ABOUT US

When and Where

The Tuggeranong Chess Club meets once a week at Vikings Club Erindale, 6 Ricardo Street, Wanniassa, ACT 2903 at 6.45 pm. Games start at 7.00pm except for the first Monday of each month when we start at approximately 7.15pm. The club meets on Monday evenings. Check the club calendar if unsure of the night.

If you are interested in playing or finding out more about the club, just turn up on the night or you can contact us first.

Parking

Parking is freely available at Vikings Erindale.

Players

The club welcomes players of all ages and all strengths. Advice is freely given to beginners and those unfamiliar with club and tournament play.

Equipment

The club provides all equipment. Some players may prefer to use their own sets which is fine provided both players agree and they comply with tournament standards.

Tournaments

The Club is affiliated with the ACT Chess Association (A.C.T.C.A.) and welcomes both serious and social players.

Club tournaments are run continuously during the year – see the calendar for details. Most of the club's tournaments use a long time control of 90 minutes plus 30 seconds per move for each player. Players are welcome to join tournaments at any time.

Ratings

All club tournaments are rated as part of the Australian Chess Federation’s rating system. This means that after playing one or two tournaments, new players will receive a rating which is an indicator of their playing strength, much in the same way that a golfer’s handicap indicates their golfing strength. Ratings are revised every three months (aligned with the seasons) based on tournament results.

Fees

The current annual fee is $20 ($5 juniors) which covers full year membership and includes all tournament fees.  Exceptionally, new members may pay $5 for temporary membership to play in individual tournaments, if they would like to see how they enjoy playing before committing themselves to the full annual fee.  However the full year membership fee must be paid by all players competing in the Club Championship.  In addition, regular players are charged $25 ($15 juniors and seniors) for membership of the ACT Chess Association.

Fees cover equipment, affiliation fees, rating fees, trophies, prizes and administration costs.

Juniors

Players under the age of 18 must be accompanied to and from the chess playing area by a parent or guardian. 

Social

Tuggeranong Chess Club players join and make use of the facilities of the Vikings Club. Players can have a meal before play, tea/coffee and a quiet drink after the game if they wish. 

Contacts

President:

  Mitchell Jones - Email: [email protected]

Treasurer:

  Bernard Gibson - Email: [email protected]

Secretary:

  Timothy Pearce - Email: [email protected]