Poole Chess Club

Est. 1999

Read our latest article by Eric Sachs (September 14, 2018) Poole win the the Two Towns match vs Bournemouth for the first time in 4 years. 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 win the the Two Towns match vs Bournemouth for the first time in 4 years

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 […]

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2018 Dorchester Jamboree champions

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 […]

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Junior Chess and Chess for Beginners

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 […]

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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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