Saturday, May 07, 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
The President's Cup

This senior club event has commenced with a field of 21 players. including 9 juniors. All information, results and games can be seen here.

Croydon Junior Open

 A crowd of 46 youngsters, plus parents, descended on the club for our annual April school holiday event.  Congratulations to all players on their demeanour and their efforts throughout the tournament and thanks to all those who helped set up and pack up over the two days.

The prize-winners were: 

 1st  Ethan Hooi  6.5

 2nd Stanley Ang  6

 3rd  Jonathan Ng  5.5

Top U12  Chao Shien Cheng  5

Top U9    Gavyn Sanusi-Goh  5

Top Girl   Chao Xin Cheng 4.5 

Encouragement Awards:  

                  Justin Kwan

                  Audrey Ye

                  Lucas Lum


Full results can be found here.

2016 Croydon Open

In the final round, an upset on board 1 saw Vinay Lakshman share first place with IM Guy West (5/6).


  =1st     Guy West &

             Vinay Lakshman

   3rd      Cameron Yung 

   U1600          Jean Watson

   Top Junior     Selwyn Lo  &

                       Jonathan Ng 

   Biggest upset prize:

              Vinay Lakshman


Results and games are here.

Upcoming events

Junior Club

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:

    12 May:   Coaching & Autumn Allegro R4

Senior Club 

 Thursdays 7:45 pm -

    12 May:   The President's Cup - final round

    19 May:  Senior coaching - Guy West

    26 May:  Fischer Random begins


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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