Tuesday, December 01, 2015                

Upcoming events

Junior Club

Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:


 03  Dec:     Presentation Night

                     - families welcome

                            - pizza provided, but

          please bring a plate of food to share

                     6pm Dinner

                            7pm Awards

                     7:30pm Blitz


28 Jan:     Club resumes after holidays

 Senior Club

Thursdays 7:45 pm-:


03  Dec:    Presentation Night

                     - families welcome

                            - pizza provided, but

          please bring a plate of food to share

                     6pm Dinner

                            7pm Awards

                     7:30pm Blitz


 28 Jan:    Club resumes after holidays 


The full 2015 Calendar can be seen 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 Christmas Cracker results


A - Division

   1st      Chloe Fan

=2nd     Hazel Lu, Nick Tan,

            Nicholas Lum, Jake Dawber


B - Division

     1st     Patrick Zhang

  =2nd    Chris Fox, Tomas Brogan,

              Kim Bracher

2015 Club Championship


Congratulations to IM Guy West on his 7th consecutive Club Championship win!


  1st      IM Guy West      $100

  2nd     Ian Birchall      $75

  =3rd    Kim Tan      $25,

     Kyle Gibson (=Top Junior) $40,

     Sasha Mygovych   $25,

     Carl Dingfelder (= Top Junior &             U1600)  $40

  U1000   Stanley Ang   $30


Results and games are here. 

2015 Junior Club Champion

 A playoff match between our two A-Division Junior Club Championship winners, Nick and Chloe, resulted in Chloe Fan becoming our 2015 Junior Club Champion.

Congratulations Chloe!

Junior B-div Blitz

   B-group had a fun end to the term with a short blitz tournament.

   Well done to the following place-getters:

   1st       Patrick Hoang (4/4)

  =2nd    Maya Morley &

             Kimberley Bracher (3.5/4)


             Full results here.

Senior Allegro

        =1st  Ian Birchall

                 &  John Davenport

          3rd  Tanya Kolak

    Full results here

September Ratings

 The September ACF Ratings Lists are out. Congratulations to Stafford, Selwyn, John V, Phil, Regan, Alan, Kim and Tanya and on their significant improvements in ratings. Please see here for the latest Senior Club Ratings.

Junior Club Championship

A-Division:  Chloe and Nick tied for first with 7 points. Nicholas finished in third place with 6.5 points.

B-Division:  Patrick H won B-division with 6.5 points followed by Patrick Z on 6 and Andrew on 5.5

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.


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

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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