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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.

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SCHOOLS CHESS LEAGUE SOUTHERN ZONAL SUNDAY 12TH JUNE (25/05/22)

CAWA School Chess League On Sunday 12th June the School Chess League continues with the Southern Zonal at the Sadler Centre, Corpus Christi College, 50, Murdoch Drive, Bateman.

The format will be very similar to the recent Central Zonal with separate tournaments for the Primary and Secondary school entrants.

The tournaments will be ACF rated and there will be a time limit of 15 minutes plus 2 seconds for each game.

Play starts at noon and please be at the venue by 11:30am to assist the registration.

Full details are available from the entry form:
SCL Southern Zonal Tournament Entry Form

All bookings will be via Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/BZUEU

Please note: No bookings will be accepted on the day.

Alan Wolstencroft - CAWA President     mob: 0439 912 234     email: chessassociationwa@gmail.com





SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE ZONAL FORMAT & LEADERSHIP BOARDS (25/05/22)

CAWA School Chess League On the
School Chess League home page you will find an updated format for the 2022 zonal competitions and a leadership board after two zonal competitions.

Oberthur is leading the Primary school section and Perth Modern and Rossmoyne Senior High are first equal in the Secondary school section.

Looking at results to date quite a few schools have still to field a team of 4.

Fielding a full team in the zonal competitions gives the school a much better chance of finishing higher up on the leadership board.


Alan Wolstencroft - CAWA President     mob: 0439 912 234     email: chessassociationwa@gmail.com





RESULTS OF THE SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE CENTRAL ZONAL, SUNDAY 15TH MAY (20/05/22)

CAWA School Chess League The
School Chess League Central Zonal tournament was held at the Royal Park hall on Sunday, 20th March.

Despite a few withdrawals due to Covid we had an encouraging turnout of 64 players.

The Primary School winner was Oberthur Primary School and the individual winner was Liam Raptis. Nithuli Liyange won the Best Girl title.

The Secondary School winner was Rossmoyne Senior High School and the individual winner was Yihe Fu (Rebo). Celine Ong won the Best Girl title.

The tournament report, results and photos are available on the: 2022 School Chess League page.

For further information regarding the School Chess League please contact:

Alan Wolstencroft - CAWA President     mob: 0439 912 234     email:chessassociationwa@gmail.com





2022 WA CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - ROUND 1 (16/05/22)

WA State Championship Trophy The 2022 WA Closed & Reserves Chess Championships has now commenced.

Results from Round 1 (15/05) including game PGN's and the draw for round 2 (29/05) is available from:
2022 WA Chess Championships page.

2022 WA Closed Championship - Round 1 results

Board 1: Holland, Dennis 1/2 - 1/2 Hare, Tim
Postponed: Ferozkohi, Ihsan - WFM Hardegen, Kathryn
Postponed: Fu, Yihe (Rebo) - Vlietstra, Marc
Postponed: FM Gong, Patrick - FM Kurniawan, Stephanus

2022 WA Reserves Championship - half-point byes

Players in the WA Reserves Championship may claim up to 1 half-point bye in Rounds 1-5, for any reason. Bye requests must be submitted prior to the start of the preceding round (e.g. a bye request for Round 3 must be submitted prior to the start of Round 2).

There will be a separate provision for COVID-related absences, by which we mean any situation where a player is prevented, by enforced COVID quarantine/isolation, from attending their game. While we hope that this does not happen, any players in this situation will be entitled to claim a half-point bye for the relevant round, provided they communicate their situation to me as soon as possible, and no later than 10:00am on the day of the round. COVID-related byes will not count towards a player's allowance of 1 'traditional' half-point bye.

FA Andrew Hardegen     mob: 0407 421 084     email: wachesschampionship@gmail.com





2022 SOUTH WEST OPEN (15/05/22)

Margaret River The
2022 South West Open takes place this year in Margaret River on the 30th and 31st of July - perfect for that mid-winter weekend away.

