Every Sunday afternoon (starting at 2pm) the Melbourne Chess club
hosts a tournament suitable
for novices and improving players. The event is a light-hearted
'tournament' where you play 5 games against other novices and often have
a lecture / interactive talk from a senior player after the event. The
event runs from 2-5pm, and the lecture starts at roughly 5. The cost is
$10 for MCC members and $15 for non-members.