Poole Chess Club

Est. 1999

Read our latest article by Eric Sachs (August 13, 2018) Poole Chess Club at Flirt Café. 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 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 forthcoming 18/19 season we are planning to enter two teams in the newly formed Bacchus League which will include Juniors and players starting in competitive chess for the first time or even 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 4/5 Juniors from ages 11-16 to our Club. Next season we will play a team in the newly formed Bacchus league and will try and field as many Juniors in this team. 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.


You can see a full list on our honours page.

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Recent news

Poole Chess Club at Flirt Café

August 13, 2018 by Eric Sachs

Poole chess club are continuing to enjoy chess at Flirt café every Wednesday from 2.30 – 5.30 pm. We have been going for over 8 years now and have enjoyed many good times and have some great chess being played there by all over the period. We continue to encourage all chess players from the […]

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Bournemouth Echo article on Poole Chess success printed on 1st August 2018

August 5, 2018 by Eric Sachs

Christine Roberts kindly arranged to publish this in the Echo —- POOLE Chess Club is celebrating one of its best season’s ever, having won an unprecedented five trophies in just eight months Members won three of the four Bournemouth and District League Divisions which they entered, and the Handicap Team Knock-out Cup. They also clinched […]

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Steve Bailey Report and Pictures of VI Cricket Tour of West Indies

August 5, 2018 by Eric Sachs

  uk woman visually impaired cricket team Barbados tour 5th – 15th July 2018   18 visually impaired women with an age group range of 15-70 and 4 visually impaired coaches of which Steve Bailey (Dorset Dolphins coach and captain) was the head coach.   It was an early start on the Thursday morning at […]

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Recent members' games

Searing [157]


Fuller [172]

KO Semi-Final v Dorchester


Stout Nicholas [143]


Popovic Dragi [153]

Sergiu C []


David Fuller []

Summer Tournament Final. Rapid (30mins) without scoresheets. Reconstruction possibly contains move order errors.


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