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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








JUNIOR FUNDRASING TOURNAMENTS (19/10/19)

Junior Tournaments Coming up soon (27 Oct & 10 Nov) are 2 Junior Open tournaments to help raise funds to send the Mount Lawley Primary School chess team to the 2019 Australian Schools Teams Chess Championships in Canberra and to raise funds to send the Carmel Primary School chess team to the 2019 Australian Interschool Chess finals in Melbourne.


Full details of each event are available on the entry forms below:

2019 Mount Lawley Open Junior Tournament Entry Form

2019 Carmel Open Junior Tournament Entry Form






MACCABI BLITZ TOURNAMENT (19/10/19)

Maccabi Chess The Maccabi Junior Chess Club, on behalf of the Chess Association of Western Australia, is proud to present the Maccabi Blitz Chess Competition to be held on Sunday 3rd November.

Full details can be found on the entry form below:

2019 Macabbi Blitz Entry Form







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.









2019 OCTOBER CAWA NEWSLETTER (10/10/19)

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 2019.









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 RAPIDPLAY CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS (03/10/19)

WA Rapid Play Chess ChampionshipsThe 2019 WA Rapidplay Chess Championships will be held at North Woodvale Primary School on 12th & 13th of October.

Full information including entry details can be found on the flyer below:

2019 WA Rapidplay Championships Flyer










CAWA COUNCIL VACANCIES - TREASURER AND JUNIOR VICE-PRESIDENT (30/09/19)

CAWA
It is with regret that CAWA announce that our Treasurer Dwayne Chang and Junior Vice- President, Teng Osorio (Dante) are relinquishing their posts due to work commitments.

Dwayne has been our Treasurer for 2 years and although he does not have an accountancy background has done an admirable job. Dante (along with Jay Lakner) has been the main force behind organising a successful Schools Chess League this year which has seen the number of participating schools increase significantly.

If you are interested in playing an active role in the Chess Association of WA by filling either the post of Treasurer or Junior Vice-President please contact:-

Alan Wolstencroft        Email: aljen@upnaway.com        Mobile: 0439 912 234





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.






VALE MARTIN CURTIS (24/07/18)

Deepest Sympathy
It is with deep regret to hear that Martin Curtis passed away on the 23rd of July.

Martin was a member of Northern Suburbs Chess Club, Perth Chess Club, Metropolitan Chess Club (for a short time) as well as being a regular at the Loftus Centre Social Chess Club.

Martin also came equal 1st in the WA State Championship in 1982, but unfortunately lost the play-off to Bill Ballantyne, so became the Reserves Champion that year.

Deepest sympathy and condolences to Martin's family and friends during this sad time.


Martin's funeral will be held on Monday 29th July, 2.30pm at Karakata.






2019 WA STATE BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP (15/07/19)

State Blitz Championship The 2019 WA Blitz Championship was played at Southern Suburbs Chess Club (Leeming Primary School) on Sunday the 14th of July.

Congratulations to the winner: Ihsan Ferozkohi

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








2019 WA STATE CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL RESULTS (09/07/19)

State Championships The 2019 WA Chess Championships was played at Leeming Primary School from the 26th of May to the 7th of July.

2019 WA Closed Championship

FM Tristan Boyd & Ihsan Ferozkohi tied for 1st place (5.0/7) and a 2-game playoff will be held to determine the 2019 WA Chess Champion. FM Patrick Gong (4.5/7) was 3rd.

2019 WA Reserves Championship

Congratulations go to: Dominador Andador (6.0/7) for winning the event and becoming the 2019 WA Reserves Champion. Ben Dagza & CAWA President Alan Wolstencroft (5.0/7) shared 2nd place. Alan also claimed the title of 2019 WA Senior's Chess Champion.

2019 WA Women's Chess Championship

The 2019 WA Women's Chess Champion will be decided by a 2-game playoff between: WFM Kathryn Hardegen (3.0/7, Closed) and Celine Ong (3.0/7, Reserves)


Full results, game PGN's and a nice report kindly provided by the Organiser Andrew Hardegen can be found via the link below:


2019 WA State Chess Championships Results






2019 SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE GIRLS COMPETITION (18/06/19)

SCL Girls Competition
On Monday 26th August, the Schools Chess League will be holding a Girls Teams Competition at Rosalie Primary School.

This event is a first of its kind here in WA, with the winning school in each division qualifying for the girl's divisions at the Australian Schools Teams Championships.

