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Welcome to the CAWA Website

Here you will find all the information you need regarding chess in Western Australia. The site primarily caters for registered CAWA chess players be they Senior or Junior. But if you are an unregistered player, casual player or even an interested visitor feel free to look around. Perhaps after viewing the CAWA site you may wish to join the CAWA. By becoming a member you are then eligible to participate in ratified tournaments and obtain an official rating.

We hope you enjoy the CAWA site and if you have any comments, corrections or questions please forward them to the CAWA web master:

email mike.mcgregor@cawa.org.au email





2019 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE (25/02/19)

School Chess League The 2019 WA School Chess League will be commencing very soon. Comprehensive information regarding this year's School Chess League is available from the official website: 2019 WA School Chess League

South Zone Qualifying Event

The 2019 WA School Chess League South Zone Qualifying Event will be held at Corpus Christi College on the 24th of March. Full information and entry details can be found on the flyer below:

South Zone Qualifying Event Flyer







UPCOMING CAWA EVENTS (19/02/19)

Upcoming CAWA Events In March CAWA will be holding 2 events - The 2019 WA Allegro Championship & 2019 March Blitz Tournament.

The 2019 WA Allegro Championship will be held on Sunday 17th of March at the Maccabi Junior Chess Club in Yokine.

The entry form for this prestigious event is available from the link below:

2019 WA Allegro Championship Entry Form

Click here to register for the 2019 WA Allegro Championship



The last of the summer blitz tournaments - The 2019 March Blitz Tournament will be held at the Cracovia Club on Sunday 24th March.

Non-CAWA members are most welcome to enter.

More information about the 2019 March Blitz Tournament can be found on the entry form available below:

2019 March Blitz Tournament Entry Form






2019 PERTH OPEN (13/02/19)

Perth Open The 2019 Perth Open was held at the Leeming Primary School on the 9th & 10th of February.

Congratulations to the winner: Sam Marin.

Full results can be found in the Calendar of Events or the Recent Results section.










2019 FEBRUARY CAWA NEWSLETTER (10/02/19)

CAWA Newsletter The February Edition of the CAWA Newsletter is now available.

Please enjoy!!!!

For those wishing to contribute anything to the next edition please send your submission to the Newsletter Editor: Mike McGregor by the 31st of March 2019.







2019 AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS (26/01/18)

2019 Australian Junior Chess ChampionshipsThe 2019 Australian Junior Chess Championships was held at Trinity Grammar in Sydney from the 14th to 22nd of January.

The WA Juniors performed very well with Oscar Gao finishing second in the U/12 division and Yihe (Rebo) Fu second in the U/14 division.

Results of the WA juniors are listed below:

Championships
1. Emily Zhang - equal 6th in U/8 girls division and equal 12th in U/8 open division
2. Iker Hernandez - equal 31st in U/10 open division
3. Oscar Gao - equal 8th in U/10 open division and 2nd in U/12 division
4. Alex Pimenov - equal 8th in U/12 division
5. Aarnav Gupta - equal 60th in U/12 division
5. Kundan Dharmapuri - equal 7th in U/14 division
6. Yihe (Rebo) Fu - 2nd in U/14 division
7. Celine Ong - 4th in U/14 Girls division
8. Sri Krishna Kousel Dharmapuri - equal 9th in U/18 open division

Lightning
1. Yihe (Rebo) Fu - 1st in U/16 Open
2. Celine Ong - 2nd in U/14 Girls

Problem Solving
1. Emily Zhang - 2nd in U/8 Girls


A brief report and some photos kindly provided by John Pimenov are available from the links below:

2019 Australian Juniors Report 2019 Australian Juniors Photos






VALE MARY JO FAGAN (24/01/18)

Mary-Jo Fagan It is with deep regret to hear that Mary Jo Fagan, 101 years old, passed away last weekend.

Mary Jo came to the Kingsley Junior Chess Club shortly after it was founded in 1980. She assisted Norbert Muller with teaching the juniors and was the club treasurer for 38 years. At the age of 100 with failing eyesight she decided it was time for someone else to look after the club’s books.

From 1983 to 1992 she held the position of treasurer with the Junior Chess Council.

In 1995, at the age of 78 she won the WA Women’s Championship in 1995.

In 2017 she was nominated for the Koshnitsky medal for her services to the West Australian chess community.







CONGRATULATIONS TO NORBERT MULLER (22/01/18)

2019 Koshnitzky Medal winner Norbert Muller Congratulations to Norbert Muller - Winner of the 2019 Koshnitsky medal.

CAWA is pleased to announce that Norbert Muller is the winner of this year’s 2019 Koshnitsky medal.

The Koshnitsky Medal is a lifetime achievement award by the Australian Chess Federation for an outstanding contribution to Australian Chess Administration at a National or State level.

