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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.
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.
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.
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.
Check our regional chess website for more information www.dorsetchess.co.uk.
You can see a full list on our honours page.
September 14, 2018 by Eric Sachs
On another successful night for the club with a little help from players from Wimborne and Martin Clancey from Ringwood we had a great night to win the Two Towns Trophy by a convincing score of 17-12. This amazing run means we have collected 7 trophies in the last few months with both the Dorchester […]
September 8, 2018 by Ciprian Stanciu
A great start of the season for Poole Chess Club in Dorchester, winning their pre-season Jamboree. 7 teams took part (Dorchester, Purbeck, Weymouth, Yeovil, Ringwood, Wimborne, Poole), resulting in 21 games being played in a very friendly environment. Our team scored 5 points out of 6 games, winning the competition by 1 point ahead of […]
September 3, 2018 by Graham Morris
Chess for Beginners Chess is a beautiful “Game”, it’s not easily mastered, even experienced players can still learn more, but you don’t have to be an expert to enjoy playing Chess. Over the following weeks, we will guide beginners through the basics and more, hopefully you’ll discover the enjoyment that Chess can give you. The […]