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13 to 21 Jan
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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





2017 CHRISTMAS LIGHTNING TOURNAMENT & CAWA AWARD PRESENTATIONS (07/12/17)

ACF The last event for this year - the very popular Christmas Lightning Tournament will be held on the 17th of December at Leeming Primary School.

Full details for this fun tournament can be found on the entry form available below:

2017 Christmas Lightning Entry Form



Players and friends are also invited to stay for the CAWA Award Presentations which will be held after the tournament.







2018 CAWA CALENDAR OF EVENTS (07/12/17)

2018 CAWA Calendar The 2018 CAWA Calendar of Events has now been uploaded.

The calendar is correct at time of publication but may be subject to change in the future .













2017 DECEMBER CAWA NEWSLETTER (06/12/17)

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 the Newsletter Editor: Mike McGregor by the 31st of January 2018.







2017 CHRISTMAS OPEN (24/11/17)

Christmas Open The 2017 Christmas Open was played on the 18th & 19th of November at Leeming Primary School.

Congratulations to the winner: Tristan Boyd

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








ACF - NOTICE OF ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE (20/11/17)

ACF An expression of interested is sought from any WA players, that may be competing in the 2018 National Chess Championships, to attend the ACF National Conference on the 7th of January 2018 as a representative of CAWA. Information regarding the conference meeting and agenda is available from the link below:

ACF National Conference 2018 - Notice of Meeting & Agenda


If you would like to attend the ACF National Conference or require further information, please get in touch with CAWA Secretary David Hounsome at: dshounsome@iprimus.com.au or phone: 94488045.






2017 KINGSLEY OPEN (23/10/17)

Kingsley Open The 2017 Kingsley Open was played on the 21st & 22nd of October at North Woodvale Primary School.

Congratulations to the winner: Andrew Hardegen

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










2017 STATE JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS (21/10/17)

State Junior Championships The 2017 State Junior Chess Championships were played played at Leeming Primary School from the 2nd to 5th of October.

Congratulations to:

Brent Geronimo - 2017 State Junior Chess Champion &

Celine Ong - 2017 State Junior Girls Chess Champion.


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







2017 WA JUNIOR ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIPS (22/09/17)

Junior Allegro Championship The 2017 WA Junior Allegro Championships was played played at Leeming Primary School on the 17th of September.

Congratulations to: Patrick Gong - 2017 State Junior Allegro Champion.

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










REVISION OF THE CHESS ASSOCIATION OF WA CONSTITUTION (27/08/17)

constitution As a result of the enactment of the Associations Incorporation Act 2015, all incorporated bodies are required to revise their constitutions to ensure they comply with the new requirements. Ammended constitutions need to be approved by 75% of the members attending an AGM or Special General Meeting and endorsed by the government department responsible for administering the Act, before July 1 2018.

The draft copy of the revised CAWA constitution is available from the link below and has been endorsed by the CAWA Council.

Draft copy of revised CAWA Constitution

It includes all of the new requirements of constitutions while making as few changes as possible to the governance of CAWA. It does change the CAWA financial year from July-June to a calendar year to bring the constitution in line with current practice. Some matters that were formally in constitutions are now covered by the Act to which CAWA must comply.

In order that the CAWA membership is informed of the proposed changes and, has an opportunity to raise any issues, your comments and feedback are being sought now. Please forward any comments to David Hounsome Secretary at: dshounsome@iprimus.com.au or phone: 94488045.

In addition clubs may wish to discuss the matter with their members and provide feedback.

A response by the end of September is sought. This will allow time for the Council to carefully consider any feedback and prepare a response. Given the timeline set by the new Act it is important that when the membership meets to approve a new constitution we have before us a constitution which has been accepted.






2017 WILLETTON OPEN (21/08/17)

Willetton Open The 2017 Willetton Open was played played at Leeming Primary School on the 19th & 20th of August.

Congratulations to the winner: Patrick Gong

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










CHESS SIMUL BY IM TEMUR KUYBOKAROV (17/08/17)

Chess SimulOn Sunday, 13th of August at the Rhein Donau Club, Myaree, a simul was played between International Master (IM) Temur Kuybokarov and 23 local chess players.

Please click on the link below for a nice report with some photos kindly provided by Gordon Dunlop.

IM Temur Kuybokaov Simul










2017 HARRIS EDWARDES COMPETITION (08/08/17)

Harris Edwardes Competition The 2017 Harris Edwardes competition received a total of ten team entries and was held at the North Woodvale Primary School over two Sunday afternoons 30 July and 6 August. This is the largest participation in many years. Four teams entered the Open, two teams in the B division and four teams in the C division. The same format was used again from the previous year with some minor changes. All players played exactly four games over the two weekends.

In the Open division teams participated from Metro, Perth and Southern Suburbs(two teams). With four teams it was possible to play the event in the traditional format with round robin preliminary matches then a final round to determine final placings. Congratulations to the Southern Suburbs A1 team for convincingly winning both the preliminary rounds and the final match.

In the B Division teams participated from Perth and Southern Suburbs.. The format for this competition consisted of 4 matches with players having a game against each player in the opposing team. Congratulations to the Southern Suburbs team for their win over Perth. The competition was decided on total game score and Southern Suburbs won the event with 11.5 from 16.

In the C Division teams participated from Kingsley Juniors, Perth and Southern Suburbs. The format the traditional format with round robin preliminary matches then a final round to determine final placings. Congratulations to the Southern Suburbs C1 team for their win over Southern Suburbs.

Congratulations to all the winning teams from Souther Suburbs and thank you to all those players that organised teams and participated to the smooth running of the competition. Trophies will be awarded after the Christmas Lightning event on December 17th.

Report kindly provided by Gordon Dunlop.






2017 SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE FINALS (25/07/17)

CAWA The 2017 School Chess League (SCL) finals were played on Saturday 22nd July.

You can find a nice report and a selection of photos kindly provided by CAWA School Chess League organiser Yita Choong in the School Chess League section.












Daily Puzzle



Latest News

2017 Christmas Lightning Tournament &
CAWA Award Presentations


2018 CAWA Calendar of Events

2017 December CAWA Newsletter

2017 Christmas Open

ACF - Notice of Annual National Conference

2017 Kingsley Open

2017 State Junior Chess Championships

2017 WA Junior Allegro Championships

Revision of the Chess Association of WA Constitution

2017 Willetton Open

Chess Simul by IM Temur Kuybokarov

2017 Harris Edwardes Competition

2017 School Chess League Finals

Upcoming Events

17 Dec
2017 Christmas Lightning

17 Dec
2017 CAWA Wind-up & Presentations

2 to 12 Jan
2018 Australian Chess Championships

13 to 21 Jan
2018 Australian Junior Chess Championships




Recent Results

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

2017 Christmas Open

2017 Kingsley Open

2017 State Junior Championships

2017 WA Junior Allegro Championships

2017 Willetton Open

IM Temur Kuybokaov Simul

2017 Harris Edwardes Competition

2017 School Chess League Finals

2017 State Closed & Reserves Chess Championships

2017 South West Open

2017 State Lightning Championship

2017 Gufeld Cup

2017 Secondary Students' Championship

2017 Primary Students' Championship

2017 WA Allegro Championship

2017 Perth Open

2017 Australian Chess Open

2017 Australian Junior Chess Championships