On behalf of the Noble Park Chess Club, I'm pleased to announce that the 2014 Australian Championship will be held in Melbourne on 2-11 January. The tournament will be held at Springvale City Hall, 397-405 Springvale Road, Springvale VIC 3171
Tournament schedule is as follows:
Thu 2 Jan 12:30 pm Opening ceremony
1:00 pm Round 1
Fri 3 Jan 10:00 am Round 2
4:00 pm Round 3
Sat 4 Jan 1:00 pm Round 4
Sun 5 Jan 10:00 am Round 5
4:00 pm Round 6
Mon 6 Jan Rest Day
1:00 pm Australian Blitz Championship
Tue 7 Jan 1:00 pm Round 7
Wed 8 Jan 1:00 pm Round 8
Thu 9 Jan 1:00 pm Round 9
Fri 10 Jan 1:00 pm Round 10
Sat 11 Jan 11:00 am Round 11
5:00 pm Prize-giving ceremony
The rounds of the Reserves will run concurrently with those of the Championship. More details will follow in due course.
We're very excited about the project and look forward to putting on a show to be remembered!
Noble Park Chess Club
Welcome to noble
park chess club
The club of chess players, by chess players, for
Noble Park Chess Club meets every Saturday at the Paddy O'Donoghue Centre at 3 p.m. (or 2 p.m. for our junior coaching). We are open to both members and non-members.
As our motto says - we are "a club of chess players, by chess players, for chess players”. We are a friendly and welcoming club which caters for every level - so whether you are a beginner or a grandmaster, young or old, casual or serious, you will be able to enjoy chess at our club.
We have three different club programs running every Saturday most weeks of the year (please see our calendar for details):
• At 2 p.m., we run our junior coaching program. The classes are aimed at beginner to intermediate junior players. These run for about 1 hr each week.
• At 3 p.m., we run a weekly novice tournament. This event is aimed at providing beginner / intermediate players with a gentle start in playing competitive chess. Both adults and juniors are welcome to join this tournament.
• Also at 3 p.m., we run our weekly club tournaments. These are internationally FIDE-rated and nationally ACF-rated events and include some of the top players in Victoria. The flagship event is our prestigious club championship at the beginning of the year which is regarded as one of the strongest club events in Victoria.
For those who cannot commit to a weekly tournament, our
other club events include lightning and allegro
tournaments, and the club’s two open days.