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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 - membership forms are available under the Administration section in the site navigation menu on the left. 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





2021 CARILLEY ESTATE AUTUMN ALLEGRO (21/04/21)

Carilley Estate
The 2021 Carilley Estate Autumn Allegro was held at Carilley Estate in the Swan Valley on Sunday 18th of April.

Congratulations to the winner: Yihe Fu (Rebo)

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

Current 2021 Grand Prix Standings following the Carilley Estate Autumn Allegro are available from the link below:

2021 Grand Prix Standings





2021 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE CENTRAL ZONAL TOURNAMENT - SUNDAY, 2ND MAY (19/04/21)

School Chess League The highly popular School Chess League tournament programme continues with the Central Zonal at the Mt. Lawley Primary School on Sunday, 2nd May.

This seven round allegro tournament (ACF Quick rated) is open to all members of Primary, Secondary and Home schools.

Please arrive by noon to assist the registration process. The tournament is scheduled to finish by 5pm.

You can play in this tournament as an individual and if you do well your score could well assist your school to enter the finals.

The organisers wish to avoid last minute registrations so that the tournament can proceed without delays on the day.

Hence we much prefer it if you register by trybooking on the entry form available from the link below:

2021 WA SCL Central Zonal Entry Form

Judging from the response to the previous zonal tournament and the fact the maximum seating is 80 it is probably advisable to book sooner rather than later.

Whenever you decide to book please do not leave it to the last minute as entries close on noon the day before, Saturday, 1st May.


For further information regarding the 2021 School Chess League please contact:

CAWA President Alan Wolstencroft     Mob: 0439 912 234     Email: aljen@upnaway.com





2021 ANZAC RAPID PLAY TOURNAMENT - MONDAY, 26TH APRIL (18/04/21)

Anzac Day
If you wish to play in a chess tournament on the forthcoming public holiday, CAWA will be holding the ANZAC Rapid Play tournament at the Leeming Primary School on Monday, 26th April. Please arrive by 9:10am to assist the registration process. The tournament is open to non-CAWA members.

Subject to entries there will be prizes for various rating divisions, similar to the recent UWA Blitz tournament.

If you wish to enter please complete the: 2021 ANZAC Rapid Entry Form
and send to Dylan Gough     email: chessnut36@gmail.com

Alan Wolstencroft - CAWA President





2021 UWA BLITZ (18/04/21)

UWA
34 players competed in the 2021 UWA Blitz which was held at the Universtity of Western Australia on Sunday 11th of April.

Congratulations to the winners:

Open: Tristan Boyd     U/1500: Herbert Cadag     U/1200: Ishaan Barbare & James Ryan

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

Current 2021 Grand Prix Standings following the UWA Blitz are available from the link below:

2021 Grand Prix Standings





2021 EASTER JUNIOR CHESS CAMP (17/04/21)

Easter Junior Chess Camp
The Easter Junior Chess Camp was held during the school holidays on Thursday, 8th April and Friday, 9th April at the Oberthur Primary School.

Please click on the link below for a nice report of this very successful event:

2021 Easter Junior Chess Camp









SOUTHERN SUBURBS JUNIOR CHESS CLUB (15/04/21)

Southern Suburbs Junior Chess Club The Southern Suburbs Junior Chess Club will re-open on Tuesday 20th April.

The sessions will take place on Tuesday afternoons, 5:45pm to 6:45pm, at Leeming Primary School. Dylan Gough will be running the sessions.

Please see the flyer for more information:

SSJ Chess Club Flyer

SSJ Chess Club 2021 Membership Form






APRIL 2021 CAWA NEWSLETTER (10/04/21)

CAWA Newsletter The April 2021 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 May 2021.








2021 GUFELD CUP (06/04/21)

Eduard Gufeld
The 2021 Gufeld Cup was held at Southern Suburbs Chess Club (Leeming Primary School) on Easter Sunday 4th & Easter Monday 5th of April.

