Poole Chess Club

Est. 1999

Read our latest article by Nick Lee (November 28, 2023) DCL1 Poole 2.5 v Bournemouth 1.5. Or read more articles

Welcome to the Poole Chess Club

This is the official website of Poole Chess Club which is now located at the Poole Centenary Hall & Club, 22 Wimborne Road, Poole BH15 2BU. 01202674059. Free car parking is available behind the club.

Club Night

We meet every Monday night at 7.15pm at the Poole Centenary Club.
This new location is ideal for us in many ways as we had outgrown the RBL, it is larger, more comfortable, very friendly, welcoming and central to Poole, with bus and rail stations close by.
Our aim is to expand our membership, young and old alike, as well as retaining existing players
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 have 7 teams altogether competing in the B&DCL and the Dorset league which runs from October to May. The fixture list for all club matches are published on the LMS website (https://ecflms.org.uk/lms/node/408/home)
results and reports of our club’s matches will be posted after each event.
Good luck to all Captains and the teams taking part.

We pride ourselves on offering chess at all levels and this season we have several members that just wish to play social chess over a drink and a chat. It maybe as a result of the hugely popular film ‘Queens Gambit’ being released during lockdown but it seems there is a renewed interest in people returning to chess.

If you have any questions please contact me and I look forward to seeing you at the club.
This is just a welcome start for those that are ready and comfortable to meet now.

How to Join

Or for further information about Poole Chess Club contact:-
Tarik Reghif – chair@poolechessclub.org.uk

Wider Area Chess

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


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Recent news

DCL1 Poole 2.5 v Bournemouth 1.5

November 28, 2023 by Nick Lee

Another very hard fought match with three games lasting until after 10pm. B1 Nick (b) vs Martin Simons may be the exception to the previous sentence, having had the potential to develop into a very difficult game after Martin sacrificed a pawn and Nick retreated both knights back to the back rank, but was drawn […]

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Ringwood A – Poole B 1.5-2.5

November 18, 2023 by Ciprian Stanciu

Well, I cannot compete with David’s match reports, but I can tell you, in a simpler way, what happened on a very wet and windy night in Ringwood. Sergiu came out of retirement to draw with Graham.Ellis beat Niall.Martin O’Neill beat Martin CI continued my unfortunate tradition of losing against Peter. Well done to my […]

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DCL1 Dorchester 1.5 – Poole 2.5

November 10, 2023 by Nick Lee

A very hard-fought match. B3 Mike (w) vs Mark Potter was drawn, with Mark’s Old Indian structure proving a hard but to crack despite a more cramped position. B2 Nick (b) vs David Hardie was a Nescaffe-Frappe Attack, a sharp sacrificial line by white. Tay’s Benko book says, “Although practical results favour black, the position […]

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