Saturday, January 16, 2021                

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 (Swinburne), 
      • aged 5 to 12+
    • Youth:  6:30pm to 7:30pm (RSL), 
      • teens & strong juniors
    • Seniors: 7:30pm onwards (RSL), 
      • adults & competitive juniors
  • 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, how to become a member and to downoad a membership form 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

Maroondah City Council

Chess Victoria


Swinburne University

World Top 10

2700chess.com for more details and full list



Latest News
NSC Allegro - Online - Sun 21st June - Chess 4 Charity


$1000 was the final amount donated to the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal as a result of this tournament. Well done to all those who participated and donated money. Congratulations to Joseph Wong and Dom Dragicevic on coming equal first.

Full results here.


NSC Allegro - Online tournament - Sun 31 May


While there is still no over-the-board play, many chess players are taking up playing online. If you want to give it a try, Northern Star Chess is running a free online tournament this Sunday 31st May, 12:00pm - 4:00pm.

See here for details.


Club Activities Suspended - 17 March 2020


While you can't play at the club, you may wish to try chess online. There are many sites, here are a few:

1. ChessKid.com - website for children to learn and play chess online.

2. Chess Tempo - for adults - tactics training and play online.

3. Lichess - for adults - playing online with friends and others.

4. St Louis Chess Club - Youtube Videos - Training videos.


Non-chess ideas for kids:

1. Cartooning for Beginners (short Youtube clips)

2. Melbourne Zoo (live cams - snow leopard cubs, penguins, etc)

3. Penguin Parade (live cams - Phillip Island, 6pm onwards)

4. Collins St Falcons (live cam)


Non-chess ideas for everyone:

1. Virtual Tours of the World's Museums  (Google Art & Culture)

2. Learn about Ancient Rome (Free course, virtual tour inc.)

3. Victoria Together Online website (Online activities for young and old)

4. Virtual Tours of Japanese Tourist Spots


2020 Croydon Open - Prize-winners - 17 Mar


This tournament was suspended after 6 rounds.


    1st   IM Guy West   5.5/6

    2nd   John Nemeth    5  

   3rd    Kyle Gibson      4.5


   U1600:   Karl Imberger, Tanya Kolak,

                Franz Oswald, Chris Potter

   U1100    Peter Clark, Pearl Yung

   Junior:    Gavyn Sanusi-Goh



   1st Timothy Brown   (Gold)

   2nd   Abtin Bekloo   (Silver)

   3rd   Derek Qian  (Bronze)

Summer Allegro - Final results - 17 Mar


These tournaments were suspended after 5 rounds.

Youth:     1st Stefan Lee,   2nd  Matthew Zhu

Junior A : 1st Lachan Zhang, 2nd Kingsley Wang

Junior B:  1st  Dihain Rathnayake, 
           =2nd  Leo Li, Ethan Chu


Next two club nights

It is anticipated that the club will resume on Thurs. 28th Jan 2021 with a special event for current members.

We then expect to conduct normal operations and welcome new members from Thursday 4th Feb.


Junior Club - Swinburne Croydon Campus

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:  

     Club activities suspended


Youth Club - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm: 

     Club activities suspended 

Senior Club  - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:30 pm -       

     Club activities suspended


2021 Calendar - activities yet to be confirmed


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
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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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