Monday, June 27, 2016                

2016 Croydon Chess Classic

Croydon Chess Club

presents a

2016 Australian Chess

Grand Prix Class 2 Event

Croydon Chess Classic
(9th-10th July 2016)


Croydon Chess will be hosting the 2016 Croydon Chess Classic.  In overview:

  • Five round Swiss over one weekend
  • ACF-rated
  • 75 minutes + 30 seconds/move

Entry Limit: In order to accommodate all players comfortably in our venue, there is a limit of 52 entries. The first 52 fully paid entries will be accepted.


Venue (see map opposite) will be: 

Croydon RSL
1 Civic Square
Croydon VIC 3136

About 400m from Croydon Station.         Melways 50-J4


For further information, you can:

  • Visit the tournament info page
  • Register
  • Email the organiser:      or phone: 0415 228 063 


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
Fischer Random results


    1st     Garry Lycett

   2nd    Tanya Kolak

= 3rd    Jonathan Ng &

            Ion Kloprogge


See full results here.

Junior Club – Autumn Allegro


Final Results:

 A Div:   A 3-way tie

        =1st  Nicholas Lum

        =1st  Chloe Fan

        =1st  Patrick Zhang

 B Div:   

      1st       Will Zhang

      =2nd   Kimberly Bracher

      =2nd   Zaine Gandrabur


 The full results can be seen 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. 

Guy West lecture - 19 May

A pawn ahead? But which types of ending offer the best winning chances and which should you try to avoid? Great tips from Guy in our May senior coaching session.

The President's Cup

Congratulations to Kyle on winning the event a full point clear of the rest of the field.

   1st   Kyle Gibson  (4.5)

   =2nd to 6th     Kerry Stead, Cameron Yung, Garry Lycett, Ian Birchall & Ion Kloprogge (3.5)


All information, results and games can be seen here.

Upcoming events

Junior Club

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:

 No club over the school holidays - resume 14 Jul

     14 Jul:   Junior coaching and casual chess

     21 Jul:   Junior Club Chamionship begins

Senior Club 

 Thursdays 7:45 pm -

    No Thursday night club over school holidays

9-10 July:  Croydon Chess Classic weekender

     14 Jul:   Senior coaching and casual chess

     21 Jul:   The Frost begins (5 rds,  60/30)


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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