Dandenong Chess Club

Bringing chess to southeastern Melbourne since 1972

Summer Swiss 2024

WhereDandenong Chess Club: Endeavour Hills Men’s Shed
WhenWednesday 31 January
Format7 round Swiss, 30 minutes each round.
Cost$35 Members
$45 Non-members
EntryAt the Club, from 7pm
RatingsACF Quick rated

AGM 2024 Invitation

Club members are cordially invited to attend Annual General Meeting 2024.

Date24 January 2024
TimeVenue open at 7pm, AGM commence at 7:30pm
PlaceEndeavour Hills Men’s Shed


  • Annual report by club president Miron Vujadinovic
  • Election of new President and Committee members
  • Vote on proposed resolutions
  • Members to raise general questions about the club

At the meeting, members will be asked to vote to:


Melbourne Cup Rapid Chess Championship

What a wonderful Melbourne Cup day with nearly 50 entrants at the Rapid Chess tournament! This event was proudly sponsored by Ruby Vo from Area Specialist.

Special thanks to NM John governing the tournament as the chief arbiter and to Lachlan for organising the pairings.

Congratulations to all the winners:

 1st Emanoil Caita Mindra 8 points

 2nd Rahmutulla Lalizad 7 points three way tie
 2nd Edwin Evaristo 7 points
 2nd Deethya Sai Katakam 7 points

 3rd Goran Ilic 7 points two way tie
 3rd Nolan Lin 7 points

 4th Khadem Jahid 6 points three way tie
 4th Abdul Aziz 6 points
 4th Sarvang Jalan 6 points

Most influential chess player in history?

Mikhail Tal, the 8th World Champion (1960–1961), was born on this day in 1936.

Did you know that the “Magician from Riga” held the record for the longest unbeaten streak in top-level chess history, with 95 games, until Ding Liren’s streak of 100 games in 2017?

Nakamura Spring Blitz Results

Congratulations to all the winners:

Rating Group 1400-2000
1st   Miodrag M.
2nd   Goran I.

Rating Group 1000-1400
1st   Kynan M.
2nd   Nolan L.

Rating group under 1000
1st   Sinsarut C.
2nd   Aziz A.     (=2nd)
      Norzang R.  (=2nd)

Dandenong Junior Chess Centre star dominating State semi-final for schools

James Meyer took a perfect score 7/7 on state semi-final https://www.northernstarchess.com/pyrus/?tournament_id=231025_KarPS_PO_semi (for schools) tournament today. Silverton Primary will represent Greater Dandenong on the grand final next Friday!

Don Macuilatis Memorial Results

Congratulations to all the winners:

Champion   Milenko L.
2nd        Miodrag M.

Under 1000 rating
Champion   Joey W.
2nd        Abdul A. (=2nd)
           Peter C. (=2nd)

Champion   Huy N.      (=1st)
           Nolan L.    (=1st)
           Sinsarut C. (=1st)
           Kynan M.    (=1st)

Nakamura Spring Blitz

WhereDandenong Chess Club: Endeavour Hills Men’s Shed
WhenWednesday 25 October
Format7 round Swiss, 5 minutes each round.
Cost$15 for members
$20 for non-members
$10 each for U18 siblings
EntryAt the Club, from 7pm
RatingsACF Quick rated

Russel Rashid Memorial

Our next tournament is a memorial dedicated to Russel Rashid. Russel recently passed away and was a prominent, long-term player in the club. He is a man loved by many, and we dedicate this event to play in his honour.

WhereDandenong Chess Club: Endeavour Hills Men’s Shed
WhenEvery Wednesday 7:30pm start, commencing Wednesday 1 November
Format5 round Swiss, 45 minutes + 10 second increment
Cost$35 for members and U18 siblings
$45 for non-members
EntryAt the Club, from 7pm
Pay on day in cash or contact Paul +61 451 215967
RatingsACF Quick rated

Ozzie Collectables – Community Outreach

Ozzie Collectables sponsored this meet-up at its Eumemmerring headquarter. Everyone was excited as for the first time the Dadenong Juniors along with the Ozzies went world-famous on the internet. This event streamed live on Twitch with Lachlan facilitating.

Thank you to Austin @ Ozzie Collectables for providing the venue and prizes – we are very grateful for the generous support. The kids had a blast and looked forward to visiting again to spend more time looking through the amazing game and animation collections.

Congratulations to the winners:

1st  Mason C.
2nd  Sinsarut C.
3rd  James M.

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