Saturday, May 21, 2022                

Current Senior Club Tournament


The President's Cup 2022


28th April  -  9th June

  • 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
  • Be Covid-safe: Regulations have now eased, but participants should consider:

Being fully vaccinated against COVID

Not attending if ill or a close contact.

Wearing a mask.

  • Time Control: 60min + 30s/move
  • ACF Classic Rated
  • Entry Fee: $20 members, otherwise $40 
    • Please provide exact notes (no change given) OR
    • Pre-pay to our bank account (details on membership page)

 For further information, you can email:



Sponsors and Supporters

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

Maroondah City Council

Chess Victoria


Swinburne University

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Latest News
The President's Cup (29/4)


In the Senior Club, the President's Cup has commenced. See here for results, games and pairings.


2022 Croydon Junior Open (14/4)


32 players participated in this school holiday event. Well done to all the juniors particpating in a chess tournament for the first time. Congratulations, also, to the major prize-winners:


       1st     Michael Ooi      7/7

       2nd    Ananya Bremchandar  5.5

      Under 12:   1st  Aeon Yu;      2nd   Beau Smith

      Under 10:   = 1st  Nolan Lin &  Marcus Wei

      Under 8:     1st  Max Cao;     2nd  Chen Guo


Full results are here.


Deakin Community Award Winners (7/4)


Congratulations to Kyle Gibson and Cameron Yung who are worthy 2022 Deakin Community Award winners in the Youth category for their services to our club over many years. Their contribution as Coaches to our junior players has been invaluable in supporting the growth of the club. They have also served on the Committee for many years, with Kyle  for the last 5 years, including this one, in the role of Club President.


Fischer Random Allegro (31/3)


Congratulations to our President on winning the Fischer Random with a picket fence score:

   1st    Kyle Gibson  7/7

   2nd   Ian Birchall    5

   3rd   Ion Kloprogge  4


Full results here.


Croydon Junior Online Allegro 2 (29/3)


Our 2nd Junior Online Allegro tournament has finished. Congratulations to:


    = 1st     Hao Guo & Harry Gibson   7/8

       3rd     Gabriel Carter    4.5


Full results and access to games - here.


2022 Croydon Open - Prize Winners (18/3)


        =1st    Ian Birchall, Kyle Gibson
          3rd    Peter Clark

        U1600   =1st  Richard Goldsmith, Chris Potter, Luke Cutting
        U1300   1st  Peter Kerr-Chapman     2nd Ion Kloprogge
        U1000   1st Ananya Bremchandar     2nd Tara Salehi

        Top Junior:    Tim Brown

Full results here.

End News


Next two club nights

  Junior Club (Thursdays) Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 6:15 - 7:15 pm:

     26 May   Junior Autumn Allegro R4/6 (Results)

     05 Jun    Junior Autumn Allegro R4/6

 Youth Club (Tuesdays)  - Croydon RSL

 Tuesdays 6:15 - 7:15 pm:

     24 May   Youth Autumn Allegro R4/6 (Results)

     31 May   Youth Autumn Allegro R5/6

 Senior Club (Thursdays) - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:40 pm -       

     26 May   The President's Cup  R5/7 (Pairings)

     02 Jun    The President's Cup  R6/7


2022 Calendar of Activities can be seen here (updated 1/5/22).

Meeting place


Club Meeting Place:

                      Croydon RSL Hall

                    Civic Square
VIC  3136

      (Behind EV's Youth Centre, Mt Dandenong Rd)

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Location - 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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