Poole Chess Club

Est. 1999

Read our latest article by Eric Sachs (December 8, 2020) XMAS CHEER FROM OUR ONLINE TEAM BATTLES AND THE FESTIVE SEASON. 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

With Covid 19 ruling the waves, we have to stop our Friday night meetings for social games at the British Legion Club, but hopefully after this 4 week lockdown, resume in December.

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. All chess players are welcome.

We are truly international and have had 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. When the league season is allowed to resume we hope to compete with those same teams.

Junior Chess at Elstead Hotel, Bournemouth

An Independant Junior club has been operating weekly at Elstead Hotel on Saturday mornings, but this has also stopped due to the current lockdown, again hopefully we may resume in December.
All juniors are welcome, from beginners upwards.
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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


December 8, 2020 by Eric Sachs

Another success in the fortnightly team battles last night when our online team managed to win again to take our overall success to 7 wins vs other local teams.  Southbourne are 2nd in the  chasing pack with 4 wins.  Nice to be top over the Xmas period with this furious and fast 5 + 3 […]

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Boris Closes Us Down Again

November 4, 2020 by Eric Sachs

As we all expected the formal lockdown was announced which will close the club and all hospitality down until at least the 2nd December. This is a shame as our Friday nights were building up and last week we had 9 club members playing OTB chess on  three separate tables. Not only for the chess, […]

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Ex-Servicemens request for Covid19 ruling.

October 29, 2020 by Graham Morris

I’ve had a call from the Ex-Servicemens Club asking all our members that attend the club to play chess on Friday nights, to ensure that they wear masks when not at their tables and to leave the building promptly at 10 o’clock. Apparently, this has been an issue with some of our members, so please […]

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