Norbert has been actively involved in Chess Administration for over 38 years. His achievements include, starting the Kingsley Junior Club in 1980, resurrecting the Perth Chess Club in 1994, a long involvement in Junior Chess in WA, secretary to six different CAWA Presidents, DOP to over 650 tournaments and much more.

Congratulations Norbert, a terrific achievement!!






2019 JANUARY BLITZ TOURNAMENT (22/01/19)

Rhein Donau Club The first CAWA tournament for 2019 - the 2019 January Blitz was held at the Rhein-Donau Club on Sunday the 20th of January.

Congratulations to the winner: Patrick Gong who achieved a perfect score of 11 from 11.

Full results can be found in the Calendar of Events or the Recent Results section.








2019 AUSTRALIAN OPEN - CONGRATULATIONS TEMUR KUYBOKAROV (8/01/18)

2019 Australian Open Winner The 2019 Australian Open Chess Championship was held at Boxhill Chess Club in Ashwood, Victoria from the 27th to 31st of December.

Temur Kuybokarov, who now calls WA home, won the Championship (7.5/9) on countback from Kanan Izzat.

Other players representing WA included: Yita Choong, Adam Kelly & Jay Lakner (5.0/9).

Full results can be found at the official website: 2019 Australian Chess Open














2018 CHESS KIDS INTERSCHOOL CHAMPIONSHIPS (24/12/18)

Australian Schools Teams Championship The 2018 Chess Kids Interschool Championships were held at Mannix College, Monash University, Melbourne on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th December. A total of 341 students participated across three divisions: Open Secondary (93 players), Middle School (102 players) and Primary (146 players).

Western Australia had a total of 37 players participating in the event in teams from: Nedlands Primary School, Carmel Primary School, Perth Modern School & Rossmoyne Senior High School.

A nice report kindly provided by Jay Lakner can be found in the Recent Results section.





2018 AUSTRALIAN SCHOOL TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIPS (24/12/18)

Australian Schools Teams Championship The 2018 Australian Schools Teams Championship were held at Prince Alfred College, Adelaide on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd December. There were 4 divisions: Open Secondary, Girls Secondary, Open Primary and Girls Primary. Western Australia’s only representative was the Mount Lawley Primary School team of Ethan Richards, Minh Nguyen, Iker Hernandez and Jamie Richards who competed in the Open Primary.

A nice report kindly provided by Jay Lakner can be found in the Recent Results section.






2018 CHRISTMAS BLITZ TOURNAMENT (17/12/18)

Christmas Blitz The 2018 Christmas Blitz Tournament was held at Leeming Primary School on Sunday the 16th of December.

Congratulations to the winners: Patrick Gong & Thomas Donaldson.

Full results can be found in the
Recent Results section.











2018 WA GRAND PRIX (17/12/18)

WA Grand Prix Congratulations to the following winners from this year's WA Grand Prix:

Premier: Andrew Hardegen

Major: Brent Geronimo

Minor: Gary Donaldson

Junior: Brent Geronimo

Country: Gary Donaldson


Full results, kindly provided by Grand Prix Organiser David Ellis, can be found here: 2018 WA Grand Prix Results





2018 CHRISTMAS OPEN (26/11/18)

Christmas Open The 2018 Christmas Open was played played at Leeming Primary School on the 24th & 25th of November.

Congratulations to the winner: Syakir Shazmeer

Full results can be found in the Recent Results section.







2018 KINGSLEY OPEN (07/12/18)

Kingsley Open The 2018 Kingsley Open was played played at North Woodvale Primary School on the 17th & 18th of November.

Congratulations to the winner: Adam Kelly

Results can be found in the Recent Results section.








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Latest News

2019 WA School Chess League

Upcoming CAWA Events

2019 Perth Open

2019 February CAWA Newsletter

2019 Australian Junior Chess Championships

Vale Mary Jo Fagan

Congratulations to Norbert Muller

2019 January Blitz Tournament

2019 Australian Open - Congratulations Temur Kuybokarov

2018 Chess Kids Interschool Championships

2018 Australian Schools Teams Championship

2018 Christmas Blitz Tournament

2018 WA Grand Prix

2018 Christmas Open

2018 Kingsley Open


Upcoming Events

17 Mar
2019 WA Allegro Championship
Click to register!

24 Mar
2019 March Blitz Tournament

24 Mar
2019 WA School Chess League
South Zone Qualifying Event


15 Apr
2019 WA Junior Championships commence

18 Apr
2019 Metro Open commences

21 & 22 Apr
2019 Gufeld Cup


Recent Results

Previous tournament results can be found in Archives Section under the
Past Tournaments heading.

2019 Perth Open

2019 Australian Junior Chess Championships

2019 January Blitz

2019 Australian Chess Open

2018 Christmas Blitz Tournament

2018 Chess Kids Interschool Championships

2018 Australia Schools Teams Championship

2018 WA Grand Prix

2018 Christmas Open

2018 Kingsley Open