Rooty Hill Chess Club Closed Until Further Notice

Rooty Hill Chess Club is now closed until further notice, due to Rooty Hill RSL being closed because of the COVID-19 virus outbreak.

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Please refer to the NSW Department of Health or the World Health Organisation for more information


A Message from our President Peter Cassettari 

Dear All,

I need to talk about Coronavirus, and how it affects all of us.

I do not think we have much to worry about, but we need to take precautions. 

Fortunately, children seem to be more immune system to the Coronavirus yhan adults. This doesn’t mean they cannot get it, just not severely. But they can carry and transmit to their parents and other adults.

Coronavirus is passed on by water droplets from an infected person, usually by sneezing or coughing. These Water droplets can land on you or onto a surface that you then touch.


A face mask offers limited protection; it does not protect your eyes! Hand Sanitizers should only be used when you cannot wash your hands! 

Hand Sanitizers are anti-bacterial, not antiviral. Coronavirus is a Virus not bacterial!

The best protection is hand washing! 

We touch our faces many times in a minute; only touch your eyes, nose or mouth with clean hands!

Wash your hands often, especially after going to the toilet.  Wash thoroughly for at least 20 seconds with soap and water. Please also dry your hands thoroughly. Do not Rush! Use a paper towel to open the bathroom door to exit, drop the paper towel, in the bin by the door. 

Your hands should not touch any surfaces where possible.

Chanya Rupasinghe =1st at AJCC U10 Girls

Congratulations to Chanya Rupasinghe for her great achievements at the 2020 Australian Junior Chess Championships held in the Gold Coast.

Chanya shared first place with Darline Augustine in the U10 Girls Championship with 6.5 out of 8. Going into the last round Chanya was actually leading by 1/2 a point, but a last round draw allowed Darline to catch up and force a playoff.

Unfortunately Chanya had to concede the AJCC U10 title playing black in a Armageddon tie-break game.

Nevertheless this was a fantastic result for Chanya!!

Other great results were winning the U10 Girls Blitz and second prize in U14 Girls Problem Solving. She also did well in the U10 Open as best girl with 6 out of 9 and sharing 9th place with six other players including Vihaan and Daniel (Zhiyi).  

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2020 Rooty Hill Chess Club Membership

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Junior Membership $15

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