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 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 3 of our Bacchus league teams (Rooks, Knights and Bishops) are used for the development of our 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 three teams in the Bacchus league, an overall total of 10 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.
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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

Wimborne club challenge

May 22, 2020 by Eric Sachs

I hope you are all keeping safe and at least enjoying the gradual easing of the lockdown and great weather. We have received a challenge for an online match (friendly) vs Wimborne on lichess. We could play on our home night on Thursday or if more covenient on their home night which is a Wednesday. […]

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Puzzle time from Tony Pritchard

May 21, 2020 by Graham Morris

  Hoping you all are safe and well in these strange times. Thanks to Tony for this little teaser:- White to move and mate in 3            

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Wimborne D vs Poole C

May 14, 2020 by Tarik

Today we went to Wimborne for the final match of the season. We had the usual team of Dragi, Richie, Adam, Eric, Simon and me, all crammed into a 20 year old Vauxhall Corsa. We sang sea shanties on the journey as the suspension was so bad it was giving us sea sickness. The clocks […]

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