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CAWA logo Chess Association of Western Australia


Welcome to the Chess Association of Western Australia's 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





FRINGE CHESS - STATE OF PLAY 2021 (03/12/20)

Fringe World Courtyard Chess Fringe Chess - State of Play 2021

Be part of next year's Fringe World at the State Theatre Centre of WA.

The State of Play chess events are open for registration now at this website:

https://www.ptt.wa.gov.au/venues/state-theatre-centre-of-wa/whats-on/check-mate-courtyard-chess-tournaments

Please Note:

You can't enter via CAWA or on the day so please be sure to book on the web site.


Fri 15 Jan: Junior Blitz - A competitive chess tournament for those under 18!

Sat 16 Jan: Grand Blitz - An open competitive chess tournament for all ages.

Fri 22 Jan: Banter Blitz - A New York-style chess event; trash talk your opponent and knock them off their high horse!

Sat 23 Jan: Grand Master Exhibition - Watch a master at work, as Perth-based Grand Master and Australian Chess Champion Temur Kuybokarov plays 20 members of the CAWA simultaneously!


Fringe World State of Play





2020 FUTURE STAR CHRISTMAS CHESS TOURNAMENT (01/12/20)

future star logo The 2020 Future Star Christmas Tournament will be held on Saturday 12th December at the University of Western Australia.

The event is designed to engage beginner to intermediate level juniors from a rating of 600-1500 (3 divisions). We hope to bring junior chess players around WA together, and create a fun and exciting environment for juniors to develop their interest and passion for chess. CAWA wholeheartedly supports this tournament and will be providing any necessary equipment to assist the success of this tournament.

Details of this event are available here:
Future Star Christmas Chess Tournament



Enquiries: Patrick Gong      Mobile: 0405 088 044      Email: FutureStarChess@gmail.com




CONGRATULATIONS TO OSCAR GAO (27/11/20)

2020 world online cadets and youths
Congratulations to Oscar Gao - Selected to represent Australia.

Oscar Gao, one of our most promising WA Junior players has been selected to represent Australia in the 2020 FIDE Online World cadets & Youth Rapid Championships

Oscar has been selected as the Australian sole representative to play in the under 12 Open section. He will start by playing in the Asian continental qualifying tournaments from 11th to 13th December. We wish Oscar every success playing for his country.

Alan Wolstencroft President





2020 KINGSLEY OPEN (25/11/20)

2020 Kingsley OpenThe 2020 Kingsley Open was played at North Woodvale Primary School over 2 Sundays: 15th & 22nd of November.

Congratulations to the winner: Jamie Laubbacher.

Results can be found in the Past Tournaments or in the Recent Results section.







2020 JUNIOR FUTURE STAR CHESS TOURNAMENT REPORT (18/11/20)

UCA The
2020 Junior Future Star Chess Tournament was held in UWA Ezone on the 15th of November.

A whopping 85 promising young chess players turned up in what was one of the biggest WA junior events in recent years. Given the impact of COVID-19, it was extremely pleasing to see many fresh new faces coming and attempting in their ever tournament.

You can find a nice report, provided by Patrick Gong, in the Recent Results section.









2020 ASIAN NATIONS ONLINE CUP (18/11/20)

2020 Asian Nations Online Cup Congratulations to the Australian Chess Team Winning the 2020 Asian Nations Online Cup!!!

Ranked no 6 in the 2020 Asian Nations Online Cup the Australian team, (Anton Smirnov, Temur Kuybokarov, Max Illingworth, Moulthon Ly and James Morris) managed a sensational David and Goliath style win in the Finals by beating Chess Super Power India 4.5 to 3.5.

Click
here for a nice report by non-playing captain IM Leonid Sandler.

Our own WA Grandmaster, Temur Kuybokarov, played a significant part in this event, particularly in the Finals with a score of 1.5 from 2 against Indian Grandmaster, Nihal Sarin.

For a very detailed online report on the Finals and the Women Finals as well see: https://youtu.be/6Dv4JeAlM9s

The introductory Indian commentary is somewhat biased but quite humorous.

Alan Wolstencroft - CAWA President




APPOINTMENT OF THE JUNIOR VICE-PRESIDENT (18/11/20)

CAWA logo
From CAWA President Alan Wolstencroft:

I am very pleased to announce that Joli Mendez and Jeng (Jessie) Kong have been appointed joint CAWA Junior Vice-Presidents.

