Poole Chess Club

Est. 1999

Read our latest article by Eric Sachs (April 1, 2021) Club Updates and Green Shoots of Spring. 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

With Covid 19 ruling the waves, we have to stop our Friday night meetings for social games at the British Legion Club, but hopefully after this 4 week lockdown, resume in December.

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. All chess players are welcome.

We are truly international and have had 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. When the league season is allowed to resume we hope to compete with those same teams.

Junior Chess at Elstead Hotel, Bournemouth

An Independant Junior club has been operating weekly at Elstead Hotel on Saturday mornings, but this has also stopped due to the current lockdown, again hopefully we may resume in December.
All juniors are welcome, from beginners upwards.
For further details look up the website:-

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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Club Updates and Green Shoots of Spring

April 1, 2021 by Eric Sachs

With the easing of the 1st part of the lockdown and signs of spring and summer things feel much better, hopeful and promising for the future. Like everyone else, I have found the last few months hard and really welcome a return to normal life and seeing friends and meeting up. Firstly, I must congratulate […]

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1st Dorset Online Rapidplay – Sunday 14th March 2021

March 2, 2021 by Graham Morris

Each year there are a handful of Poole players who take the long trek to Ringwood, in all weathers, to play in the ‘Rapidplay’ tournament. This year because of Covid restrictions, the tournament will go ahead but as an Online Rapidplay Tournament on Lichess. For further details click the link below or visit the Dorset […]

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March 1, 2021 by Eric Sachs

With the better weather and blue skies there is a good time to update a few things within our chess world. Firstly, let us congratulate Steve Bailey in coming equal 1st  in the Challengers section of  Big Bash Braille competition played over the last two weeks. Here is an extract of the summary sent by […]

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