150 Years of History

As the Championships approaches the 75th entrant it’s a good time to remind everyone that the hosts of the 2016 Australian Chess Championships, The Melbourne Chess Club, will be celebrating it’s 150th birthday in 2016.

The MCC is one of the oldest continuously running clubs in the World, and is certainly the oldest in the southern hemisphere. Formed in 1866, just 12 years after America’s oldest club, the San Francisco Mechanics Institute, and only 57 after the oldest club in the World, the Zurich Schachgesellschaft.

This will be a huge summer of chess at MCC with a number of events planned. We’re hoping for a big turn out at the 2016 Australian Championship to help us start the birthday celebrations in style.

You have 11 days of discounted entry left to join Australia’s biggest chess birthday celebration party!