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 league/social games at the British Legion Club.
From October 2019 we will also meet on Tuesdays at 7.15pm as a social night again 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 had added interest by new players and are delighted to welcome four new players to our teams for the forthcoming 19/20 season. All are welcome.

We are truly international and currently have six teams in the local league and two teams in the Dorset League. We have 2 teams in the Bacchus league where we encourage players coming back to chess, new players to the game and juniors to compete.

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.

How to Join

Or for Further information about Poole Chess Club contact:-
Eric Sachs – Mobile – 07968 472596 or eric.sachs@btinternet.com
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

17Aug19: Report – The David Lockwood Memorial Blitz

August 19, 2019 by David Fuller

David Lockwood had been a stalwart of the Bournemouth and Dorset Chess scene for more than fifty years. Many players from local clubs remember David and it was therefore no surprise when this inaugural event secured 37 entrants last Saturday morning. I am sure he would have been touched by the number of old friends […]

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Chess Room Tuesday 27th August

August 14, 2019 by Graham Morris

Just FYI, should anybody be thinking of using the chess room on Tuesday 27th August, it will not be available, as there is a RBL meeting in there that night. We have been given the green light to use the room whenever as long as nothing else is booked, that information can be obtained from […]

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**This Saturday (17th Aug) is the Dave Lockwood Memorial Chess Event**

August 12, 2019 by Ciprian Stanciu

We hope to see as many of you as possible at the Dave Lockwood Memorial Chess Event that we are holding, at the club, on Saturday.  Thank you to those of you who have already confirmed that you are participating.  Please let Ciprian (cyfanu@yahoo.com) know if you are intending to come along. We look forward […]

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