The Library has a range of books, newsletters and pamphlets relating to chess clubs and the results of tournaments. Searching for 'chess tournaments Victoria' in the Library catalogue brings up a variety of resources regarding Victorian tournaments, including historically significant collections such as the papers of the Melbourne Chess Club, from 1866-1984.
We hold newsletters and magazines produced by:
The title of Grandmaster is the highest title that a chess player can be awarded (not including World Champion). The title is awarded by FIDE, the world chess organisation.
A list of Australian Grandmasters is as follows:
Australia has previously awarded the title of Australian Master, however the title is no longer active.
FIDE, the International Chess Federation, also publish current world rankings for chess players.
As of Monday 16 March 2020 our Library buildings are closed to the public due to the rapidly changing coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
Our Ask A Librarian reference service is still available to assist with your research inquiries.