Saturday, December 14, 2019                

Club Tournaments - next

The club is currently closed for the Summer break.

Our next tournaments:


2020 Croydon Open (Senior) begins 6 Feb 2020

Summer Allegro (Youth/Junior) begins 13 Feb 2020

What We Offer

Croydon Chess offers an enjoyable, family-friendly environment suitable for chess players of all ages and skill levels.

  • We meet on Thursday nights during school terms. Juniors: 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Youth: 6:30pm to 7:30pm and Seniors: 7:30pm onwards.
  • We have a tiered coaching program for our junior & youth players and coaching nights for our senior players.
  • We run regular tournaments from fun Blitz events to strong ACF rated Open events.

For more information about our club and how to become a member please see our "Membership" page

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 Council
Maroondah City Council

Chess Victoria

       Swinburne University

World Top 10

2700chess.com for more details and full list



Latest News
NSC Chess for Bushfire Appeal Tournament


Northern Star Chess has organised a tournament on Sunday 22nd December in Balwyn North to help raise funds for those affected by the current bushfires. All entry fees are donated to the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal.

Please see the details on the tournament webpage here.


Presentation Night Blitz - 5 Dec


Here's the results of our final tournament for 2019:

1st   John Nemeth 5/5

=2nd/3rd   Garry Lycett & Chengyun Xu  4.5

Top Junior: Lachlan Zhang 4

Full results here.

Have a happy and safe time over Christmas and see you all next year!



New ACF Ratings - 1 Dec

Well done to the following members who have all raised their ACF rating significantly since August: Gavyn, Marko, Ion & Chengyun.  

All members' December ratings are here.


2019 Club Championship - 21 Nov



    1st       IM Guy West 6.5/7

    2nd      Ian Birchall   5   (on tiebreak)

    3rd       Kyle Gibson    5

    Top Junior     Gavyn Sanusi-Goh
    U1600  Marko Grabovac, Matthew Potter, Ion Kloprogge
    U1100  George Meilicke



    1st     Matthew Zhu  5/7

    2nd    Colin He  4.5  (on tiebreak)

    3rd     Hayden Ma   4.5

Full results


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Next two club nights

The club is now closed for the Summer break.

     In 2020 we begin with -

30 Jan 2020:  Annual General Meeting - RSL 7:30pm

    then on

06 Feb 2020:  Regular club nights resume


Junior Club - Swinburne Croydon Campus

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:  

     End of Year break - resume Feb 06


Youth Club - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm: 

    End of Year break - resume Feb 06

Senior Club  - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:30 pm -       

   End of Year break - resume Jan 30 AGM


 See the draft 2020 Calendar


Senior & Youth Club Meeting Place:

  Croydon RSL
  Civic Square
  Croydon VIC 3136

(Behind the EV Youth

Centre, Mt Dandenong Rd)

Google Map Link

Junior Club Meeting Place:

 CG Building

Swinburne University
  Croydon Campus

  Norton Rd

  Croydon VIC

Google Map Link

   Campus Map


Location - Senior & Youth Club
Location - Junior Club
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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