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Tuesday, May 26, 2020                

Postponed Tournament

SCHOOL HOLIDAYS TOURNAMENT

2020 CROYDON JUNIOR OPEN - postponed

  • This tournament has now been postponed to the September school holidays.

 


Club Tournaments - now suspended

Because of the suspenson of club activities, the current standings will be the final ones for these tournaments:

Summer Allegro (Youth/Junior) R5/7

2020 Croydon Open (Senior) R6/7


Next Senior Club Tournament

 

The President's Cup

Please note that the club has suspended activities in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.

When activities resume this tournament may be run in a shortened form.

 

 

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

OPEN section:

  • Time Control: 60min + 30s/move
  • ACF Classic Rated
  • Entry Fee: $20 members, otherwise $35

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.

 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


World Top 10

2700chess.com for more details and full list

 

 

Latest News
Club Activities Suspended - 17 March 2020

 

Please note that club activities have been suspended until further notice.

Any questions or concerns, please contact the secretary (secretary@croydonchess.com).


While you can't play at the club, you may wish to try chess online. There are many sites, here are a few:

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

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

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

4. 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)

 

Non-chess ideas for everyone:

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

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

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


 
2020 Candidates Tournament - 26 Mar

 

The Candidates Tournament (17 Mar to 4 Apr) to decide the challenger for the 2020 World Championship against Magnus Carlsen has commenced in Russia. Eight of the strongest players in the world are taking part.

Leaders after 7 rounds (halfway): Nepomniachtchi & Vachier-Lagrave on 4.5, with Caruana,Giri, Wang Hao and Grischuk on 3.5.

The Candidates tournament has now been stopped due to COVID 19 related issues, the remaining rounds have been postponed and the candidates are heading home.

FIDE Candidates Website

Chess 24

Chess.com

St Louis Chess Club - Youtube

Chessbase


 

 
2020 Croydon Open - Prize-winners - 17 Mar

 

This tournament was suspended after 6 rounds.

Open:

    1st   IM Guy West   5.5/6

    2nd   John Nemeth    5  

   3rd    Kyle Gibson      4.5

 

   U1600:   Karl Imberger, Tanya Kolak,

                Franz Oswald, Chris Potter

   U1100    Peter Clark, Pearl Yung

   Junior:    Gavyn Sanusi-Goh

 

U800: 

   1st Timothy Brown   (Gold)

   2nd   Abtin Bekloo   (Silver)

   3rd   Derek Qian  (Bronze)


 
Summer Allegro - Final results - 17 Mar

 

These tournaments were suspended after 5 rounds.

Youth:     1st Stefan Lee,   2nd  Matthew Zhu


Junior A : 1st Lachan Zhang, 2nd Kingsley Wang


Junior B:  1st  Dihain Rathnayake, 
           =2nd  Leo Li, Ethan Chu


 

 
New ACF Ratings - 1 Mar

 

The latest ACF ratings are out. The games in the open section of all our senior club classic tournaments are rated by the Australian Chess Federation (ACF).

Some will remember Chloe Fan, the club's 2015 Junior Champion. She was Victoria's top improver over the quarter with an increase of 279 points.

Members' ratings can be seen on our Ratings page here.


 
NSC Chess for Bushfire Appeal Tournament - 22 Dec

 

This NSC tournament raised $2346.40 for people and families affected by bushfires. The details can be checked here.


 

 
Next two club nights

Please note that club activities have been suspended for an indefinite period in response to the COVID-19 epidemic

 

Junior Club - Swinburne Croydon Campus

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:  

     Club activities suspended

                                     

Youth Club - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm: 

     Club activities suspended 


Senior Club  - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:30 pm -       

     Club activities suspended

 

See the 2020 Calendar - activities suspended


What We Offer

Croydon Chess offers an enjoyable, family-friendly environment suitable for chess players of all ages and skill levels.

  • We meet on Thursday nights during school terms.
    • Juniors: 6:30pm to 7:30pm (Swinburne), 
      • aged 5 to 12+
    • Youth:  6:30pm to 7:30pm (RSL), 
      • teens & strong juniors
    • Seniors: 7:30pm onwards (RSL), 
      • adults & competitive juniors
  • We have a tiered coaching program for our junior & youth players and coaching nights for our senior players.
  • We run regular tournaments from fun Blitz events to strong ACF rated Open events.

For more information about our club and how to become a member please see our "Membership" page


Addresses

Senior & Youth Club Meeting Place:

  Croydon RSL
  Civic Square
  Croydon VIC 3136

(Behind the EV Youth

Centre, Mt Dandenong Rd)

Google Map Link

Junior Club Meeting Place:

  CG Building

  Swinburne University
  Croydon Campus

  Norton Rd

  Croydon VIC

 Google Map Link

  Campus Map

 


Location - Senior & Youth Club
Location - Junior Club
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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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