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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








CAWA JANUARY BLITZ TOURNAMENT (25/01/20)

WA State Library The first Blitz tournament of the year - the 2020 January Blitz - was held at the Perth State Library on Sunday 19th January.

Congratulations to the winner: FM Patrick Gong.

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









2020 CAWA ALLEGRO & BLITZ GRAND PRIX INFORMATION (23/01/20)

Allegro & Blitz GPThis year the CAWA is proud to introduce the inaugural Allegro & Blitz Grand Prix Competition where Allegro & Blitz Grand Prix Events are played at venues around the Perth metropolitan area. GP points are awarded for results in each tournament similarly to the WA Grand Prix.

Details regarding the Allegro & Blitz Grand Prix is obtainable from the link below:

2020 CAWA Allegro & Blitz Grand Prix Information Sheet


For more information please contact:

Ian McAteer (GP Coordinator)         Mob: 0403 776 220         eMail: ianmcateer@live.com






CHESS BOOKS FOR SALE (22/01/20)

Chess Books For the Attention of Perth's Chess Enthusiasts, Martins Friends, and Colleagues.

Martin Curtis passed away from Motor Neuron Disease on July 24 2019. Chess was his passion so he wanted me to make sure his books, which he treasured, went to a 'good home.' He was anxious that I sell them so that the proceeds could go to the MND Association of WA. The Association provides help, equipment, and backup for sufferers of this tragic affliction Their support made all the difference to Martin's comfort and helped me to cope.

Please indicate any books you would like to purchase along with your donation. When I recieve your order I will organise a delivery of the books of your choice to your chess club. Many thanks in anticipation of your support. (Pat Curtis - Martin's wife)


Kevin Scott has been asked by Pat Curtis, Martins widow, to forward this message to all chess enthusiasts. Please take the time to read it and pass this message on to as many interested parties as possible.

For a listing of the books available, please click on the link below:

Martin Curtis Chess for Sale Books

Please note that the items listed in red are sold.

The amount of donation is entirely voluntary, however I suggest a minimum donation, based on "condition" of;

Good; $4 (some of these appear brand new, all are excellent)

Fair; $2 (Showing age but still in excellent condition)

Used; $1 (torn covers, faded pages and generally old. Many have Martins analysis on “post it” tabs next to the books lines. Still valid, especially the side-line subjects)

DVD; $5 (As new)

When I receive your order by email, I will box the books according to the club, and deliver them to the clubs, and collect the donations by arrangement with the clubs nominated official.

Be quick! First come first served.

Regards: Kevin Scott         eMail:   sks@iinet.net.au       Mob:   0439 723 731






2020 CAWA SUMMER ALLEGRO (22/01/20)

Maccabi Junior Chess Club The CAWA Summer Allegro Competition will be hosted by the Maccabi Junior Chess Club on Sunday 2nd February 2020.

Full details including online booking information can be found via the link below:

2020 CAWA Summer Allegro Entry Form












CONGRATULATIONS TO GM TEMUR KUYBOKAROV (14/01/20)

CAWA AGM Congratulations to GM Temur Kuybokarov, 2020 Australian Chess Champion!

Leading scores:

1st: GM Temur Kuybokarov (9.0/11)
2nd: IM Junta Ikeda (8.5/11)
3rd: IM Igor Bjelobrk (7.5/11)

Full standings are at:
http://chess-results.com/tnr503381.aspx?lan=1&art=4

Temur was the only WA participant in either the Championship or any of its associated tournaments.








2020 CAWA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING & UPDATED BYLAWS (14/01/20)

CAWA AGM The 2020 CAWA Annual General Meeting will be held at
Southern Suburbs Chess Club on the 28th of January starting at 7:30pm.

Also at the AGM the updated/amended CAWA Bylaws will be voted on. A draft copy of the new Bylaws is available from the link below:

CAWA Bylaws January 2020 Draft








2020 JOHNS-PUTRA AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR ELITE TRAINING SQUAD (JETS) (13/01/20)

Australian Juniors Chess LeagueThe
Australian Junior Chess League is pleased to invite applications from talented Australian juniors (U/18) for the 2020 Australian Junior Elite Training Squad - JETS.

The JETS Squad is Australia's premier development squad, aimed at encouraging and challenging the next generation of Australian champions. (Past JETS members have gone on to become Grandmasters and International Masters.)

Applicants are judged by enthusiasm, commitment and recent improvement, as well as rating, with a loading for applicants aged 14 and under. Eligibility for the Squad will generally require participation in at least one of the following events in December/January 2019/20: the Australian Young Masters in Adelaide, an Australian Championship event in Sydney, or the Australian Junior Championships on the Gold Coast.

The selected members of the 2020 JETS Squad must commit to attend the JETS national junior training camp, to be held on the Gold Coast from July 4-9. Apply via: http://australianjuniorchess.org.au/apply

Deadline for applications February 20, 2020.

