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 league/social games at the British Legion Club.
From October 2019 we will also meet on Tuesdays at 7.15pm as a social night again 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 had added interest by new players and are delighted to welcome four new players to our teams for the forthcoming 19/20 season. All are welcome.

We are truly international and currently have six teams in the local league and two teams in the Dorset League. We have 2 teams in the Bacchus league where we encourage players coming back to chess, new players to the game and juniors to compete.

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.

How to Join

Or for Further information about Poole Chess Club contact:-
Eric Sachs – Mobile – 07968 472596 or eric.sachs@btinternet.com
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

New Gradings released

July 23, 2019 by Graham Morris

View our ‘Members’ page to see the latest grading results (where applicable)  for Poole Chess Club players for the 2019/2020 season as issued by ECF July 2019.    

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Chess clinic at the club on 8th August, 2019

July 21, 2019 by Eric Sachs

John (Weatherlake) and Mike (Duggan) have kindly offered to give a chess clinic at the club on the 8/8/19 starting at 7.30pm. This will be open to all junior and club members and it would be good to see a good turnout for this occasion. It will be held on the 1st floor room of […]

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Junior end of season competition at Bournemouth Library

July 21, 2019 by Eric Sachs

To mark the end of the term/season we held a 6 round competition at the Library where 20 juniors competed. It was fun, enthusiastic, some 60 games played to conclusion, and some great chess including a few end games. All the juniors that took part were winners and were given attendance and performance certificates, winners […]

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Benjamin Gledura [2645]


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