Wednesday, July 6, 2022                

Current Senior Club Tournament

 The Frost Winter Warmer

14 July to 11 August


Format: Five round Swiss over 5 Thursday evenings.

  • Round 1, 14th 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
  • Arbiter:  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:

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

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Latest News
Junior Capablanca Blitz - 23/6


The place-getters were:

                1st    Hao       4.5/6

                2nd  Thomas  4

                3rd    Aaron    3.5

Full results.


Junior Autumn Allegro - 23/6


Congratulations to :


      1st              Thomas    4/5

      =2nd/3rd      Hao & Dihain 3.5


Full results.


Youth Capablanca Blitz - 22/6


 This was a fun blitz event held over the last two sessions for the term. Congratulations to

                1st     Alex    4.5/6

                2nd    Harry  4

                3rd     Vivian  3.5


Full results.


Reminder: Vic Junior Championships - entries close Fri noon


Age group events begin the first weekend of the school holidays. Venue is Glen Waverley High School. Entries close at noon Friday 24th June. 

Link to information and booking.


2022 FIDE Candidates Tournament (20/6)


This tournament decides who, of the 8 candidates, will play against the current World Champion, Magnus Carlsen, when he defends his title next year. Held in Madrid, it runs from 17th June to 5th July    Chess.com link to information, live broadcasts and games.


Website still experiencing technical problems (22/6)


Please be aware that most administrative functions of the website have not been functioning since 10th June. So, aspects of the website, such as creating new tournament pages or restructuring current pages have not been possible. Some content may not be current. Apologies for any inconvenience.


End News


Next two club nights

  Junior Club (Thursdays) Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 6:15 - 7:15 pm:

       Two week break for school holidays, resuming 14th July

      14 July   Coaching & casual games

 Youth Club (Tuesdays)  - Croydon RSL

 Tuesdays 6:15 - 7:15 pm:

      Two week break for school holidays, resuming 12th July

      12 July   Coaching & casual games

 Senior Club (Thursdays) - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:40 pm -       

      Two week break for school holidays, resuming 14th July

      14  July   Frost Winter Warmer R1/5


2022 Calendar of Activities can be seen here (updated 1/5/22).

Meeting place


Club Meeting Place:

                      Croydon RSL Hall

                    Civic Square
VIC  3136

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

                   Google Map Link


Location - Club
World Top 10

2700chess.com for more details and full list



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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