Competitive Chess


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

League Chess

The Club will be entering two teams in the Bournemouth and District Chess League for the 2022/23 season. These will compete in Divisions 2 and 5.

We have also entered, for the first time, a team in Division 3 of the Dorset Chess League to give more opportunity for league play for our less experienced players.

More information on the B&DCL and Dorset League  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.