About Us

*** COVID-19 ***

Please note that due to the on-going threat to public health posed by the COVID-19 virus, meetings of the Harbord Diggers Chess Club have been suspended up to and including Monday the 30th of March. What happens beyond that date depends on the progression of the virus and its effects; at this stage it seems likely that an extension of the current suspension may prove to be prudent, and it may in any case be mandated. Updates will be posted here as matters unfold; the club apologises for the inconvenience and urges all members to take precautions to mitigate their risks of exposure to the virus.


Our club meets at the Harbord Diggers every Monday night at 7:30 PM. New members are welcome; just come along on a Monday night. The address is 88 Evans St, Freshwater.

At Harbord Diggers Chess Club we play several tournaments throughout the year:

  • The Club Championships (90 minutes)
  • The Rapid Tournament (30 minutes)
  • The Allegro Tournament (15 minutes)
  • The Club Blitz Tournament (5 minutes)
  • The Spring Handicap Tournament (90 minutes)

Please see the club program for details.

We also participate with several teams in the NSW Grade Matches against other clubs, and we always play plenty of social games as well. The club has members of all ages and strengths. If you are experienced you can participate in one of the tournaments straight away; if you're a beginner you can take it easy and play and practice for a while. Our main tournaments are ACF rated.