More information can be found on the flyer available from the link below:

2019 School Chess League Girls Competition Flyer






2019 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE - CENTRAL ZONE QUALIFYING (11/06/19)

School Chess League The CAWA School Chess League Central Zonal qualifying was held last Sunday, 09th June at Mount Lawley Primary School.

It had a fair number of participants with a combined total of 42 players from 20 Primary and Secondary schools.

Results of the Top 3 schools for both divisions are as follows:

Primary Division: 1st - Mount Lawley Primary School, 2nd - Victoria Park Primary School, 3rd - Rosalie Primary School

The competition for the division�s individual honour was won by Anthony Nguyen (Victoria Park PS) who upset Harry Geronimo (Forest Crescent PS) in Round 6 due to time pressure/flag down. Harry eventually placed 2nd and won silver medal. The battle for 3rd place was won by Barath Harirajesh (East Maddington PS) after finishing the final round with a tied score with Yonal De Vas (Caladenia PS), and Barath eventually snaring the bronze medal after winning the playoff match.

Secondary Division:

1st - Perth Modern School, 2nd - Trinity College, 3rd - Shenton College

***Thornlie Senior High School just missed out the bronze medal, only one point behind Shenton College.

The individual title for the division was won by Jaime Laubbacher (Perth Modern School) with a perfect score of 7 wins from 7 games. Highlight of the division was the win of Jaime upsetting Brent Geronimo (Thornlie Senior HS) in Round 4 with both players in time pressure and Brent losing due to flag down and Jaime with just 10seconds left on his clock. Brent and Minh Nguyen tied for 2nd place both with 6 points, with Brent eventually snaring the silver medal after winning the playoff match with Minh who settled for the bronze medal.

Full details of the tournament are available from the following link:

https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/wa-scl-2019-central-zone/pairings

DOP was Jay Lakner and assisted by Alan Wolstencroft, Dante Osorio, and with a special mention of Ms. Michelle Manolas who helped setting up, pack up and maintaining the cleanliness of the school canteen, together with some parents. Michelle also provided supplemental/additional photos of the event.

After four SCL qualifying events, six (6) schools in Primary and nine (9) schools in Secondary have already qualified for the finals, as follows:

Primary - Rosalie PS (32points), Victoria Park PS (30), Mount Lawley PS (29), Nedlands PS (25), Carmel School (24) and Forest Crescent PS (13points).

Secondary - Perth Modern School (37points), Trinity College (34), Corpus Christi College (22), Shenton College (15), Aquinas College (14), Thornlie Senior HS (13), All Saints College (11), Carmel School (11), and Sacred Heart College-Sorrento (10points).

Next zonal (East) qualifying event in the Perth Area will be announced soon, for more details please see CAWA School Chess League website.

Report kindly provided by Dante Osorio.


Comprehensive information regarding this year's School Chess League is available from the official website:

2019 WA School Chess League Website






NEDLANDS LIBRARY KID'S CHESS GROUP (31/05/19)

Nedlands Library
The Nedlands Library Service has a Kid's Chess Group that runs on Thursday afternoons 4.00pm � 5.00pm at the Mt Claremont Branch Library.

More information can be found on the flyer & poster available from the links below:

Nedlands Library Kid's Chess Group Flyer

Nedlands Library Kid's Chess Group Poster






2019 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE - WEST ZONE QUALIFYING (28/05/19)

School Chess League The CAWA School Chess League Western Zonal qualifying was held on Sunday, 26th May at Nedlands Primary School.

It was a huge turnout with a combined number of participants totalling 75 players from 25 Primary and Secondary schools.

Results of the Top 3 schools for both divisions are as follows:

Primary Division:
1st - Nedlands Primary School, 2nd - Victoria Park Primary School, 3rd - Carmel Primary School

The competition for the division�s individual honour was very exciting after Tom Freitag (Nedlands PS), Anthony Nguyen (VicPark PS) and Emily Zhang (Nedlands PS) finished the final round tied for 1st place with Tom snaring the title after three intense Blitz play-off matches, with Anthony 2nd place and Emily 3rd.

Secondary Division:
1st - Aquinas College, 2nd - Corpus Christi College, 3rd - Carmel School

The individual title for the division was won by Jamie Laubbacher (Perth Modern School) by defeating Alex Pimenov (a primary student, who chose to play in the Secondary Division to gain experience against stronger opponents) in a very close and intense final round match. Alex eventually finished 4th place, after almost grabbing the individual title, which is worth mentioning considering he�s a primary student. Alistair Berry (Aquinas College) placed 2nd and Jay Soo (Leeming SHS) placed 3rd via countback, after finishing the round with the same points with Alex Pimenov, Celine Ong and Joseph Setiawan. Used the countback for 3rd place because there was not enough time left for playoff matches.

