Q When and where does the club meet? During the league season we meet at the Merley Social Club, Harrier Drive, Merley. BH21 1XE from 7.15 pm until 11 pm on Wednesday. There are informal chess mornings at the Royal British Legion Club which can be accessed via Redcotts Lane and also West Borough, Thursdays from 9.45 am
Q How much is the subscription? £35 per year
Q Are new members welcome? New members of any playing strength are always welcome; please note juniors (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent/guardian
Q Does the club compete in leagues? Yes, there are 7 teams in the Bournemouth & District Chess League and 3 in the Dorset County League
Q What is the playing strength of the club? The club is one of the strongest in both the Bournemouth & District League and wider Dorset County League. If you click "Members" from the top menu, you will see the grades of players range from below 100 up to over 180
Q Are there internal competitions? Yes, there is an All Play All tournament, and also a Knock-out competition; both count towards ECF grading. And at the end of each season a social evening includes a Handicap competition.