Congratulations to the winner: Jamie Laubbacher

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

Current 2021 Grand Prix Standings following the Gufeld Cup are available from the link below:

2021 Grand Prix Standings





GREAT EASTER PROGRAMME FOR CHESS PLAYERS (01/04/21)

Easter Chess

a) This Sunday, 4th April and Monday 5th April is the classic Gufeld Cup run by David Ellis (mobile: 0439 798 607, email : ellisd19@bigpond.com) at the Leeming Primary School. Ratings prizes dependent on entries.

b) Next Sunday, 11th April there is a Blitz tournament at the University of WA, UWA Ezone close to the Fairway road run by myself (mobile: 0439 912 234, email aljen@upnaway.com). There are three divisions, Open , Under 1550 and Under 1200 with cash prizes for all divisions.

c) The following Sunday, 18th April there is an Allegro tournament at the Carilley Estate in the Swan Valley run by Norbert Muller (mobile : 0419 950 619, email; norbert.muller@iinet.net.au ).This tournament is sponsored by Strategic Taxation Services and there are excellent cash prizes for four different divisions.

d) Monday, 26th April there is the Anzac Rapid run by Ian McAteer at Leeming Primary School (mobile: 0403 776 220, email: ianmcateer@live.com).

CAWA President - Alan Wolstencroft





ALBANY CHESS CLUB (01/04/21)

Albany Chess Club
A chess club has started in Albany.

The club meets every Thursday evening at the Guides Hall, Parker Street, Albany.

For further details please contact Brian Pearce       Mob: 0423 861 702       Email: akritaspearce556@gmail.com      

The Chess Association of WA Inc has lent Brian some chess sets, boards and clocks to get the club started and wish him every success with his club.

CAWA President - Alan Wolstencroft





GM TEMUR KUYBOKAROV WINS THE OCEANIA ZONAL COMPETITION (29/03/21)

GM Temur Kuybokarov Congratulations to WA's International Grandmaster, Temur Kuybokarov for winning the Oceania Zonal tournament in a very tense playoff against Australia's highest rated Grandmaster Anton Smirnov.

Anton and Temur were the two favourites for this tournament which included players from Fiji, Guam, Nauru, New Zealand, Palau and the Solomon Islands. They were joint winners which necessitated a playoff.

The playoff was decided after an equal score of six games by an Armageddon win by Temur in the final game.

All the games can be seen at:
https://livechess.aunz.net/oceania-zonal-3-6/



Two nice reports on Temur's win are available here:

http://asianchess.com/news/gm-temur-kuybokarov-wins-zone-3-6-zonal-championship/

https://www.fide.com/news/1006

This was the first hybrid tournament allowing players to play from their homes. Each player shared a computer screen with the Chief Arbiter in Melbourne via zoom whilst being continually recorded by two cameras and watched by a Local Arbiter. Full credit to the Chief Arbiter, Peter Tsai (IA) and Chief Technical Arbiter David Esmonde for a successfully run tournament. On the Perth front, Andrew Hardegen (FA) ably led David Barry, Dennis Holland and myself in the intricacies of being a local Arbiter over the two weekends the tournament took place.

Temur will now participate in the 2021 FIDE World Cup, at this stage scheduled for Sochi, Russia in July.

We wish Temur every success and good luck.

CAWA President - Alan Wolstencroft





EASTER JUNIOR CHESS CAMP BOOKINGS NOW CLOSED (29/03/21)

Easter Junior Chess Camp
We have had a very positive and encouraging response to the Easter Junior Chess Camp to be held on Thursday, 8th April and Friday, 9th April at the Oberthur Primary School.

We have had to close the bookings yesterday.

A waiting list has been prepared in case of any cancellations.

The Chess Association of WA Inc hopes to run another Junior Chess Camp later this year.

CAWA President - Alan Wolstencroft





EASTER JUNIOR CHESS CAMP 8TH APRIL AND 9TH APRIL (26/03/21)

Easter Junior Chess Camp
The Easter Junior Chess camp will be held on Thursday, 8th April and Friday, 9th April at the Oberthur Primary School.

There are three separate classes: Novices, Intermediate and Advanced.

It will be a similar format to the two day Junior Chess camp held last October, culminating in a simultaneous exhibition by Temur Kuybokarov, WA's International Grandmaster and 2020 Australian Chess player of the year.

Bookings can be made using Trybooking and full information is available from:

2021 Easter Junior Chess Camp Information Sheet

Please note numbers are limited and already over two thirds of the designated places have been booked.

