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Upcoming events

Junior Club

Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:

3   Sep:   Coaching &

        Junior Club Champs

                    - Results here


Senior Club

Thursdays 7:45 pm-:

3   Sep:    Allegro R3 & R4

                      - members free entry

                      - not rated


See the full 2015 Calendar here

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.

We also run the popular Croydon Chess Classic, an open weekend tournament in July, which draws many of the best players in Victoria.

Croydon Chess is affiliated with Chess Victoria under the auspices of the Australian Chess Federation.

Club Membership
-- $60.00 / year for seniors
-- $40.00 / year for juniors
---- $20.00 / year for 2nd junior
---- additional juniors free

Coaching Program for Juniors
-- Start time: 6:30pm
-- Cost: Gold coin donation

Senior Program
-- Start time: 7:30pm

ACF-rated Tournaments
-- usually $10.00* / tournament

-- $20.00* / tournament if prize
   money is offered 

*for members only

Casual Play
-- Social Chess Group for members
-- otherwise $5.00 / visit

When We Meet

The club meets regularly on most Thursday evenings during the school term.

Please refer to the club calendar for dates, times and details of upcoming events.

6:30pm -7.30pm Junior Club and Coaching

Junior Club consists of a coaching session followed by tournament games.

7.30pm – 10.30pm Senior Club

Our Senior program starts from 7:30pm onwards, allowing both informal/casual games and regularly scheduled competitive tournament games. 

Latest News
Junior Club Championship

A-Division is led by Nick on 6 points, followed by Chloe and Jake on 5 points.

Meanwhile, B-Division is led by Patrick H on 5.5, closely followed by Patrick Z on 5.

Results here.

The Frost - Guy wins

Guy finished with a quick win to take out the tournament. A draw on board 2 between Kyle and Garry contributed to a 5-way tie for second place:


     1st      Guy West        (4.5/5)

     =2nd   Garry Lycett   (3.5/5)

               Kyle Gibson

               Ian Birchall

               Tanya Kolak

               Stafford Lee


Full results here.

President wins Classic!

After 5 testing rounds, Club President, IM Guy West, finished equal first with John Nemeth. A number of other members also won prizes. Full results, the top games and the list of prize-winners can be found here.

Fischer Random (Senior Club)

 This novelty event began each round with a new random starting position and forced players outside their comfort zones in the opening stages. Some games turned “normal”, but most required some very creative play to deploy pieces effectively. This non-ratings event seemed to be enjoyed by all participants.


     1st       Ian Birchall (5/5)

     = 2nd  Guy West &

               Jean Watson (4/5)


Full results are here.

Junior Club Blitz

  In the Junior Club, the final event for the term was a blitz tournament where each player had only 5 minutes to complete the game. Hopefully, everyone had some fun while trying to think quickly. Here's the place-getters:


 A-division: Nick scored a perfect 5/5 to win A group, followed by Chengyun (2nd), then Michelle & Harzel (=3rd).

 B-division:  Three-way tie for first - congratulations to Ben, Patrick and Igor.


Full results can be found here.

June Ratings

 Every 3 months the Australian Chess Federation publishes ratings based on the results of  'classic' and 'quick' time control tournaments. Croydon CC submits senior club tournaments for rating. A list of members' new ratings can be found here.

Well done to Jonathan, Selwyn, Stafford, Kyle, Cameron, Sasha and Chris on their impressive rating increases.

Junior Club – Autumn Allegro

 A-division: A 7-player round robin saw Harzel & Nicholas come equal first followed by Nick & Michelle.


B-division: 38 players participated in this Swiss event. Chloe came first, conceding only 2 draws, while Andrew grabbed second with a win over Patrick in the final round.


Full results can be found here.

President's Cup - Kyle wins again!

After taking a half-point bye in round 1, Kyle won all his remaining games to finish the President's cup with a score of 4.5/5. He regularly outplays opponents with his clock teetering close to zero and his final round game against Ian was no exception. Congratulations to Kyle and the other place-getters:


    1st       Kyle Gibson

    2nd     Garry Lycett

    =3rd   Carl Dingfelder

               & Tanya Kolak


All the games can be found on the tournament page.



Meeting Address

Croydon RSL
1 Civic Square
Croydon VIC 3136
(near bottom of Main Street)

Melways ref: 50 J4

Postal Address
C/O Croydon RSL
PO Box 75
Croydon VIC 3136


0407 348 172



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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

Kroeger Building

80 Linwood Road
Seville VIC 3139

Renovations and Extensions
(established 1963)



Maroondah City Council

Maroondah City Council

Membership Brochure

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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