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 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 current 18/19 season we have two teams the Bishops and Knights  in the newly formed Bacchus League which includes Juniors and players starting in competitive chess for the first time or 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 9/10 Juniors from ages 11-16 to our Club. This season we are playing two teams in the newly formed Bacchus league (check out “Bacchus” page for details and results) and will try and field as many Juniors in these teams.

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@btinernet .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

Success in the Rapid play and 3 Fixtures this week

March 25, 2019 by Eric Sachs

Congratulations to  Mike Duggan  who shared 1st prize at the Ringwood Rapidplay with 5/6 and the Poole team of John W 3/6, Christine 2/6 and young Jamie Doyle 2.5/6, well done team. Fair results last week when both the Dorset league A team and our D team both secured home draws with Weymouth and Hoghcliffe […]

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Dorset Rapidplay 2019

March 25, 2019 by Graham Morris

Poole Chess Club was represented at the Dorset Rapidplay tournament held in Ringwood Sunday 24th March by 4 members, Mike Duggan, John Weatherlake, Chris Roberts and our rising JUNIOR STAR Jamie Doyle, who took home more money than most in the tournament! Well done to Mike on being equal first, Jamie for best Junior and […]

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Poole A – Dorchester A 2-2

March 23, 2019 by Ciprian Stanciu

Poole A – Dorchester A  2-2   M Duggan – A Pleasants   0.5-0.5 C Stanciu – F Pittman  0.5-0.5 J Weatherlake – C Leeson  0.5-0.5 D Popovic – S Blake   Thursday saw, four draws in a very close encounter against Weymouth.   We couldn’t take advantage of the fact that we outgraded […]

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