For further information please contact: CAWA President Alan Wolstencroft       Mobile: 0439 912 234





CHESS SPONSORSHIP FROM STRATEGIC TAXATION SERVICES (23/03/21)

Strategic Taxation Services Mark Howard from
Strategic Taxation Services has very generously offered to sponsor some CAWA events for this year.

The first events to be supported are:

The 2021 Carilley Estate Autumn Allegro which will be held on the 18th of April. Total prize money for this event is $1400.

The 2021 WA Open Chess Championships which will commence on the 16th of May with more than $3500 in Prize Money! This is also the biggest prize fund ever offered for any tournament held in WA.

CAWA is very grateful for the generous sponsorship provided by Strategic Taxation Services.





2021 SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE NORTHERN ZONAL TOURNAMENT (13/03/21)

School Chess League The 2021 School Chess League tournament started last Sunday, 7th March with the Northern Zonal tournament at the North Woodvale Primary School.

There was a record attendance for this tournament with 81 players.

The Primary school winner was Rosalie Primary School and the individual winner was Liam Raptis from the Midland Home School.

The Secondary School winner was Perth Modern School and the individual winner was Shannon Koh from Wesley College.

A large number of late entries delayed the start of the tournament but this issue that will be addressed prior to the next School Chess League zonal to be held in May.

The tournament report is available from the link below:

March 2021 Northern Zonal School Chess League Tournament Report


For further information regarding the 2021 School Chess League please contact:

CAWA President Alan Wolstencroft     Mob: 0439 912 234     Email: aljen@upnaway.com





FIDE DATABASE ENHANCEMENT (11/03/21)

FIDE To all WA arbiters,

FIDE have issued the statement below, concerning a FIDE database enhancement process which commenced earlier this month.

All arbiters licensed with FIDE through the ACF need to complete the form available at:
https://dbenhancement.fide.com/
Simply search for your last name, enter your email address and date of birth (YYYY-MM-DD), and tick the Arbiter box.

Failure by an arbiter to complete this form by 31st October could lead to the arbiter being declared inactive, which would likely mean that they would need to pay for the renewal of their National Arbiter licence (necessary to be an arbiter for FIDE-rated events). The form is very easy -- it should take only a few seconds of your time to complete.





2021 STATE ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP (08/03/21)

WA Allegro Championship The
2021 State Allegro Championship was held at the Leeming Primary School on Sunday March 7.

Congratulations to:

Jamie Laubbacher - 2021 WA Allegro Champion

Tim Hare - 2021 WA Seniors' Allegro Champion

WFM Kathryn Hardegen - 2021 WA Women's Allegro Champion

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


Current 2021 Grand Prix Standings following the State Allegro Championship are available from the link below:

2021 Grand Prix Standings





2021 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE (03/03/21)

School Chess League 2021 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE STARTS THIS SUNDAY WITH THE FIRST ZONAL TOURNAMENT AT THE NORTH WOODVALE PRIMARY SCHOOL AND OTHER FORTHCOMING JUNIOR EVENTS (see below).

The 2021 WA Schools Chess league tournament starts this Sunday, 7th March with the Northern Zonal tournament at the North Woodvale Primary School.

Full details available from the:
2021 WA School Chess League Northern Zonal Entry Form

This tournament is open to Primary, Secondary and Home School students.

It is a seven round Allegro tournament which will be ACF Quick rated.

Please arrive by noon to assist the registration process.

The tournament is scheduled to finish by 5pm.

You can play in this tournament as an individual and if you do well your score could well assist your school to enter the finals.

Suggest you book early for this tournament as places are starting to fill fairly fast.

Also on Sunday at the same venue CAWA are running a novices tournament.

This tournament is designed to suit newcomers to chess who wish to play against players of a similar standard. Please email me if you wish to play in the novices tournament (entry cost $15) as there are a limited number of places available.

UPCOMING JUNIOR EVENTS

Please note the following forthcoming Junior events:

1) 12th April to 14th April (during the Easter Holidays) A Junior Chess camp with a similar format to the one held last October. This will be a 2 day event with four separate graded classes followed by a tournament on the third and last day, (venue still to be decided).

2) The State Junior championships have now been moved to July. Provisional dates are 12th July to 15th July, (venue still to be determined).

