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"If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same."
- .'IF' by Rudyard Kipling

2015 Club Programme
Coming Events & Latest News


50th Club Championship to begin

The 50th Club Championship will begin next week: if you would like to enter the A or B Grade Tournament let Bjorn know, and if you intend to be absent during the tournament; there will be opportunities for catch up games over, and at the end of the tournament, so even if you may miss one or two nights, please sign up and organise a catch up game with your opponent. more...


Rapid Play

James Watson takes the honours for the first Rapid Play more...


The Ballarat Begonia Open

Congratulations to Kanan Izzat for winning the Open with a perfect score of 7! This is the first time in 49 years this has happened! Congratulations also to local players, Rob Bailey, Patrick Cook, Harrison H, Michael Tausz and Jamie Brotheridge for winning division and other prizes! Top 10 boards' games, photos available for perusal here now more...


Climb the Ladder!

Ladder report up! One issue every week... get climbing! more...


Spielvogel Memorial: and the winner is...

The Spielvogel Memorial was won by Harrison! Congratulations to Harrison who succeeded in getting a draw against veteran Patrick, after gaining a pawn in the mid-game but ceding a positional advantage to him. Check out the game: more...


Free Coaching Sessions!

Free coaching sessions will be held on the first Thursday of every month (except January) in the library club room at 7p.m. Experienced coach Rob Bailey will help you improve your game. All ages, all abilities welcome!! See the Courier promotion and our information brochure. Next on 2nd April. Private coaching also available more...

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