Friday, 24 February 2017                

2017 Croydon Open

Croydon Chess Club

presents the

2017 Croydon Open
(16th Feb-23rd Mar 2017)


Croydon Chess will be hosting the 2017 Croydon Open.  In brief:

  • Format: Six round Swiss over 6 Thursday evenings. ACF rated.
  • Time control: 60min + 30s/move
  • Round 1, 16th February: 7:30 - 7:45 pm sign in, round starts at 8:00 pm. All other rounds: 7:45 pm
  • Prizes: 1st $150, 2nd $100, 3rd $70. Rating (U1600) $70, Junior (U18) $70. Biggest Upset Prize: Book
  • Entry fees: $40 Adult, $30 Juniors and $20 Croydon CC members. GMs, IMs, FMs and WIMs free. 
  • Forfeit time: 30 min
  • Byes: Two half-point byes allowed in the first four rounds only
  • Arbiter: Ian Birchall
  • Venue: Croydon Chess Club, Croydon RSL, 1 Civic Square, Croydon


For further information, you can:

  • email the organiser:


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 - 16th Feb

 2017 Croydon Open 16 entries for the first senior tournament for the year with International Master, Guy West, as top seed. R1 has already seen a small upset with our new Vice-President drawing with our previous Vice-President. Follow the link to full results and games. Still an opportunity for new entries - contact

Junior Summer Allegro The results for R1 of B-division can be seen here. 37 players, so far. Nice to have an almost 50-50 ratio of girls to boys.

Carlsen Classic Starts next week - currently 10 entries. A transition tournament for our juniors into serious tournament play. 30m/30s time control. 7:45pm start. All games finish by 9:20pm. Contact if interested in entering (free for members).

2017 Committee

Many thanks to out-going President Guy West for his 7 years as either President or Vice-President of the club. Guy will continue to be a presence in the club, but other commitments have meant that he can no longer serve on the Committee.

The 2017 Committee voted in at the AGM on 2nd Feb are:

   President:  Vacant

   Vice-President:  Chris Najim

   Treasurer:  Pearl Yung

   Secretary:  Ian Birchall

   General Committee Members:

                 Kyle Gibson

                 Tanya Kolak

                 Lindsay Newsome

                 Siany Sanusi

                 Cameron Yung


Thanks and best wishes to the new Committee.

Link to 2017 AGM Minutes

Australian Juniors - Jan 2017

 Congratulations to Ray Yang (15) on becoming the 2017 Australian Junior Champion and Yifan Eva Wang (10) on becoming Australian Girls Champion. Both are from Victoria.

4 of our club members participated and performed extremely well in the younger divisions.

Under 10 Open:

 Well done

  Gavyn Sanusi-Goh (9) 3rd

  Sophie Chang (9) =5th

  Emma Chang (8) =40th

Under 10 Girls:


  Chloe Fan (9)  1st

  Sophie Chang (9)  3rd

  Emma Chang (8)  14th.


Link to AJCL newsletter

Upcoming events

Junior Club

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:

 Feb 23   Junior Summer Allegro - R2/5

 Apr 2     Junior Summer Allegro - R3/5

Senior Club 

 Thursdays 7:45 pm -

 Feb 23   2017 Croydon Open - R2/6

                  & Carlsen Classic - R1/5

 Apr 2     2017 Croydon Open - R3/6

                  & Carlsen Classic - R2/5


Please check our 2017 Calendar for future events.


Meeting Address:

  Croydon RSL
  1 Civic Square
  Croydon VIC 3136

(Behind the Youth Centre

on Mt Dandenong Rd)

Google Map Link

Postal Address:

  Croydon Chess

  C/O Croydon RSL
  PO Box 75
  Croydon VIC 3136



0407 348 172



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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

L J Hooker

LJ Hooker Mooroolbark

Northern Star Chess

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

Maroondah City Council

Maroondah City Council

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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