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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





ENTRIES OPEN FOR THE WA JUNIOR RAPID PLAY THURSDAY, 30TH SEPTEMBER & FRIDAY, 1ST OCTOBER (22/09/21)

WA Junior Rapid Play Entries are now open on Trybooking for the two day 2021 WA Junior Rapid Play to be held on Thursday, 30th September and Friday, 1st October at Leeming Primary School.

There will be two separate tournaments: one for the Under 18s and the other for the Under 12s.

Both tournaments will be ACF rated.

Prizes will be awarded for the following age groups: Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 15 and Under 18.

We prefer entries to be done on Trybooking but will take late entries at an extra cost of $10 as long as you arrive at the venue by 9:15am on Thursday.

Further details are available from:
2021 WA Junior Rapidplay Championship Entry Form

Please note we have an early finish on Friday afternoon for those wishing to go away at the weekend.

CAWA President - Alan Wolstencroft





GRANDMASTER TEMUR KUYBOKAROV GRANTED A DISTINGUISHED TALENT VISA (18/09/21)

Temur Kuybokarov
Congratulations to International Grandmaster Temur Kuybokarov who was awarded an Australian Distinguished Talent Visa this week.

Only 200 of these Distinguished Talent visas are granted every year from 130,000 applicants.

This means that Temur is now a Permanent Resident of Australia and in a years' time can apply to be an Australian Citizen.

At the time of writing Temur having recently represented Australia on Board 1 for the FIDE Olympiad is now preparing for a major FIDE tournament in Riga, Latavia which is part of the qualification cycle for the World Championships.

We wish Temur every success in his chess career.

CAWA President - Alan Wolstencroft





REMINDER: BLITZ COMPETITION AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA ON SUNDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER (16/09/21)

University of WA
Thank you to all who have booked for the UWA Blitz this Sunday.

There has been a good response and the University of WA has allowed us to use a larger room that can take 100 players if required.

Please note the following:-

* All bookings are to be done through Trybooking. Details are on: UWA Blitz Entry Form.

* Entries close at 4pm Saturday.

* Doors Open at 11:30am on Sunday.

* We request players arrive by noon to assist the registration process.

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





SEPTEMBER JUNIOR CHESS CAMP POSTPONED TO THE SUMMER HOLIDAYS (13/09/21)

Junior Chess Camp
After some discussion amongst members the Junior Sub-committee it has been decided to postpone the Junior Chess camp scheduled for the end of September to the summer holidays.

During the coming school holidays there will still be the Junior Rapid Play ( a two day event: 30th September and 1st October) and Junior Allegro (3rd October) tournaments. Details of which will be announced shortly.

CAWA President - Alan Wolstencroft





2021 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE GIRLS FINALS REPORT (12/09/21)

Girls Chess League
The Schools Chess League Girls Finals were held at the Perth Modern School on Monday, 6th September.

Please click on the link below for the tournament report including tables:

2021 SCL Girls Finals Tournament Report

Congratulations to: Perth Modern School - the winning Secondary School and Nedlands Primary School - the winning Primary School.

Both teams now qualify to play in the National Schools Championships, scheduled for the first weekend in December and the way things are going, probably online like last year.

Chief Arbiter - Alan Wolstencroft





BLITZ COMPETITION AT UWA SUNDAY 19TH SEPTEMBER 2021 (08/09/21)

University of WA
The Chess Association of WA Inc. are pleased to announce in association with the University of WA Chess Association that a Blitz competition will be held at the University of Western Australia on Sunday, 19th September. There will be two tournaments an Open and an Under 800.

Both tournaments will be ACF rated and the Open will be part of the CAWA Grand Prix Series.

The Under 800 is specifically meant for less experienced players and not for experienced players who do not have a rating.

All entries to be by Trybooking.

Further details are available from: UWA Blitz Competition Entry Form

Please note the maximum seating is 50 and entries close at 4pm , Saturday, 18th September.


For further information please contact:

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





2021 SOUTH OF THE RIVER CHESS FESTIVAL (06/09/21)

South of River Chess Festival The
2021 South of the River Chess Festival was played from 07 July to 18 August at the Blue Gum Community Centre in Brentwood.

Congratulations to: David Ellis for taking out the Classical with a score of 4.5/5 and Rebo Fu for a clean sweep 8/8 in the Allegro.

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










2021 HARRIS EDWARDES INTERCLUB COMPETITION FINAL RESULTS (01/09/21)

Harris Edwardes Interclub
The 2021 Harris Edwardes Interclub Competition was played on the 22nd & 29th of August at Southern Suburbs Chess Club.

Congratulations to the winning teams:

Open: University of WA

Division B (all players below 1950 ACF): Southern Suburbs Chess Club

Division C (all players below 1550 ACF): Southern Suburbs Chess Club


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





2021 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE GIRLS FINALS - MONDAY 6TH SEPTEMBER (24/08/21)

Girls Chess League The 2021 School Chess Girls Finals are to be held at the Perth Modern School on Monday, 6th September.

The winners of the Primary and Secondary divisions will qualify to play in the National Schools Finals.

This will be a 7 round Swiss Allegro tournament which will be ACF quick rated.

Please note there is no limit on how many students may represent a school.

Please arrive by 9am to assist the registration process.


