Sunday, September 15, 2019                

Club Tournaments - current

Junior Club Championship (Youth/Junior) R7/7.

The Spring Cup (Senior) R4/5.

Our Current Senior Club Event



The Spring Cup

22nd August to 19th September

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: Five round Swiss over 5 Thursday evenings.
  • Round 1, 22nd August: 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 three rounds only
  • Arbiters: Kyle Gibson (FA)
  • Venue: Croydon RSL, 1 Civic Square, Croydon

OPEN section:

  • Time Control: 60min + 30s/move
  • ACF Classic Rated
  • Entry Fee: $10 members, otherwise $25

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: $5 members & parents of members, $20 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
Junior Club Championship - 13 Sep


Congratulations to our new Junior Club Champion, Stefan Lee.                                           


Youth Club:

    1st    Stefan Lee   5.5/7

  =2nd   Felix Chan & Jayden Zhang  5


Junior A:   Final round next week


Junior B:

     1st    Samuel Gu    5.5/7

     2nd   Anmol Paudel   5

   =3rd   Michael Pan, Harry Gong, Ray Dong  4


Full results


September ACF Ratings


Members'  new ACF ratings can be seen here. The following members have increased their ratings by over 50 points since May:   Jayden, Pearl, Guy and Chengyun!

2019 Vic Championships - 26 Aug



Congratulations to Chris Wallis on becoming Victorian Champion for the first time.

1st    FM Chris Wallis

2nd   IM Guy West (4 time previous winner)

3rd    IM Igor Goldenberg (4 time previous winner)

=4th  John Nemeth et al.    Results. 



Congratulations to WGM Julia Ryjanova on becoming the 2019 Victorian Women's Champion.

Tanya Kolak finished =4th.   Results.

The Frost - Results - 15th August, 2019


Congratulations to the following place-getters:

Open:    1st   Garry Lycett   4.5/5

           2nd   Ian Birchall   4

           3rd   Kyle Gibson   3.5


U800:    1st    Hayden Ma   4.5/5

            2nd  Matthew Zhu  4

            3rd   Chunting Li    2.5 (on tiebreak from Tim)

Full results here.


St Bridget's Cup - Event 4 - Sunday 18th Aug - Results


In Nth Balwyn - 7 round allegro (15min) organised by one of our sponsors - Northern Star Chess. Great event for individuals and families. See Results here.


Vic Junior Championships - 3 July


Congratulations to Gavyn Sanusi-Goh on finishing equal top on points (5.5) and 2nd place on tie-break in the Open U12 section. Chengyun (4.5) and Tiger (4.0) were not far off the pace.


Capablanca Blitz - 27 June


Youth:      1st Jayden Zhang,       =2nd Felix Chen, Lucas Cheong               

Junior A:   1st Kingsley Wang,     2nd Joshua McAliece,      3rd Stefan Lee

Junior B:    1st Lachlan Zhang,      2nd Jaylen He,       3rd Michael Pan


Full Results

President's Cup Results - 21 June


President wins President's Cup!                                                                    


Open:       1st    Kyle Gibson 6.5/7

               2nd   Ian Birchall  5.5

               3rd   Garry Lycett  5


U800:    1st   Lucas Cheong    5.5/7

            2nd  Timothy Brown    4  (on tiebreak)

            3rd   Abtin Bekloo   4


Full results.


End of Announcements


Next two club nights

Junior Club - Swinburne Croydon Campus

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm:  

     Sep 19  Coaching & Novelty event

The club will be closed for school holidays.

We resume Oct 10.


Youth Club - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 6:30-7:30 pm: 

     Sep 19  Coaching & Novelty event

The club will closed for school holidays.

We resume Oct 10.

Senior Club  - Croydon RSL

 Thursdays 7:30 pm -       

     Sep 19   The Spring Cup R5/5

The club will be closed for school holidays.

We resume Oct 10.


 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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