An ACF-rated CAWA Grand Prix event, which incorporates the WA Country Championship (awarded to the highest-scoring WA player residing outside the Perth Metropolitan Area), and is open to Perth and country players alike.

Entries for this event are preferred through Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/BZOTH


Further details are also available from the entry form: 2022 South West Open Entry Form





UPDATE ON THE SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE CENTRAL ZONAL THIS SUNDAY 15TH MAY (12/05/22)

CAWA School Chess League There's still time to enrol for the Central Zonal - School Chess League tournament which take place this Sunday, 15th May at the Royal Park Hall, 180 Charles Street, West Perth.

There are separate tournaments for the Primary and Secondary school entrants.

Both tournaments will be ACF rated and there will be a time limit of 15 minutes plus 2 seconds for each game.

Doors open at 11am and play starts at noon.

Please be at the venue by 11:30am to assist the registration.

All bookings will be via Trybooking:
https://www.trybooking.com/BZFRY

Entries close at 6pm on Saturday, 14th May at 6pm.

Please note: No bookings will be accepted on the day.

Alan Wolstencroft - CAWA President     mob: 0439 912 234     email: chessassociationwa@gmail.com





2022 AUTUMN ALLEGRO RESULTS (02/05/22)

Autumn Allegro The
2022 Autumn Allegro was held at at Southern Suburbs Chess Club (Leeming Primary School) on Sunday the 1st of May.

Congratulations to the winner: GM Temur Kuybokarov

Results can be found under the Recent Results section.



2022 CAWA Grand Prix Standings after this event can be found here: Grand Prix Standings after the Autumn Allegro


Please note: The CAWA Grand Prix will take a break during May and June as the 2022 WA Chess Championships takes place.





SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE GOES BACK TO 'OVER-THE-BOARD' SUNDAY 15TH MAY (29/04/22)

CAWA School Chess League On Sunday the 15th of May, the School Chess League continues with SCL Central Zonal Tournament at the Royal Park Hall, 180 Charles Street, West Perth.

This will be the first 'Over-The-Board' SCL tournament for 2022, with separate tournaments for the Primary and Secondary school entrants.

The tournaments will be ACF rated and there will be a time limit of 15 minutes plus 2 seconds for each game.

Play starts at noon and please be at the venue by 11:30am to assist the registration.

Full details are available from the entry form:
SCL Central Zonal Tournament Entry Form

All bookings will be via Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/BZFRY

Please note: No bookings will be accepted on the day.

Because of the delay of the start of School Chess League this year, the next two zonal tournaments have been rescheduled to later dates:-

Southern Zonal: Sunday,12th June         Western Zonal: Sunday, 31st July

The School Chess League Finals will still be held on Monday, 22nd August.

Alan Wolstencroft - CAWA President     mob: 0439 912 234     email: chessassociationwa@gmail.com





2022 AUTUMN ALLEGRO (25/04/22)

Autumn Allegro The 2022 Autumn Allegro (7 Round Swiss Tournament) will be played at Leeming Primary School (Southern Suburbs Chess Club) this Sunday the 1st of May.

Full details are on the entry form:
2022 Autumn Allegro Entry Form

To enter please use the trybooking link: https://www.trybooking.com/BYUSY



For more information please contact: Ian McAteer     mob: 0403 776 220     email: ianmcateer11@gmail.com





2022 WA CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS (24/04/22)

WA State Championship Trophy The 2022 WA Chess Championships (Separate 7 Round Closed & Reserves Tournaments) will be played at Leeming Primary School (Southern Suburbs Chess Club) and be played over consecutive Sundays from the 15th of May to the 3rd of July.

Please note: Owing to the Federal Election, there will not be a round played on the 22nd of May.

