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 week of the year on Thursday nights at 7.15pm for social and league games at the British Legion Club.

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.
Currently we have recruited 4 new players for the 19/20 season. All chess players are welcome. We have encouraged Juniors to play at the club and 3 of our Bacchus league teams (Rooks, Knights and Bishops) are used for the development of our junior and less experienced players.

We are truly international and currently have 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.

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 have several Juniors playing competitively it the Bacchus league and lower BD & C leagues.

Junior Chess at Bournemouth Library

An Independant Junior club operates weekly at Bournemouth Library every Saturday morning, two one hour sessions from 10 to 12 noon.
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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Recent news

Update and local chess news

April 2, 2020 by Eric Sachs

Since the last posting on the 18/3 which seems ages we all know things are serious so I hope all our club members, family and friends are keeping safe and protecting themselves and of course others. If you or anyone in the club needs any assistance and is struggling please contact me and I will […]

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Temporary closure of the club due to Government health warning

March 18, 2020 by Eric Sachs

CORONAVIRUS WARNINGS Unfortunately due to the outbreak of the virus all chess club and local chess activities on a face to face level are being stopped, temporarily. There is posting on the www.dorset chess site advising all league fixtures for both leagues and all local chess competitions are temporarily suspended. The Legion have asked us […]

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Coronvarirus and chess in Dorset

March 12, 2020 by Eric Sachs

Coronavirus and chess in Dorset, posted yesterday 11 March.  Please see below the notice the Mike Jay has posted in respect of the virus and local chess. We continue to monitor the national and local situation closely and take onboard all latest medical advice, especially from Government. If anything changes, which impacts local league matches […]

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