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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





2017 OCTOBER CAWA NEWSLETTER (10/10/17)

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 the Newsletter Editor: Mike McGregor by the 30th of November 2017.







2017 WA JUNIOR ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIPS (22/09/17)

Junior Allegro Championship The 2017 WA Junior Allegro Championships was played played at Leeming Primary School on the 17th of September.

Congratulations to: Patrick Gong - 2017 State Junior Allegro Champion.

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










2017 KINGSLEY OPEN - CHANGE OF PLAYING DATES (19/09/17)

Kingsley Open The 2017 Kingsley Open was to be played on the 14/15 of October but has now been moved to 21/22 of October.

Full details can be found in the 2017 Kingsley Open Entry Form












REVISION OF THE CHESS ASSOCIATION OF WA CONSTITUTION (27/08/17)

constitution As a result of the enactment of the Associations Incorporation Act 2015, all incorporated bodies are required to revise their constitutions to ensure they comply with the new requirements. Ammended constitutions need to be approved by 75% of the members attending an AGM or Special General Meeting and endorsed by the government department responsible for administering the Act, before July 1 2018.

The draft copy of the revised CAWA constitution is available from the link below and has been endorsed by the CAWA Council.

Draft copy of revised CAWA Constitution

It includes all of the new requirements of constitutions while making as few changes as possible to the governance of CAWA. It does change the CAWA financial year from July-June to a calendar year to bring the constitution in line with current practice. Some matters that were formally in constitutions are now covered by the Act to which CAWA must comply.

In order that the CAWA membership is informed of the proposed changes and, has an opportunity to raise any issues, your comments and feedback are being sought now. Please forward any comments to David Hounsome Secretary at: dshounsome@iprimus.com.au or phone: 94488045.

In addition clubs may wish to discuss the matter with their members and provide feedback.

A response by the end of September is sought. This will allow time for the Council to carefully consider any feedback and prepare a response. Given the timeline set by the new Act it is important that when the membership meets to approve a new constitution we have before us a constitution which has been accepted.






2017 WILLETTON OPEN (21/08/17)

Willetton Open The 2017 Willetton Open was played played at Leeming Primary School on the 19th & 20th of August.

Congratulations to the winner: Patrick Gong

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










CHESS SIMUL BY IM TEMUR KUYBOKAROV (17/08/17)

Chess SimulOn Sunday, 13th of August at the Rhein Donau Club, Myaree, a simul was played between International Master (IM) Temur Kuybokarov and 23 local chess players.

Please click on the link below for a nice report with some photos kindly provided by Gordon Dunlop.

IM Temur Kuybokaov Simul










TOTAL CHESS - CHESS AT 3 (13/10/17)

Total Chess Dennis Holland from TOTAL CHESS has asked CAWA to advertise that he is introducing a new exciting program from America that teaches kids as young as 3 how to play chess!

Chess at Three classes will begin in term 3 at Meerilinga Children and Family Centre Cockburn, 219 Winterfold Rd, COOLBELLUP on Saturday 19th of August and continuing every Saturday until 16th of September. The chess classes will be run from 9:05am to 9:50am.

If you are interested, please contact Dennis at chessaheader@gmail.com or visit the Total Chess website for more information.








POSITION OF CAWA TREASURER (08/08/17)

CAWA The CAWA is urgently in need of a treasurer. If you are interested and can assist in filling this position, please get in touch with CAWA President: Alan Wolstencroft at
aljenperth@gmail.com.














2017 HARRIS EDWARDES COMPETITION (08/08/17)

Harris Edwardes Competition The 2017 Harris Edwardes competition received a total of ten team entries and was held at the North Woodvale Primary School over two Sunday afternoons 30 July and 6 August. This is the largest participation in many years. Four teams entered the Open, two teams in the B division and four teams in the C division. The same format was used again from the previous year with some minor changes. All players played exactly four games over the two weekends.

