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. 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.


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Recent news

Highcliffe B v Poole D

October 22, 2018 by Michael Rutter

after the international break and with a good start to the season we were ready to add another scalp to our collection. On paper it should be a good result for us. I deployed the 1-1-2 formation and away we go. then things stop looking so good and Highcliffe are playing well. After an hour […]

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Matches coming thick and fast with another 2 matches tonight

October 22, 2018 by Eric Sachs

The busy period continues after mixed results last week that started well but continued with defeats for the A team on Wednesday night against Southbourne A, the B team against Highcliffe A and also the C team vs New Milton. Details of these and all matches are on www.dorset chess through the LMS (League Management […]

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View from the Terraces for all things Poole

October 17, 2018 by Eric Sachs

And so the matches are coming thick and fast, here are the  latest overall updates. Carrying on from the A team’s first match draw at Highcliffe our C team went to Wimborne on the 10/10 and won their second match of the season 2.5/1.5. Wins for Dragi and Tarik with a draw from Simon Patterson […]

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