Monday, May 10, 2021                

Current 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.
  • 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
Croydon Open Results (30/4)


The 2021 Croydon Open has commenced. All the latest pairings, results and games can be found under the "Tournaments" tab here.

Youth Polgar Blitz - Results (27/4)


6 rounds of blitz chess played over two Tuesdays. Congratulations:

       1st   Kingsley  5/6

   = 2nd   Allen, Stefan & Vivian   4

   Full results here.

2021 AGM held 22nd Apr


New 2021 Committee:

Thank you to all nominees for positions on the Committee.


President:            Kyle Gibson

Vice President:     Ion Kloprogge

Treasurer:            Pearl Yung

Secretary:            Ian Birchall

General Members:

       Richard Goldsmith, Cam Yung,

   Steve Bickell, Jason Tate, Luke Cutting


2020 Reports - see under 'Documents' here.


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 the Youth club will continue on Tuesday evenings and the Junior club will continue  on Thursday nights at the RSL for Term 2.



Junior Club (Thursdays) Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 6:15 -7:15 pm:

  13 May:    Autumn Allegro R2/7

   20 May:    Autumn Allegro R4/7


Youth Club (Tuesdays)  - Croydon RSL

 Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 pm:

   11 May:   Autumn Allegro R2/6

    18  May:   Autumn Allegro R3/6

Senior Club (Thursdays) - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:40 pm -       

   13  May:  Croydon Open R3/7

   20  May:  Croydon Open R4/7


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)

                   Google Map Link





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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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