In the Open division teams participated from Metro, Perth and Southern Suburbs(two teams). With four teams it was possible to play the event in the traditional format with round robin preliminary matches then a final round to determine final placings. Congratulations to the Southern Suburbs A1 team for convincingly winning both the preliminary rounds and the final match.

In the B Division teams participated from Perth and Southern Suburbs.. The format for this competition consisted of 4 matches with players having a game against each player in the opposing team. Congratulations to the Southern Suburbs team for their win over Perth. The competition was decided on total game score and Southern Suburbs won the event with 11.5 from 16.

In the C Division teams participated from Kingsley Juniors, Perth and Southern Suburbs. The format the traditional format with round robin preliminary matches then a final round to determine final placings. Congratulations to the Southern Suburbs C1 team for their win over Southern Suburbs.

Congratulations to all the winning teams from Souther Suburbs and thank you to all those players that organised teams and participated to the smooth running of the competition. Trophies will be awarded after the Christmas Lightning event on December 17th.

Report kindly provided by Gordon Dunlop.






2017 SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE FINALS (25/07/17)

CAWA The 2017 School Chess League (SCL) finals were played on Saturday 22nd July.

You can find a nice report and a selection of photos kindly provided by CAWA School Chess League organiser Yita Choong in the School Chess League section.












2017 WA CLOSED & RESERVES CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - FINAL ROUND (20/07/17)

Chess Events
Round 7 Results

Closed
Yita Choong             1-0     Nedeljko Tomic
Derwent Maggs           0-1     Tim Hare
Igor Butsenko           1-0     Robert Maris

Reserves
Natalie Maris           01     Craig Kinsman
Alex Janceski           -     Gordon Dunlop
Lennard Mechlowski      -     Robin Shaw
David Barry             01     Fred Maris
Brian Gale              01     James Rutherford
Lindsay Bordas         0F1F    Victor Markou
Sebastian Vearncombe    WD


Congratulations to: Igor Butsenko who won the Closed with 5.5/7 ahead of Derwent Maggs who was second on 5/7.

Congratulations also to Craig Kinsman who won the Reserves on 6.5/7, with Gordon Dunlop & Alex Janceski equal 2nd on 4.5/7, Fred Maris was first U/1600 on 4/7. Craig Kinsman & Ned Tomic share the Seniors title whilst Natalie Maris gets the Womens title.



Please click on the links below to obtain results, pairings, round draws & 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 WA CLOSED & RESERVES CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - ROUND 6 (05/07/17)

Chess Events
Round 6 Results

Closed
Nedeljko Tomic          01     Igor Butsenko
Derwent Maggs           10     Robert Maris

Reserves
Gordon Dunlop           -     Craig  Kinsman  
Robin Shaw              01     Alex Janceski
James Rutherford        01     Natalie Maris
Victor Markou           0-1     Lennard Mechlowski
Lindsay Bordas          0-1     David Barry
Sebastian Vearncombe    1-0     Brian Gale              	
Fred Maris              BYE








2017 WA CLOSED & RESERVES CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - ROUND 5 (26/06/17)

Chess Events
Round 5 Results

Closed
Igor Butsenko           10     Andrew Hardegen 
Robert Maris            01     Nedeljko Tomic
Yita Choong             -     Tim Hare

Games played early
Tim Hare                -     Ihsan Ferozkohi  (Round 6)

Reserves
Craig  Kinsman          10     James Rutherford
Lennard Mechlowski      01     Gordon Dunlop
David Barry             01     Robin Shaw
Brian Gale              01     Alex Janceski	
Fred Maris              01     Natalie Maris
Victor Markou          1f0f    Sebastian Vearncombe
Lindsay Bordas          BYE






2017 SOUTH WEST OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP (21/06/17)

Boyup Brook The 2017 South West Open Chess Championship was played in Boyup Brook on the 17th & 18th of June.

