The Club

The Club runs weekly from February to November at the YMCA Springfield Lakes with two different session:

  • Junior Club: Wednesdays 5:30pm – 6:30pm. $3 per night or $5 for families (first night free)
  • Open Club: Wednesdays 7:00pm – 10:pm. $4 per night, $3 for concessions or $5 for families (first night free)

All games are submitted for Queensland Junior Chess Ratings.

Robelle Domain

Club founder, Ed Cubilla, partitioned the Ipswich City Council to set up outdoor chess tables at the Robelle Domain. One of our club volunteers, Joe, is usually there on Saturdays from 10am – 12pm with chess sets. This is a casual gathering.

About

Junior Club

The Junior club format is a follows:

  • 5:30pm – 5:50pm: small mini-lesson (if the club president can be there on that day)
  • 5:50pm – 6:30pm: Two rounds at 10mins per side, submitted for Queensland Junior ratings. Parents should allow for some overflow to 6:40pm.
  • Parents should stay at the venue for the duration.

Open Club

  • 7:00pm – 7:30pm: Casual chess and registration
  • 7:30pm – 9:30pm: 5 round rapid at 10mins+2secs per side. All games submitted for Queensland Junior ratings.
  • Players should allow for some overflow to 10pm
  • Events following different formats, such as club championships, club lightning championships, etc. will be announced throughout the year.

How to join

Simply show up to the club at start time (or 5 minutes earlier for the junior club)

We accept players at all levels. The bare minimum is that players know the basic rules of chess.

Contact

Please use the facebook or email links below to get in touch.