Welcome to the St George Chess Club Website!

Here you will find information such as upcoming events, results, contact information and photos.

In response to the risks related to the COVID-19 pandemic, the St George Chess Club has suspended all over-the-board chess games (both competitive as well as social) until further notice. We are currently organizing an online group using the lichess.org online chess server. If you would like to participate, please join lichess and connect to the Dragons lichess team page. For enquiries and assistance about lichess online group and tournaments please contact Eric via email - helmesberger@gmail.com.

Information of upcoming online tournaments will be posted on the team page.

Congratulation to Kevin O'Chee and Malachi O'Donoghue who come equal first in 2019 St George Club Summer Open. Final Result can be found here
Kevin O'Chee
FIDE Master Kevin O'Chee
Malachi O'Donoghue
Malachi O'Donoghue

2020 Australian Chess Champion

The 2020 Australian Chess Championship has ended. Detail and final result can be found here.

More news about The Australian Chess Championship

About Us

The St George Chess Club prides itself on a diverse membership with a range of chess abilities. The chess club fosters a social atmosphere for players of all ages and abilities.

The club regularly participates in interclub tournaments in addition to the internal club competitions. More information about the activities can be found from the calendar.

Meeting place: St George Leagues Club, 124 Princes Highway, Kogarah NSW

Meeting time: 7:30pm Tuesday nights (finishing time changes depending on the nature of the tournament being played, although games rarely go past 11:00pm)

Membership: $25

Membership entitlements: Entry in all St George Chess Club tournaments, including:

  • The St George Club Championship
  • The St George Swiss
  • The Grade Matches
  • Numerous shorter tournaments such as the Club Lightning Championship and the Fischer Random Allegro.

Not included: Entry in the St George Summer Open and the St George Summer Open Lightning ($50 and $10 respectively).

Who can join?: Everyone - this means that children are welcome!

If you are new to chess (either adult or child) we suggest that you either come along and play some social (non-tournament) games (there are almost always at least a few people looking for some friendly games on Tuesday nights!), or play in a couple of our shorter tournaments, such as the allegro (15 minutes each a game), rapid (20 minutes + 10 seconds per move each) and lightning (5 minutes each), before you enter one of the longer tournaments.

Sarwat Rewais
President of St George Leagues Club Chess Club