Membership fees are set each year, and help us provide resources for the club. The current annual fees are listed below. They are due by 30 June each year, and they cover the calendar year. There is also a $20 (cash preferred) fee (regardless of membership type) to enter our long timeframe events (the 5 and 7 week events). Please talk to our treasurer for more details.

Working full time: $100
Working part time/casual: $90
Non-working Adult: $70
Junior (under 18): $50 (Parents, please complete the Junior Participation Agreement)

You can pay the Treasurer either by cash or by EFT using the details below:

             BSB: 633-000
             Account: 151028586
             Reference: Your Surname

The current club members’ ACF ratings can be found here. Becoming a member, or playing in events organised by our club, mean you also need to abide by our chess etiquette, and also to be aware of our Hobsons Bay Chess Club Privacy Policy.

Thinking of coming along to check us out? Then check out our calendar. Our rapid or lightning event nights are a good time to come. Our long time frame events run 5 or 7 weeks, so coming on the first round of those events is a good idea.

Note: To play in a long timeframe event, it costs $20 (cash) for the whole event, and please bring a pen (while the covid rules are in place) for you to record your moves.

The club exists for the benefit of members that want to enjoy chess in a controlled, relatively quiet, peaceful environment. In addition, there are issues of responsibility for the safety and well-being of youngsters (think: broken arm following a fall on the stairs, or an exuberant dash across the carpark late at night).

Skill Level

You don’t have to be a champ to join although we are not really suitable for raw beginners. I think we suit anyone with over a minimum of 6-12 months casual chess background. As a guide club members would be able to solve both of  the problems below correctly in under 10 seconds each…