Sydney Chess Club (Adult Chess Club)


What happens at the chess club: 

The Sydney Chess Club is open to all players (adults and juniors) and the club houses players of all levels (beginners all the way to Masters).  Each week chess players meet for regular competitive chess and/or social chess.  We run a variety of both Internationally (FIDE) and Nationally (ACF) rated tournaments with time controls to suit all players (Lightning/Rapid/Classical).  From May, the last Monday of each month will be a Blitz tournament (5min, no increment).  There are also fun tournaments such as Fischer Random, Thematic Positions/Gambits, and Handicapped.  Additionally, from time to time we host IMs/GMs who provide a Chess Masterclass, designed on helping all players improve their game.
The Sydney Chess Club is a great place to improve your Chess for many reasons:

  • You will regularly be playing at or above your current level
  • Players regularly share tips and ideas in post-game analysis
  • Players are happy to answer questions and give recommendations on how to improve your game
  • Thematic Position/Gambit tournaments comes with a free 5 minute lecture on each Position/Gambit with the sole aim of broadening a player's repertoire and knowledge of the game.
Who can attend: 

The Sydney Chess Club is open to all players (juniors and adults) at all levels; however it is highly recommended that juniors obtain a 400 JCL at minimum before joining.


Sydney Academy of Chess
Level 1, 30a George St, Burwood NSW


Monday nights 7:30pm to 9:30pm

2018 Club Dates:
19th March to 17th December

No club 2nd April - Easter Monday
No club 11th June - Public Holiday
No club 1st October - Public Holiday

Upcoming Schedule:
9th & 16th July - Burwood July Rapid Tournament (15 mins per player)
Prizes for 1st Place ($80 book voucher) and 2nd Place ($40 book voucher)

30th July - Burwood July Blitz (3min + 2sec)
Prizes for 1st Place ($50 book voucher) and 2nd Place ($30 book voucher)

Tournament Results:

19th March - March Blitz Results 2018
1st Place: Brandon Clarke 8/8 - $60 book voucher
2nd Place: Jack Rogers 7/8 - $30 book voucher

23rd April - April Blitz Results 2018
1st Place: Brandon Clarke 9/9 - $60 book voucher
2nd Place: Steven Wentworth 8/9 - $30 book voucher

30th April - Chess Plus Tournament April 2018
1st Place: Clive Ng 3/3 - Chess Plus Set
2nd Place: Frank Jia 2/3 - Chess Plus Set

7th-14th May - May Rapid Tournament 2018
1st Place: Steven Wentworth 5/6 - $50 book voucher
2nd Place: John Shamanna 4/6 - $30 book voucher

28th May - May Blitz Tournament 2018
1st Place: Christian Kalla 5/6 - $60 book voucher

4th & 18th June - Burwood June Rapid Tournament 2018
1st Place: John Shamanna - $80 book voucher, 2nd Place: Leron Kwong - $40 book voucher

25th June - June Blitz Tournament 2018
Equal 1st: Leron Kwong 5/6 - $20 book voucher
Equal 1st: Joshua Theeuf 5/6 - $20 book voucher
1st Place - Frank Jia 5.5/7 - $50 book voucher
1st Under 1500 ACF - Bernhard Riess 4/7 - $30 book voucher

Annual Membership = $20

To pay for Annual Membership, please go to
enter the code D5YZ45YVRG and follow the prompts to make a credit card payment.

Tournament Fee = $10 for members / $15 for non members

Payable by cash on the night.


For all further enquiries, please call us on (02) 9745 1170.