Event Calendar

The 2022 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. No need to pre-register – just come along by 7:15pm before round 1 to get the administration stuff out of the way.

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.

Standard time period club games
Honourable Bob 5 rounds: 25 Jan to 22 Feb
CJS Purdy Cup 5 rounds: 8 Mar to 5 Apr
Hobsons Bay Cup 7 rounds: 26 April to 7 June
Western Master, Major, Minor and Swiss 5 Rounds: 21 Jun to 26 Jul
Koshnitsky Cup 7 rounds: 2 Aug to 13 Sep
Club championship and reserves 7 rounds: 4 Oct to 29 Nov 

Allegro/Lightning club games
Lightning #1: 7 rounds of 5-minute + 3-sec chess: 1 MarAllegro #1: 5 Rounds (10 mins+10 secs per move), opening Fischer Random, 12 April
Lightning #2: 7 rounds of 5-minute+3-sec chess: 14 June
Losing Points Lightning: 5-minute+3-sec chess: 19 July
Lightning #3: 7 rounds of 5-minute+3-sec chess: 20 Sep
Allegro: 5 Rounds (10 mins+10 secs per move), Fischer random 27 Sep

Other events
Best in the West TBC (more details here)
Presentation night and AGM: 6 Dec (Party, yeah!)

Start 2023 on 17 Jan (TBD).