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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:

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2021 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE WESTERN ZONAL TOURNAMENT - SUNDAY, 27TH JUNE (15/06/21)

School Chess League The highly popular Schools Chess league tournament programme continues with the Western Zonal at the Nedlands Primary School on Sunday, 27th June.

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

Maximum seating is 90.

Please arrive by 11:30am so that the first round can start promptly at noon. The tournament is scheduled to finish by 5:15pm.

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.

Full details including Trybooking information is available from the link below:

2021 WA School Chess League Western Zonal Entry Form

Please note the following:-

a) All bookings are to be done using Trybooking.
b) The bookings close at 4pm on Saturday, 26th June.
c) The 1st round draw for this event will be made on the evening of Saturday, 26th June.
d) No late /last minute entries will be accepted.
e) If you know you are going to be late for the first round you can request a bye.
This request must be made before the close of registration, (4pm Saturday, 26th June).

This is the last zonal competition of this year and represents a chance for schools that are close to qualifying to seal their position in the finals, scheduled to take place in August.


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

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





2021 WA OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - ROUND 5 RESULTS, PGN's & ROUND 6 DRAW (14/06/21)

WA Chess Championship Trophy
Round 5 of the 2021 WA Open Chess Championships was played on Sunday 13th June.

The Round 5 results and Round 6 pairings have been posted to the tournament Vega pages:

http://southernsuburbschessclub.org.au/Vega2021/www2021%20WA%20Open/

These pages will be updated as the tournament progresses.

Please click here for the PGN file of all games from Round 5.

Round 6 will be played at 1pm on Sunday 20th June.

Byes and absences

Half-point byes are not available for Rounds 6 and 7. Round 5 was the last round for which half-point byes were permitted to be used.

If you are paired for a round and you find that you will be unable to attend on the Sunday, then you will need to contact your opponent and try to arrange to play the game in advance, during the week leading up to the round. The game will need to be played at SSCC (Tuesday evening), Perth Chess Club (Wednesday evening) or Metro Chess Club (Thursday evening), before the scheduled date of the round.

If you know in advance that you will not be available for one of Round 6 or Round 7, and that you will not be able to play the relevant game in the week leading up to the scheduled date of the round, then you must inform me so that I can leave you unpaired for that particular round.

FA Andrew Hardegen - Chief Arbiter - 2021 WA Open Chess Championships     Mob: 0407 421 084





JUNE 2021 CAWA NEWSLETTER (10/06/21)

CAWA Newsletter The June 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 July 2021.








2021 WA OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - ROUND 4 RESULTS, PGN's & ROUND 5 DRAW (08/06/21)

WA Chess Championship Trophy
Round 4 of the 2021 WA Open Chess Championships was played on Sunday 6th June.

The Round 4 results and Round 5 pairings have been posted to the tournament Vega pages:

http://southernsuburbschessclub.org.au/Vega2021/www2021%20WA%20Open/

These pages will be updated as the tournament progresses.

Please click here for the PGN file of all games from Round 4.

Round 5 will be played at 1pm on Sunday 13th June.

Byes and absences

Half-point byes are not available for Rounds 6 and 7. Round 5 is the last round for which half-point byes may be used. If you are paired for a round and you find that you will be unable to attend on the Sunday, then you will need to contact your opponent and try to arrange to play the game in advance, during the week leading up to the round. The game will need to be played at SSCC (Tuesday evening), Perth Chess Club (Wednesday evening) or Metro Chess Club (Thursday evening), before the scheduled date of the round.

If you know in advance that you will not be available for one of Round 6 or Round 7, and that you will not be able to play the relevant game in the week leading up to the scheduled date of the round, then you must inform me so that I can leave you unpaired for that particular round.

FA Andrew Hardegen - Chief Arbiter - 2021 WA Open Chess Championships     Mob: 0407 421 084





2021 SCHOOLS CHESS LEAGUE SOUTHERN ZONAL TOURNAMENT REPORT (07/06/21)

School Chess League The Schools Chess league Southern Zonal was held at Corpus Christi College on Sunday, 30th May.

There was a record turnout of 92 players.

