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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.

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 

*members rates

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

Membership Brochure
Latest News
Guy West lecture Thursday 25/8 7:50pm

Always informative and entertaining, IM Guy West will be presenting this Thursday's Senior Coaching lecture. Members: free; Visitors: $5.

Kyle wins Frost!

Congratulations to Kyle in following up his win in the President's Cup with his top placing in this tournament.

Ian survived a close call against young Gavyn in the last round to finish second.


       1st   Kyle Gibson   4.5/5

       2nd  Ian Birchall   4/5

       3rd   Garry Lycett   3.5/5  (on tiebreak from Jonathan Ng)


Full results here.

Current Tournaments

 Check out the latest results:

  Junior Club Championship

  The Frost

Croydon Classic Results

 FIDE Master Greg Canfell has won this year's Classic only conceding a draw to Kyle Gibson in R2 and finishing on 4.5/5. Congratulations to Greg and all the other prize-winners. The full list can be found on the tournament page here.

Well done and our thanks go to Tanya Kolak for organising the tournament and Peter Tsai for his calm, affable and efficient arbiting and, of course, Pearl Yung for her efforts in broadcasting the top boards.

Croydon Chess Classic games

Games from the live broadcast can still be replayed here.


Fischer Random results

     1st     Garry Lycett

   2nd    Tanya Kolak

= 3rd    Jonathan Ng &

            Ion Kloprogge


See full results here.

Capablanca Blitz

5 min blitz was a bit of fun towards the end of term. Well done to the following speedsters:

A Div

   1st   Chris Fox

   2nd  Chloe Fan

B Div

   1st       Lucas Lum

   =2nd   Will Zhang &

               Kim Bracher

Full results here.

Members' ratings - June 2016

The latest Australian Chess Federation (ACF) ratings are out. Congratulations to Lindsay on his huge 140 point gain. You can check your rating and other club members' ratings here. 

Upcoming events

Junior Club

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:

     25 Aug:   Coaching & Junior Club Championship R6

       1 Sep:   Coaching & Junior Club Champs - final round

Senior Club 

 Thursdays 7:45 pm -

     25 Aug:   Senior Coaching & casual games

       1 Sep:   Allegro (15 min) R1 to R3

       8 Sep:   Allegro (15 min) R4 to R7

     15 Sep:   Blitz (5 min)


Please see our calendar for future events.


Meeting Address:

  Croydon RSL
  1 Civic Square
  Croydon VIC 3136

(Behind the Youth Centre

on Mt Dandenong Rd)

Postal Address:

  Croydon Chess

  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

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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