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There was a 4 way tie in the BEST IN THE WEST 2015. The 4 champions of the tournament this year, and the 'Best in the West', were Kanan Izzat, James Morris, Domagoj Dragicevic and Bobby Yu, each scoring an impressive 4.5/5.

Click HERE for the final result and report.

Hobsons Bay Chess Club is the biggest and best chess club in the western suburbs of Melbourne. Currently we have around 20 members that play regularly on Tuesday nights from 7.45pm onwards. Whilst the atmosphere at this chess club is relaxed and friendly the competition is very tough and if you are serious about chess this is  the place for you. We have members ranging in strength from top 100 in Victoria to regular club strength. We do welcome everyone whether they are master or beginner and also cater for those who like to play speed chess. However most of the tournaments held are of a slow time control so you can take time with your moves. Hobsons Bay Chess Club also has a thriving junior section which is run under the expert guidance of member Tony Davis. The benefits of chess are many and well known so what better way to improve your child's academic performance while they are having fun than to join Hobsons Bay Chess Club? If you are unsure by all means come in, have a look for yourself and chat to our friendly members.


The club will open on Tuesday 2nd February. This is also the night the Honourable Bob tournament, in honour of one of the club's founders Bob Grieves, will begin. Please be there by 7.45 to register for the tournament.

Congratulations to Vishal Bhat for winning and becoming the new Hobsons Bay Chess Club Champion. Vishal won the tournament with 6/7. Dean Hogg came second with 5.5 and Kayson Wang was third with 4.

Congratulations also to Milan Ilic for winning the Hobsons Bay Reserves Tournament with 6/7. Second was Derek Richards with 5.5 and tying for 3rd were Rory Wooten and Rashid Buzdar each with 4.5.

Click he below links for the final standings:

Congratulations to Dean Hogg for winning the LIGHTNING TOURNAMENT #3 with 6.5/7. Alvin Kissoon finished second with 6/7 and Mohammad Cheema finished 3rd with 5/7.

Congratulations to Tony Davis for winning the ALLEGRO TOURNAMENT #3 - KINGS INDIAN DEFENSE with 5/5. Mohammad Cheema finished second with 4/5 and third was Steven Hogan with 3.5/5.

Congratulations to Mohammad Cheema on winning the KOSHNITSKY CUP tournament, with 6/7. Equal second was Dean Hogg and Vishal Bhat both with 5/7.