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Hugh_Brodie
05-02-2004, 02:17 PM
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

ursogr8
05-02-2004, 02:32 PM
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

arosar
05-02-2004, 03:06 PM
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.

Bill Gletsos
05-02-2004, 03:14 PM
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?

arosar
05-02-2004, 03:21 PM
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

WBA
05-02-2004, 06:51 PM
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