Chess Discount Sales

"61 years of chess"

40 Baptist Street, Redfern 2016 (15 minutes walk from Sydney Central Station)

Tel. (02) 9690 2247


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Business Hours: Monday  - Saturday 11am - 3pm

Mailing Address: 40 Baptist St, Redfern 2016

Credit Cards

We take Mastercard, Visacard, American Express.

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Mail Order

A large percentage of our business is by mail order. We despatch chess computers, books, and equipment daily. Telephone through your order with card details by 12 Noon for same day despatch or goods ordered by letter are despatched the same day.

Postal charges are $8.00 per order within Australia.

These postal rates are irrespective of quantity ordered. We will pay the balance.

E-Mail - 24 hours - orders welcome all hours.

Chesster says...

"If We Don't Have It

You Don't Need It"

Over 60 years ago in 1950 the manager of Chess Discount Sales Peter Parr was taught to play chess by his father at the age of 4 well before any of Botvinnikís 7 world title matches. After winning the British Junior title in 1935 Frank (Pa, Parr) created a record by competing in the British Championship title event for a 55 year period from 1936-1991 and at Hastings 1932-2004 over a 72 year period winning the 1939/40 premier.

Peter won the coveted NSW Championship title in 1968 after decisively defeating ex-world correspondence champion Cecil Purdy IM in a title match.

He later captained the Australian Olympic Menís Team on 6 occasions in Israel, Argentina, Switzerland, Greece, Yugoslavia and the Philippines.

Chess Discount Sales the cornucopia of chess is now so busy 6 days a week, 52 weeks a year that no overseas or interstate trips are planned in the foreseeable future.

Peter has been awarded honorary life membership of the NSW Chess Association, and Australian Chess Federation and was awarded the Order of Australia Medal (OAM) for services to chess by His Excellency the Governor of NSW on behalf of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II in 1997.

Peter has served on 4 FIDE world chess federation commissions, FIDE Rules Commission 1982-1986, FIDE CHIPS Commission 1982-1990, FIDE Computer Commission 1990-1994, FIDE Arbiters Commission 1990-1994 and has been a FIDE International arbiter since 1978 and was awarded the FIDE International organiser title in 2012.

Chess Discount Sales has been established in the Sydney Central Business District for almost 40 years.

We are by far the largest supplier in Australia and the Southern Hemisphere of thousands of different chess items.

Provision is being made for the purchase of a substantial building in the Sydney CBD for a chess centre scheduled to open in 2025.

Chess Discount Sales is a major sponsor for the 2009 Australian Open and 2010 Australian Championships and is sponsor of the 2012 Australian Junior Championships.

World Champions Euwe, Spassky, Karpov, FIDE Presidents, dozens of Grandmasters,

The Deputy Prime Minister (Tim Fischer), Keanu Reeves, Sirs, Lord Mayor of Sydney, Judges etc have all visited Chess Discount Sales.

Over 3400 different products are imported from over 40 countries.

Why not drop in and browse around - our next customer could be Kylie or Bob the Builder?




Peter Parr

Our Manager

Peter Parr (OAM) 6 times captain of Australia's Olympic men's team (since 1976) . Peter is also a life member of the Australian Chess Federation and the NSW Chess Association. Peter has over 60 years experience as a chess player, and is always available for expert advice.




Assistant Manager

Steve Kerr, Senior International Master (ICCF),  former Australian Junior Champion, former British Junior Champion, former Australian Email Champion, board one Australia CC Olympiad 2004, 2006. (Rated 2613 IECG).


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