Sunday, February 23, 2020                

Club Tournaments - current

Junior Club Championship (Youth/Junior) starts 1st Aug

The Frost (Senior) has commenced.

Next Senior Club Tournament


The Frost Winter Warmer

18 July to 15 August

The tournament has 2 sections. An OPEN section with a 60m/30s time control and ACF rated, and an Under 800 section with a 30m/30s time control.

Details for both sections:

  • Format: Five round Swiss over 5 Thursday evenings.
  • Round 1, 18th July: 7:40 pm sign in, round starts at 8:00 pm. All other rounds: 7:45 pm.
  • Forfeit time: 30 min
  • Byes: One half-point bye allowed in the first three rounds only
  • Arbiters: Kyle Gibson (IA) & Ian Birchall
  • Venue: Croydon RSL, 1 Civic Square, Croydon

OPEN section:

  • Time Control: 60min + 30s/move
  • ACF Classic Rated
  • Entry Fee: $10 members, otherwise $25

U800 section:

If you are a non-member who is considering entering this section, please contact the organiser prior to the day for further details.

  • Restriction:  Unrated or Under 800 rated players only
  • Time Control: 30min + 30s/move, games finish by 9:30pm
  • Internal Club Rated
  • Entry Fee: $5 members & parents of members, $20 otherwise.

 For further information, you can:



Sponsors and Supporters

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

Bendigo Bank

Bendigo Bank Mooroolbark

LJ Hooker Mooroolbark L J Hooker


Northern Star Chess

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

 Maroondah City Council
Maroondah City Council

Chess Victoria

Swinburne University

World Top 10

2700chess.com for more details and full list



Latest News
Website recovery - 21 Feb 2020

A server at the hosting service for our website crashed and our website has been down for about a week.

 A cached version of the website has been recovered which is about 6 months old. So, currently, games, tournament details, documents and news items for the last 6 months are missing from the site. We are checking to see if the hosting service can provide a more current version of the site before trying to update the site ourselves. It is likely to take a few days to bring the website back up-to-date.  Please be patient.

2020 Croydon Open results and pairings are available here.


St Bridget's Cup - Event 3 - 7th July


Sunday 7th July 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

President's Cup Results - 21 June


President wins President's Cup!                                                                    


Open:       1st    Kyle Gibson 6.5/7

               2nd   Ian Birchall  5.5

               3rd   Garry Lycett  5


U800:    1st   Lucas Cheong    5.5/7

            2nd  Timothy Brown    4  (on tiebreak)

            3rd   Abtin Bekloo   4


Full results.


Autumn Allegro Results - 7 June


Place-getters in each group:                                                                              


   1st  Jayden Zhang,    2nd   Felix Chan,     3rd   Patrick Hoang


Junior A

    1st  Stefan Lee,       2nd   Emily Wu,      3rd   Analia Luscombe


Junior B

    1st  Lachlan Zhang,   2nd   Samuel Gu     3rd    Jaylen He


Full results are here.


New ACF Ratings - June


The latest ACF Ratings are here.                                                                          

Most improved members:

   Jayden Zhang

   Tiger Zhao

   Jean Watson


Croydon Junior Open - 11 Apr


 19 players participated in this holiday tournament.

 Congratulations to the following on their success:


   =1st   Jayden Zhang & Stefan Lee

     3rd   Julian O'Brien

   Top U8:  Michael Pan & Kingsley Wang

   Top U7:  Vallen Zhang & Ken Lin

   Encouragement:  Hazel Lam

   Puzzles: Josh McAliece & Dhruva Sarvepalli


See the final cross table here.                                              

Next two club nights

Junior Club - Swinburne Croydon Campus

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:  

     Aug 01  Coaching & Junior Club Championship R1/7

     Aug 08  Coaching & Junior Club Championship R2/7


Youth Club - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm: 

     Aug 01  Coaching & Junior Club Championship R1/7

     Aug 08  Coaching & Junior Club Championship R2/7

Senior Club  - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:30 pm -       

     Aug 01   The Frost R3/5

     Aug 08   The Frost R4/5


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



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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