Bringing chess to southeastern Melbourne since 1972

Thoughts about chess

Chess is a matter of delicate judgement, knowing when to punch and how to duck.

Bobby Fischer

The passed Pawn is a criminal, who should be kept under lock and key. Mild measures, such as police surveillance, are not sufficient.

Aron Nimzowitsch

To improve at chess you should in the first instance study the endgame.

Jose Raul Capablanca

A good sacrifice is one that is not necessarily sound but leaves your opponent dazed and confused.

Nigel Short 

You sit at the board and suddenly your heart leaps. Your hand trembles to pick up the piece and move it. But what chess teaches you is that you must sit there calmly and think about whether it’s really a good idea and whether there are other, better ideas.

Stanley Kubrick


Blitz Championship 2023 Results


50th Dandenong Club Championship – 2023


  1. Paul

    As the first to Reply, I would like to thank everyone who put this Website together, a fabulous effort that has been years only as a thought and suggestion now has finally come true, a big thankyou to all!

  2. Paul

    2 Dates to Remember 1. September 16th at Talyer Auto Dandenong a Giant Chess Party to celebrate the Auto Shops 6th Birthday, lots of Space available, Chess Facilitators will get $100 vouchers.
    2. Dandenong Show November 11th and 12th 3 large Trestle Tables have been booked for all our Junior Chess Stars and others , council never charge for us to Promote Chess there, Thank you City of Greater Dandenong esp. a big thanks to Linda Luka 80 years old this week.

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