Poole Chess Club

Est. 1999

Read our latest article by Ciprian Stanciu (February 16, 2020) Poole A – Weymouth A 2-2 DL. 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 0LY. Tel: 01202 744515.

Club Night

We meet every week of the year on Tuesday and Thursday nights at 7.15pm for social and league games 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.
Currently we have recruited 4 new players for the 19/20 season. All chess players are welcome. We have encouraged Juniors to play at the club and 3 of our Bacchus league teams (Rooks, Knights and Bishops) are used for the development of our junior and less experienced players.

We are truly international and currently have five teams in the local B & D Chess leagues and two teams in the Dorset League and three teams in the Bacchus league, an overall total of 10 teams.

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 have several Juniors playing competitively it the Bacchus league and lower BD & C leagues.

Junior Chess at Bournemouth Library

An Independant Junior club operates weekly at Bournemouth Library every Saturday morning, two one hour sessions from 10 to 12 noon.
All juniors are welcome, from beginners upwards.
For further details look up the website:-

How to Join

Or for Further information about Poole Chess Club contact:-
Eric Sachs – Mobile – 07968 472596 or eric.sachs@btinternet.com
or Ciprian Stanciu Tel 07938 922679 or
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 A – Weymouth A 2-2 DL

February 16, 2020 by Ciprian Stanciu

Poole A – Weymouth A  2-2   M Duggan – A Pleasants  0.5-0.5 R Allis – A Furjel  1-0 J Weatherlake – G Searing  0-1 C Stanciu – R Burton  0.5-0.5   It was a must win game for us, to stay second and hope that Highcliffe will lose some points. We were in the […]

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Welcome, two new members !

February 16, 2020 by Graham Morris

Joey is a very enthusiastic Junior chess player who has attended the Bournemouth Library Chess Club for 2 or 3 years now. He has recently been coming along to our Chess Club on Tuesday nights to gain valuable experience playing adults, if you meet him there, please try and give a little of your own […]

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Minor section draw for round 2, and results

February 13, 2020 by Graham Morris

With Christine winning against Chris Ambrose, the first round ties in the Minor section was completed. Eric and Joe drew the names out of the hat for the second round, they are as follows:- Christine  v      Graham      0  –  1 Jamie        v      Mike Minvalla. Matches to be played when you can, no later […]

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