Thursday, October 29, 2020                

What we offer

What We Offer

Croydon Chess Incorporated is a not-for-profit organistaion run by an elected Committee.

Overview of our Programs: Croydon Chess offers a fun and family-friendly environment suitable for chess players of all ages and skill levels.  While casual play is welcome, most of our members prefer the formal structure of tournament play, so our programs are based around that. Tournament play usually requires players to play touch move, record games and use a timer. While this may seem intimidating initially, it soon becomes second nature. We are happy to assist any new member with this.

Coaching: We have a weekly tiered coaching program for our junior players and occasional coaching nights for our senior players.

Tournaments: 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. Most of our open Senior Club tournaments are ACF rated.

Prizes: We have an annual Presentation Night where we celebrate the successes of our players. Prizes are essentially trophies, medals and chess books, however we have 2 major tournaments in Senior Club where prize-money is offered - the Croydon Open and the Club Championship.

Affiliations: Croydon Chess is affiliated with Chess Victoria which, in turn, is an affiliate of the Australian Chess Federation.

Venues: Our Senior Club and Youth Club meet at the Croydon RSL. Our Junior Club meets at Swinburne Croydon Campus - Cafeteria (building CG).

Chess Library: We have a small but varied library of chess books and DVDs from which members are welcome to borrow.




Annual Club Membership (2020 fees)

For those joining in February:
      -- Adults $70.00   (concession $60)

      -- Juniors
--- $60.00 for 1st child
                   --- $40.00 for 2nd child
                   --- additional children free

Fees for those joining later in the calendar year are pro-rata plus a small adminstration fee.


Junior & Youth Programs

--  see 2020 Calendar

Junior membership allows free participation in our Junior and Youth Programs, and also in the Croydon Junior Open held during the first term school holidays.

These programs consist of weekly sessions on Thursdays during school terms.

Each session usually involves 15-30min coaching followed by a tournament game.

    Youth at Croydon RSL  6:30pm -  7:30pm Thursday.

    Juniors at Swinburne Croydon 6:30pm - 7:30pm Thursday.

    Please see here for more details

Juniors may also participate in any of our Senior Club events by paying the entry fee.


Senior Program

--   Croydon RSL

---  Thursdays 7:30pm to 11:00pm.

While Club membership allows participation in our Senior Program, there are small additional fees for entry into each tournament
. If you only only intend to enter one or two tournaments then you may be better off paying the non-member entry fee rather than joining and paying members fees.


ACF-rated Tournaments

--  see 2020 Calendar

--  60min/30s time control

--  7:45pm starting time for tournament games

Members entry fees range from $10-$25

depending on number of rounds (5 to 7)

and whether cash prizes are offered.


Transition (U800) Tournaments

These tournaments are run in parallel with our Senior club tournaments. They are intended to help juniors transition from Youth Club 15min games to serious tournament play.

-- 30min/30s time control

-- All games finish by 9:30pm

-- Entry fee $10* for 7 round events (club rated)

-- Entry fee $5* for 5 round events (club rated)

*members rates

Casual Play
-- $5.00 / visit (first time free)



How to Join

If you're thinking about joining the club, then please come along and talk to one of our Committee or our Coaches. The first night is free of charge.

If you decide to continue, please seek out the Secretary or the Treasurer. You will need to complete a Membership Application and pay the Membership fee.

The simplest way to pay any of our fees is with cash or cheque (no cards) to the Secretary or Treasurer (or their representative). A receipt will be issued on request.


Alternatively, you can transfer the correct amount to our bank account:

Bank: Bendigo Bank, Mooroolbark
     BSB: 633 000
      Account Number: 133 628 222
        Account name: Croydon Chess Inc.


When depositing, please include your name in the description so we can identify you.

You should also email the secretary that you have paid and on what date.

Please ensure all deposit details are correct. We will not be responsible for transfers that do not appear in our account.


 Email:  secretary@croydonchess.com



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