Wednesday, August 17, 2022                

Next Senior Club Event



The Spring Cup

18th August to 15th September


  • Format: Split into two events played concurrently over 5 Thursday evenings.

Major: The top 5 or 6 rated players will play a round robin.

Minor: The remaining players will play a normal Swiss event.

The cutoff between the two groups depends on who is playing, but is likely to be around the 1300-1350 mark.

  • Round 1:   18th August, 7:40pm sign-in. Play begins by 8:00pm. All other rounds have a 7:45pm start.
  • Forfeit Time:  30 min
  • Byes:

Minor: One half-point bye allowed in the first three rounds only.

Major: No byes in the Major, but games may be rescheduled with the agreement of the opponent and the arbiter.

  • Arbiter:   Ian Birchall

  • Venue:   Croydon RSL, Civic Square, Croydon

  • Time Control:   60min + 30s/move         ACF Classic Rated

  • Entry fee:  $10 members, otherwise $30

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Sponsors and Supporters

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Bendigo Bank

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L J Hooker

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Northern Star Chess

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

Maroondah City

Maroondah City Council

Chess Victoria


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Latest News
Website problems resolved (8/8)


Website admin functions have been restored. Tournament information has been brought up-to-date. Other information will be updated shortly,


2022 Chess Olympiad - final round 2:30pm Tues


Women's and Open teams from over 100 countries, including Australia, competing in Chennai, India from the 28th July to the 10th August. This year, Russia has been excluded and China is choosing not to participate, so the favourites in the Open section will be the U.S.A. and India.

Final round: 2:30pm Tues 9th August  (Melbourne time)

 FIDE official Olympiad website & live coverage

 Chess24.com live coverage - Open 

 Chess24.com live coverage - Women


 Australian Team Captain's Blog


Covid and the flu (11/7)


This Winter, Covid and the flu are widespread in the community and hospitalisations are on the rise. To lower the risk of infection, the RSL Hall has HEPA air purifiers in operation, however please also consider:

  • Not attending if ill
  • Wearing a mask  (preferably N95 or P2)
  • Being fully vaccinated
  • Good hygiene - washing hands, not touching your face, etc.


2022 Candidates Tournament (6/7)


GM Ian Nepomniachtchi clearly wins the Candidates with 5 wins, 9 draws and 0 losses. So, will we see Magnus Carlsen play Nepo for the World Championship for the second time, or will Carlsen choose not to defend his title? In which case, Nepo will play the second place-getter Ding Liren. We should find out in the next few weeks. Final results.


Junior Capablanca Blitz - 23/6


The place-getters were:

                1st    Hao       4.5/6

                2nd  Thomas  4

                3rd    Aaron    3.5

Full results.


End News


Next two club nights

  Junior Club (Thursdays) Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 6:15 - 7:15 pm:

      11 Aug   Junior Club Championship R4/7

      18 Aug   Junior Club Championship R5/7

 Youth Club (Tuesdays)  - Croydon RSL

 Tuesdays 6:15 - 7:15 pm:

      09 Aug   Youth Club Championship R4/7

      16 Aug   Youth Club Championship R5/7

 Senior Club (Thursdays) - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:40 pm -       

      11  Aug   The Frost Winter Warmer R5/5

      18  Aug   The Spring Cup  R1/5


2022 Calendar of Activities can be seen here (updated 1/5/22).

Meeting place


Club Meeting Place:

                      Croydon RSL Hall

                    Civic Square
VIC  3136

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

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

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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
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