For further information please contact:

CAWA President Alan Wolstencroft     Mob: 0439 912 234     Email: aljen@upnaway.com





2021 SUMMER ALLEGRO (02/03/21)

Summer Chess The
2021 Summer Allegro was held at the North Woodvale Primary School on 28th February.

The Open division was won by Jamie Laubbacher, the U/1850 division was won by Edward Curthoys and the U/1550 & unrated division was won by David King.

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


Current 2021 Grand Prix Standings following the Summer Allegro are available from the link below:

2021 Grand Prix Standings


Please note: The CAWA Council has confirmed that the minimum prize fund for this year's GP will be $500. The actual prize fund may be more depending on how well attended each event is.





2021 VALENTINE'S DAY RAPID PLAY TOURNAMENT (02/03/21)

Valentines Day The
2021 Valentine's Day Rapid Tournament (ACF Quick rated - 25 minutes plus 10 second increments) was held at the North Woodvale Primary School on 14th February.

The Open division was won by Yihe (Rebo) Fu and the U/1400 division was won by Niels Hansen.

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








GM TEMUR KUYBOKAROV COMPETING IN THE 2021 BALLARAT BEGONIA OPEN (28/02/21)

GM Temur Kuybokarov The 55th Begonia Open tournament is being held over the Labour Day Long weekend in Victoria (March 6-8th) at the Ballarat Chess Club.

There are nearly 100 players registered to play including Temur and 4 other Grand Masters.

More information can be found on the Ballarat Chess Club website:
2021 Begonia Open













2021 PERTH OPEN (28/02/21)

Perth Open The
2021 Perth Open was held on Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st of February at North Woodlands Primary School.

Congratulations to the winner: FM Patrick Gong

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

Current 2021 Grand Prix Standings following the Perth Open are available from the link below:

2021 Grand Prix Standings





CHESS CLUB OPENS IN BUNBURY (25/02/21)

Bunbury Chess Club A chess club has recently opened in Bunbury run by Ben Colman.

The club meets at:

The Bunbury Public Library, 1 Parkfield Street, Bunbury, 6230 every third Saturday of the month.

Website:
bunburychessclub.com

Contact email address: bunburychess@gmail.com


CAWA believe in assisting WA country chess clubs and have loaned the Bunbury Chess Club 15 sets and boards and a couple of chess clocks.

Alan Wolstencroft - CAWA President




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Latest News

2021 Carilley Estate Autumn Allegro

2021 WA Schoool Chess League
Central Zonal Tournament - Sunday, 2nd May


2021 ANZAC Rapid Play Tournament
Monday, 26th April


2021 UWA Blitz

Easter Junior Chess Camp

Southern Suburbs Junior Chess Club

April 2021 CAWA Newsletter

2021 Gufeld Cup

Great Easter Programme for Chess Players

Albany Chess Club

GM Temur Kuybokarov Wins the Oceania Zonal Competition

Easter Junior Chess Camp Bookings Now Closed

Easter Junior Chess Camp 8th April & 9th April

Chess Sponsorship from Strategic Taxation Services

2021 WA School Chess League Northern Zonal Tournament

FIDE Database Enhancement

2021 State Allegro Championship

2021 WA School Chess League

2021 Summer Allegro

2021 Valentine's Day Rapid Play Tournament

GM Temur Kuybokarov Competing in the
2021 Ballarat Begonia Open


2021 Perth Open

Chess Club Opens in Bunbury


Upcoming Events

26 Apr
2021 ANZAC Rapid

2 May
2021 WA SCL Central Zonal

6 May
Metro CC Bob Pilgrim Open Commences
(7 rounds)

16 May
WA Open Championship Commences
(7 consecutive Sundays)


Recent Results

Previous tournament results can be found under the
Past Tournaments section in the site navigation menu on the left.

2021 Carilley Estate Autumn Allegro

2021 UWA Blitz

2021 Easter Junior Chess Camp

2021 Gufeld Cup

2021 SCL Northern Zonal Tournament

2021 State Allegro Chanpionship

2021 Summer Allegro

2021 Valentine's Day Rapid

2021 Perth Open

2021 January State Library Blitz

2021 Fringe Festival Banter Blitz and GM Simul

2021 Fringe Festival Junior Blitz

2021 Fringe Festival Grand Blitz