Tuesday, 23 May 2017                

Senior Novelty Event

 Fixed Opening Tournament - French Defence

Croydon Chess Club

25th May to 29th June

 

This includes a Coaching Session and a 5 round Fixed Opening Tournament based on the French Defence (1.e4 e6 2.d4 d5).

 

The French Defence is a solid defence for black against 1.e4. It has been championed in the past by some of the world's greatest players: Botvinnik, Petrosian, Uhlmann, Timman and more recently by Akobian, Volkov and Ding Liren. Here's your chance to learn about, and try, some of the key lines of this important opening.

 

25th May:  Senior Coaching – FIDE Trainer NY Wong will walk us through some of the main lines and main ideas behind the French Defence. No tournament games. 7:45pm start.

1st June : Round 1 - please enter by 7:45pm, play starts at 8:00pm.  For the remaining 4 rounds, play starts at 7:45pm.

Tournament Format: 5 rounds, each round consisting of 2 fixed opening games (reversing colours) against the same opponent using a fixed line of the French Defence. Not rated.

Two divisions: 

         Open (30min + 10s per player)

       U800 (15min + 10s per player)

Entry fee:   Please pay on the coaching night or the night of the first round.

       Members - Open $10 , U800 $5

       Parents of members $5

       Non-members - Open $30, U800 $20

  

Contact: secretary@croydonchess.com


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
Tournament News - 21 May

The President's Cup

Open:

= 1st  Ian Birchall &

          Kyle Gibson

   3rd  Chris Potter

U800:

     1st   Chengyun Xu

= 2nd  Eric Zhang,

          Nima Bekloo

          & Tiger Zhao

 

Information, Results & Open games can be found here.


Junior Autumn Allegro

A - Div  Chengyun & Tiger have taken the lead with 3.5/4.  R4 res.

B - Div  Colin is leading, Eric Z & Timothy are half a point behind  R4 res.

 
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

Results

 
Tournament News - 30 Mar

Junior Polgar Blitz

Congratulations

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  

  Congratulations

    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 25   Coaching & Junior Autumn Allegro - R5/5

  June 01   Coaching & Casual Games  

  June 08   Capablanca Blitz  R1, R2, R3


Senior Club 
 

 Thursdays 7:45 pm -                

  May 25   Senior Coaching - NY Wong

  Jun  01  Fixed Openings Tournament R1/5

                 (see left column of this page)

 

Please check our 2017 Calendar for future events.


World Top 10

2700chess.com for more details and full list

Location
Addresses

Meeting Address:

  Croydon RSL
  1 Civic Square
  Croydon VIC 3136

(Behind the Youth Centre

on Mt Dandenong Rd)

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Postal Address:

  Croydon Chess

  C/O Croydon RSL
  PO Box 75
  Croydon VIC 3136

 


Phone:

0490 125 926

Email:

Web:

www.croydonchess.com

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Sponsors and Supporters

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

GOLD SPONSOR
Bendigo Bank
Mooroolbark

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GOLD SPONSOR
L J Hooker
Mooroolbark

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COACHING SPONSOR
Northern Star Chess

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

LAUNCH SPONSOR
Maroondah City Council

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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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