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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.

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2017 WA CLOSED & RESERVES CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS (23/05/17)

Chess Events The 2017 WA Closed & Reserves Chess Championships have now commenced.

Round 1 Results

Closed
Nedeljko Tomic          0-1     Ihsan Ferozkohi 
Igor Butsenko           ˝-˝     Yita Choong
Andrew Hardegen         0-1     Derwent Maggs

Reserves
Natalie Maris           ˝-˝     Gordon Dunlop
Craig Kinsman           1-0     Brian Gale
Fred Maris              ˝-˝     Alex Janceski
Robin Shaw              1-0     Victor Markou
David Barry             0-1     Lennard Mechlowski
James Rutherford        1-0     Lindsay Bordas
Sebastian Vearncombe    BYE


Please click on the links below to obtain results, pairings, round draws and PGN's:

2017 WA Closed Chess Championship Pairings

2017 WA Reserves Chess Championship Draw

2017 WA Closed Chess Championship PGN's

2017 WA Reserves Chess Championship PGN's






2017 SOUTH WEST OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP (16/05/17)

Chess Events The 2017 South West Open Chess Championship will be played at Lesser Hall Boyup Brook Community Centre, Boyup Brook on the Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th of June.

The format for this event will be 3 rounds of play on Saturday and Sunday (time control: 50 Minutes with 10 second increments per move added from move 1 per game) and a 9 round Lightning Tournament on Sunday starting at 7.30pm.

Full details are available on the entry form obtainable below:

2017 South West Open Chess Championship Entry Form






2017 STATE LIGHTNING CHAMPIONSHIP (26/04/17)

2017 State Lightning ChampionshipThe 2017 State Lightning Championship was held at Leeming Primary School on the 23rd of April.

Congratulations to the winner: Tristan Boyd.

Full results and a nice report provided by Andrew Hardegen can be found in the Calendar of Events or the Recent Results section.









2017 GUFELD CUP (19/04/17)

Eduard GufeldThe 2017Gufeld Cup was held at Leeming Primary School on the 15th & 16th of April.

Congratulations to the joint winners: Gordon Dunlop, Andrew Hardegen & Ignatius Yap

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










2017 SECONDARY STUDENTS' CHAMPIONSHIP (16/04/17)

Secondary School ChessThe 2017 Secondary Students' Championship was held at Leeming Primary School on the 11th & 12th of April.

Please click on the link below to view a nice report kindly provided by George Carolin-Unkovich.

2017 Secondary Students' Championship









2017 PRIMARY STUDENTS' CHAMPIONSHIP (10/04/17)

Primary School ChessThe 2017 Primary Students' Championship was held at Leeming Primary School on the 9th of April.

Please click on the link below to view a nice report kindly provided by Yita Choong.

2017 Primary Students' Championship









2017 APRIL CAWA NEWSLETTER (10/04/17)

CAWA Newsletter The April 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 May 2017.







2017 FIDE LAWS Of CHESS (09/04/17)

FIDEThere is an updated version of the FIDE Laws of Chess, which will take effect from 1st July 2017. The soon-to-be new rules can be viewed here: http://www.fide.com/fide/handbook.html?id=207&view=article

The current rules will continue to apply for the full duration of any tournaments starting prior to 1st July 2017 that continue.








2017 STATE ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP (27/03/17)

2017 State Allegro ChampionshipThe 2017 State Allegro Championship was held at Leeming Primary School on the 19th of March.

Congratulations to the winner: Tristan Boyd

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










2017 PERTH OPEN (22/02/17)

2017 Perth OpenThe 1st Weekender for 2017 - the 2017 Perth Open was held at Leeming Primary School on the 18th and 19th of February.

Congratulations to the joint winners: Ihsan Ferozkohi & Andrew Hardegen

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












2017 OCEANIA ZONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS _ WA PLAYER RESULTS (25/01/17)

NZ Chess The 2017 Oceania Zonal Chess Championships was played in Auckland, NZ from the 14th-20th of January. The Oceania Zonal is open to all players from the different Oceania federations, with the winners of each tournament (Open & Women's) qualifying for places at the next respective World Cup knockout events. Zonal tournaments also give players opportunities to earn direct FIDE titles and title norms.

WA was represented by Yita Choong and FM Patrick Gong in the Open event, and by Kathryn Hardegen in the Women's event.

The Open Championship was won by 15-year-old Australian IM Anton Smirnov (7.5/9). Yita Choong finished =5th with 6.5/9, and in doing so, earned his FM title with a round to spare. Patrick Gong finished =12th with 6.0/9 -- this score would have earned Patrick an FM title, had he not already recently received the title as a result of his performance in the Australian Young Masters in December 2016.

The Women's Championship was won by another 15-year-old: New Zealand's WFM Layla Timergazi (7.5/9). Kathryn Hardegen finished =2nd with 6.5/9 (+5, =3, -1) and was the only player to defeat Timergazi. Kathryn will receive the WFM title and a 9-game WIM norm.

Congratulations to all of the above players.

In the past 2 months, 3 WA players have met the requirements for FIDE titles, and I hope that this is part of an increasing trend. Prior to these 3 players, the most recent WA player to earn a FIDE title was Tristan Boyd in 2009.

Full results (and a few games) can be viewed here (Open and Women's):

http://www.newzealandchessco.nz/Vega2017/wwwOceaniaZonalOpen/crosstablescore.html

http://www.newzealandchess.co.nz/Vega2017/wwwOceaniaZonalWomens/crosstablescore.html

The event's Facebook page has plenty of nice photos:

https://www.facebook.com/oceaniazonals2017


Report kindly provided by Andrew Hardegen.







