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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 DECEMBER CAWA NEWSLETTER (10/13/19)

CAWA Newsletter The December 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:

Newsletter Editor: Mike McGregor by the 31st of January 2020.









PERTH CHESS CLUB RECOGNITION FOR WOLFGANG LEONHARDT & JOHN BROOKE (07/12/19)

Perthe Chess Club In 2017 the Perth Chess Club introduced its 5th rated tournament of the year, a FIDE rated swiss. In 2019 the players were split into 2 swiss tournaments known as "Over 1500 " and "Under 1500" (based on rating). This split was a more popular format, so the Perth Chess Club committee agreed this should continue and be named in recognition of 2 long serving members: Wolfgang Leonhardt and John Brooke.

The "Over 1500" will now be known as the "Wolfgang Leonhardt Cup" (with a Perpetual trophy). Wolfgang has been winning tournaments at the club since the 1950's. He was club champion 4 times between 2003 and 2009 when aged over 70 years. Besides his success at the club he won the WA State Championship 8 times between 1954 and 1972. Further information about Wolfgang is on the Perth Club and CAWA websites.

The "Under 1500" tournament will now be known as the John Brooke Cup (with a Perpetual trophy). John has been a volunteer at the club since the 1990's. John has been the Treasurer throughout this time and also organises the refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits) each week. As keyholder he spends the longest at the club each week opening up and setting up at the start and packing away and locking up at the end. His dedicated selfless service for the benefit of his fellow players and his happy friendly manner, contribute to the pleasant atmosphere at Perth Chess Club.

PCC President Rob Maris.





UPCOMING CHRISTMAS BLITZ TOURNAMENT (02/12/19)

Christmas Blitz The 2019 Christmas Blitz will be held at North Woodvale Primary School at 1.00pm on Sunday the 15th of December.

The format is 5 minutes plus a 2 second increment per move on the clock played in a 9 round Swiss.

Entries accepted in advance to Ian McAteer or up to 12.50pm on the day. Don't be late!

Please join us for the final CAWA event of the year which will be immediately followed by the CAWA wind-up and trophy presentations.

Full details can be found on the entry form available from the link below:

2019 Christmas Blitz Entry Form





2019 CHRISTMAS OPEN (02/12/19)

Christmas Open The 2019 Christmas Open was played on the weekend of November 30 & December 01 at North Woodvale Primary School.

Congratulations to the winner: FM Tristan Boyd.

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










2019 PERTH MODERN SCHOOL JUNIOR CHESS OPEN (26/11/19)

Perth Modern School The Perth Modern Open was held on Sunday 24th November at Perth Modern School to raise funds to help send the Perth Modern School Chess Teams to Canberra to represent WA in the Australian Schools Teams Championships.


Full results can be found from the link below:

2019 Perth Modern Open Junior Chess Competition Report






2019 CARMEL JUNIOR OPEN TOURNAMENT (26/11/19)

2019 Carmel Junior OpenThe 2019 Carmel Open Junior Chess Tournament was held on Sunday 10th November at Carmel Primary School to raise funds to help send the Carmel Primary School Chess Team to Melbourne to represent WA in the National Chesskids Interschool Chess Championships.

Full results can be found from the link below:

2019 Carmel Junior Open Tournament Report






2019 KINGSLEY OPEN (19/11/19)

Kingsley Open The 2019 Kingsley Open was played on the weekend of November 9/10 at North Woodvale Primary School.

Congratulations to the winner: WFM Kathryn Hardegen.

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









2019 MACCABI BLITZ TOURNAMENT (17/11/19)

Maccabi Chess The Maccabi Blitz Chess Competition was held on Sunday 3rd November and was hosted by the Maccabi Junior Chess Club. The event attracted 32 players, composed of 24 juniors and 8 adults and was won by Rebo Fu with a score of 9.5/11

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








2019 MOUNT LAWLEY OPEN JUNIOR TOURNAMENT (17/11/19)

2019 Mount Lawley Junior OpenThe Mount Lawley Junior Open was held on Sunday 27th October at Mount Lawley Primary School to raise funds to help send the Mount Lawley Primary School Chess Team to Canberra to represent WA in the Australian Schools Teams Championships.

Full results can be found from the link below:

2019 Mount Lawley Open Junior Tournament Report






2019 WA RAPIDPLAY CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP (17/11/19)

WA Rapid Play Chess ChampionshipThe first ever WA Rapidplay Chess Championship was held on the 12th and 13th October at North Woodvale Primary School and attracted 16 participants.

The event was convincingly won by Patrick Gong with a perfect score of 9/9, granting him the title of: 2019 WA Rapidplay Chess Champion.

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







TEMUR KUYBOKAROV APPEAL UPDATE (19/10/19)

Temur Kuybokarov Update on the Appeal to Raise Funds for Temur Kuybokarov to Play in the Under 20's World Chess Championships in New Delhi, India

A total of $950 was donated by CAWA members to assist our own WA International Grandmaster Temur Kuybokarov to play in the Under 20's World Chess Championship in New Delhi, India, this month.

CAWA would like to thank the following donors for their generous contribution: David Ellis, Chris Geronimo, Andrew Hardegen, Ian McAteer, Mike McGregor, Kevin Ong, Florante Osorio and Alan Wolstencroft.

The Under 20s World Chess Championships has already started.

Temur's progress can be followed on the official website:
https://worldjuniorchess2019.com or the Chess results website: https://chess-results.com






2019 JUNIOR RAPIDPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS (19/10/19)

Junior Rapid Play Championship The 2019 Junior Rapidplay Chess Championships - a new CAWA Junior event which replaced the Primary and Secondary Championships - was held during the school holidays on Monday, 7th October and Tuesday, 8th October.

