Sunday, October 23, 2016                

2016 Club Championship

 2016 Croydon Club Championship

(6th Oct-17th Nov 2016)


Venue:_Croydon Chess Club
Format:_7 round Swiss  - ACF rated
Dates:_Each Thurs - 6th Oct to 17th Nov
___Round 1: Enter by 7:40pm
___All other rounds start at 7:45pm
Entry Fees:_

   Members:__     Adults $20, Juniors $15
__Non-members:.Adults $35, Juniors $25 

Time Control:
_60min plus 30s increment
Forfeit Time:_30 minutes
Byes:_ Up to 2 half-point byes in R1-5,
___       if sufficient notice is provided.

Arbiter:__ Ian Birchall
Prizes: __

        1st:   $100 plus trophy
____2nd:   $75
____ 3rd:    $50
_Junior prize:   $50
_Rating group prizes: U1600, U1100 $30 each

To enter and for any enquiries, please contact:


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 under the auspices of the Australian Chess Federation.

Club Membership
-- $60.00 / year for seniors
-- $40.00 / year for juniors
---- $20.00 / year for 2nd junior
---- additional juniors free

Coaching Program for Juniors
-- Start time: 6:30pm
-- Cost: Gold coin donation

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
-- Social Chess Group for members
-- otherwise $5.00 / visit

Membership Brochure
Latest News
Recent Tournaments
42nd World Chess Olympiad in Baku - Results

Open: 1st USA, 2nd Ukraine, 3rd Russia.

Australia finished well above seeding in 30th place (30/180). Key performance was that of Australia's 4th board, 15 year old Anton Smirnov, who remained undefeated with 8.5/10 and gained a double norm toward a grandmaster title.

Women: 1st China, 2nd Poland, 3rd Ukraine. Australia finished in 64th place (64/140).


Junior Club Champions

 Congratulations to Gavyn on becoming the 2016 Croydon Junior Club Champion by winning A-division with a perfect score. In B-division, there was a tie for first place between Tiger and Ben. Meanwhile, Julie Wu demonstrated excellent progress in the beginners' group to win their tournament. Well done all.


A - division

       1st   Gavyn Sanusi-Goh

       2nd  Chris Fox

       3rd   Nicholas Lum


B - division

      =1st  Tiger Zhao &

               Ben Kyval

        3rd   Hayden Ma


C - division

        1st   Julie Wu

    =2nd    Derek Qian &

               Chantal Arthur &

               Emily Wu


See here for full results 

September ACF Ratings

Senior club players' new ACF ratings can be found under the News tab here.

Congratulations to the following members on their significant improvement:

   Gavyn Sanusi-Goh (up 352)
Chris Najim  (up 137)
Jonathan Ng  (up 82)

   Mike Degendorfer (up 77)


Upcoming events

Junior Club

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:

   27 Oct:   Coaching & Christmas Cracker R2

    3 Nov:   Coaching & Christmas Cracker R3

Senior Club 

 Thursdays 7:45 pm -

    27 Oct:   Club Championship R4

     3 Nov:   Club Championship R5


Please see our calendar for future events.


Meeting Address:

  Croydon RSL
  1 Civic Square
  Croydon VIC 3136

(Behind the Youth Centre

on Mt Dandenong Rd)

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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