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.

16 April 2021 –¬† League and Club Competitions¬† remain suspended. The Conservative Club will reopen on 17 May. We will need to wait to see what restrictions the Club might impose on entry and seating arrangements. The “rule of 6” will apply to groups and some social distancing rules are likely to remain so OTB chess may not be practical. From 21 June all legal restrictions on social contact are due to be lifted which offers the prospect of unrestricted OTB chess from that date.¬†

The Dorset Chess website has information on online chess activities and other news, information and puzzles and games to occupy some of your time whilst OTB chess is suspended. We also have a page on this website about Online Chess explaining how to join in.