Competitive Chess

17 March 2020 – All League chess and internal tournaments have been suspended and many congresses have been cancelled but you will need to check the congresses’ websites for more information.


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

League Chess

The Club enters three teams in the Bournemouth and District Chess League. In 2019-20, these have competed in Divisions 2,3 and 5.

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.