26-28 January 2018


Frankston Waterfront

The three CATEGORIES are as follows

1.  Friday 26th 1pm-2pm:  Junior / Amateur Chess Tournament

     Price:  FREE

If you are a beginner to intermediate* chess player of any age you’re invited to enter our free tournament.

*You are an amateur or rated below 1,000 in ACF/ Tornelo rating systems.

The Junior/Amateur tournament is a perfect introduction to the fun competition of chess.  You’ll see how many wins you can get in an hour with both players having ten minutes thinking time on their clocks. There will be medals for placegetters and certificates for all participants. An arbiter and chess teachers will be on hand to support players as well. 

This tournament is best suited to casual players who know the rules and how the pieces move but haven’t won a tournament before.

2.  Saturday 27th 1pm-2pm:  ABG Chess Championship
     Price:  $10 ($5 concession)

This is the challenge for competent players* who are looking to test their skills and have the chance to win trophies and cash prizes. Contestants will play 5 rounds of 20 minute games, with prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd as well as certificates for all participants.

*Those with a ACF/ Tornelo rating of over 1,000, or who have played in clubs or tournaments before..

3.  Sunday 28th All Day:  Free Play and ABG Simultaneous Challenge
Price:  FREE

Want a chance to beat a chess International Master? Try your best moves against IM James Morris, one of the top ten players in Australia, who will be trying to play against as many as 15 other opponents at the same time!  Special prizes will be awarded to those who can claim a win against him.

CASUAL PLAY:  If you just wish for a casual game against friends, family, or Frankston Chess Club members, there will be spare boards available to use for free at any time during the weekend.


Frankston Chess club will be the organisers of this event on behalf of the ABG game organisers.

Overview on the Club

Since its incorporation in 2008, Frankston Chess Club has been the premier meeting spot for players of all ages and abilities. With over 50 members, the club provides an atmosphere of friendly competition for people wishing to have fun or further their skills.

Meeting every Friday night from 6.30pm, Frankston Chess Club offers casual play of both chess and backgammon, as well as tournaments, puzzles and even lessons from a professional chess coach.

Your first night is free, so come along to Leawarra House 200 Beach street (diagonally opposite Ashleigh Drive and the IGA supermarket) to try it out.