Bridport Chess Club

Unfortunately falling membership forced this long established Dorset club to close at 31 July 2017. But it is very much hoped the club can be reformed at some stage in the future. If you are interested in being part of this, please can you make contact. Many thanks!

Club Chairman: Malcolm Steevens 01305 759565, 07767 200 268

Club Secretary: Terje Lundin 07769 958305

Email:  [email protected]

Open: The club is not meeting at present. Please check with the Chairman Malcolm Stevens (above)

Match starts:

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Dorchester Chess Club

Colliton Club
Colliton Park

Club Secretary: Mark Potter

Telephone: 01305 269 143 and mob. 07707 639 587

Email: [email protected]

Open: Thursday 7:15pm

Match Starts: 7:30pm

The Dorchester Chess Club welcomes players of all standards. We meet regularly on Thursday evenings from September to May to play informally or in club conditions. There is also an opportunity to play inter club matches as we participate in the Dorset League controlled by the Dorset County Chess Association.


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Poole Chess Club

Poole Ex-Servicemens Club (Royal British Legion)
66 North Road

Club Secretary: Ciprian Stanciu  Tel: 0793 8922 679

Email: [email protected]  [email protected]

Meets: 7:15pm-11pm

Match Starts: 7:30pm

Wed 3pm an informal session for all at the Flirt Cafe Bar in Bournemouth.


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Purbeck Chess Club

Mortons House Hotel
45 East Street
Corfe Castle
BH20 5EE

Honorary President: Brian Beard

Club Secretary: Steve Peirson

Telephone: 01929 552504

Email: [email protected]

Meets: Mondays from 7pm between September and May

Match Starts:  7:30pm

Members of the Purbeck Chess Club have made arrangements with the Tratt Caffe in Swanage so that anyone can play chess on Thursday mornings from 10.15 to 12.15. There is no fee, but players are expected to buy a drink or something to eat.

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Ringwood Chess Club

Original White Hart

4 Market Place

Ringwood BH24 1AW

Club Secretary: Pete Donaldson

Email: [email protected]

Meets: Mondays from 7:15pm Matches Start: 7.30pm

Match Starts: 7:30pm

Parking: There is on street parking in the Market Place, although the White Hart is only a 5 minute walk from the main Furlong Car Park

Thu 10am (informal chess coffee morning at The Royal British Legion)

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Southbourne Chess Club

Tuckton Social Club
222 Tuckton Road

Club Secretary: Chris Lane  93 Tuckton Road, Bournemouth BH6 3HT

Telephone: (mob.) 0794111 5433

Email: [email protected]

Meets: Friday 7:00pm

Match Starts: 7:30pm

Tuesdays 2:30-5pm relaxed chess for all at the spacious Ludo Lounge, Southbourne Grove

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Weymouth Chess Club

Weymouth Conservative Club
41 Dorchester Road

Club Secretary: Allan Pleasants

Telephone: 07967 350553

Email: [email protected]

Meets: Monday 7:00pm

Match Starts: 7:30pm

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Wimborne Chess Club

Merley Community Centre
Harrier Drive
Merley, Wimborne
BH21 1XE

Phone at Centre: 01202 841 330

Club Secretary: Phil Wallace

Telephone: 01202 886696

Email: [email protected]

Meets: Wednesdays  from 7:15pm Matches Start: 7.30pm

Match Starts: 7:30pm

Fri 10am from 2 Nov ’18 (informal chess coffee morning at The Royal British Legion)

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