Friday, 28 April 2017                

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.

We also run the popular Croydon Chess Classic, an open weekend tournament in July, which draws many of the best players in Victoria.

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

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
President's Cup - 27 Apr

After two rounds, only three players on 2/2 in the Open section -  Kerry, Ian & Kyle. The two top seeds play next week. In the U800, there were a number of draws and byes, so Hatti Zhao takes the sole lead with 2/2.

Information, Results & Open games can be found here.

Tournament News - 6 Apr

2017 CCC Junior Open

31 players participated in this event.

Well-done to all prize-winners:

      1st  Gavyn Sanusi-Goh

     2nd  Reiner Ng

     3rd  Chuyue Angie Li

 = 3rd  Brinthan Mahadeva

            U10   Reyen Ng

         = U8  Jayden Zhang

                 Michael Ooi

                 Derek Qian

Encouragement: Paul Hoang


Tournament News - 30 Mar

Junior Polgar Blitz


A Div:  1st Gavyn, 2nd Chloe

          3rd  Nicholas

B Div:  1st Chris,  2nd  Felix

          =3rd  Jude, Eric,

                  Ursula, Hayden

Full results

Senior Coaching - IM Guy West

On the final night of the term, Guy provided an interesting talk on the world top 10 players, before discussing the intricacies of a game from the recent Croydon Open. While Guy explored a lot of positional considerations arising from the opening, the theme for the night was "Tactics always trump positional play". Thanks Guy!

Tournament News - 23 Mar


Croydon Open - prize winners

  1st    Ian Birchall

  2nd   Kerry Stead

  3rd   Garry Lycett

  U1600  Chris Potter, Stephen Bickell

  U18   Gavyn Sanusi-Goh


  Full results and all games.


Junior Summer Allegro  


    A-Div: 1st  Gavyn, = 2nd Jayden & Nicholas.

    B-Div: 1st  Felix,  =2nd  Ben, Chris & Noah M.

  Full results are here.


Carlsen Classic - final results

  1st  Nima , =2nd  Patrick Z, Tiger, Jayden, Chloe, Chengyun

  Full results.


Upcoming events

Junior Club

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:

  May 04   Coaching & Junior Autumn Allegro - R2/5

  May 11   Coaching & Junior Autumn Allegro - R3/5     
Senior Club 

 Thursdays 7:45 pm -

  May 04  The President's Cup - R2/5                

  May 11   The President's Cup - R3/5  


Please check our 2017 Calendar for future events.

World Top 10 for more details and full list


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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