Further information about JETS can be found on the information sheet available from the link below:

2020 JETS Information Sheet






CHESS CENTRE OPENS AT THE STATE LIBRARY (05/01/20)

WA State Library Chess Centre Starting from this month if you are in town and want to play chess in a quiet environment then consider going to the State Library where there is a designated area on the Second floor with chess sets and clocks provided by CAWA.

An agreement was reached between CAWA and the State Library to provide a chess playing area initially on a trial basis. So, your patronage will help to make this a popular venue.

The State Library opening hours are:

Mon to Thurs: 9am to 8pm, Fri 9am to 5:30pm, Sat & Sun 10am to 5:30pm.

Please note: The Library is closed on Public Holidays.





NOMINEE FOR THE 2020 KOSHNITSKI MEDAL - FRED MARIS (05/01/20)

Fred MarisThe Koshnitsky Medal is awarded annually by the Australian Chess Federation to an individual who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to the administration of chess in Australia. This year the CAWA Council nominated Fred Maris for this medal in recognition of nearly 30 years' service to the Western Australian chess community. This has included starting up the Mandurah Chess Club in 1990, the Midlands Chess Club in 1993 and being actively involved with the
Perth Chess Club from 2010 to 2019 as President.

In 1995 Fred started a company Chess Supplies of WA which supplied equipment to the WA chess playing community including schools and prisons until 2008. Fred has maintained an active role of coaching at several schools. He is currently coaching at the Lake Joondalup Baptist College.






NOMINEES FOR THE 2019 RAC SPORTS STARS (05/01/20)

CAWA 2019 Grand PrixAs a member of the WA Sports Federation, The Chess Association of WA Inc was invited to nominate RAC stars for chess. This year the CAWA Council nominated Temur Kuybokarov for RAC Sports Star and Yihe Fu (Rebo) for the RAC Junior Sports Star.

Temur has had a very successful year both internationally and nationally. He won the 2019 Australian Open Championship in late December last year. Subsequently he was awarded the title of Grandmaster in March. He has played in several international and national tournaments this year. His most notable results in 2019 were:

a) 9th = in the World Junior championships held in New Delhi India in October in a field of 94 players. This was despite having a viral infection for most of the tournament.
b) Recently winning the 2019 Australian Masters GM Norm tournament in Melborne with a near perfect score of 8.5 from 9.
c) Closer to home he won the WA Allegro with a perfect score of 9/9.

Rebo has been very active tournament player this year. He is particularly adept in the shorter time games. This is reflected in his results this year which included:

a) 2nd Under 14s Australian Junior Championships
b) 3rd= Under 18s Australian Junior Lightning Championships
c) 1st Under 16s WA State Junior Championships
d) 1st WA Junior Lightning Championships.
e) 1st WA Junior Rapid Play
f) 1st WA Junior Allegro Championships

2019 RAC Sports West Awards






2019 CAWA GRAND PRIX (21/12/19)

CAWA 2019 Grand PrixThe winners in this year's Grand Prix were:

Open: Kathryn Hardegen
Major: Ned Tomic
Minor & Country: Garry Donaldson
Junior: Oscar Gao

Full results can be found in the report kindly provided by organiser David Ellis below:

2019 Grand Prix Results






2019 CHRISTMAS BLITZ TOURNAMENT (18/12/19)

Christmas Blitz The 2019 Christmas Blitz was played at North Woodvale Primary School on Sunday the 15th of December.

Congratulations to the winner: Stephanus Kurniawan with a perfect score of 9/9.

Full results can be found in the Recent Results section.







2020 CAWA CALENDAR OF EVENTS (16/12/19)

CAWA 2020 Calendar The 2020 CAWA Calendar of Events is now available.

Please Note:

All information currently contained in the calendar is correct at time of publication but may be subject to change in the future.

Changes and additions to the calendar will be made when they become available.









2019 DECEMBER CAWA NEWSLETTER (10/12/19)

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.





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 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 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 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 Recent Results section.







Daily Puzzle



Latest News

CAWA January Blitz Tournament

2020 CAWA Allegro & Blitz Grand Prix Information

Chess Books for Sale

2020 CAWA Summer Allegro

Congratulations to GM Temur Kuybokarov

2020 CAWA Annual General Meeting
& Updated Bylaws


2020 Johns-Putra Australian Junior Elite Training Squad (JETS)

Chess Centre Opens at the State Library

Nominee for the 2020 Koshnitski Medal - Fred Maris

Nominees for the 2019 RAC Sports Stars

2019 Grand Prix

2019 Christmas Blitz Tournament

2020 CAWA Calendar of Events

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


Upcoming Events

18 to 26 Jan
2020 Australian Junior Championships

28 Jan
2020 CAWA AGM

02 Feb
2020 Summer Allegro

04 Feb
Southern Suburbs Open commences (7 rounds)

15 & 16 Feb
2020 Perth Open

08 Mar
2020 WA Allegro Championship




Recent Results

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

2020 January Blitz

2019 Grand Prix

2019 Christmas Blitz

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