Sunday, 23 July 2017                

The Frost Winter Warmer

Our next Senior Club Event:


The Frost Winter Warmer

20 Jul to 17 Aug


This annual event is named in honour of our founding President, Stephen Frost.


Format: 5 round Swiss over 5 Thursday evenings.

Time control: There are two divisions

Open: 60min+30s/move

U800: 30min+30s/move


Open section is ACF rated.

U800 section is club rated.

Round 1, 20th July:

7:40 pm sign in. R1 starts at 8 pm.

All other rounds: 7:45 pm

Entry fee:

       Members - Open $10 , U800 $5

       Parents of members - $5

       Non-members - Open $30, U800 $20

Forfeit time: 30 min

Byes: One 1/2 point bye in the first 3 rounds only

Arbiter: Ian Birchall

Venue: Croydon RSL, 1 Civic Square, Croydon


For further information, you can:

Email the organiser:



What We Offer

Croydon Chess offers a fun and family-friendly environment suitable for chess players of all ages and skill levels.

We have a tiered coaching program for our junior players and coaching nights for our senior players.

We have regular tournaments for our Junior and Adult players ranging from fun events, such as Blitz (all moves in 5 minutes), through to more serious events such as the Croydon Open.

Croydon Chess is affiliated with Chess Victoria which, in turn, is an affiliate of the Australian Chess Federation.

Important News:

From July 2017, we will have two junior club venues, the Croydon RSL Hall and Swinburne University-Croydon Campus.

If you are interested in joining the club, please attend the RSL Hall first where you will find information about the club.

New juniors and their parents may then be re-directed to the Swinburne Campus (about 500m away), if appropriate.


Club Membership (2017 fees)
-- $70.00 / year for seniors
-- $50.00 / year for children
---- $30.00 / year for 2nd child
---- additional children free

Coaching Program for Juniors
-- 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Senior Program
-- Start time: 7:30pm

ACF-rated Tournaments
-- usually $10.00* / tournament

-- $20.00* / tournament if prize
   money is offered 

*members rates

Casual Play
-- $5.00 / visit

Membership Brochure
Latest News
Tournament News - 20 Jul

Seniors: The Frost Winter Warmer is under way.

Please check here for results.

Juniors: Next week, A & B division begin the Junior Club Championship. It is a 7 round allegro tournament with a 15 min per player time control. One round per week. There will be prizes for the leading players in each division and also age-group prizes.



Junior Club Restructure


Our new Junior Club Program has begun with most of our junior members now meeting at Swinburne. Well done on all our juniors finding the new venue! Our first night experience in accessing the classrooms is now reflected in an update to the directions in the link below. Hopefully, early teething problems will be quickly overcome.

Ian's group & Richard's group (Junior Club) now meet at Swinburne University - Croydon Campus. Kyle's group (Youth Club) still meets at the RSL Hall. The full details are here. Now with photos!

Vic Juniors - 10 July

Some of our keen juniors participated in the Vic Juniors over the weekend:

(Current age in brackets)


U10 Open

1st Gavyn Sanusi-Goh (9)

          with 7/7

=13th Chengyun Xu (9)

=22nd Hayden Ma (9)

=34th Barathan Mahadeva (10)


U10 Girls

2nd Chloe Fan (10)


U8 Open

=7th Jayden Zhang (7)

       & Tiger Zhao (6)

=12th Derek Qian (6)


U12 Open

=23rd Tim Brown (12)


U14 Open

=19th Brinthan Mahadeva (12)

Tournament News - 29 Jun


Fixed Openings (Senior)

 - French Defence

Toutes nos félicitations:

In the Open,

  1st   Guy West

  2nd  Kyle Gibson

  3rd   Kevin Brown

See full results.


In the U800,

  =1st  Eric Zheng &

          Chengyun Xu

  = 3rd  Tiger Zhao &

            Ernest Cheong

Full results are here.


Novelty Event (Juniors)

B-Div Team Transfer

  = 1st  Analia & Sharnie

           Henry & Chunting

June ACF Ratings

ACF Ratings are calculated every quarter.

Current members who have excelled over the last 3 months include:

 1339  Gavyn Sanusi-Goh


 1911 Kyle Gibson [+98]

 1226 George Meilicke [+77]

 1104 John Fleming [+54]

Note: Gavyn played 54 rated games over the period, only pipped for busiest player across Australia by Tanya Kolak who played 60!

Our latest club rating lists are under the "News" tab here.

Upcoming events

Junior Club - Swinburne Croydon Campus

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:

July  27   Junior Club Championship R1

Aug 03    Junior Club Championship R2


Youth Club - Croydon RSL  (A-div. Juniors)

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:

July  27   Junior Club Championship R1

Aug 03    Junior Club Championship R2

Senior Club 
- Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:45 pm -                

 July  27   The Frost (60m/30s)   R2/5

 Aug  03   The Frost (60m/30s)   R3/5


Please check our 2017 Calendar for future events.

World Top 10 for more details and full list


Main Meeting Address:

  Croydon RSL
  1 Civic Square
  Croydon VIC 3136

(Behind the Youth Centre

on Mt Dandenong Rd)

Google Map Link

Postal Address:

  Croydon Chess

  C/O Croydon RSL
  PO Box 75
  Croydon VIC 3136



0490 125 926



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Sponsors and Supporters

Croydon Chess wishes to thank the following organisations instrumental in helping develop 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 Council

Maroondah City Council

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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