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









TEMUR KUYBOKAROV APPEAL (03/10/19)

Temur Kuybokarov An Appeal to Fund Temur Kuybokarov to Play in the Under 20's World Chess Championships in New Delhi, India

Our own WA International Grandmaster Temur Kuybokarov is going to play in the Under 20's World chess Championship in New Delhi, India, 14th to 26th October.

Temur 19 years old is the current Australian Open Chess Champion and participation in this tournament represents a once in a life time chance for a shot at the Under 20's World Chess Championship.

Getting Temur into this tournament was by no means straight forward because his registration change to Australia is still going through a due process. Mainly due to efforts by various members of the Australian Chess Federation he was allowed to participate. Owing to the latest of his acceptance it was not possible to get national funds for Temur. Attempts to date to get sponsorship from various Australian companies has not met with success.

Hence this is an appeal to the chess playing public of Western Australia to give financial support to Temur's quest to be the Under 20's World Chess Champion.

To date members of the CAWA Council have pledged $600 towards Temur's participation.

Ideally we are trying to reach $5,000 which will cover economy flights for Temur and his mother plus accommodation.

Of course every little bit helps so if you feel inclined to help please donate to the CAWA Bankwest account:-

BSB 306-105

Account 0042521

Please mark the deposit 'Temur New Delhi'






2019 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE FINALS (16/09/19)

School Chess League The CAWA School Chess League Finals was held on Sunday, 2nd September at Trinity College.

Congratulations to the winners: Perth Modern School (Secondary Division) & Nedlands Primary School (Primary Division)

You will find a report of the finals on the School Chess League page.










2019 JUNIOR ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIPS (10/09/19)

Junior Allegro
The 2019 Junior Allegro Championships was played on the 8th of September at Leeming Primary School.

Congratulations to the winners:

Rebo Fu (U/18), Kundan Dharmapuri (U/14), Harry Geronimo (U/12), Barath Harirajesh (U/10),
Eamon Harris (U/8) & Celine Ong (Girls Champion).

Some nice photographs taken by Paul Harris are available from:

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/g3c32x63g5rfffk/AACqZP59dlMdiKyzHtDJUMkma?dl=0


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





2019 WILLETTON OPEN (24/08/19)

Willetton Open The 2019 Willetton Open was played on the weekend of August 17/18 at Leeming Primary School.

Congratulations to the winner: Kuan Han Sen with a perfect score of 6/6.

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









2019 SOUTH OF THE RIVER CHESS OPEN (17/08/19)

Southern Suburbs Chess Club
The inaugural South of the River Chess Open presented by the Southern Suburbs Chess Club, on behalf of the Chess Association of Western Australia and with the generous support of the City of Melville, was played from the 10th of July to the 7th of August.

Congratulations to the winner: Dominador Andador

Full results and a nice report kindly provided by the organiser Ian McAteer can be found in the Calendar of Events or the Recent Results section.






2019 HARRIS INTERCLUB COMPETITION (05/08/19)

Harris Interclub CompetitionThe 2019 Harris Interclub Competition was held at Southern Suburbs Chess Club (Leeming Primary School) on Sundays 28th July and 4th August.

Southern Suburbs Chess Club became the first club to win five successive Harris Interclub Competitions.

Full results and a nice report kindly provided by Andrew Hardegen can be found in the Calendar of Events or the Recent Results section.







2019 WA STATE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS PLAYOFFS (30/07/19)

State Championships The 2019 WA Championship playoff between FM Tristan Boyd & Ihsan Ferozkohi was won by Tristan (1.5 to 0.5).

Congratulations to: FM Tristan Boyd -- 2019 WA Chess Champion.


The 2019 WA Women's Championship match between WFM Kathryn Hardegen & Celine Ong was won by Kathryn (2.0 to 0.0).

Congratulations to: WFM Kathryn Hardegen -- 2019 WA Women's Chess Champion.


PGN's of both playoffs are available on the 2019 State Championship page.






Daily Puzzle



Latest News

2019 December CAWA Newsletter

Perth Chess Club Recognition for
Wolfgang Leonhardt & John Brooke


Upcoming Christmas Blitz Tournament

2019 Christmas Open

2019 Perth Modern School Junior Chess Open

2019 Carmel Junior Open Tournament

2019 Kingsley Open

2019 Maccabi Blitz Tournaments

2019 Mount Lawley Open Junior Tournament

2019 WA Rapidplay Chess Championship

Temur Kuybokarov Appeal Update

2019 Junior Rapidplay Championships

Temur Kuybokarov Appeal

2019 WA School Chess League Finals

2019 Junior Allegro Championships

2019 Willetton Open

2019 South of the River Chess Open

2019 Harris Interclub Competition

2019 WA State Chess Championships Playoffs


Upcoming Events

15 Dec
2019 Christmas Blitz

15 Dec
2019 CAWA Wind-up & Trophy Presentations

02 to 13 Jan
2020 Australian Championships

18 to 26 Jan
2020 Australian Junior Championships


Recent Results

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

2019 Christmas Open

2019 Perth Modern School Junior Chess Open

2019 Carmel Open Junior Chess Tournament

2019 Kingsley Open

2019 Macabbi Blitz

2019 Mount Lawley Open Junior Tournament

2019 WA Rapidplay Chess Championship

2019 Junior Rapidplay Championships

2019 WA School Chess League Finals

2019 Junior Allegro Championships

2019 SCL Girls Competition

2019 Willetton Open

2019 South of the River Open

2019 Harris Interclub Competition

2019 Ron Frank Junior Chess Competition

2019 WA State Blitz Championship

2019 WA State Chess Championships