The Box Hill and the Canterbury Junior Chess Clubs together form one of the largest chess playing groups in suburban Melbourne. The combined membership of well over one hundred includes some of the best known players in Victoria, such as Victorian champion Bobby Cheng, former triple Australian Champion Douglas Hamilton, present Chess Victoria president IM Leonid Sandler, and Karl Zelesco the nation’s biggest rating improver.
The clubs meet at Emulation Hall, 3 Rochester Road, Canterbury every Friday night and most Sundays. Rated tournaments are run throughout the year. New members and visitors are welcome.
We actively support the development of junior chess through the Canterbury Junior Chess Club. Coaching lessons are provided on Sundays for all levels of players.
Following coaching on Sundays we run tournaments for adults and stronger junior players.
Tea, coffee and light refreshments are available at vastly extortionate really quite reasonable prices.
Marcus Raine's bookstall operates at the club on Friday night.
The club is affiliated with Chess Victoria (CV) the umbrella chess organization in this state and co-operates with CV in the operation of the Interclub competition. Since 2005 we have run the Victorian Open Championship and the Victorian Junior Championships.