Ballarat Chess Club History


The Ballarat Chess Club has existed on and off for over 150 years and this is an attempt to record as much information as we know before it's lost to time. Bas van Riel has been actively collecting newspaper articles, searching Trove, and over his time living in Victoria, met many of the 'recent' chess personalities of Ballarat. Bas' research combined with anecdotal reports from Kevin Perrin, Patrick Cook and others form the basis for this ongoing project, edited by Rob Loveband. We would welcome any contributions to this ongoing project.


Ballarat plays Geelong. From "The Ballarat Courier" 26 April 1925