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Welcome to Poole Chess Club
This is the official website for Poole Chess Club which is located in Poole, Dorset, on the south coast of England.

Club Night
We meet every Thursday evening throughout the year at the Royal British Legion Club in North Road. There's always someone around for a friendly game. Feel free to pop in, all guests, visitors and new members are welcome. We start at 7.15 pm.

Afternoon Casual Chess
Every Wednesday afternoon we meet at Flirt Café in Bournemouth Triangle to play chess over a drink or a bite to eat. This lively atmosphere is great for players to pop in for a casual game. We start at 2.30 pm

Competitive
We currently compete in the Bournemouth League and have six teams, we also play in the Dorset League. All members are eligible to play. We also have other competitive games throughout the year.

Latest News:


Poole Chess News Update - September 2017
This is a general pre-season update for all prior to switching to our new Poole Chess website.

Two Towns Match held at our club on the 13/9. Bournemouth vs Poole. where 56 players took part in the pre season curtain raiser. The match was keenly contested as always with Bournemouth having a slightly stronger team on the overall boards

The match finished with a score of 14-14... could not have been closer. For details of the results please look at www.Dorset chess.

The club is ready for the start of the new 17/18 season and have 6 teams in B & D Chess league and 2 teams in the Dorset League for the 1st time.

Our membership has been maintained at 35 and all players have been allocated to our teams.
We have lost Hiru and Sandu and Igor. We have recruited John Weatherlake/ Mike Duggan and Tony Pritchard and welcome these players to our club and wish them well in the league.

We are always encourage any new players at all standards to come and play, you are welcome.

The first matches start on the 21/9 at the club where 3 of our 6 league teams will be starting the season, all visitors are welcome.

The competition in the league from other and strong clubs will be fierce but with our success from last season I am hopeful we can maintain our league positions and move forwards.


[Submitted by ericsachs]
Posted by ericsachs on Tuesday 19 September 2017 - 12:21:50printer friendly create pdf of this news item
Steve Bailey Charity Day at the Club 29/7/17
We are hosting a Charity day in the club reception room to support Steve's bid to travel to the West Indies in 2018..

Steve has been invited to join a team of cricket coaches for the visually impaired to take a team to the West Indies. This is part of the development of cricket for the VI and there are regional centres for this worthwhile and rewarding work going on around the UK.

The BCEW plan to take 20 VI players and 4 VI coaches on this trip and will play 4 T20 matches.

Steve is already a fully qualified coach ECB Level 2 coach and he has worked very hard to attain this level. This has now been recognised and I am sure you will all like to join in me giving him some support.

So, on the 27th July we are hosting a fund raising day and will hold a chess jamboree between 10 am and 4 pm. This open to all members and non members who would like to come along and play some fun chess and or just share the time on the day.

I will send some more details nearer the time but hope you can and will support Steve,






[Submitted by ericsachs]
Posted by ericsachs on Wednesday 26 July 2017 - 12:11:50printer friendly create pdf of this news item
Steve Bailey Charity Day at the Club 27/7/17
We are hosting a Charity day in the function room to support Steve's bid to travel to the West Indies in 2018..

Steve has been invited to join a team of cricket coaches for the visually impaired to take a team to the West Indies. This is part of the development of cricket for the VI and there are regional centres for this worthwhile and rewarding work going on around the UK.

The BCEW plan to take 20 VI players and 4 VI coaches on this trip and will play 4 T20 matches.

Steve is already a fully qualified coach ECB Level 2 coach and he has worked very hard to attain this level. This has now been recognised and I am sure you will all like to join in me giving him some support.

So, on the 27th July we are hosting a fund raising day and will hold a chess jamboree between 10 am and 4 pm. This open to all members and friends/family and other chess players who would like to come along and play some fun chess and or just share the time on the day.

I will send some more details nearer the time but hope you can and will support Steve,






[Submitted by ericsachs]
Posted by ericsachs on Thursday 15 June 2017 - 10:38:44printer friendly create pdf of this news item
Forthcoming Annual General Meeting of Our Chess Club 13/7/17
Our club AGM is taking place at the club on the 13th July.

Although an AGM is not the most exciting event this year we have reasons to enjoy the event more this year as we will be parading three trophies won by our club this season.

The 2nd Division Bournemouth & District League.

The Dorset 2nd Division

and the B & District League Team Handicap event.

I hope you will be able to attend and I hope we can equal or better last year's attendance of 18 members and to make the event I will be in the chair for the 1st drink for all.

Look forward to seeing all club members and any possible new members that you might like to encourage to bring to the club.




[Submitted by ericsachs]
Posted by ericsachs on Thursday 15 June 2017 - 09:57:51printer friendly create pdf of this news item
Hiru/Sandu Farewell marked by Blitz event - 25/5/17
14 Club members turned up to wish Hiru and Sandu farewell as they are going to Sri Lanka to complete their studies having completed 3 years at the University.

A 10 minute Blitz competition was organised by yours truly.to mark the evening over the boards were 4 rounds of chess was played by all 14 players.

This was a fun event and all that played enjoyed it as the games were played on grading differences vs time. The most extreme example was Chip having to win in 1 min 30 sec Steve Bailey 18.5 to complete his moves - he did!

Winning scores were

Oscar 4/4 and Richie with 4/4... grading difference of 108! Think Richie won on countback. Congratulations to both and all club members that came along to support the event.
Other good scores were Hru 3/4 and Tarik 2.5/4.

Your erstwhile Chairman made a speech thanking Hiru/Sandu for their valuable contribution to the club over three years and wished them well and good luck for the future. They were presented with 2 shields and a leaving card which all members signed.





[Submitted by ericsachs]
Posted by ericsachs on Saturday 27 May 2017 - 08:26:26printer friendly create pdf of this news item
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