Poole Chess Club

Est. 1999

Read our latest article by Tarik (March 19, 2018) Ringwood B 1.5 vs 2.5 Poole C. 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

Ringwood B 1.5 vs 2.5 Poole C

March 19, 2018 by Tarik

We headed to the Original White Hart for a few casual pushes of pieces in this fine evening with the final flecks of snow dissipating. Sunday there was uncertainty about the perils of a trip to this hospitable location but all fine and the White Hart nice and cosy and the reception warm. Once all […]

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Another busy week for Poole chess players

March 19, 2018 by Eric Sachs

With the success of the F & Dorset league A team (Match details)) to follow shortly ) in last week’s matches we have another busy week with 3 teams in action. The E team  match  vs Wimborne D has been postponed but the C team  are playing @ Ringwood tonight. Our Handicap semi final team […]

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Poole F win 2.5/1.5 at Purbeck in Division 5 – 12/3/18

March 13, 2018 by Eric Sachs

Another fine win by the F team to continue their fine run with 3/3 in 2018. Individual results were: Bd 1 – Richard Quinn 0 -1 Kyryzstoff Itrich Bd 2 – Paul  Stanley 0.5 -0.5 David Lockwood Bd 3 – Chris Frost 0.5-0.5 Matt Ausin Bd 4 – Brian Beard 0.5-0.5 Paul Trowbridge So in […]

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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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