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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





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)





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.





CAWA ANNOUNCEMENTS (21/09/20)

CAWA 2021 Australian Junior Chess Championships

It was decided by the CAWA Council after canvassing the thoughts of various members to relinquish our interest in holding the 2021 Australian Junior Chess Championships in Perth.

We have indicated to the Australian Chess Federation that we are prepared to hold the Championships in Perth in 2022.


News about Temur Kuybokarov, WA Chess Grandmaster and 2020 Australian Chess Champion

Temur Kuybokarov was selected for the Australian Olympiad team last month. Temur scored the most points for Australia 6.5 from 9. An excellent result. Unfortunately Australia narrowly failed to qualify for the next stage being pipped at the post by Indonesia. Details of the Olympiad games are available on various websites including chessgames.com and chess results.

The Chess Association of WA and the Australian Chess federation are supporting Temur in his application for a Distinguished Talent Visa to stay in Australia. This application has been submitted and the outcome should be known next year.

A simultaneous exhibition for WA Juniors is planned in Perth with Temur on Thursday afternoon, 8th October. Further details will appear on the CAWA website shortly.


Formation of the CAWA Junior Sub-Committee

Last month formal approval for the formation of a Junior Sub-Committee was given by the CAWA Council. Member of this Sub -committee are Andrew Hardegen, Jeng (Jessie) Kong, Joli Mendez, John Pimenov, Kuruhuru (Devi) Sailaja, Faith Tee and Alan Wolstencroft.

It was this committee that put in a lot of work into making the 2020 State Junior Championships held in July at Carmel Primary School such a success with the able help of Shai Levin, Norbert Muller (arbiter), Paul Harris (promotion) Tristan Kaempf (badges and progressive scoreboard) and Jennifer Wang (badges and progressive scoreboard) plus Grandmaster Temur Kuybokarov (presentation of prizes).

Alan Wolstencroft - CAWA President





2020 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE WEST ZONE (18/09/20)

2020 WA School Chess League The 2020 WA School Chess League West Zone competition will be played at Nedlands Primary School on the Sunday 27th September 2020. Full details of this event is available from the flyer below:

2020 WA SCL West Zone Flyer

Playing dates & venues for other zones will be advertised when they become available.

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 HARRIS EDWARDES INTERCLUB COMPETITION UPDATE (15/09/20)

2020 Harris Edwardes The 2020 CAWA Harris Interclub Competition commenced on Sunday 13th September at Leeming Primary School (Southern Suburbs Chess Club). Twelve teams are competing, with approximately 59 players in total. Southern Suburbs Chess Club, Perth Chess Club and UWA Chess Association all continue to support this competition strongly, and Metro have returned to the tournament with a strong team this year. We are also pleased to welcome Chess Emperor teams to the event for the first time.

At the half-way point, Southern Suburbs Chess Club leads Division A, and Perth Chess Club leads Division B. The Division C teams are allocated into two groups for the preliminary rounds: Southern Suburbs lead Group 1, with Perth and UWA sharing the lead of Group 2. Current standings are as follows:

Division A (Open)
Southern Suburbs A: 5.5/8, Perth A: 4.0/8, UWA A: 2.5/8

Division B (all players under 1900 ACF)
Perth B: 5.0/8, Metro B: 3.5/8, Southern Suburbs B: 3.5/8

Division C (all players under 1500 ACF)
Group 1: Southern Suburbs C: 8.0/8, Chess Emperor C1: 2.0/8, UWA C2: 2.0/8
Group 2: Perth C: 5.5/8, UWA C1: 5.5/8, Chess Emperor C2: 1.0/8

Full results for the first 2 rounds are available from:
2020 Harris Interclub - Results as at 13th September


Report courtesy of Andrew Hardegen.





2020 WA CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS UPDATE (10/09/20)

CAWA State Championship Trophy
The WA Championship has now been concluded. Patrick Gong had earned a half-point lead over Ihsan Ferozkohi going into the last round, and was able to maintain this lead as he and Ihsan drew their final round game at Southern Suburbs Chess Club on 8th September.

Congratulations to: FM Patrick Gong - 2020 WA Chess Champion.

The playoff tournament for the WA Seniors' Championship is underway, with Tim Hare managing to win the first of his games against Marcus Simonds at Metropolitan Chess Club on Thursday 3rd September.


Results for both the Closed & Reserves Championships, including game PGN's are available from the link below:

2020 WA Closed & Reserves Chess Championships.






2020 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE CENTRAL ZONE (08/09/20)

2020 WA School Chess League The 2020 School Chess League Central Zone Competition was held on the 30th August at Carmel Primary School.

The event attracted 52 players representing 18 different schools.

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

2020 SCL Central 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 WA CLOSED & RESERVES CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS (03/09/20)

CAWA State Championship Trophy
The 2020 WA Closed & Reserves Chess Championships was held at Southern Suburbs Chess Club (Leeming Primary School) from 19 July to 30 August (7 consecutive Sundays).

The Round 7 WA Closed Championship game between Patrick Gong and Ihsan Ferozkohi is yet to be played. The result of this game will determine the 2020 State Chess Champion.

There will also be a double round-robin playoff between: Craig Kinsman (3.5/7, Closed), Tim Hare (3.5/7, Closed) & Marcus Simonds (4.5/7, Reserves) to determine the 2020 WA Seniors' Chess Champion.

