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Saturday, October 19, 2019                

Club Tournaments - current

Club Championship (Senior) R2/7

Christmas Cracker (Youth/Junior) R1/6


Current Senior Club Event

    OUR CURRENT SENIOR CLUB EVENT

 

    2019 Club Championship

        10 Oct to 21 Nov

 

Format: 7 round Swiss over 7 Thursday evenings.

Time control: There are two divisions

Open: 60min+30s/move

U800: 30min+30s/move

Rated

Open section is ACF rated.

U800 section is club rated.

Round 1, 10th October

7:30 to 7:45 pm sign in. R1 starts at 8 pm.

All other rounds: Start 7:45 pm

Entry fee: Please enter & pay on the first night -

       Members - Open $20 , U800 $5

       Non-members -  Open $40, U800 $20

Forfeit time: 30 min

Byes: Two 1/2 point byes in the first 5 rounds only, but notice must be given by start of the previous round. Postponed games may be organised subject to approval of the arbiter.

Prizes: _ 1st:     $100 plus trophy
____       2nd:    $75
____       3rd:     $50
_Junior prize:      $50
_Rating group prizes: U1600, U1100 $30 each

  U800 section: 1st, 2nd  Chess books

        (at most one cash prize per player)

Arbiters: Kyle Gibson FA & Ian Birchall

Venue: Croydon RSL, 1 Civic Square, Croydon

Contact:

 

 

  

Sponsors and Supporters

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

GOLD SPONSOR
Bendigo Bank
Mooroolbark

Bendigo Bank Mooroolbark

GOLD SPONSOR
LJ Hooker Mooroolbark L J Hooker
Mooroolbark

 

COACHING SPONSOR
Northern Star Chess

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

 EQUIPMENT SPONSOR
 Maroondah City Council
Maroondah City Council

EQUIPMENT SPONSOR
Chess Victoria

VENUE SUPPORT
Swinburne University


World Top 10

2700chess.com for more details and full list

 

 

Latest News
Spring Cup - 21 Sep

 

Congratulations:                                                                                                       

     1st    Ian Birchall   4/5

     2nd   Kyle Gibson   3.5/5  (on tiebreak)

     3rd    Matthew Potter  3.5/5

              (on tiebreak ahead of Gavyn & Tanya)

Full Results


 
Junior Club Championship - 21 Sep

 

Congratulations to our new Junior Club Champion, Stefan Lee.                                

 

Youth Club:

    1st    Stefan Lee   5.5/7

  =2nd   Felix Chan & Jayden Zhang  5

 

Junior A:

      =1st   Analia Luscombe, Jason Cui, Emily Wu   5/7

 

Junior B:

     1st    Samuel Gu    5.5/7

     2nd   Anmol Paudel   5

   =3rd   Michael Pan, Harry Gong, Ray Dong  4

 

Full results


 

 
September ACF Ratings

 

Members'  new ACF ratings can be seen here. The following members have increased their ratings by over 50 points since May:   Jayden, Pearl, Guy and Chengyun!


 
2019 Vic Championships - 26 Aug

 

Open:

Congratulations to Chris Wallis on becoming Victorian Champion for the first time.

1st    FM Chris Wallis

2nd   IM Guy West (4 time previous winner)

3rd    IM Igor Goldenberg (4 time previous winner)

=4th  John Nemeth et al.    Results. 

 

Women:

Congratulations to WGM Julia Ryjanova on becoming the 2019 Victorian Women's Champion.

Tanya Kolak finished =4th.   Results.


 
The Frost - Results - 15th August, 2019

                                                                                                                            

Congratulations to the following place-getters:

Open:    1st   Garry Lycett   4.5/5

           2nd   Ian Birchall   4

           3rd   Kyle Gibson   3.5

 

U800:    1st    Hayden Ma   4.5/5

            2nd  Matthew Zhu  4

            3rd   Chunting Li    2.5 (on tiebreak from Tim)


Full results here.


 

 
St Bridget's Cup - Event 4 - Sunday 18th Aug - Results

 

In Nth Balwyn - 7 round allegro (15min) organised by one of our sponsors - Northern Star Chess. Great event for individuals and families. See Results here.


 

 
Vic Junior Championships - 3 July

 

Congratulations to Gavyn Sanusi-Goh on finishing equal top on points (5.5) and 2nd place on tie-break in the Open U12 section. Chengyun (4.5) and Tiger (4.0) were not far off the pace.


 

 
Capablanca Blitz - 27 June

 

Youth:      1st Jayden Zhang,       =2nd Felix Chen, Lucas Cheong               


Junior A:   1st Kingsley Wang,     2nd Joshua McAliece,      3rd Stefan Lee


Junior B:    1st Lachlan Zhang,      2nd Jaylen He,       3rd Michael Pan

 

Full Results


 
End of Announcements

                                                                                                                        

 
Next two club nights

Junior Club - Swinburne Croydon Campus

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:  

     Oct 24   Coaching & Christmas Cracker R2/6

     Oct 31   Coaching & Christmas Cracker R3/6

                                     

Youth Club - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm: 

     Oct 24   Coaching & Christmas Cracker R2/6

     Oct 31   Coaching & Christmas Cracker R3/6


Senior Club  - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:30 pm -       

     Oct 24   Club Championship  R3/7

     Oct 31   Club Championship  R4/7

    

 See the 2019 Calendar

  

What We Offer

Croydon Chess offers an enjoyable, family-friendly environment suitable for chess players of all ages and skill levels.

  • We meet on Thursday nights during school terms. Juniors: 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Youth: 6:30pm to 7:30pm and Seniors: 7:30pm onwards.
  • We have a tiered coaching program for our junior & youth players and coaching nights for our senior players.
  • We run regular tournaments from fun Blitz events to strong ACF rated Open events.

For more information about our club and how to become a member please see our "Membership" page

  

Addresses

Senior & Youth Club Meeting Place:

  Croydon RSL
  Civic Square
  Croydon VIC 3136

(Behind the EV Youth

Centre, Mt Dandenong Rd)

Google Map Link

Junior Club Meeting Place:

 CG Building

Swinburne University
  Croydon Campus

  Norton Rd

  Croydon VIC

   See Campus Map

 


Location - Senior & Youth Club
Location - Junior Club
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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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