The 2023 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: 31 Jan to 28 Feb CJS Purdy Cup 5 rounds: 14 Mar to 11 Apr Western Master, Major, Minor and Swiss 5 Rounds: 2 May to 30 Jun Hobsons Bay Cup 7 rounds: 13 June to 25 July Koshnitsky Cup 7 rounds: 8 Aug to 19 Sep Club championship and reserves 7 rounds: 10 Oct to 5 Dec Allegro/Lightning club games Lightning #1: 7 rounds of 5-minute + 3-sec chess: 7 Mar Losing Points Lightning #1: 5-minute+3-sec chess: 18 Apr Lightning #2: 7 rounds of 5-minute+3-sec chess: 25 Apr Allegro #1: 5 Rounds (10 mins+10 secs per move) chess960, 6 June Losing Points Lightning #2: 5-minute+3-sec chess: 1 Aug Lightning #3: 7 rounds of 5-minute+3-sec chess: 26 Sep Allegro #2: 5 Rounds (10 mins+10 secs per move) Normal chess 3 Oct Other events Best in the West 2-3 Sept (TBC)(more details here) Presentation night and AGM: 12 Dec (Party, yeah!)
Start 2023 on 17 Jan (TBD).