Congratulations to the winner: Andrew Hardegen

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










2017 HARRIS EDWARDES COMPETITION (12/06/17)

Harris Edwardes CompetitionThe 2017 Harris Edwardes Competition will be held at North Woodvale Primary School on Sun 30th July & Sun 6th August.

Please click on the link below to obtain the format of this years event:

2017 Harris Edwardes Competition



For further information, please contact the organiser: Gordon Dunlop         Ph: 9368 6412         Mob: 0409 812129






2017 WA CLOSED & RESERVES CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - ROUND 4 (12/06/17)

Chess Events
Round 4 Results

Closed
Tim Hare                -     Igor Butsenko
Andrew Hardegen         10     Nedeljko Tomic
Derwent Maggs           10     Yita Choong
Ihsan Ferozkohi         10     Robert Maris

Catch-up games played
Robert Maris            1-0     Tim Hare         (Round 1)
Yita Choong             1-0     Ihsan Ferozkohi  (Round 3)

Reserves
Alex Janceski           0-1     Craig Kinsman
Robin Shaw              01     James Rutherford
Lennard Mechlowski      10     Fred Maris
Gordon Dunlop           10     Lindsay Bordas
Sebastian Vearncombe    01     David Barry
Brian Gale              10     Victor Markou
Natalie Maris           BYE






2017 WA CLOSED & RESERVES CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - ROUND 3 (07/06/17)

Chess Events
Round 3 Results

Closed
Robert Maris            01     Andrew Hardegen
Nedeljko Tomic          01     Tim Hare
Igor Butsenko           1-0     Derwent Maggs 

Games played early
Ihsan Ferozkohi         0-1     Derwent Maggs    (Round 5)
Andrew Hardegen         -     Yita Choong      (Round 6)
Ihsan Ferozkohi         0-1     Andrew Hardegen  (Round 7)


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





2017 WA CLOSED & RESERVES CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - ROUND 2 (29/05/17)

Chess Events
Round 2 Results

Closed
Tim Hare                10     Andrew Hardegen
Yita Choong             10     Robert Maris
Ihsan Ferozkohi         -     Igor Butsenko
Derwent Maggs           10     Nedeljko Tomic

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





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





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 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.








Daily Puzzle



Latest News

2017 October CAWA Newsletter

2017 WA Junior Allegro Championships

2017 Kingsley Open - Change of Playing Dates

Revision of the Chess Association of WA Constitution

2017 Willetton Open

Chess Simul by IM Temur Kuybokarov

Total Chess - Chess at 3

Position of CAWA Treasurer

2017 Harris Edwardes Competition

2017 School Chess League Finals

2017 WA Closed & Reserves Chess Championships - Final Round

2017 WA Closed & Reserves Chess Championships - Round 6

2017 WA Closed & Reserves Chess Championships - Round 5

2017 South West Open Chess Championship

2017 Harris Edwardes Competition

2017 WA Closed & Reserves Chess Championships - Round 4

2017 WA Closed & Reserves Chess Championships - Round 3

2017 WA Closed & Reserves Chess Championships - Round 2

2017 WA Closed & Reserves Chess Championships

2017 State Lightning Championship

2017 Gufeld Cup

2017 Secondary Students' Championship

2017 Primary Students' Championship

2017 FIDE Laws of Chess

Upcoming Events

21/22 Oct
2017 Kingsley Open

24 Oct
2017 David Ellis Cup Commences (7 rounds)

25/26 Nov
2017Christmas Open

17 Dec
2017 Christmas Lightning

17 Dec
CAWA Wind-up & Presentations

2 to 12 Jan
2018 Australian Chess Championships

13 to 21 Jan
2018 Australian Junior Chess Championships




Recent Results

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

2017WA Junior Allegro Championships

2017 Willetton Open

IM Temur Kuybokaov Simul

2017 Harris Edwardes Competition

2017 School Chess League Finals

2017 State Closed & Reserves Chess Championships

2017 South West Open

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