Saturday, 24 June 2017                

The Frost Winter Warmer

Our next Senior Club Event:


The Frost Winter Warmer

20 Jul to 17 Aug


This annual event is named in honour of our founding President, Stephen Frost.


Format: 5 round Swiss over 5 Thursday evenings.

Time control: There are two divisions

Open: 60min+30s/move

U800: 30min+30s/move


Open section is ACF rated.

U800 section is club rated.

Round 1, 20th July:

7:40 pm sign in. R1 starts at 8 pm.

All other rounds: 7:45 pm

Entry fee:

       Members - Open $10 , U800 $5

       Parents of members - $5

       Non-members - Open $30, U800 $20

Forfeit time: 30 min

Byes: One 1/2 point bye in the first 3 rounds only

Arbiter: Ian Birchall

Venue: Croydon RSL, 1 Civic Square, Croydon


For further information, you can:

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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.

Important News:

From July 2017, we will have two junior club venues, the Croydon RSL Hall and Swinburne University-Croydon Campus.

If you are interested in joining the club, please attend the RSL Hall first where you will find information about the club.

New juniors and their parents may then be re-directed to the Swinburne Campus (about 500m away), if appropriate.


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
IMPORTANT: Junior Club Restructure

 In response to increasing numbers, the Club Committee has decided to split the junior club between two venues from Thursday  20th July, 2017. 

The new venue for Ian's group & Richard's group is Swinburne University - Croydon Campus. Kyle's group will remain at the RSL Hall. The full details are here.

Tournament News - 22 Jun


Fixed Openings (Senior)

In the Open, Guy gained a significant buffer over the other contenders with a 2-0 win - see results.

In the U800, the top 7 players are within one point of the lead! Tiger and Eric lead with 5.5/8.

Results are here.


Capablanca Blitz (Junior)

A-Div  1st Gavyn   

        =2nd Tiger

             & Hayden

B-Div  =1st Lucas & Derek


See full results.

Senior Coaching - NY Wong

NY explained the main strategies for both sides of the French Defence. He gave a brief outline of the main variations and showed us some illustrative games. Highlights included:  Opposite sides castling (ATTACK!) and IQP (Isolated Queen Pawn) strategies. Great preparation for our Fixed Openings Tournament starting next week (see left column).  Thanks NY!

June ACF Ratings

ACF Ratings are calculated every quarter.

Current members who have excelled over the last 3 months include:

 1339  Gavyn Sanusi-Goh


 1911 Kyle Gibson [+98]

 1226 George Meilicke [+77]

 1104 John Fleming [+54]

Note: Gavyn played 54 rated games over the period, only pipped for busiest player across Australia by Tanya Kolak who played 60!

Our latest club rating lists are under the "News" tab here.

Tournament News - 26 May

Junior Autumn Allegro

Congratulations to the following:

A Division

  1st   Chengyun Xu

  2nd  Gavyn Sanusi-Goh

  3rd  Tiger Zhao

Full results


B Division

  1st   Eric Zheng

  =2nd  Chris Melissiankos,

               Colin He &

           Angela Arthur

Full results


Upcoming events

Junior Club

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:
Jun 29    Novelty Tournament

Break for two weeks - school holidays

July  20   Junior Club resumes for Term 3

                A division at the RSL

                B & C divisions at the

                   new Swinburne venue

Senior Club 

 Thursdays 7:45 pm -                

 Jun  29  Fixed Openings - final round

 Break for two weeks - school holidays

 July  20   Senior Club resumes for Term 3 with

                  The Frost (60m/30s)   R1/5


Please check our 2017 Calendar for future events.

World Top 10 for more details and full list


Main 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



0490 125 926



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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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