Welcome to the Street Chess Homepage. Here you will find out all you need to know about Street Chess and upcoming Street Chess Events.

What is Street Chess?

Street Chess is a weekly outdoor chess tournament that has been running in Canberra for 15 years.

When and Where?

Street Chess is on every Saturday from 11am until 2:30pm. The tournament runs every Saturday of the year with the singular exception of when Xmas falls on a Saturday. Street Chess is held outside King O'Malley's in City Walk, Canberra City. (See map on right).


Due to the generous sponsorship of King O'Malley's and Chicken Gourment, the tournament offers a guaranteed prize pool of $100 every week. The prize distribution is

Entry Fee

Entry for players 16 years and over is $5. Players under the age of 16 years can enter for free

Tournament Format

The tournament is a 7 round event, using swiss pairing rules (ie no one is eliminated). The time limit is G/15 (you have 15 minutes for all your moves). All players are eligible for the place prizes, while players seeded in the bottom half of the tournament are eligible for the Lower Half prize.

Contact details

For further information email Shaun Press