Cameron Parle

The allure of chess is timeless. Both of itself and in broader pursuits it instils higher qualities of lateral thinking, creativity, logic, endeavour, time management, sportsmanship and more.

I learned to play chess at age six in 1970, awed by the period rhetoric of The Modern Chess Primer written in 1899! Two years on I avidly followed the Fischer–Spassky “Match of the Century” in Iceland. Later I won several tournament age titles beginning with the 1976 NSW under 13 state championship, followed by a number of high placings in adult competition. It was also in my early years I found an abiding passion in the field of electronic chess computers and chess technology.

As a paradigm of life chess holds a hallowed place in the hearts and minds of millions of players worldwide. The raison d'être of Gambit Chess Supplies is to make available locally to Australian players an international range in the professional European-style internet chess shop tradition.


When thou with ſtudy deep haſt toyld,
     and over-dull’d thy braine,
Then uſe this Game, which will refreſh
     thy wits, and it againe.

Arthur Saul’s The famous game of Cheſſe-play, London, 1614


Address Gambit Chess Supplies

28 Thorn Avenue
Harrington Park NSW 2567

Phone 0468 969 038
Contact Cameron Parle
Email info@gambitchesssupplies.com.au


ABN          27 412 155 600



Dear Valued Customer

Yesterday I was discharged from hospital after a three-week stay following emergency abdominal surgery on 15 January 2020. Before my admission to hospital I deemed it prudent to close my shop for a then indeterminate period in anticipation of not being in a position to fulfill customer orders in a timely manner. 

I am pleased to announce that my operation was successful and that Gambit Chess Supplies is again open for business. I am advised by my surgeon however that full recovery will take approximately a further four weeks. Consequently I have made a pragmatic decision to offer the customer pickup only option for orders until I am again in full health.

I expect that I once more will be able to offer my national delivery options from March 2020 and look forward to serving both old and new customers throughout 2020 and beyond as I have for the past five years.

Cameron Parle