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Tuesday, March 9, 2021                

Current Senior Club Tournament

 

The President's Cup 2021

 

4th February  -  18th March

 

 

The tournament has 2 sections. An OPEN section with a 60m/30s time control and ACF rated, and an Under 800 section with a 30m/30s time control.

Details for both sections:

  • Format: Seven round Swiss over 7 Thursday evenings.
  • Round 1: 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 five rounds only
  • Arbiters:  Kyle Gibson (FA)  & Ian Birchall
  • Venue: Croydon RSL, Civic Square, Croydon
  • Covid-safe plan: Please check the Policies & Procedures page of our website.

OPEN section:

  • Time Control: 60min + 30s/move
  • ACF Classic Rated
  • Entry Fee: $20 members, otherwise $40 
    • Please provide exact notes (no change given) OR
    • Pre-pay to our bank account (details on membership page)

U800 section:

If you are a non-member who is considering entering this section, please contact the organiser prior to the day for further details.

  • Restriction:  Unrated or Under 800 rated players only
  • Time Control: 30min + 30s/move, games finish by 9:30pm
  • Internal Club Rated
  • Entry Fee: $10 members, $25 otherwise.
    • Please provide exact notes (no change given) OR
    • Pre-pay to our bank account (details on membership page)

 For further information, you can:

 


Sponsors and Supporters

Croydon Chess wishes to thank the following organisations instrumental in the development of our club:

 

GOLD SPONSOR
Bendigo Bank
Mooroolbark

Bendigo Bank Mooroolbark

GOLD SPONSOR
L J Hooker
Mooroolbark

LJ Hooker Mooroolbark

COACHING SPONSOR
Northern Star Chess

Northern Star Chess - home of the Northern Star Chess Study Cards

EQUIPMENT SPONSOR
Maroondah City
Council

Maroondah City Council

EQUIPMENT SPONSOR
Chess Victoria

  VENUE SUPPORT

Swinburne University


Latest News
Coming Club Events - March/April

 

Senior Club

 25 Mar Senior Coaching - FIDE Trainer, NY Wong

 01 Apr Casual Chess night (Thurs before Easter)

 Break over School Holidays

 22 Apr  Annual General Meeting 7:30pm start.

 29 Apr  Croydon Open (7 rounds) begins 

 

Junior Club  &  Youth Club

  These will continue until the school holidays. Over the school holidays, we hold the Croydon Junior Open over two mornings at the Croydon RSL:

 14 Apr  10 to 12:30  Croydon Junior Open - R1-3

 15 Apr  10 to 12:30  Croydon Junior Open - R4-7

Dates for resumption after the holidays to be advised.


 

 
Easing of restrictions - 27 Feb

 

The wearing of masks in smaller indoor areas, including community halls, is no longer mandatory from the 27 Feb. However, it is still recommended when physical distancing cannot be maintained. So, the wearing of masks at the club will now be left to personal choice.

Just a reminder to those attending:

-  Please don't attend if unwell

-  Scan QR-code at entry

-  Sanitise hands regularly (including on entry)

-  Avoid crowding, when possible

-  Parents should wait outside

Any questions, please contact the secretary:

       secretary@croydonchess.com


 

 
Current Senior Tournament - President's Cup

Games from previous rounds and new pairings are available under the Tournaments tab.


 

 
Covid Safe Plan - updated 27 Feb

 

All members should read our Covid Safe Plan, updated 27/2/21 to reflect the easing of restrictions. In particular, members should read the section entitled "Responsibilities and Expectations of Members". If you have any questions please contact the secretary.

secretary@croydonchess.com


 

 
2021 Resumption

 

Commencement dates:

    4th Feb    Senior Club (Adults & strong juniors)

                            7:40pm-

    9th Feb    Youth Club & Junior A 

                           6:15pm - 7:15pm

    11th Feb   Beginners & Junior B

                                  6:15pm - 7:15pm

Venue: Croydon RSL Hall, Civic Square, Croydon

Prospective members: Please contact the secretary -

            secretary@croydonchess.com


 

 
Next two club nights

Unfortunately, Swinburne campus is not yet available for our Junior club to use.

That means we needed to make some changes to how we operate in 2021.

We have arranged with the RSL to open on Tuesday evenings for some of our Juniors. While we know this may inconvenience some families we had little option.

See times below. More details in an email to members sent 21/01/21. If you did not receive this email please contact the secretary.

 

Junior Club (Beginners & Junior B) Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 6:15 -7:15 pm - Beginners & Junior B

  11 Mar:   Summer Allegro R5/6

   18 Mar:   Summer Allegro  R6/6

                                 

Youth Club & Junior A - Croydon RSL

 Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 pm:

  09 Mar:   Summer Allegro  R3/6

   17 Mar:   Summer Allegro  R4/6


Senior Club  - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:40 pm -       

   11 Mar:  President's Cup R6/7

   18  Mar:  President's Cup R7/7

 

2021 Calendar of Activities (updated 1/3/21)


Address

 

Club Meeting Place:

   RSL Hall

  Croydon RSL
  Civic Square
  Croydon 
VIC  3136

(Behind EV Youth Centre, Mt Dandenong Rd)

Google Map Link

 

 

 

 


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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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