Tuesday, 11 December 2018                

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 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

2700chess.com for more details and full list



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
Presentation Night Blitz - 09 Dec


40 players participated. The full results are here.

   1st  Kyle Gibson  5/5

   =2nd Mathew Cooke, Richard Goldsmith 4

   Top Junior: Eric Zheng 4/5 on tiebreak from

                 Jayden Zhang, Tiger Zhao, Felix Chen.

2018 President's Report - 02 Dec

The Presdident's Report for 2018 can be viewed here.

New ACF Ratings - 01 Dec

Members' new ACF Ratings can be viewed here.

Significant increases for the following members:

    Felix Chen  [+300]

    Stas Hempel [+263]

    Eric Zheng [+179]

   Jayden Zhang [+99]

   Chengyyun Xu [+90]

    Kyle Gibson [+63]

    Tiger Zhao  [+59]



Club Championship - Final results - 22 Nov

Open Section:

Congratulations, to our Club President, Kyle Gibson, on winning the 2018 Club Championship!

      1st:    Kyle Gibson  6/7  
      2nd:   Garry Lycett  5.5
      3rd:    Ian Birchall  5

     Junior prize:    Gavyn Sanusi-Goh 4.5
     U1600 prize:   Tanya Kolak  4.5
     U1100 prize:   Pearl Yung 4


U800 Section:

        1st:    Colin He    (Gold)

        2nd:    Matthew Zhu  (Silver) on tiebreak

        3rd :    Hayden Ma  (Bronze) 


Full results

Christmas Cracker - 24 Nov



    1st Tiger Zhao

    2nd Eric Zheng

    3rd Felix Chen


Junior A:

    1st Jimmy Dong

    =2nd Emily Wu, Callen Hermann

       Jason Cui, Boris Eroshenko, Tony Mo


Junior B:

     1st Lachlan Zhang

    2nd Ray Dong

     3rd Leo Li

2018 World Championship - 10 to 28 Nov


Magnus Carlsen retains his World Champion title by defeating Fabiano Caruana 3-0 in the rapid games after the match of classic games was tied 6-6. There is summary of the match as it happened here.

Meanwhile, the Women's World Championship Knockout tournament took place Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia (Official website). A 4 game final was drawn between Kateryna Lagno (Russia) and Ju Wenjun (China), the current World Women's Champion. But then, Ju Wenjun wins the tiebreak and retains her title of World Women's Champion.

Next year the women will begin a cycle of Candidates matches and World Title match similar in structure to the Open cycle.

End of Announcements
Upcoming events

Presentation Night on 6th Dec was our final club night for 2018.

We are now closed for the Summer vacation period.

2019 Resumption:

       - 31 Jan     AGM  7:30pm at the RSL

       - 07 Feb     Coaching & Tournament play


 Junior Club - Swinburne Croydon Campus

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:   

     Feb  07  Junior coaching & casual games


Youth Club - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm: 

     Feb 07  Junior coaching & casual games

Senior Club  - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:30 pm -       

     Jan  31  Annual General Meeting 7:30pm

     Feb 07  Croydon Open  R1

See the 2019 Draft 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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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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