Friday, October 22, 2021                

Current Senior Club Tournament


The Frost Winter Warmer

15 July to ? - extended due to lockdowns


Format: Five round Swiss over 5 Thursday evenings.

  • Round 1, 15th 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
  • Arbiters: Kyle Gibson (FA) & 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:


Covid-Safe Plan (updated 09/10/21)

Requirements for entry to the RSL Hall (when permitted):

     - Everyone 16yo or over must be fully vaccinated against Covid.

   -  Wear  a mask*.

    - Use Vic Government QR code system to check-in.


To reduce risk of disease transmission:

1. Please don't attend if unwell.

2. Register your attendance on entry.

3. Use hand-sanitiser ron entry & regularly.

4. Don't consume food in the hall.

5. Wear a mask* and avoid touching your face.

6. Cough/sneeze into elbow.

7. Please use your own pen.


See our full Covid-safe Plan here

*There are medical & age exemptions and exemptions for some activities where clear communication is required, such as teaching.

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

Latest News
Senior Club - 2nd Croydon Online Cup (21/10)


Senior Club - The 2nd Croydon Online Cup starts Thursday 21st October.  See here for the latest results.


Senior Club - 1st Croydon Online Cup (14/10)


This is a graded long-play tournament played on Thursday nights using the Lichess platform.

Final results are now available in the "Tournament" section here.

Congratulations to the grade winners:

       A grade     Garry Voigt   3/3

       B grade     Chris Potter  3/3

       C grade     Steve Bickell  2.5/3

       D grade     Ananya Bremchandar  3/3


Chess Club - closed until further notice


Due to the lockdown, the club is closed until further notice.


ACF Ratings - Senior Club - 1st Sept

The latest ACF Ratings are out. The only Senior Club event included is the 2021 Croydon Open. Congratulations to Nima Bekloo (+55) and Garry Voigt (+131) on their rating increases as a result of their strong performances in that event.

See our Ratings page.

Lockdown - Activities Online


While you can't play at the club, you may wish to try chess online. There are also many other free online activitities for young and old. If you can recommend other good, safe sites that I can share, let me know.    secretary@croydonchess.com


1. Northern Star Chess - local online chess tournaments (child-safe)

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

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

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

5. 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. NGV French Impressionism Virtual Tour

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

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

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

5. Virtual Tours of Japanese Tourist Spots


End News


Next two club nights

Covid restrictions - Community halls remain closed

The Committee is looking at the appropriate conditions and dates for resumption at all levels. Our primary concern will be the health and well-being of our members, our coaches and their families. We also need to consider certain risks to Croydon RSL members and the wider community. According to the Vic Roadmap, at the minimum, everyone 16yo or over who enters the RSL Hall will need to be fully vaccinated. Masks, QR entry and density limits will also apply. 

It is recommended that everyone, who is eligible, is fully vaccinated against Covid.


 Junior Club (Thursdays) Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 6:15 -7:15 pm:

     No club until lockdown is lifted     

Youth Club (Tuesdays)  - Croydon RSL

 Tuesdays 6:15-7:15 pm:

     No club until lockdown is lifted

Senior Club (Thursdays) - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:40 pm -       

     No club until lockdown is lifted


Meeting place


Club Meeting Place:

                      Croydon RSL Hall

                    Civic Square
VIC  3136

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

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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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