Thursday, August 5, 2021                

Current Senior Club Tournament


The Frost Winter Warmer

15 July to 12 Aug


Format: Five round Swiss over 5 Thursday evenings.

  • Round 1, 15th July: 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: Kyle Gibson (FA) & Ian Birchall
  • Venue: Croydon RSL, Civic Square, Croydon
  • Time Control: 60min + 30s/move
  • ACF Classic Rated
  • Entry Fee: $10 members, otherwise $30

 For further information, you can:


Covid-Safe Plan (updated 07/07/21)

 From 9/7/21:

- Wearing a mask in the RSL hall is still required (12yo+)*.

- Please use Vic Government QR code to check-in.


To reduce risk of disease transmission:

1. Please don't attend if unwell.

2. Register your attendance on entry.

3. Use hand-sanitiser regularly.

4. Don't consume food in the hall.

5. Avoid touching your face.

6. Cough/sneeze into elbow.

7. Please use your own pen.


See our full Covid-safe Plan here.

*There are medical exemptions and exemptions for some activities where clear communication is required, such as teaching.

Sponsors and Supporters

Croydon Chess wishes to thank the following organisations instrumental in the development of 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

Maroondah City Council

Chess Victoria


Swinburne University

Latest News
World Cup - Duda knocks out Carlsen (4/8)

In a surprise result, Jan-Krzysztof Duda advanced to the final of the FIDE World Cup and secured a spot in the next Candidates Tournament by knocking out Magnus Carlsen in the rapid tiebreakers of their semifinal match.

2021 Vic. Junior Chess Championship


A few of our juniors competed against tough competition in the recent Vic Junior Championships. The boys struggled a bit, but there were some notable results in the Girls' sections. Congratulations to


   1st U18 Girls: Chloe Fan    age 13, was a CCC member for three years and a previous CCC Junior Champion.


  3rd U12 Girls: Vivian Lee     age 10, joined CCC this year.


             Full results are here.

Croydon Open - Prize Winners (24 Jun)


          1st     Kyle Gibson     6.5/7

          2nd    Ian Birchall     6

          3rd     Marko Grabovac  4.5

U1600      1st    Peter Clark     4.5

              2nd= Garry Voigt, Tanya Kolak 4                  

U1300     1st   Nima Bekloo     3.5

             2nd  George Meilicke    3

U1000    1st    Vivian Lee     4

            2nd= Dylan Perham, Abtin Bekloo 2.5

Top Junior: Gavyn Sanusi-Goh   4


Full results and prize details here.

End News


World Top 10

2700chess.com for more details and full list



Next two club nights

Covid restrictions

While some restrictions have eased, masks are still required for those over 12 yo unless exempted for medical reasons. QR code check-in is expected. Hall capacity: 40.


 Junior Club (Thursdays) Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 6:15 -7:15 pm:

     05 Aug   Junior Club Championship  R2/7

     12 Aug    Junior Club Championship  R3/7

Youth Club (Tuesdays)  - Croydon RSL

 Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 pm:

     10  Aug   Youth Club Championship  R2/7

     17  Aug    Youth Club Championship  R3/7

Senior Club (Thursdays) - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:40 pm -       

    05 Aug    'The Frost'    R3/5

    12 Aug     'The Frost'     R4/5


   2021 Calendar of Activities (updated 10/7/21)

Meeting place


Club Meeting Place:

                      Croydon RSL Hall

                    Civic Square
VIC  3136

      (Behind EV's Youth Centre, Mt Dandenong Rd)

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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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