Bournemouth Chess Club

Opening Times: Meetings on Tuesday evenings. Home matches played on Tuesday evenings.

Matches Start: 7.30pm prompt, club opens 7pm and likely closes 11pm very latest

Details of activities on club website (pl click on this link): Bournemouth Chess Club

Bournemouth teams compete in the B&DCL leagues.

Founded in 1880, the club celebrates 140 years season 2019/20. The club is proud to have Mr Emmanuel Lasker, World Chess Champion, and the Grandmaster Mr C. Mansfield as early members

If you wish to polish up your game, spend time discussing opening gambits, or are a complete beginner, we are the club for you.             

Winton Liberal Club,

521, Wimborne Road,


Bournemouth BH9 2AW

Email: Bournemouth Chess Club

Club Chairman: Paul Errington (01202 527736) & (07769 829891)

Highcliffe Chess Club

Email: [email protected]

Meets: Mondays at Greystones, 7.15pm. Then Wednesdays at the Amberwood Inn, Walkford around 8pm and Thursdays at Greystones, 1.45pm

Match Starts: 7:30pm

Pl click on this link for more information about our club:

Highcliffe Community Association

Waterford Road
Dorset BH23 5JL

(Ron Salinger advises 19 Sept ’18 that Greystones now has a lift to assist less mobile members and visitors)

Club Secretary: Ron Salinger Tel: 01425 277 514

New Milton Chess Club

Meets: Tuesday 7pm to 11pm and Thursday from 2pm to 5pm. Because of the arrangements with the Conservative Club, members also have the freedom to play at any other times they may wish.

Aims and objectives: To encourage, foster and teach the playing of Chess under the aegis of The English Chess Federation. To participate in tournaments and matches, including those of the Bournemouth & District Chess League.

Activities offered: We are the only chess club in the area surrounding New Milton including Ashley, Barton-on-Sea, Bashley, Lymington and Milford-on-Sea – and welcome experienced players and beginners alike.

Meeting place facilities and membership: Our premises, as part of New Milton Conservative Club, are recognised as the most comfortable for many a mile. Members are entitled, as of right, to all the benefits of the Club’s activities and facilities (see

Fees: Membership fees are modest; details on request.

Special needs are catered for: There is wheelchair access to all areas.

New Milton Conservative Club
24 Station Road
New Milton
BH25 6JX

Club Secretary: John Belinger

Telephone: 01425 280943 & mobile 07851 045975

Email: please click: [email protected]


Poole Chess Club

Meets: Thursday 7.15-11pm

Match Starts: 7:30pm

Details of the club’s activities may be found on the club website

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

Club Secretary: Graham Morris Tel: 0791 3988386 & email: [email protected]

Email: [email protected]

Purbeck Chess Club

Email: [email protected]

Match Starts:  7:30pm

Purbeck Chess Club meets between September and April.

Mortons House Hotel
45 East Street
Corfe Castle
BH20 5EE

Honorary President: Brian Beard

Club Secretary: Steve Peirson

Telephone: 01929 552504

Ringwood Chess Club

Meets: Monday 7:30pm

Match Starts: 7:30pm

Special Note: Home matches in the Dorset League (Div 1) are played at Greyfriars, Ringwood. All other matches are at the Old White Hart as above.

Aims and objectives: To promote chess playing within Ringwood and its environs.
Services and activities offered: The club offers members an opportunity to play friendly chess games and if they wish, to compete in teams entered in both the Bournemouth and Southampton leagues.
Restrictions: There are no age restrictions, although as we play in a room over a licensed premises, under 18’s may not have access to bar areas.
Parking: There is on street parking in the Market Place although it’s only a five minute walk from the main Furlong Car Park.

Original White Hart
4 Market Place
BH24 1AW

Club Secretary: Rob Davenport

Email: [email protected]

Southbourne Chess Club

Telephone: 01202 427523 or mob. 0780 6658712

Email: [email protected]

Meets: Friday (Tuckton Social Club) 7:00pm and Tuesday (More relaxed chess at the Ludo Lounge, Southbourne Grove 2:30pm to 5pm)

Match Starts: 7:30pm


Tuckton Social Club
222 Tuckton Road

Club Secretary: None – please contact John Harris immediately below

Wimborne Chess Club

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

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


Merley Community Centre
Harrier Drive
Merley, Wimborne
BH21 1XE

Phone at the Centre: 01202 841 330

Club Secretary: Phil Wallace

Telephone: 01202 886696

Email: [email protected]