purbeck. […]

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Division 5 – 8/2/18 Poole F 2.5/1.5 Wimborne G

February 9, 2018 by Eric Sachs

Poole F continued their recent winning form with fine win in last night’s match. The gradings were fairly even and all was set for a good contest. The team’s newest recruit Kyzrstoff Itrich playing Sepp Wikramaratna- Clarke (was this Poole vs Wimborne?)  making his debut in Bd 1 and did not disappoint. The game centred around […]

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Recent members' games

Stout Nicholas [143]


Popovic Dragi [153]

Phil Wallace [120]


Adam Jaggard [102]

White gains a lot of pressure and opportunity out of the opening. I managed to turn it around after a sequence of exchanging down and exploiting the king stuck in the center. Lessons learned.


Sergiu C []


David Fuller []

Summer Tournament Final. Rapid (30mins) without scoresheets. Reconstruction possibly contains move order errors.


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