This year Jessie and Joli have been instrumental in the success of two Junior CAWA events, namely the State Junior Championships held in July and the October Junior chess camp.

Their contact email address is available from the CAWA Council page.

Alan Wolstencroft - CAWA President





2020 JUNIOR FUTURE STAR CHESS TOURNAMENT UPDATE (11/11/20)

UCA From organiser Patrick Gong:

Due to an overwhelming amount of entries, the registration for the
2020 Future Star Tournament
is now closed.

This is due to the current phase 4 restrictions (2 sqm per person) surrounding our room capacity, which allows only a maximum of 90 occupants at a given time.

We would like to sincerely apologise for anyone missing out, and hopefully see you at the next event!

Patrick Gong






2020 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE GIRLS TOURNAMENT (10/11/20)

2020 WA School Chess League The 2020 WA School Chess League Girls Competition will be held at Perth Modern School, 90 Roberts Rd, Subiaco on Monday 23rd November 2020.

Any school may field a team of any number of girls!

The winning school in each division qualifies to compete in the Australian Schools Teams Championship!

Full details are available from the entry form: 2020 SCL Girls Competition Entry Form







2020 WA CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS SENIORS PLAYOFF (06/11/20)

CAWA State Championship Trophy The 2020 WA Seniors' Championship Playoff was a double round-robin between Tim Hare, Craig Kinsman and Marcus Simonds, in the seven weeks following the WA Championship. The playoff was won by Tim Hare (3.5/4).

Congratulations to: Tim Hare - 2020 WA Seniors' Chess Champion.










2020 FABER SPRING ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP (03/11/20)

Faber Vineyard The
2020 Faber Spring Allegro Championship was held on the 1st of November at Faber Vineyard in the lovely Swan Valley.

Congratulations to the winner: Yihe (Rebo) Fu.

Results can be found in the Recent Results section.









2020 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE SOUTH ZONE (03/11/20)

2020 WA School Chess League The School Chess League South Zone Competition was held on Sunday 25th October at Corpus Christi College.

The event attracted 44 players representing 13 different schools.

A tournament report courtesy of Jay Lakner is available from the link below:

2020 SCL South Zone Tournament Report




Full details of this year's competition can be found on the WA School Chess League website:

https://sites.google.com/view/2020-wa-school-chess-league/home





2020 WILLETTON OPEN (03/11/20)

2020 Willetton OpenThe 2020 Willetton Open was played at Leeming Primary School on 24 & 25 October.

Congratulations to the winner: Jamie Laubbacher.

Results can be found in Past Tournaments or in the Recent Results section.









2020 JUNIOR FUTURE STAR CHESS TOURNAMENT (31/10/20)

UCA On Sunday afternoon, 15th November there will be a Junior Tournament for beginners and quasi-beginners to be held at the University of Western Australia.

The tournament will be run by the State Champion, Patrick Gong.

The tournament is suitable for beginners, quasi-beginners and more advanced players up to an ACF grade of 1400, (three divisions). CAWA wholeheartedly support this tournament and will be providing any necessary equipment to assist the success of this tournament.

Details of this event are available here:
Junior Future Star Chess Tournament

Enquiries: Patrick Gong      Mobile: 0405 088 044      Email: FutureStarChess@gmail.com






2020 FABER SPRING ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP ENTRIES CLOSING SOON (29/10/20)

Faber Vineyard A gentle reminder that entries for the 2020 Faber Spring Allegro Championship - to be played on the 1st of November at the Faber Vineyard in our lovely Swan Valley are closing very soon.

If you intend to participate please get in touch with Norbert Muller A.S.A.P. (mob: 0419950619)


Full details of this event are also available from:
Faber Spring Allegro Championship Entry Form








APPLICANTS SOUGHT FOR VACANCIES ON THE CAWA COUNCIL (20/10/20)

CAWA There are currently two vacancies on the CAWA Council.

Shai Levin resigned as Junior Vice-President for personal reasons. Shai contributed much to the WA Junior Chess scene in particular the success of the State Junior Championships held in July this year.

Applicants for the position of Junior Vice-President should contact CAWA President:
Alan Wolstencroft by Friday 30th October.

The position of Property Manager for CAWA has been open for some time.

The ideal applicant should be a fairly frequent tournament player so that they can assist in the distribution of CAWA trophies. Other work includes loaning out equipment to new chess clubs, in particular Junior Chess clubs and providing refreshments for CAWA tournaments.

