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 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 2 of our Bacchus league teams are used for devevelopment of 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 two teams in the Bacchus league, an overall total of 9 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.

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

19Sep19: Poole B v Southbourne A

September 20, 2019 by David Fuller

So to the start of a new season and, on a personal note, a strengthened Poole A squad has allowed me to take up my old spot next to Chip, arguing who is the better player and therefore who should be on Board 1. Ah, just like the old days. On a broader level, this […]

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Poole A secure their first win of the season at Wimborne

September 19, 2019 by Eric Sachs

With a slightly under strength team and playing the current champions Wimborne away was not the ideal first fixture of the season. However with Richard Allis marking his club debut and Richie standing in for Mike Duggan our team stood water tight to score a narrow win. Martin playing on Bd 2 gained a comfortable […]

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Poole D Winning Ways begin here

September 16, 2019 by Michael Rutter

First match of the season and we already need reserves! However, the very pleasant  surrounding had us all in a good mood and ready to do business. On paper this could be an easy win for us but nobody had told them and battle ensued. Eric ground out a draw, Tony enjoyed a good win […]

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