The Primary School winner was Carmel Primary School and the individual winner was Eric Deng, Lake Joondalup Baptist College.

The Secondary School winner was Fountain College and the individual winner was Celine Ong from Kingsway Christian College.

The tournament report is available from the link below:

2021 WA School Chess League Southern Zonal 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





2021 SOUTH OF THE RIVER CHESS FESTIVAL (02/06/21)

South of the River Chess Festival Winter has started with a bang so its that time of year again - the South of the River Chess Festival.

Please see the flyer below for details of the two tournaments that we are running.

South of the River Chess Festival Flyer

With the support of the City of Melville, this year we are at the Blue Gum Community Centre on Moolyeen Road in Brentwood.

Games should finish by 10:00pm so hopefully okay for school nights!

Please send your entry to: ianmcateer11@gmail.com or text to 0403 776 220.

Include your name and ACF rating if known, or date of birth if you don't yet have an ACF rating.

These are Open tournaments so you do not need to be a member of SSCC.

First game is Wednesday 30 June.


For further information regarding the 2021 South of the River Chess Festival please contact:

Organiser: Ian McAteer     Mob: 0403 776 220     Email: ianmcateer11@gmail.com





2021 WA OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - ROUND 3 RESULTS, PGN's & ROUND 4 DRAW (31/05/21)

WA Chess Championship Trophy
Round 3 of the 2021 WA Open Chess Championships was played on Sunday 30th May.

The Round 3 results and Round 4 pairings have been posted to the tournament Vega pages:

http://southernsuburbschessclub.org.au/Vega2021/www2021%20WA%20Open/

These pages will be updated as the tournament progresses.

Please click here for the PGN file of all games from Round 3.

Round 4 will be played at 1pm on Sunday 6th June.

Byes and absences

Bye requests for all future rounds must be made in writing, prior to the start of the preceding round. For instance, a player wanting a bye for Round 5 must inform me prior to the start of Round 4.

If you are paired for a round and you find that you will be unable to attend on the Sunday, then you will need to contact your opponent and try to arrange to play the game in advance, during the week leading up to the round. The game will need to be played at SSCC (Tuesday evening), Perth Chess Club (Wednesday evening) or Metro Chess Club (Thursday evening), before the scheduled date of the round.

FA Andrew Hardegen - Chief Arbiter - 2021 WA Open Chess Championships     Mob: 0407 421 084





2021 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE SOUTHERN ZONAL TOURNAMENT REMINDER (28/05/21)

School Chess League We have had a very positive response for the Southern Zonal at the Corpus Christi College on Sunday, 30th May and there are still places available for booking.

You must use Trybooking to ensure your place at this event, (see entry form below).

2021 WA SCL Southern Zonal Entry Form

Please note the bookings close at 4pm on Saturday, 29th May.

Please arrive before 11:30am to ensure a smooth registration process.

If you wish a first round bye please notify us before 4pm Saturday by emailing: cawachess@gmail.com


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

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





2021 WA OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - ROUND 2 RESULTS, PGN's & ROUND 3 DRAW (24/05/21)

WA Chess Championship Trophy
Round 2 of the 2021 WA Open Chess Championships was played on Sunday 23rd May. Many thanks to Ian McAteer, both for directing the tournament on the day and for completing the Round 2 PGN on the same evening.

The Round 2 results and Round 3 pairings have been posted to the tournament Vega pages:

http://southernsuburbschessclub.org.au/Vega2021/www2021%20WA%20Open/

These pages will be updated as the tournament progresses.

Please click here for the PGN file of all games from Round 2.

Round 3 will be played at 1pm on Sunday 30th May.

Byes and absences

Bye requests for all future rounds must be made in writing, prior to the start of the preceding round. For instance, a player wanting a bye for Round 4 must inform me prior to the start of Round 3.

If you are paired for a round and you find that you will be unable to attend on the Sunday, then you will need to contact your opponent and try to arrange to play the game in advance, during the week leading up to the round. The game will need to be played at SSCC (Tuesday evening), Perth Chess Club (Wednesday evening) or Metro Chess Club (Thursday evening), before the scheduled date of the round.