This post can be split into two separate roles; a Property Manager who assists solely in Junior Chess matters and another who focuses solely on Senior Chess Club matters.

If you are interested please also contact CAWA President: Alan Wolstencroft.





OCTOBER 2020 CAWA JUNIOR CHESS CAMP (20/10/20)

October 2020 CAWA Junior Chess Camp The WA junior chess camp was held on Wednesday 7th October and Thursday 8th October at Oberthur Primary School.

With over 40 junior chess players of different levels participating, they experienced the wisdom of a variety of chess coaches, took part in puzzle competitions and had a broad range of exposure to tactics, strategy and positional play. Judging from the general response the intention is to host another one in the forthcoming summer school holidays.

Please click on the link below for a nice report:

October 2020 CAWA Junior Chess Camp






2020 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE SOUTH ZONE (19/10/20)

2020 WA School Chess League The School Chess League 2020 South Zone Competition will be held on Saturday, 25th of October at Corpus Christi College.

Full information for this event can be found on the flyer: WA SCL South Zone Flyer


Full details of this year's competition can be found on the WA School Chess League website:

https://sites.google.com/view/2020-wa-school-chess-league/home






2020 WA JUNIOR RAPIDPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS (19/10/20)

2020 WA Junior Rapidplay The 2020 WA Junior Rapidplay Championship was held as two tournaments (under 18s and Under 12s) both 9 round swiss on Monday, 5th October and Tuesday, 6th October at Leeming Primary School with 36 players participating.

Congratulations to the winner of the under 18s - Jamie Laubbacher - with a perfect score of 9/9.

The Girls Rapidplay championship was shared between Anoushka Gupta and Celine Ong.

Winners of other age divisions were: U/12 Eu Jin Khaw, U/10 Anthony Nguyen, U/8 Eric Deng.



A nice report and full results of this event can be found in Past Tournaments or in the Recent Results section.




2020 OCTOBER CAWA NEWSLETTER (10/10/20)

CAWA Newsletter The October 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 30th of November 2020.








2020 WA JUNIOR ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIPS (07/10/20)

2020 WA Junior Allegro The 2020 WA Junior Allegro Chess Championships was held as a one day 9 round swiss on Thursday, 1st October at Leeming Primary School with 53 players participating. This tournament being an open one gave some of our younger players a chance to play against our stronger older players, although generally the older and more experienced players prevailed.

Congratulations to: Yihe (Rebo) Fu - winning with a perfect score of 9/9.

A nice report and full results of this event can be found in Past Tournaments or in the Recent Results section.






2020 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE WEST ZONE (02/10/20)

2020 WA School Chess League The School Chess League West Zone Competition was held on the 27th September at Nedlands Primary School.

The event attracted 58 players representing 17 different schools.

A tournament report courtesy of Jay Lakner is available from the link below:

2020 SCL West Zone Tournament Report




Full details of this year's competition can be found on the WA School Chess League website:

https://sites.google.com/view/2020-wa-school-chess-league/home





2020 FABER SPRING ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP (27/09/20)

Faber Vineyard The 2020 Faber Spring Allegro Championship will be held on the 1st of November at Faber Vineyard (in our lovely Swan Valley) 233 Haddrill Rd. Baskerville.

Full details of this event are available from:
Faber Spring Allegro Championship Entry Form

For further information please get in touch with the organiser Norbert Muller (mob: 0419950619)


Please note: This event has now been included in the 2020 Blitz and Allegro Grand Prix






JUNIOR CHESS EVENTS DURING THE SCHOOL HOLIDAYS (23/09/20)

Holiday Chess There is a great programme for junior chess players over the school holidays.

u On Sunday, 27th September the 2020 WA School Chess League West Zone competition run by Jay Lakner will be played at Nedlands Primary School. If you wish to play please be there by 9:15am. You do not have to have a school team but can play as an individual.

Full details of this event are available
below



u On Thursday, 1st October is the WA Junior Allegro tournament at the Leeming Primary School run by Alan Wolstencroft. This one day event starts at 10:15am. Please be there by 9:45am to aid the registration process.

Full details of this event are available on the flyer: 2020 WA Junior Allegro Championship


u On Monday, 5th October and Tuesday 6th October is the WA Junior Rapid Play tournament at the Leeming Primary School run by David Ellis and Alan Wolstencroft. This two day event starts at 10:15am. Please be there by 9:45am to aid the registration process.

