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 9/10 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.

Junior Chess at Bournemouth Library

An Independant Junior club operates weekly at Bournemouth Library every Saturday morning, 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:-

Graham Morris  mobile 07913988386


Facebook :- Poole Chess Club

Wider Area Chess

Check our regional chess website for more information www.dorsetchess.co.uk.


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Recent news

Valentine ‘s night match

February 15, 2019 by Eric Sachs

You have seen the cartoon of the Bishops knocking out the Knights with a score of 4.5/1.5 which was by coincidence a complete reverse of the first match score in January so overall all honours even. This win take the Bishops to the top of the Bacchus league with 6 points having played a game […]

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Poole Bishops vs Poole Knights

February 15, 2019 by Graham Morris

Poole Bishops were triumphant in their return match with Poole Knights who were on the ropes for most of the night, finally getting a close up view of the canvas. A full report to follow shortly, but well done for those who stepped into the ring for the first time.

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Mikhail Tal vs NN

February 14, 2019 by Graham Morris

  Mikhail Tal Widely regarded as a creative genius and one of the best attacking players of all time, Tal played in a daring, combinatorial style.[2][3] His play was known above all for improvisation and unpredictability. Every game, he once said, was as inimitable and invaluable as a poem.[4] He was often called “Misha”, a […]

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