FA Andrew Hardegen - Chief Arbiter - 2021 WA Open Chess Championships     Mob: 0407 421 084





2021 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE SOUTHERN ZONAL TOURNAMENT - SUNDAY, 30TH MAY (20/05/21)

School Chess League The highly popular Schools Chess league tournament programme continues with the Southern Zonal at the Corpus Christi College on Sunday, 30th May.

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

Maximum seating is 90.

Please arrive by 11:30AM so that the first round can start promptly at noon.

The tournament is scheduled to finish by 5:15pm.

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.

Full details are available from the entry form below:

2021 WA SCL Southern Zonal Entry Form

Because of the large numbers of participants in the past two zonals a few changes have been made to make the running of this tournament to enable a smooth process.

They are:-

a) All bookings are to be done using Trybooking.

b) The bookings close at 4pm on Saturday, 29th May.

c) The 1st round draw for this event will be made on the evening of Saturday, 29th May.

d) No late /last minute entries will be accepted.

e) If you know you are going to be late for the first round you can request a bye.

This request must be made before the close of registration, (4pm Saturday, 29th 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 WA OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - ROUND 1 RESULTS, PGN's & ROUND 2 DRAW (17/05/21)

WA Chess Championship Trophy
Round 1 of the 2021 WA Open Chess Championships was played on Sunday 16th May. The Round 1 results and Round 2 pairings have been posted to the tournament Vega pages:

http://southernsuburbschessclub.org.au/Vega2021/www2021%20WA%20Open/

These pages will be updated as the tournament progresses.

Please click here for the PGN file of all games from Round 1.

Round 2 will be played at 1pm on Sunday 23rd May. I will not be attending Round 2, as I will be arbitering at the Perth hub for the Asian Continental Championships on that day. Ian McAteer is the Deputy Chief Arbiter for the WA Open, and he will be in charge of the proceedings on 23rd May.

Byes and absences

Bye requests for all future rounds must be made in writing, prior to the start of the preceding round. For instance, a player wanting a bye for Round 3 must inform me prior to the start of Round 2.

If you are paired for a round and you find that you will be unable to attend on the Sunday, then you will need to contact your opponent and try to arrange to play the game in advance, during the week leading up to the round. The game will need to be played at SSCC (Tuesday evening), Perth Chess Club (Wednesday evening) or Metro Chess Club (Thursday evening), before the scheduled date of the round.

FA Andrew Hardegen - Chief Arbiter - 2021 WA Open Chess Championships     Mob: 0407 421 084





2021 WA OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS CLOSING DATE EXTENDED TO 14th MAY (13/05/21)

WA Chess Championship Trophy
In order to provide interested players with an additional opportunity to avail the early entry rate, the closing date for entries has been extended to Friday 14th May. The $50 entry fee applies until midnight Friday. Entries received thereafter will incur a $20 late fee.

The list of entries (48 at present) is posted in the tournament Vega pages:

http://southernsuburbschessclub.org.au/Vega2021/www2021%20WA%20Open/

Full information for the 2021 WA Open Chess Championships is available from the link below:

2021 WA Open Chess Championships Information Sheet


For further enquiries please contact:

FA Andrew Hardegen - Chief Arbiter - 2021 WA Open Chess Championships     Mob: 0407 421 084





2021 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE CENTRAL ZONAL SUNDAY, 2ND MAY (10/05/21)

School Chess League The 2021 School Chess League tournament continued with the Central Zonal at Mt. Lawley Primary School on Sunday, 2nd May. Considering the shadow of COVID restrictions there was an excellent attendance of 76 players for this tournament.

The Primary school winner was St Paul's and the individual winner was Daniel Levin from Carmel Primary School.

The Secondary School winner was Bob Hawke College and the individual winner was Kundan Dharmapuri from Trinity College.

The tournament report is available from the link below:

2021 WA School Chess League Central Zonal 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





2021 WA OPEN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS (01/05/21)

WA Chess Championship Trophy
The 2021 WA Open Chess Championships will be held over 7 consecutive Sundays from the 16th of May to the 27th of June.