Congratulations go to:

WFM Kathryn Hardegen - 2020 WA Women's Chess Champion (also 3rd place)

Yihe (Rebo) Fu - 2020 WA Reserves Chess Champion


Closed Championship - Round 1 (19 Jul)
David Ellis Vs Tim Hare (0-1)
Patrick Gong Vs Dominador Andador (1-0)
Kathryn Hardegen Vs Ihsan Ferozkohi (0-1)
Keegan O'Mahoney Vs Craig Kinsman (1/2-1/2)

Closed Championship - Round 2 (26 Jul)
Kathryn Hardegen Vs Keegan O'Mahoney (1-0)
Craig Kinsman Vs David Ellis (1-0)
Ihsan Ferozkohi Vs Dominador Andador (1-0)
Tim Hare Vs Patrick Gong (0-1)

Closed Championship - Round 3 (02 Aug)
Dominador Andador Vs Tim Hare (1/2-1/2)
Keegan O'Mahoney Vs Ihsan Ferozkohi (0-1)
David Ellis Vs Kathryn Hardegen (0-1)
Patrick Gong Vs Craig Kinsman (1-0)

Closed Championship - Round 4 (09 Aug)
Craig Kinsman Vs Dominador Andador (1-0)
Kathryn Hardegen Vs Patrick Gong (0-1)
Keegan O'Mahoney Vs David Ellis (0-1)
Ihsan Ferozkohi Vs Tim Hare (1/2-1/2)

Closed Championship - Round 5 (16 Aug)
Ihsan Ferozkohi Vs David Ellis (1-0)
Patrick Gong Vs Keegan O'Mahoney (1-0)
Dominador Andador vs Kathryn Hardegen (1/2-1/2)
Tim Hare Vs Craig Kinsman (1/2-1/2)

Closed Championship - Round 6 (23 Aug)
David Ellis Vs Patrick Gong (0-1)
Kathryn Hardegen Vs Tim Hare (1-0)
Keegan O'Mahoney Vs Dominador Andador (0-1)
Ihsan Ferozkohi Vs Craig Kinsman (1-0)

Closed Championship - Round 7 (30 Aug)
Tim Hare Vs Keegan O'Mahoney (1-0)
Craig Kinsman Vs Kathryn Hardegen (1/2-1/2)
Dominador Andador vs David Ellis (1/2-1/2)
Patrick Gong Vs Ihsan Ferozkohi (yet to be played)


Results for both the Closed & Reserves Championships, including game PGN's are available from the link below:

2020 WA Closed & Reserves Chess Championships.






2020 SOUTH OF THE RIVER ALLEGRO & BLITZ (30/08/20)

2020 South of the River Allegro & BlitzThe 2020 South of the River Allegro & Blitz was played over 3 successive Thursdays from 13 August to 27 August.

Congratulations to the winner: Saminda De Vas.

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













2020 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE NORTH ZONE (25/08/20)

2020 WA School Chess League The 2020 School Chess League North Zone Competition was held on the 16th August at North Woodvale Primary School.

The event attracted 45 players representing 16 different schools.

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

2020 SCL North 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 AUGUST CAWA NEWSLETTER (10/08/20)

CAWA Newsletter The August 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 September 2020.








2020 SOUTH OF THE RIVER OPEN (08/08/20)

2020 South of the River Chess OpenThe 2020 South of the River Open was played over 6 rounds from 2 July to 6 August at the Cirque Community Space in Mount Pleasant.

Congratulations to the winner: Dennis Holland.

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


Also a reminder that the SOR Allegro and Blitz starts next Thursday, 13th August.









2020 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE (05/08/20)

2020 WA School Chess League The 2020 WA School Chess League will be commencing this month with the Nth Zone to be played at North Woodvale Primary School on the 16th of August & the Central Zone to be played at Carmel Primary School on the 30th of August. Full details of each are available from the flyers below:

2020 WA SCL North Zone Flyer

2020 WA SCL Central Zone Flyer

Playing dates & venues for other zones will be advertised when they become available.


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





Daily Puzzle



Latest News

2020 Faber Spring Allegro Championship

Junior Chess Events During the School Holidays

2020 Harris Edwardes Interclub Competition Final Results

CAWA Announcements

2020 WA School Chess League West Zone

2020 Harris Edwardes Interclub Competition Update

2020 WA Chess Championships Update

2020 WA School Chess League Central Zone

2020 WA Closed & Reserves Chess Championships

2020 South of the River Allegro & Blitz

2020 WA School Chess League North Zone

2020 August CAWA Newsletter

2020 South of the River Open

2020 WA School Chess League


Upcoming Events

27 Sept
WA SCL West Zone

01 Oct
WA Junior Allegro Championship

5 & 6 Oct
WA Junior Rapidplay Championship

7 & 8 Oct
Junior Chess Camp

24 & 25 Oct
Willetton Open

1 Nov
Faber Spring Allegro Championship


Recent Results

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

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

2020 WA Junior Championships

2020 State Blitz Championship

2020 Winter Allegro

2020 WA Allegro Championship

2020 Perth Open

2020 Summer Allegro

2020 Australian Junior Championships

2020 Australian Chess Championships

2020 January Blitz