Full details of the tournament are available from the following link:

https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/wa-scl-2019-west-zone/pairings

And also some photos posted on the CAWA Facebook page courtesy of John Pimenov.

DOP was Jay Lakner and assisted by Alan Wolstencroft, John Pimenov (who did tons of work behind the scenes), Paul Harris, William Zhang and some parents of the host Nedlands PS.

After three SCL qualifying events, ten schools have qualified for the finals, as follows:

Primary - Rosalie PS, Carmel PS, Mount Lawley PS, Nedlands PS and Victoria Park PS......With Forest Crescent PS just a few more points away to qualify.

Secondary - Trinity College, Perth Modern School, Sacred Heart College (Sorrento), Aquinas College and Corpus Christi College......With All Saints College, Carmel School, Shenton College and Thornlie Senior High School just a few more points to qualify.

Report kindly provided by Dante Osorio.


Comprehensive information regarding this year's School Chess League is available from the official website:

2019 WA School Chess League Website






2019 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE - NORTH ZONE QUALIFYING (21/05/19)

School Chess League The CAWA School Chess League Northern Zonal qualifying was held on Sunday, 12th May at North Woodvale Primary School.

It had a fair number of participants with a combined total of 36 players competing from 16 Primary and Secondary schools.

Results of the Top 3 schools for both divisions are as follows:

Primary Division:
1st - Mount Lawley Primary School, 2nd - Carmel Primary School, 3rd - Rosalie Primary School

The competition for this division�s individual honour was dominated by Harry Geronimo (Forest Crescent PS) with a perfect score of 7 wins in 7 games, though his school barely missing out the finals as he�s the lone school representative.

Secondary Division:
1st - Trinity College, 2nd - Perth Modern School, 3rd - Sacred Heart College-Sorrento

This division included a couple of exciting matches, both involving Kundan Dharmapuri (Trinity College), Round 4 with Brent Geronimo (Thornlie Senior HS) and Round 6 with Celine Ong (Kingsway Christian College), by which he defeated both players despite coming from a losing position in the middle game, but prevailing with good tactics and time management in the endgame.

Eventually, Brent and Kundan both finished with 6 points each and then Brent exacted revenge with a play-off win over Kundan to gain the individual title.

Full details of the tournament are available from the following link:

https://tornelo.com/chess/orgs/ku/events/wa-scl-2019-north-zone/pairings

DOP was Jay Lakner and assisted by Alan Wolstencroft, Dante Osorio and Ben Dagza.

After two SCL events, nine schools have qualified for the finals, as follows:

Primary - Rosalie PS, Carmel PS, Mount Lawley PS, Nedlands PS and Victoria Park PS

Secondary - Trinity College, Perth Modern School, Sacred Heart College (Sorrento) and Corpus Christi College.

Report kindly provided by Dante Osorio.


Comprehensive information regarding this year's School Chess League is available from the official website:

2019 WA School Chess League Website






Daily Puzzle



Latest News

2019 Junior Fund Raising Tournaments

Maccabi Blitz Tournaments

Temur Kuybokarov Appeal Update

2019 Junior Rapidplay Championships

2019 October CAWA Newsletter

Temur Kuybokarov Appeal

2019 WA Rapidplay Chess Championships

CAWA Vacancies - Treasurer & Junior Vice-President

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

Vale Martin Curtis

2019 WA State Blitz Championship

2019 WA State Chess Championships Final results

2019 School Chess League Girls Competition

2019 WA School Chess League - Central Zone Qualifying

Nedlands Library Kid's Chess Group

2019 WA School Chess League - West Zone Qualifying

2019 WA School Chess League - North Zone Qualifying


Upcoming Events

30 Nov & 1 Dec
2019 Christmas Open

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 Junior Rapidplay Championships

2019 WA School Chess League Finals

2019 Junior Allegro Championships

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

2019 Gufeld Cup

2019 School Chess League

2019 WA State Junior Championships

2019 WA Allegro Championship

2019 March Blitz

2019 Perth Open

2019 Australian Junior Chess Championships

2019 January Blitz

2019 Australian Chess Open