This prestigious event will be ACF and FIDE rated and is presented by the Chess Association of Western Australia Inc. and hosted by the Southern Suburbs Chess Club

It has also been proudly sponsored by Strategic Taxation Services with more than $3,500 in prize money!


Full information for the 2021 WA Open Chess Championships is available from the link below:

2021 WA Open Chess Championships Information Sheet


Please note: Closing Date for entries is Wednesday the 12th of May.

Entries may be accepted up to 12:30pm Sunday the 16th of May, subject to a $20 late entry fee.





GREEN LIGHT FOR THE 2021 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE CENTRAL ZONAL TOURNAMENT (30/04/21)

School Chess League The recent announcement from the State Government means that the Central Zonal Tournament at the Mt. Lawley Primary School on Sunday, 2nd May can go ahead as planned.

All adults and Secondary students must wear a mask whilst in the tournament hall.

Currently 51 places have been booked and we have a seating capacity of 80 so if you want to participate please make your booking at:
Trybooking asap.

Please note: Closing time for entries is 8:00pm Saturday the 1st of May.


Please arrive by 12pm to assist registration.

2021 WA SCL Central Zonal Entry Form

CAWA President Alan Wolstencroft





2021 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE CENTRAL ZONAL TOURNAMENT - COVID-19 UPDATE (27/04/21)

School Chess League The WA School Chess League Central Zonal Tornament is still planned to be held at the Mt. Lawley Primary School on Sunday, 2nd May, but the final decision if the tournament proceeds will depend on the new COVID-19 protocols to be announced by the Premier on Friday.

In the event that the tournament cannot go ahead on 2nd May, all entry fees will be refunded and the tournament would then be moved to 23rd May instead.

The deadline for entries is midday Saturday 1 May. However, we advise players not to delay their registration, as 46 of the 80 places have already been taken in short time.

2021 WA SCL Central Zonal Entry Form


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 CANCELLED (23/04/21)

Anzac Day The ANZAC Rapid Play tournament was due to be played at the Leeming Primary School on Monday, 26th April but owing to the snap 3 day COVID-19 lockdown has now been cancelled.










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 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






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





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2021 WA School Chess League
Western Zonal Tournament - Sunday, 27th June


2021 WA Open Chess Championships
Round 5 Results, PGN's & Round 6 Draw


June 2021 CAWA Newsletter

2021 WA Open Chess Championships
Round 4 Results, PGN's & Round 5 Draw


2021 WA School Chess League
Southern Zonal Tournament Report


2021 South of the River Chess Festival

2021 WA Open Chess Championships
Round 3 Results, PGN's & Round 4 Draw


2021 WA School Chess League
Southern Zonal Tournament Reminder


2021 WA Open Chess Championships
Round 2 Results, PGN's & Round 3 Draw


2021 WA School Chess League
Southern Zonal Tournament - Sunday, 30th May


2021 WA Open Chess Championships
Round 1 Results, PGN's & Round 2 Draw


2021 WA Open Chess Championships Closing Date
Extended to 14th May


2021 WA School Chess League Central Zonal, 2nd May

2021 WA Open Chess Championships

Green Light for 2021 WA Schoool Chess League
Central Zonal Tournament


2021 WA School Chess League
Central Zonal Tournament - COVID-19 Update


2021 ANZAC Rapid Play Tournament
Cancelled


2021 Carilley Estate Autumn Allegro

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


2021 UWA Blitz

Easter Junior Chess Camp

Southern Suburbs Junior Chess Club

2021 Gufeld Cup


Upcoming Events

16 May to 27 Jun
WA Open Championships Commences
(7 consecutive Sundays)

27 Jun
WA School Chess League Western Zonal

30 Jun
South of the River Chess Festival Commences
(9 Consecutive Wednesdays)

9 Jul
WA Junior Allegro Championship

11 Jul
WA Blitz Championship

12 to 15 Jul
State Junior Championships

25 Jul
Winter Rapid Championship

31 Jul & 01 Aug
South-West Open


Recent Results

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

2021 SCL Southern Zonal Tournament

2021 SCL Central Zonal Tournament

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