Full details of this prestigious event are available from the entry form:
2022 WA Chess Championships Entry Form

To enter please use the trybooking link: https://www.trybooking.com/BZBTV


For more infomation please contact: Andrew Hardegen     mob: 0407 421 084     email: wachesschampionship@gmail.com





2022 GUFELD CUP (22/04/22)

Gufeld Cup The
2022 Gufeld Cup was held at Leeming Primary School (Southern Subburbs Chess Club) over the Easter weekend, 17th & 18th April.

Congratulations to the winner: Yihe (Rebo) Fu

Results can be found under the Recent Results section.


2022 CAWA Grand Prix Standings after this event can be found here: Grand Prix Standings after the Gufeld Cup






ONLINE TOURNAMENT RUN BY THE UWA CHESS CLUB THURSDAY EVENING 21ST APRIL (20/04/22)

UWA The University of WA Chess club are running an Online chess tournament this Thursday evening 21st April from 7:30 - 9:30pm using the lichess platform.

All welcome to participate.

To join please click on the link:
https://lichess.org/tournament/QiPrOhSi

For further details please contact Joshua Fry:     mob: 0466 051 843     email: Joshua.fry010503@gmail.com

Alan Wolstencroft - CAWA President






RESULTS OF THE 2022 JUNIOR RAPIDPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS 13 & 14 APRIL (18/04/22)

Rapidplay
The 2022 Junior Rapidplay Championships was held last week and attracted 52 players.

Congratulations to the following:-

Yihe Fu (Rebo): Junior Rapidplay Champion
Celine Ong: Girl's Rapidplay Champion
Rui Gen Teh: Under 15 Champion
Anthony Nguyen: Under 12 Champion
Senudi De Vas: Under 10 Champion & Under 12 Girl's Champion
Kaviru Perera: Under 8 Champion
Rayden Oliveiro: Winner of the Newbies - Rising Stars

Results and a nice report can be found under the
Recent Results section.

Alan Wolstencroft - CAWA President     mob: 0439 912 234     email: chessassociationwa@gmail.com





STILL PLACES AVAILABLE FOR THE JUNIOR RAPIDPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS WED 13th APRIL & THURS 14th APRIL (11/04/22)

Rapidplay There's still time to enter the Junior Rapidplay Championships which starts this Wednesday. The dates are Wednesday 13th April and Thursday 14th April at the Leeming Primary School.

There are three separate tournaments:-

a) The Under 18s which is open to all players aged 12 to 17 on the 1st January 2022. There are trophies for two age groups Under 18 and Under 15.

b) The Under 12s which is open to all players who were aged 11 or less on the 1st January 2022. There are trophies for three age groups Under 12, Under 10 and Under 8.

c)The Newbies tournament also known as the Rising Stars tournament. This is open to all players who were aged 17 or less on the 1st January 2022 and have an ACF rating of less than 500, (Click
here for current ACF quick ratings). This tournament is specifically meant for less experienced players. It is not meant for good players who have not played enough games to get a rating. Those players are eligible to play in either a) or b), (see above).

To enter just click on the Trybooking link on the entry form: 2022 WA Junior Rapid Championships Entry Form

Any questions about the tournament please email/phone/text Alan Wolstencroft (contact details below).

If you develop Covid symptoms a full refund will be given minus the booking cost (50c). Pease adhere to current Covid rules which includes all children 8 or over to wear a mask.

Alan Wolstencroft - CAWA President     mob: 0439 912 234     email: chessassociationwa@gmail.com





APRIL 2022 CAWA NEWSLETTER (10/04/22)

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:

Newsletter Editor: Mike McGregor by the 31st of May 2022.








RESULTS OF THE UWA BLITZ SUNDAY 27 MARCH (31/03/22)

UWA The
UWA Blitz Tournament was held last Sunday, 27 March and attracted 37 players.

Congratulations to the Open tournament winner Yihe Fu (Rebo) who managed a perfect score of 11 from 11 and Bruce Yu who won the Under 800 tournament with a score of 10.5 from 11.

