Competitive Chess


For those of you who are interested in playing competitive chess we have a number of options.

League Chess

The Club enters two teams in the Bournemouth and District Chess League. In 2018-19, these will compete in Divisions 2 & 4.  We have also entered a combined team with the Highcliffe Chess Club in Division 5 to give an opportunity to  less experienced players to play competitive chess against opponents of a similar standard.

More information on the B&DCL  can be found at

Internal tournaments

We also have internal tournaments which comprise  a knockout tournament for all members and an all-play-all tournament for our stronger players.

External Tournaments

Some members also enter a number of chess congresses each year on an individual basis. Some are local events within Dorset and others are further afield.