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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Lichess Tournament tonight Thursday 2nd July

July 2, 2020 by Graham Morris

Online Swiss tournament set for 7 pm tonight if you fancy a game, 10 mins +3 sec, 4 rounds. Login to team ‘Poole Chess Club’

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Sharing an email from Phil Holden, Wimborne Chess Club

July 1, 2020 by Graham Morris

Wimborne Chess Club  have decided to try a new event online via the Lichess.org Chess Portal The idea is  to have a Forum where we encourage players with ECF grades under 110 play together over a longer time frame , namely 20 minutes with 10 sec increments . The logic is we think some  players […]

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Poole Win Second Online (Lichess) Event

June 30, 2020 by Eric Sachs

Well done to our Poole team that won the 2nd online team event organised by Ringwood club (Martin Clancy) when 54 players took part last night. Primary contribution came from Oscar/Richard/David and Mike, with points also scored by John/Jamie and Simon. We won the event by 17 points and have become the team to beat […]

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