Hobart Chess CLub (Inc.)


Hobart Chess Club

  • Mondays

  • 6:30pm to 11pm

Hobart Junior Chess club

  • Mondays

  • 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Public & School Holidays

The HCC is open every Monday with the exception of some public holidays and Mt Carmel events. The HCC usually closes for 3-4 weeks over the Christmas period. The HJCC is closed on all school holidays, and any public holiday on which the HCC is also closed.


Mt Carmel College, 361 Sandy Bay Road, Sandy Bay 7005.


How Much

Junior Membership - $30 per annum + $20 per school term

Membership includes:

  • full HCC Club membership;

  • a 45 minute classroom style coaching session each week; and

  • a 45 minute playing style coaching session each week.

 Casual Club Membership - $30 per annum

Membership includes:

  • unlimited unrated casual games; and

  • access to tea and coffee facilities.

Visitors are welcome free for up to 3 nights.

Full Club Membership - $60 per annum

Membership includes:

  • entry to all HCC events free of charge;

  • membership of the Tasmanian Chess Association (TCA);

  • discounted entry into TCA run events;

  • an Australian Chess Federation (ACF) chess rating (conditions apply);

  • access to the HCC chess library; and

  • discounted tea and coffee facilities.


CLUB Tournaments & EVENTS

Throughout the year the HCC runs several tournaments.  All HCC and HJCC members are eligible to play in these tournaments free of charge.  These tournaments are submitted to the ACF for ratings.  Players wanting a casual game are welcome anytime.  Between official tournaments the HCC runs casual chess nights and ad-hoc one-night tournaments that may or may not be rated by the ACF.

Typical schedule

  • Feb/Mar: Lightning Champs (one night only), Annual General Meeting (one night only)

  • March to May: Open Rapid

  • June to about October: Club Championships

  • Oct/Nov to Dec: Some other tournament (format varies)

  • Last meeting night in Dec: Handicap lightning

Details of events, results, tournaments in progress, and general club news can also found on the ChessChat forum; click “last” on right hand side to access the most recent news.


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