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    Places to play in Sydney and Melboune?

    I'm a Canadian who will be visiting Sydney and Melbourne for a couple of weeks in March. I'm having problems getting a list of (easily accessible from the CBD) places to play in the two cities. Some club web pages are not up to date, and I don't know if they exist, or have changed location and/or hours.

    I am aware of the Melbourne CC, from previous visits to Oz.

    Can anyone give me (up to date) location and hours info for the following (or if they are even worth going out of my way to attend):

    North Sydney CC
    Ryde Eastwood CC
    Sydney University CC
    University of NSW CC

    Box Hill CC
    Elwood CC
    Melbourne University CC

    Also - are there any less formal places that are well attended by chessplayers - espicially blitz players (bars, cafes, parks, etc.)?

    Thanks.

    Hugh Brodie
    http://hugh.cc.mcgill.ca

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    Box Hill calendar

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Brodie
    I'm a Canadian who will be visiting Sydney and Melbourne for a couple of weeks in March. I'm having problems getting a list of (easily accessible from the CBD) places to play in the two cities. Some club web pages are not up to date, and I don't know if they exist, or have changed location and/or hours.

    I am aware of the Melbourne CC, from previous visits to Oz.

    Can anyone give me (up to date) location and hours info for the following (or if they are even worth going out of my way to attend):

    North Sydney CC
    Ryde Eastwood CC
    Sydney University CC
    University of NSW CC

    Box Hill CC
    Elwood CC
    Melbourne University CC

    Also - are there any less formal places that are well attended by chessplayers - espicially blitz players (bars, cafes, parks, etc.)?

    Thanks.

    Hugh Brodie
    http://hugh.cc.mcgill.ca
    Box Hill calendar is at
    http://www.boxhillchess.org.au/e2004/calendar.htm

    Start time of most evening tournaments is 7.45pm

    Our location is close to a train station. (2 minutes)
    Map can be viewed at
    http://www.vicchess.netfirms.com/index.html

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    CC Grandmaster arosar's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Brodie
    Also - are there any less formal places that are well attended by chessplayers - espicially blitz players (bars, cafes, parks, etc.)?

    Thanks.

    Hugh Brodie
    http://hugh.cc.mcgill.ca
    In Sydney, come to Hyde Park. Sometimes, when we feel like it, we go off to a pub. We also play at the Spanish Club. If you have a clock and set, even better. If the clock is digital - better still as even at the park we mostly play with digitals these days.

    AR

    ps: It is my sad duty to announce that the Ipoh mob, Galleries Victoria, kicked us out!! So we're not there no more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arosar
    It is my sad duty to announce that the Ipoh mob, Galleries Victoria, kicked us out!! So we're not there no more.
    What reason did they give?

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    CC Grandmaster arosar's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Gletsos
    What reason did they give?
    No reason given. We always reckon that it was the cafe owner whose shop was closest to our tables. He never liked us. He reckoned we scared customers away. But we only went there after 5PM and after 3PM on weekends. This really upset us because we'd gotten use to the excellent tournament conditions inside. But me being me, I'm gonna test them b.a-s*tar*ds and see what happens.

    AR

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    I am aware of the Melbourne CC, from previous visits to Oz.
    But you need to come and see the new and improved club, you might be very pleasantly surprised

    WBA

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