Saturday, 25 November 2017                

Presentation Night


2017 Croydon Chess Club  

Presentation Night


(Thursday, 7th December 2017)


Another year is almost complete and our presentation night is coming up soon. We hope you'll come along and make the night a real success! Families of members are welcome. Here’s the details:

WHAT Awards and trophies, blitz tournament and free pizza!
WHEN Thursday, 7th December 2017, 6:00pm to 9:30pm
WHERE Swinburne Croydon Campus - Cafeteria
COST It's free for members and their families
WHAT TO BRING Could each family please bring a plate of salad or finger food to share (cultural dishes welcome)

Please email Ian by 30th Nov to let us know who and how many are coming!

Also, if vegetarian pizza is required.



6:00pm – 7:00pm
Pizza dinner and refreshments
7:00pm – 7:45pm
Presentations for 24 tournaments we've run this year and special awards.

8:00pm – 9:30pm
Blitz tournament (5 rounds, 5 mins/game) - optional, but everyone welcome! Please enter the tournament when you arrive for the evening.


Australian Junior Chess Championships

Australian Junior Chess Championships


13th - 21st January, 2018


Early bird discount ends 1st December.

For full information, and to enter, please go to the official website.


Website:  Click here


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.


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

    Youth (A division juniors) at Croydon RSL

    Juniors at Swinburne Croydon

    Please see here for more details

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



Sponsors and Supporters

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

Latest News
Latest Club Results - 24th Nov, 2017


Senior Club Championship final results : 

  Open:   1st      IM Guy West  6/7

              =2nd   Ian Birchall, Garry Lycett, Chris Potter

             Top junior   Gavyn Sanusi-Goh & Chengyun Xu (U800)

             U1600   Jean Watson, Mathew Cooke, George Meilicke

             U1100   John Fleming


  U800:    =1st    Eric Zheng, Hayden Ma   5.5/7

              =3rd    Jayden Zhang, Felix Cheng

                   (in tiebreak order)


See all results and the Open games (R1-7)


Junior Christmas Cracker final results :

  A-div:   1st  Gavyn Sanusi-Goh  5/5

             =2nd  Chengyun Xu & Ursula Arthur

  B-div:   1st  Timothy Brown  4.5/5

             =2nd   Urban Fu, Chunting Li, Analia Luscombe


See Results.

NY Wong =6th in Asian Seniors (+50)

FIDE Trainer and long-standing CCC member, Ngiam Yee Wong (NY), made a brief return to tournament chess in the Asian Seniors' Championship in Auckland (9-15th Oct). He finished =6th in the 50+ category. Well done NY!

Juniors perform well - 2nd Oct 2017

It's hard to keep up with the performances of some of our enthusiastic junior members:

Gavyn was one of a group recently selected to represent Australia in "The Belt and Road" School team's event in China. The team struggled  against strong competition from the big name countries in chess, e.g. India, China Hungary, USA and Russia, but did finish ahead of France.


Meanwhile, Chengyun and Tiger performed well in the local Noble Park CC "Knight's Cup" (1/10) for juniors. Tiger was the top player Under 8, defeating the winner of the tournament and other older, higher ranked players.  Chengyun was the top Under 10 and also came equal 3rd overall.

Tournament News - 21st September

 Seniors - The Spring Cup.  


    Open:   1st  Kyle Gibson

               2nd Ian Birchall

              =3rd  Garry Lycett & Ion Kloprogge


    U800:    =1st Chengyun Xu & Tiger Zhao

               =3rd  Hayden Ma, Ernest Chong,

                       Eric Zheng & Colin He

Final  Results


 Juniors - B div Transfer won by the team of James and Noah L.

New Australian Grandmaster - 20th Sep

Sydney based 16 year old, Anton Smirnov, has just won a GM norm tournament in Greece, gaining the final requirement for him to become Australia's youngest ever grandmaster. Congratulations Anton!

2017 FIDE World Cup - Tbilisi, Georgia - 27 Sep

The finalists in the 2017 World Cup were Levon Aronian and Ding Liren. They qualified for the 2018 Candidiates Tournament to decide the challenger for the World Championship.

After drawing the four classic games, the final went to the rapid teibreak. Aronian outplayed Ding Liren in complications in both games to win the tiebreak 2-0.

 Approximate finalist prize-money (in AUD and net of FIDE fees): $120,000 for 1st, $80,000 for 2nd.

Extra: For those who follow the social media, Aronian is set to marry Australian WIM Arianne Caoili (Philippine-born) in a few days.


Tournament News - 8th September

Junior Club Championship Results


  A-Div     1st Gavyn Sanusi-Goh

               2nd  Tiger Zhao

              =3rd  Chloe Fan, Chengyun Xu

  B-Div   =1st  Audrey Ye, Tyger Wang

              3rd   Derek Qian

Full results

ACF September Ratings (updated 4 Sep)

The latest ACF ratings for our members can be found under the "News" tab here.

Gavyn was Australia's "busiest player" with 63 games rated and pushed his rating up another 53 points. Tanya had a bit of a holiday last quarter and was only the 3rd "busiest player" with 48 games rated.

Upcoming events

Junior Club - Swinburne Croydon Campus

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:

   Nov 30  Novelty event

   Dec 07  Presentation Night 6pm

         Christmas holidays

   Feb 09  Junior club resumes


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

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:

 Nov 30  Novelty event

 Dec 07  Presentation Night 6pm

        Christmas holidays

 Feb 09  Youth club resumes

 Senior Club  - Croydon RSL

  Thursdays 7:30 pm -                

  Nov 30   Senior Coaching with IM Guy West

  Dec 07  Presentation Night 6pm

         Christmas holidays

  Feb 02   Senior Club resumes
  with our Annual General Meeting 7:30pm

 - All welcome!


Please check our 2017 Calendar for future events.


Location - Senior & Youth Club
Location - Junior Club

Senior & Youth Club Meeting Place:

  Croydon RSL
  1 Civic Square
  Croydon VIC 3136

(Behind the EV Youth Centre

on Mt Dandenong Rd)

Google Map Link

Junior Club Meeting Place:

  Cafeteria (CF,CG)
  Swinburne University

  Croydon Campus

  Norton Rd

  Croydon VIC 3136

   See Campus Map


  Croydon Chess

  C/O Croydon RSL
  PO Box 75
  Croydon VIC 3136


0490 125 926




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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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