Tuesday, April 20, 2021                

Next Senior Club Tournament

Croydon Chess Club

presents the

2021 Croydon Open

(29th April - 10th June)

  • Dates: 7 Thursday evenings, 29th April to 10th June
  • Venue: Croydon RSL Hall, Civic Square, Croydon. Air-conditioned hall.
  • Format: 7 round Swiss.
  • Time control:  60min + 30s/move. ACF Classic rated.
  • Round 1, 29th April: Round 1 starts at 8:00 pm. All other rounds: 7:45 pm.
  • Prizes:
    • 1st $200, 2nd $120, 3rd $60;
    • U1600: 1st $60, 2nd $40;
    • U1300: 1st $60, 2nd $40;
    • U1000: 1st $60, 2nd $40;
    • Junior (U18) $40. 
  • Entry fee & Registration:  Please register and pay to our bank account by Monday 26th April:

        Members: $20 - To register - please notify the secretary. [Members may pay by cash on the first night.]

      Non-members: $40 - To register - please email the secretary with your name, address, phone number and payment details.

  • Bank Account:

    Bank: Bendigo Bank, Mooroolbark
     BSB: 633 000
      Account Number: 133 628 222
        Account name: Croydon Chess Inc.


When depositing, please include your name in the description so we can identify you. Also, please ensure all deposit details are correct. We will not be responsible for transfers that do not appear in our account.

  • Forfeit time: 30 min.  It is important to notify the arbiter of any foreseeable absence asap. Failure to do so inconveniences your opponent and may result in enforced withdrawal from the tournament.

  • Byes: Two half-point byes allowed in the first five rounds only. Notify arbiter at least a week before.

  • Arbiters: Ian Birchall & Kyle Gibson (FA)

 For further information, email the secretary:



Sponsors and Supporters

Croydon Chess wishes to thank the following organisations instrumental in the development of our club:


Bendigo Bank

Bendigo Bank Mooroolbark

L J Hooker

LJ Hooker Mooroolbark

Northern Star Chess

Northern Star Chess - home of the Northern Star Chess Study Cards

Maroondah City

Maroondah City Council

Chess Victoria


Swinburne University

Latest News
2021 Croydon Junior Open (15/4/21)

Congratulations to all 32 keen players who participated in this school holiday event. The final Cross Table and Main Prize-Winners can be found in our 'Tournaments' section here. 

2021 Annual General Meeting - 22nd Apr

 All members and friends are invited to attend our 2021 AGM.

Croydon Chess Club is a not-for-profit association run by volunteers. You can show your support for what they do by attending the AGM.

       Date:      Thursday 22nd April

         Time:      7:30pm   (~ 7:40pm start)

         Venue:    Croydon RSL Hall

Agenda:  See here for the agenda and other documents.

Voting eligibility: Members over 15 years old.

Committee eligibility:  Over 18 years old. Non-members may be invited to join the Committee or take an organisational role.

If you are interested in being on the Committee, please notify the secretary.



Youth Summer Allegro - Results (30 Mar)

The full cross table is on the 'Tournaments' page.

Congratulations to:

         1st    Stefan     6/6

         2nd   Kingsley   4

       =3rd  Allen & Ruben  3

Covid-Safe Plan (updated 19/04/21)

To comply with regulations and to reduce risk of disease transmission:

1. Please don't attend if unwell.

2. Register your attendance on entry.

3. Use hand-sanitiser regularly.

4. Don't consume food in the hall.

5. Cough/sneeze into elbow.

6. Please use your own pen.

Note: Wearing a mask during games is recommended, but optional.


See our full Covid-safe Plan here.

World Top 10

2700chess.com for more details and full list



Next two club nights

Unfortunately, Swinburne campus is still not available for our Junior club to use.

That means we will continue with Youth club on Tuesday evenings in term 2 at the RSL. We will continue to look at options for those not able to attend on Tuesdays.


Junior Club (Thursdays) Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 6:15 -7:15 pm:

 Break for school holidays, resuming 22 Apr.

  22 Apr:    Coaching & Casual games


Youth Club (Tuesdays)  - Croydon RSL

 Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 pm:

 Break for school holidays, resuming 20 Apr.

   20  Apr:   Polgar Blitz R1-3

Senior Club (Thursdays) - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:40 pm -       

 Break for school holidays, resuming 22 Apr.

  22  Apr:  Annual General Meeting 7:30pm

  29  Apr :  Croydon Open commences R1/7


2021 Calendar of Activities (updated 13/3/21)

Meeting place


Club Meeting Place:

                      Croydon RSL Hall

                    Civic Square
VIC  3136

      (Behind EV's Youth Centre, Mt Dandenong Rd)

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Your Local Chess Club

Croydon Chess services the following areas:

Bayswater, Blackburn, Boronia, Box Hill, Chirnside Park, Croydon, Doncaster, Donvale, Ferntree Gully, Forest Hill, Glen Waverley, Healesville, Heathmont, Heatherdale, Kilsyth, Knox, Lilydale, Mitcham, Monbulk, Montrose, Mooroolbark, Mount Dandenong, Mount Evelyn, Mount Waverley, Narre Warren, Nunawading, Park Orchards, Ringwood, Rowville, Scoresby, Seville, Silvan, Templestowe, Vermont, Wandin, Wantirna, Warburton, Warrandyte, Wheelers Hill, Wonga Park, Woori Yallock, Yarra Glen, Yarra Valley (covering council areas of Knox, Manningham, Maroondah, Whitehorse and Yarra Ranges).

We have also listed other Melbourne and Victorian clubs on our external links page.

Statement of Purpose

Croydon Chess exists to:

  • encourage the enjoyment of chess amongst residents of Croydon and surrounding suburbs
  • educate our community about the benefits of a lifetime of playing chess
  • train participants of all ages to become more technically proficient in their play
  • facilitate the running of structured (competitive) chess tournaments as well as informal (casual) play
  • provide a welcoming club environment that fosters development of productive, long-term relationships between our members

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