Results and a nice report can be found under the Recent Results section.


2022 CAWA Grand Prix Standings after this event can be found here:

Grand Prix Standings after the UWA Blitz Tournament





JUNIOR RAPIDPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS WEDNESDAY, 13th APRIL AND THURDAY, 14th APRIL (30/03/22)

Rapidplay The Chess Association of WA Inc are pleased to announce that during the school holidays the Junior Rapidplay Championships will be held at Leeming Primary School on Wednesday, 13th and Thursday, 14th April. This two day 9 round event has a time limit of 25 minutes + 10 seconds.

There will be three tournament divisions, all ACF Quick rated.
The under 18s with trophies for the best players in the Under 15s and Under 18s.
The Under 12s with trophies for the best players in the Under 8s, Under 10s and Under 12s.
There is also a Newbies tournament specifically meant for our less experienced players who have an ACF rating of less than 500 or no rating. Trophies will be awarded in the Newbies tournament too.

For all tournaments merit Trophies will be awarded subject to the number of entries.

Full details are available from the entry form:
2022 WA Junior Rapid Championships Entry Form

Alan Wolstencroft - CAWA President     mob: 0439 912 234     email: chessassociationwa@gmail.com





RESULTS OF THE SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE ONLINE NORTHERN ZONAL TOURNAMENT, SUNDAY 20TH MARCH (29/03/22)

CAWA School Chess League The
School Chess League Northern Zonal was held online on Sunday, 20th March. There was an encouraging turnout of 76 players.

The Primary School winner was Oberthur Primary School and the individual winner was Anthony Nguyen. Kobe Wu won the Best Girl title.

The Secondary School winner was Perth Modern School and the individual winner was Yihe Fu (Rebo). Celine Ong won the best Girl title.

Please click here for the tournament report, results and some photos.

For further information regarding the School Chess League please contact:

Alan Wolstencroft - CAWA President     mob: 0439 912 234     email:chessassociationwa@gmail.com





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Latest News

School Chess League Southern Zonal Sunday 12th June

School Chess League Zonal Format & Leadership Boards

Results of the School Chess League
Central Zonal Tournament, Sunday 15th May


2022 WA Chess Championships - Round 1

2022 South West Open

Update on the School Chess League Central Zone
this Sunday 15th May


2022 Autumn Allegro Results

School Chess League goes back to 'Over-The-Board'
Sunday 15th May


2022 Autumn Allegro

2022 WA Chess Championships

2022 Gufeld Cup

Online Tournament run by the UWA Chess Club
Thursday Evening 21st April


Results of the 2022 Junior Rapidplay Championships
13 & 14 April


Still places available for the Junior Rapidplay Championships
Wed 13th April & Thurs 14th April


April 2022 CAWA Newsletter

Results of the UWA Blitz Sunday 27 March

Junior Rapidplay Championships
Wednesday, 13th April and Thursday, 14th April


Results of the School Chess League
Online Northern Zonal Tournament, Sunday 20th March



Upcoming Events

15 May to 03 Jul
WA Championships Commence
(7 rounds consec. Sundays - except 22 Jun)

12 Jun
SCL Southern Zonal Tournament

04 to 07 Jul
WA Junior Chess Championships

10 Jul
WA Blitz Championship

24 Jul
Winter Rapid Tournament

30 & 31 Jul
South West Open

31 Jul
SCL Western Zonal Tournament


Recent Results

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

2022 School Chess League Central Zonal

2022 WA Chess Championships

2022 Autumn Allegro

2022 Gufeld Cup

2022 Junior Rapidplay Championships

2022 UWA Blitz Tournament

2022 School Chess League Northern Zonal

2022 WA Allegro Championship

2022 Summer Rapid Tournament

2022 Perth Open

2022 January State Library Blitz

2022 Fringe Trash Talk Blitz

2022 Chess Arena Carnival