Wednesday, May 22, 2019                

Club Tournaments - current

Autumn Allegro (Youth/Junior):  2 May to 6 Jun

President's Cup (Senior): 9 May to 20 Jun

Current Senior Club Tournament


The President's Cup

9 May to 20 June


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, 9th May: 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, 1 Civic Square, Croydon

OPEN section:

  • Time Control: 60min + 30s/move
  • ACF Classic Rated
  • Entry Fee: $15 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:

  • Email the Secretary:  


Sponsors and Supporters

Croydon Chess wishes to thank the following organisations instrumental in the development of our club:

Bendigo Bank

Bendigo Bank Mooroolbark

LJ Hooker Mooroolbark L J Hooker


Northern Star Chess

Northern Star Chess - home of the Northern Star Chess Study Cards

 Maroondah City Council
Maroondah City Council

Chess Victoria

Swinburne University

World Top 10

2700chess.com for more details and full list



Latest News
State level events


Vic Open - 7 Jun to 10 Jun

Queen's B/day Weekender at MCC.

Discount entry closes 1 Jun. Details here.


Vic Junior Championships - 29 Jun to 2 Jul

These are at the start of the June school holidays.

Discount entry closes 25 Jun. Details here. 


Other events:

NSC St Bridget's Cup - 26th May

7 round allegro in Balwyn North - Event 2.

Croydon Junior Open - 11 Apr


 19 players participated in this holiday tournament.

 Congratulations to the following on their success:


   =1st   Jayden Zhang & Stefan Lee

     3rd   Julian O'Brien

   Top U8:  Michael Pan & Kingsley Wang

   Top U7:  Vallen Zhang & Ken Lin

   Encouragement:  Hazel Lam

   Puzzles: Josh McAliece & Dhruva Sarvepalli


See the final cross table here.                                              

Senior Club News - 7 Apr

Croydon Open - Prize winners


    1st         IM Guy West
   2nd        Kyle Gibson
   =3rd      Garry Lycett, Ian Birchall and
   Tanya Kolak (=U1600), Ion Kloprogge (=U1600)
  =Top Junior & U1200:  Tiger Zhao, Jayden Zhang

U800 Section:

   =1st  Timothy Brown & Chunting Li
   3rd    Derek Qian   

Full results are here.                                                                              

Youth & Junior Club News - 7 Apr


Polgar Blitz - Results

When the mayhem of blitz chess cleared, these were the place-getters.

Well done all!


Youth Club:   1st  Jayden 6/6, 

          2nd  Felix 5,  3rd Hayden 4

Junior A:       1st  Boris 5/6,

         =2nd Jason H, Kingsley, Tommy 4/6


Junior B:    1st  Samuel  4/4

         =2nd   Jaylen, Michael  3/4


Full results are here.

Youth & Junior Club News - 22 Mar


Summer Allegro - Results

Final placings for the Summer Allegro

   Youth:    =1st  Eric Z & Jayden,  =3rd  Samuel & Ursula

   Junior A:  1st Stefan,  2nd Kingsley, 

       =3rd  Emily, Josh, Boris, Jason C, Lucas, Callen

   Junior B:   =1st  Samuel & Lachlan, 3rd  Ray


The full tournament results here.                                                              

New Australian GMs

13 Feb - Congratulations to the following Australian players who have recently had their titles approved by FIDE:

     Grand Masters: Bobby Cheng & Temur Kuybokarov

     International Masters: Karl Zelesco &

                    Brandon Clarke (officially Eng)

          Of more local interest, also approved:

     FIDE Arbiter:  Kyle Gibson

End of Announcements


Next two club nights


Junior Club - Swinburne Croydon Campus

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:  

     May 23  Coaching & Autumn Allegro R4/6

     May 30  Coaching & Autumn Allegro R5/6


Youth Club - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm: 

      May 23  Coaching & Autumn Allegro R4/6

      May 30  Coaching & Autumn Allegro R5/6

Senior Club  - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:30 pm -       

      May 23  President's Cup  R3/7

      May 30  President's Cup  R4/7

See the 2019 Calendar


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, Youth: 6:30pm to 7:30pm and Seniors: 7:30pm onwards.
  • 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



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

   See 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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