The 2021 event calendar is as follows (all Tuesdays unless noted). Also, all of our standard time period club games are both ACF and FIDE rated; these have a time setting of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move, unless otherwise noted. Our rapid games have a time setting of 15 minutes plus 5 seconds per move.
All games get underway by 7:30pm, or as soon as possible after this time, with a 30 minute forfeit period. We take member etiquette very seriously. Read the link to ensure you understand your responsibilities, if you cannot attend a round.
Thinking of coming along to check us out? Then check out the calendar below. Our rapid, allegro 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 time frame event, it costs $15 (cash) for the whole event, and please bring a pen (while the covid rules are in place) for you to record your moves.
Skill level: You don’t need to be a champion player to join, but we are not really suited for raw beginners either. Someone with 6-12 months of casual chess experience should be fine.
Annual General meeting and presentation night (for 2020), 19 Jan
Honourable Bob, rounds 1-5: 2 Feb to 2 Mar
Lightning #1: 9 rounds of 5-minute + 3-sec chess: 9 Mar
CJS Purdy Cup, rounds 1-3: 16 Mar to 30 Mar, then rounds 4-5: 13-20 Apr
Allegro #1: 5 Rounds (10 mins + 10 seconds per move), Standard Opening, 6 Apr
Hobsons Bay Cup, rounds 1-7: 27 Apr to 8 Jun
Lightning #2: 9 rounds of 5-minute + 3-sec chess: 15 Jun
Rapid play: Western Master, Major, Minor and Swiss, Rounds 1 to 4: 22 Jun to 13 Jul
Losing Points Lightning, 5-minute chess, 20 Jul
Rapid play: Western Master, Major, Minor and Swiss, Round 5: 27 Jul
Allegro #2: 5 Rounds (10 mins + 10 seconds per move), TBA opening, 3 Aug
Koshnitsky Cup, rounds 1-7: 10 Aug to 21 Sep
Best in the West, 28-29 August (more details here)
Lightning #3: 9 rounds of 5-minute + 3-sec chess: 28 Sep
Allegro #3: 5 Rounds (10 mins + 10 seconds per move), TBA opening, 5 Oct
Club championship and reserves, rounds 1-7 (no play on 2 Nov): 12 Oct to 7 Dec (note that the 30 Nov is a catch-up night for these games)
Presentation night and AGM: 14 Dec (Party, yeah!)
Start 2022 on 1 Feb (TBD).