New Milton Chess Club was established in 1975 to promote chess in New Milton through membership of the Bournemouth and District Chess League and the English Chess Federation. We cater for experienced players and beginners alike in a friendly atmosphere.

We are the only recognised chess club in the whole of the area covering New Milton, Lymington and Milford-on-Sea, and welcome enquiries from chess players throughout the district.

Please go to the other pages for more information on the Chess Club and on the rules of the Conservative Club which apply to visiting teams.

15 June 2021 –¬† League and Club Competitions¬† remain suspended but Social Chess has resumed at the Conservative Club on Tuesday evenings and Thursday afternoons. Mask wearing is optional but the “rule of 6” will apply so it may be necessary to have separate groups which cannot intermingle depending on how many people come. The complete lifting of restrictions on social contact are now delayed until 19 July 2021 at the earliest which will affect larger gatherings and congresses. Barry Jolly will decide when the unfinished Club Competitions can resume.

The Dorset Chess website has information on online chess activities and other news, information and puzzles and games to occupy some of your time if you prefer not to play OTB chess at the present time. We also have a page on this website about Online Chess explaining how to join in.