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The ACF is dedicated to promoting the game Down Under, and is a member of FIDE, the world chess federation.  Our membership consists of Australia’s state and territory chess associations. The ACF produces a free email newsletter featuring local and international news, and much more. You can subscribe to receive it by email  or view copies on this website.

If you’re interested in playing in a weekender, check out the ACF Grand Prix series.

There are also comprehensive lists of Australian national ratingschampions and award winners, and FIDE-titled players.

2016 Australian Championships

Melbourne Chess Club hosted the 2016 Australian Chess Championships at Fitzroy Town hall from the 2nd to 12th January 2016.

Congratulations To Our Newest Grandmaster

At the recent FIDE Congress, Max Illingworth was formally awarded the title of FIDE Grandmaster.