Poole Chess Club

Est. 1999

Read our latest article by Eric Sachs (April 24, 2018) D L Div 3 game vs Southbourne this Friday 27/4 and Adios Oscar. 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

D L Div 3 game vs Southbourne this Friday 27/4 and Adios Oscar

April 24, 2018 by Eric Sachs

We have an important DL Div 3 game this Friday which will be as tough as always when visiting Southbourne. At a crucial time in the league we are 1 point ahead of Wimborne C with 2 games left with the final game vs Dorchester D on the 10/5, good luck to the team of […]

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Our teams marching on as we approach the final games of the season.

April 22, 2018 by Eric Sachs

Another very successful week where out A team beat Southbourne B in a crucial top of the table match, out C team hit the top position in the 3rd Division with a win against Wimborne¬† C and our E team won a very difficult match against Wimborne D to move into second place in the […]

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Poole E punch above their weight again to create an exciting finish to the season in Division 4

April 21, 2018 by Tim McCullagh

I was very excited but nervous about this fixture – excited because I knew we could win it – nervous because I consider Wimborne E to be one of the best in our Division. It was the usual story for us – out-graded on every board but this is where Poole E thrive. Board 1 […]

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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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