Wednesday, 22 August 2018                

Next Senior Club Event



The Spring Cup

23rd August to 20th September

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, 23rd August: 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: Ian Birchall & Kyle Gibson
  • 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:

  • email the Secretary:  


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 (2018 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

-- 60min/30s time control
-- $10.00* / tournament (5 rounds)

-- $20.00* / tournament (7 rounds) with prizes

*members rates

Transition (U800) Tournaments

-- 30min/30s time control

-- $10 for 7 rounds (club rated)

-- $5 for 5 rounds (club rated)

Casual Play
-- $5.00 / visit (first time free)



World Top 10 for more details and full list



Latest News
Junior Club Championship - 18 Aug

Current leaders, after 4 rounds:

Youth Club: Gavyn & Tiger 4/4

Intermediate A : Boris 4/4, Lucas 3.5/4

Intermediate B:  Jason 4/4 followed by four on 3/4.



The Frost - Final Results - 17 Aug

  Congratulations to the following:


          1st   Ian Birchall  (Gold)  5/5

        =2nd  Garry Lycett (Silver) &

                 Ion Kloprogge (Bronze)  4/5



          1st    Hayden Ma  (Gold)  5/5

        = 2nd  Colin He (Silver) &

                  Derek Qian  (Bronze) 3/5


  Results and Open Games

New Australian GM - 13 Jul

Congratulations to 21 year old Austrailan, Justin Tan, who has just gained the final requirements for his Grand Master title. Also a talented gymnast, Justin was born in Wales but grew up in Melbourne. For the last few years, he has been studying in England and playing in European tournaments.

2018 Vic Junior Results - 1st July

Under 8 Open

Congratulations to Jayden and Tiger on coming equal first with one other player. In tiebreak order:

   =1st   Jayden Zhang

   =1st   Tiger Zhao

   =1st   Shuhan Lin

Also good to see William, Liam, Derek, Allan and Jason competing in the U8/U10 competitions for the first time.

Meanwhile, Gavyn, Chengyun and Felix are doing well in the older divisions.

Final Results - King's Gambit - 29 Jun


   1st   Ian Birchall     8.5/10

   2nd   Kyle Gibson   7.5

   3rd   Chris Potter   6.5


    1st   Hayden Ma (Gold)   8/10

    =2nd   Felix Chen (Silver) & Lucas Cheong (Bronze) 7

Full results

Junior Capablanca Blitz - 16 Jun

Final Results:

Intermediate A:

      1st   Allen Han

   =2nd  Jason Cui, Analia Luscombe,

              Callen Hermann, Dylan Berg


Intermediate B:

     1st    Boris Eroshenko

     2nd   Liam Wang

     3rd    Harry Gong


Full Results

Youth Capablanca Blitz - 14 Jun

Final results:

   =1st   Chengyun Xu  (Gold)  &  Eric Zheng (Silver)

   =3rd   Tiger Zhao ( Bronze)  &  Jayden Zhang

Full results

ACF June Ratings List - 2 June

New ACF Classic Ratings are out. Some strong performances resulted in big rises by a number of our junior members but also a number of adult members:


   Gavyn Sanusi-Goh  + 198

   Chengyun Xu  + 158

   Tiger Zhao   + 97


  Simon Andersson + 161

  Richard Goldsmith + 148

  Joseph Wong   + 66

  Mathew Cooke   + 67


The new ratings are on our Members Ratings page.

Autumn Allegro Results - 26 May

Youth club:

     1st   Eric Zheng 4.5/5 (Gold)

     2nd  Chengyun Xu 4   (Silver)

   =3rd  Jayden Zhang (Bronze on tiebreak), Tiger Zhao,

              Felix Chan, Hayden Ma 3.5

    Full results

Junior club - Intermediate A:

      1st   Lucas Mi  4.5/5 (Gold)

      2nd  Allen Han   4    (Silver)

      3rd   Jimmy Dong  3   (Bronze)

Junior club - Intermediate B:

       1st   Boris Eroshenko  4/5 (Gold)

      =2nd  Jaylen He (Silver),  Hayden Goldsmith (Silver)

  Full results

End of Announcements
Upcoming events

 Junior Club - Swinburne Croydon Campus

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:   

     Aug 23  Coaching & Junior Club Champ'ship R5/7

     Aug 30  Coaching & Junior Club Championship R6/7

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

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm: 

     Aug 23  Coaching & Junior Club Champ'ship R5/7

     Aug 30  Coaching & Junior Club Championship R6/7

Senior Club  - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:30 pm -     

    Aug 23  The Spring Cup  (60/30)   R1/5

    Aug 30  The Spring Cup    R2/5

See the 2018 Calendar


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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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

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Chess Victoria

Swinburne University

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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