Poole Chess Club

Est. 1999

Read our latest article by Chris Roberts (October 19, 2019) E Team Match away at New Milton. 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 0LY. Tel: 01202 744515.

Club Night

We meet every week of the year on Tuesday and 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 2 of our Bacchus league teams are used for devevelopment of 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 two teams in the Bacchus league, an overall total of 9 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


Facebook :- Poole Chess Club

Wider Area Chess

Check our regional chess website for more information www.dorsetchess.co.uk.


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E Team Match away at New Milton

October 19, 2019 by Chris Roberts

The delay in posting this result has nothing to do with my having to lick my wounds over a lost checkmate opportunity! Why is it that the position has played in my head over the last few days? Anyway, Tuesday (yes, I know, four days ago!) saw us lose a closely fought match at New […]

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Clean sheet and top of the table

October 18, 2019 by Michael Rutter

Good result of 3 -1 to Poole D against Southborne D. Strong play by the middle order of Tony and Krzysztof. Poor defence against the Fried Liver got yours truly in trouble and ended up with an end game in which neither of us could move without giving away a piece, so repetition caused a […]

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Black to move and win

October 18, 2019 by Graham Morris

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