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 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 3 of our Bacchus league teams (Rooks, Knights and Bishops) are used for the development of our 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 three teams in the Bacchus league, an overall total of 10 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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Recent news

Chess at the club this Friday 11th September

September 7, 2020 by Graham Morris

  Previous to my last news post, I can confirm that we have been granted permission by the Servicemens Club to use the large downstairs room for playing chess on Friday nights, without charge! So if you fancy a friendly game and social gathering, yes the bar will be open, come on down this Friday […]

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An opportunity to resume OTB Chess

September 2, 2020 by Graham Morris

Hi Everyone The latest news I can offer regarding the re-opening of our chess club is that the upstairs RBL ‘Manning’ room remains closed, so no chess up there. BUT, the Servicemens Club is open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for the time being and to enable us to return to club meetings and OTB […]

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ECF Renewals and club news update

August 31, 2020 by Eric Sachs

Hello Everyone, The ECF renewals have been issued which you can find details on the www.ecf  membership renewals page. This year they have moved the due date from the 1/8 to 31/8 to make allowances for the Covid situation. I would ask you to read the renewal notice and if you feel you wish to […]

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