Poole Chess Club

Est. 1999

Read our latest article by David Fuller (May 24, 2018) BDCL Handicap KO Final – Poole vs Wimborne. 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

BDCL Handicap KO Final – Poole vs Wimborne

May 24, 2018 by David Fuller

Now I don’t know about you but all this tension in the closing games of this season has not been good for my constitution. If I wasn’t as young, fit and good looking as I am then I might well have not survived intact. Recent matches against the auld enemy, Wimborne, had resulted in one […]

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Poole E v Southbourne D

May 21, 2018 by Tim McCullagh

Its been a pleasure captaining this team. We’ve punched above our weight all season and our final position in the league (4th) doesn’t do justice to the way we have played. It was a lovely sunny evening. John Harris arrived with most of his merry team and we kicked off. Board 1 John – the wiley old […]

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Southbourne C vs Poole C

May 19, 2018 by Tarik

Going into this week everyone was full of nerves, the table showed that we needed a point from Southbourne, but as you no doubt read elsewhere results went our way. This meant this pressure was off so we could enjoy the game and not worry about our poor hearts with the stress. More on that […]

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Recent members' games

Searing [157]


Fuller [172]

KO Semi-Final v Dorchester


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.


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