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 4/5 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. 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.


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Paul Morphy v Thomas Inglis Hampton

December 13, 2018 by Graham Morris

One for the Juniors on Saturday morning, a swashbuckling Evans Gambit from yesteryear. Short and sweet as per 19th Century

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Puzzle Time

December 13, 2018 by Graham Morris

Junior category perhaps but have a go! All with White to move, these positions occured in a club game recently,  easier to see now. no more than 2 mins each! 1) to win a piece 2) To win 3) To win at least one black pawn and the game?    

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Bournemouth 3 – 1 Poole Knights

December 12, 2018 by Tarik

A crew of youngsters ventured to Bournemouth. 3 juniors and Graham heading the line up. There were some excellent games, but unfortunately the results didn’t go our way. Harry had a default as his opponent didn’t turn up. Graham gambitted a pawn in the Queens Gambit and his opponent managed to hold onto it well […]

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John Bowley [134]


Mike Rutter [122]

Napoleon Marache []


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