Full details of this event are available on the flyer: 2020 WA Junior Rapidplay Championship


u On Wednesday, 7th October and Thursday, 8th October the Chess Association is running a chess camp at the Oberthur Primary School, Bullcreek. Classes will be run for beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Junior players. A team of experienced coaches will be hosting this event. If you are interested please register at:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScTQXANW330Ky5GtxfX975oa9AtQtFstmBsMW7Qka8hLItC-g/viewform

There are still a few places left in the beginners and intermediates section.


For more information on any of these events, please get in contact with CAWA President: Alan Wolstencroft (mob: 0439 912 234)

Please note: (05/10/20)

Due to a strong demand, the bookings for the October Chess camp are now closed.

CAWA intend to run another one in the summer holidays.






2020 HARRIS EDWARDES INTERCLUB COMPETITION FINAL RESULTS (21/09/20)

2020 Harris Edwardes The
2020 Harris Interclub Competition was held at Southern Suburbs Chess Club (Leeming Primary School) on Sundays 13th and 20th September. The competition was very successful with 12 teams competing (57 players in total) -- 3 teams from Southern Suburbs Chess Club, 3 teams from Perth Chess Club, 3 teams from UWA Chess Association, 1 team from Metropolitan Chess Club and 2 teams from Chess Emperor. The 12 team entries constitutes the largest Harris Interclub Competition that I have seen in my 22 years as a chess player in WA. I hope that the competition will continue to grow and attract more teams from all clubs.


Division A (Open) was won by Southern Suburbs Chess Club.

The final standings are as follows: Southern Suburbs A: 11.0/16, Perth A: 8.5/16, UWA A: 4.5/16


Division B (all players rated below 1900 ACF)

Division B was won by Southern Suburbs Chess Club.

The final standings are as follows: Southern Suburbs B: 9.5/16, Perth B: 7.5/16, Metro B: 7.0/16


Division C (all players rated below 1500 ACF)

Division C was won by Southern Suburbs Chess Club.

The final standings are as follows: 1st: Southern Suburbs C (won playoff 3.5-0.5 against UWA C1), 2nd: UWA C1, 3rd: Chess Emperor C1 (won playoff 3-1 against Perth C), 4th: Perth C, 5th: UWA C2 (won playoff 3-1 against Chess Emperor C2), 6th: Chess Emperor C2


Final results are available from: 2020 Harris Interclub - Final Results


Report courtesy of Andrew Hardegen.





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Latest News

Fringe Chess - State of Play 2021

2020 Future Star Chess Tournament

Congratulations to Oscar Gao

2020 Kingsley Open

2020 Junior Future Star Chess Tournament Report

2020 Asian Nations Online Cup

Appointment of the Junior Vice-President

2020 Junior Future Star Chess Tournament Update

2020 WA School Chess League Girls Tournament

2020 WA Chess Championships Playoff

2020 Faber Spring Allegro Championship

2020 WA School Chess League South Zone

2020 Willetton Open

2020 Junior Future Star Chess Tournament

2020 Faber Spring Allegro Championship
Entries Closing Soon


Applicants Sought for Vacancies on the CAWA Council

October 2020 CAWA Junior Chess Camp

2020 WA School Chess League South Zone

2020 WA Junior Rapidplay Championships

2020 October CAWA Newsletter

2020 WA Junior Allegro Championships

2020 WA School Chess League West Zone

2020 Faber Spring Allegro Championship

Junior Chess Events During the School Holidays

2020 Harris Edwardes Interclub Competition Final Results


Upcoming Events

5 & 6 Dec
Christmas Open

12 Dec
Future Star Christmas Chess Tournament

13 Dec
Christmas Blitz

13 Dec
CAWA Windup & Trophy Presentations


Recent Results

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

2020 Kingsley Open

2020 Junior Future Star Chess Tournament

2020 Faber Spring Allegro Championship

2020 SCL South Zone

2020 Willetton Open

2020 WA Junior Rapidplay Championship

2020 State Junior Allegro Championships

2020 SCL West Zone

2020 Harris Interclub Competition

2020 SCL Central Zone

2020 WA Closed & Reserves Chess Championships

2020 South of the River Allegro & Blitz

2020 SCL North Zone

2020 South of the River Open