Our Venue since 2006.
After an uncertain period in early 2006 the venue for the tournaments
and the coaching programs of the Box Hill Chess Club and the Canterbury
junior Chess Club are now settled at Emulation Hall at 3 Rochester Road
Since moving in there have been many improvements in our
accommodation and facilities
Box Hill Chess Club… Now settled in Canterbury
After a period of unsettlement in 2006 now in the second half of 2007 we
can say that the venue is working for us and we have found that we can
accommodate large tournaments with up to 100 players. The estimated
maximum has so far not been tested but in the Victorian Open
Championship with 82 starters there seemed to be room to spare. We have
not yet tested the capacity of the second story which is available
for special occasions.
This year we have a rent sharing arrangement with Chess Victoria which
has brought the Victorian Open Championship, the Victorian Junior
championships, The Victorian Interclub competition, and in November the
Victorian Championship and Reserves. to the venue
One of the nicest thing about the venue is that generally the tables the
chairs and the pieces can be left and equipment only needs to be put
away before the second Tuesday of the month when the landlords use the
whole of the building for their meeting.
We have found the parking adequate although limited during working hours
during the week. and parking restrictions are generally enforced. The
closeness to the Canterbury railway
station makes public transport a good option for many players. The
railway station is also a viable option for parking on week-ends or
after 6pm on week-nights. (Juniors would need to be supervised
across the busy Canterbury Road on week-nights).
The venue has an analysis room which has become an important feature at
the Club. It is a place where weaker players may get advice from
stronger players after the nightly game. It is a place where players not
engaged in a tournament can play a friendly game. It is however not a
place for raucous behaviour or the dreaded transfer games so beloved by
some of our junior members.
Our program for 2007 is already larger than
the one we had in 2006 and hopefully in 2008 and beyond we will further
our involvement in Victorian Chess and the local community
Box Hill Chess Club… Accommodation
The Club meets Friday nights from 6.30pm till late on 45 out of 52 weeks
of the year, and from 5.30pm till late on Tuesdays on 35 out of 52 weeks
of the year.
The main playing area is over 200 square metres with player
accommodation of up to 100
I has good lighting and is heated and ventilated. There is internet
The analysis room can accommodate up to 40 players or
large coaching groups.
I also has good lighting and is heated and ventilated. There is internet
access via 2 computers
It is carpeted
Kitchen with refrigerator, urns, micro wave oven, is where we
cater from for our Sunday tournaments and our big Friday night events
Toilet facilities Adequate male and female toilet facilities
are available at the front of the hall. There is a separate disabled
The Cloakroom is the place where unclaimed garments are kept
until the end of the year