2017 AUSTRALIAN OPEN & AUSTRALIAN JUNIORS (25/01/17)

CAQ The
2017 Australian Chess Open was played at Anglican Church Grammar School, Oaklands Parade, East Brisbane QLD from the 2nd to 12th of January.

First place was shared by Temur Kuybokarov, Max Illingworth, Kanan Izzat and Liu Yi all on 8.5/11.

WA's best players all performed well with Tristan Boyd and Patrick Gong coming =13th on 7 and Yita Choong =29th on 6 (103 competitors).

Full results can be found at: 2017 Australian Chess Open




The 2017 Australian Junior Chess Championships was also played at Anglican Church Grammar School, Oaklands Parade, East Brisbane QLD. from the 14th to 22nd of January.

Congratulations to the 2017 Australian Junior Champions: Ray Yang (VIC) and Yifan Eva Wang (VIC)

Results for WA players:

U/16 Open - Ignatius Yap - 5.5/9 (=6th), U/14 Open - Ramudu Rathnayake - 5.5/9 (=6th), U/10 Open - Alex Pimenov - 5.5/9 (=14th) & Ethan Richards - 5/9 (=24th), U/8 Open - Jamie Richards - 3/9 (=29th)

Full results can be found at: 2017 Australian Junior Chess Championships








2016 ASTC PHOTOS (21/12/16)

2016 Australian Schools Teams ChampionshipsSome nice photos taken during the 2016 Australian Schools Teams Championships, courtesy of Yita Choong, are now available.

Please click on the link below to view them:


2016 ASTC Photos








2017 CAWA CALENDAR OF EVENTS (14/12/16)

CAWA Calendar of Events The 2017 CAWA Calendar of events is now available.

At the moment you will only find playing dates and relevant information for each event. Entry forms will be uploaded once they become available.

Please note: The calendar is correct at time of publication and may be subject to change in the future.










2016 CHRISTMAS LIGHTNING (12/12/16)

2016 Christmas LightningThe 2016 Christmas Lightning was held at Leeming Primary School on the 11th of December.

Congratulations to the winner: Patrick Gong

Full results and tournament report provided by Gordon Dunlop can be found in the Recent Results section.







PATRICK GONG ATTAINS FM TITLE (10/12/16)

Patrick GongPatrick Gong has fulfilled the requirements of the coveted FIDE Master (FM) title, having attained a live FIDE rating of 2300 or above. Patrick acheived this feat at the 2016 Lidums Young Masters in Adelaide, which finished today. The premier section of this event was a 10-player tournament which featured 6 of Australia's strongest players aged under 25, together with 4 overseas players.

Patrick scored an exceptional 5/9 in the event, achieving wins against IM James Morris (2457), IM Kanan Izzat (2456) and FM Yi Liu (2311), and drawing with GM Adrien Demuth (2546), FM Yeoh Li Tian (2432), FM Liu Xiangyi (2431) and FM Zachary Loh (2340). He very nearly attained his maiden IM norm.

Congratulations go to Patrick: he is a truly deserving recipient of the FM title.

Report kindly provided by Andrew Hardegen.






2016 CHRISTMAS OPEN (08/12/16)

2016 Christmas OpenThe 2016 Christmas Open was held at Wesley College on the 5th & 6th of December.

Congratulations to the joint winners: Tristan Boyd (WA) & Ari Dale (VIC)

Full results and a nice tournament report provided by Norbert Muller can be found in the Recent Results section.












2016 AUSTRALIAN SCHOOLS’ TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIPS (ASTC) (08/12/16)

2016 Australian Schools Teams Championships The 2016 Australian Schools' Teams Championship was held at Wesley College in South Perth, Western Australia, on Saturday 3rd December and Sunday 4th December.

This competition ran very smoothly and many thanks must go to a lot of people for making this event a great success.

Special thanks go to:

Wesley College and Wesley Teacher Anna Hardy for hosting the tournament.

Organisers: Yita Choong, Norbert Muller & Wolfgang Leonhardt.

AusJCL Representative: Charles Zworestine.

Simon Dale: for allowing publishing of the results on the Australian Junior Chess League Web Site.

Game PGN compilers: Edik Gilmetdinov, Evan Yeung & Mike McGregor

And all helpers on the days of the competition.


Game PGN's: Please click on the links below to obtain the PGN file of each division.

2016 ASTC Primary Open PGN

2016 ASTC Primary Girls PGN

2016 ASTC Secondary Open PGN

2016 ASTC Secondary Girls PGN



Full results can be found at the Australian Schools' Teams Championships website.







CAFE CHESS (10/01/12)

Cafe Chess If you are interested in casual chess, you can play at Cafe Di Mondo in Midland from 10am till 12 noon on Sundays. Cafe Di Mondo is situated in the centre of the Midland Farmers Markets. It has been going for about 6 months now and has a great friendly atmosphere. It's free and with some nice wooden chess sets available for people to use.

Cafe chess is great fun and quite popular in other places around the world. It would be great to see it take off in Perth.

For more information please check out the Crobs Coffee & Chess flyer.





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2017 WA Closed & Reserves Chess Championships

2017 South West Open Chess Championship

2017 State Lightning Championship

2017 Gufeld Cup

2017 Secondary Students' Championship

2017 Primary Students' Championship

2017 April CAWA Newsletter

2017 FIDE Laws of Chess

2017 State Allegro Championship

2017 Perth Open

2017 Oceania Zonal Championships - WA Player Results

2017 Australian Open & Australian Juniors

2016 ASTC Photos

2017 CAWA Calendar of Events

2016 Christmas Lightning

Patrick Gong Attains FM Title

2016 Christmas Open

2016 Australian Scools' Teams Championships

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Recent Results

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Past Tournaments heading.

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

2016 Christmas Lightning

2016 Christmas Open

2016 ASTC