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 4/5 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. 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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Big games this week – not Carlsen/Caruana – 4 matches locally

November 19, 2018 by Eric Sachs

And so with the World Championship locked at 4-4 at the time of writing (Monday 19.30) we have 4 matches to focus on this week. On Wednesday we have 2 teams at Wimborne. Our A team resume their campaign with a match vs Wimborne A which will be tough but we have an excellent team […]

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Poole Bishops 2 – 2 Bournemouth

November 15, 2018 by Tarik

This time it was down to the youngsters to impress with Steve stepping down and Teo stepping in. Bournemouth brought along a team of fresh faces to the league, unfortunately they were one short due to a car breakdown. This meant Jack didn’t get a proper game, but Simon Errington was nice enough to sit […]

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Weymouth A – Poole A 1.5-2.5

November 14, 2018 by Ciprian Stanciu

Weymouth A – Poole A  1.5-2.5   A Pleasants – M Machacek  1-0 C Johns – M Duggan  0-1 C Leeson – J Weatherlake  0.5-0.5 M Stevens – C Stanciu  0-1   A very important win for us to keep close to the leaders (Ringwood). We had a very strong team in Weymouth and we […]

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