A new club has just opened for business in Sydney, the Dooleys Chess Club. Founded by chess diehard Pinoy-Aussie Elpidio Bautista, Dooleys CC is hosted by the Dooleys Catholic Club in Lidcombe and opens from 12 noon to 6PM every Saturday. For the time being most members are Pinoys, including former weekend warriors Levi Descallar and Ed Agulto, but of course all comers are welcome!
The small group has so far managed to equip themselves with about six boards and 6 Excalibur clocks (which will hopefully be upgraded to DGTs). Already plans are underway for regular tournaments starting most likely with a fast time control event.
So, if you're not doing anything on Saturdays - come and pay the guys a visit. We're located just a short 3 minute walk from Lidcombe train station. For our Pinoy friends, the nearby "Bahay Kubo" restaurant would make the perfect stop after an afternoon's fun over the board.