Tuesday, 8 November 2011

Melbourne Chess Club

It is a fairly rare thing for an Australian chess club (or association) to have its own premises. There are some clubs that lease buildings for their chess activities but as far as I know, the Melbourne Chess Club is the only club that owns its own building outright. This was in no small part due to Arnolds Rudzitis, who left his house and other property to the club in his will.
It has been more than a decade since I last visited the MCC, but going by the story in the Melbourne Leader, it looks as though the club is in good nick. The story also includes a video segment showcasing the club, and interviewing young arbiter Jack Hughes.

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