Poole Chess Club

Est. 1999

Read our latest article by Ciprian Stanciu (June 14, 2019) Summer Competition 2019. 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 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.
Currently (June 19) we have had added interest by new players and are delighted to welcome two new players to our teams for the forthcoming 19/20 season. All are welcome.

We are truly international and currently have six teams in the local league and two teams in the Dorset League. We have 2 teams in the Bacchus league where we encourage players coming back to chess, new players to the game and juniors to compete.

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, 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
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

Summer Competition 2019

June 14, 2019 by Ciprian Stanciu

On Thursday 13th June, the draw was made, at the club, for the Summer Competition.  We have 20 participants that are in five groups of four.  The ratings that are being used are the ones that were given at the start of the 2018-19 season.  The results of these games will have no effect on […]

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New Member – Joe Wood

June 14, 2019 by Graham Morris

On behalf of the Poole Chess club I’d like to give a warm welcome our new member Joe Wood. A promising chess player who I’m sure will strengthen the club’s playing ability. Joe will be officially registered as a Poole player so we hope he’ll play in the B&DCL for us next season, in the […]

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Juniors – Library Chess Ladder

June 12, 2019 by Graham Morris

Good to see all of the youngsters getting involved in the tournament, it’s very competitive but still early days, with new members being added each week. We now have a number of chess clocks and where they are used, a time setting of 10 minutes each is given. Latest positions on the Ladder(s) after Saturday […]

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