Full details are available from the entry form:
2021 WA SCL Girls Finals 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





EXCELLENT TURNOUT FOR THE 2021 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE FINALS (24/08/21)

School Chess League The School Chess League Finals were held at the Perth Modern School on Monday, 16th August.

Congratulations to Oberthur Primary School and Perth Modern School as the winners of their respective divisions.

They qualify to represent Western Australia in the 2021 National Schools Finals to be held later in the year.

A nice report with some photos is available from the link below:

2021 School Chess League Finals Report

Full results are also available from:

https://www.schoolchess.info/finals/open-finals


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

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





HOLIDAYING IN BROOME? - THERE'S A YOUNG CHESS PLAYER THAT WOULD LIKE TO PLAY YOU (24/08/21)

Blind Chess Set
CAWA President Alan Wolstencroft recently had a holiday in Broome and met Christian, a young blind teenager who is a very keen chess player.

To see a larger image of the chess set used please click here

If you are going up to Broome, have some spare time and would like to challenge Christian to a game then please contact Christian's Aunt:

Grace Maglio     Mob: 0411 301 276     Email: gracemaglio@hotmail.com





2021 HARRIS EDWARDES INTERCLUB COMPETITION INTERIM UPDATE (23/08/21)

Harris Edwardes Interclub The first round of this year's Harris Edwardes Interclub Competition was played yesterday at Southern Suburbs Chess Club.

A report of results is available from the link below:

Harris Edwardes Interclub Competition Interim Results





2021 WA RESERVES CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFF UPDATE (23/08/21)

WA Chess Championship Trophy Congratulations to : Walter Stassen - 2021 WA Reserves Chess Champion.

The
4 way double round playoff tournament between Walter Stassen, Kundan Dharmapuri, Derek Elkington & Tjermin Gunawan has not quite finished yet with 3 adjourned games left to be played. The results of these 3 games will have no effect on the final result except for determining the minor placings and prizemoney.









2021 ABBEY WINTER ALLEGRO (19/08/21)

Chesters at the Abbey The
2021 Abbey Winter Allegro Championship - in our lovely Swan Valley - was played at the Abbey at Chesters on Sunday 15th August.

Congratulations to the winners:

Rebu Fu & Robert Maris

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


Please click on the links below for the latest standings in the 2021 CAWA Grand Prix following the Winter Allegro:

2021 CAWA Grand Prix Standings

2021 CAWA Grand Prix Standings - Major (U/1850)

2021 CAWA Grand Prix Standings - Minor (U/1550)





AUGUST 2021 CAWA NEWSLETTER (10/08/21)

CAWA Newsletter The August 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 30th of September 2021.








2021 SOUTH WEST OPEN (07/08/21)

Evedon Lakeside Retreat The
2021 South West Open was played at the Evedon Lakeside Retreat in Burekup, just outside of Bunbury on 31 July & 01 August 2021.

Congratulations to the winners:

Tim Hare - 2021 South West Open Champion.

Morgan Cumming & John Prince - Joint 2021 South West Country Champions.


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


Please click on the link below for the latest standings in the 2021 CAWA Grand Prix following the South West Open:

2021 CAWA Grand Prix Standings





2021 WA SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE FINALS (25/07/21)

School Chess League The 2021 School Chess League Finals are to be held at Perth Modern School on Monday, 16th August.

Full details for the finals will be available soon on the
WA School Chess League web site.



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

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





2021 STATE JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS (20/07/21)

Junior Chess Championships The
2021 WA Junior State Chess Championships was held over four days from Tuesday, 13th July to Friday, 16th July at the Sadler Centre, Corpus Christi College.

Congratulations to all the new WA Junior Chess Champions!

Under 8 Open:Angus Chen
Under 8 Girls:Senudi De Vas
Under 10 Open:Angus Chen
Under 10 Girls:Nithuli Liyanage
Under 12 Open:Eu Jin Khaw
Under 12 Girls:Paula Gruber
Under 14 Open:Oscar Gao
Under 14 Girls:Jiani Li
Under 16 Open:Yihe Fu (Rebo)
Under 16 Girls:Anoushka Gupta
Under 18 Open:Jamie Laubbacher
Under 18 Girls:Celine Ong


A full report, results, photos and games is available from: 2021 WA Juniors Chess Championships Official Website.




2021 WINTER RAPID PLAY TOURNAMENT CANCELLED (20/07/21)

Winter Rapid Play The Winter Rapid Play Tournament, scheduled for this Sunday, 25th July has been cancelled due to the lack of suitable volunteers.

CAWA President - Alan Wolstencroft










2021 STATE BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP (14/07/21)

WA Blitz Championship
The 2021 WA Blitz Championship was played on Sunday 11th July at Southern Suburbs Chess Club. Congratulations to the winner and defending Champion: FM Patrick Gong.

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


Please click on the link below for the latest standings in the 2021 CAWA Grand Prix following the State Blitz Championship:

2021 CAWA Grand Prix Standings





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Latest News

Entries Open for the WA Junior Rapid Play
Thursday, 30th September & Friday, 1st October


Grandmaster Temur Kuybokarov
Granted a Distinguished Talent Visa


Reminder: Blitz Competition at UWA
Sunday 19th September 2021


September Junior Chess Camp
Postponed to the Summer Holidays


2021 WA School Chess League Girls Finals Report

Blitz Competition at UWA
Sunday 19th September 2021


2021 South of the River Chess Festival

2021 Harris Edwardes Interclub Competition
Final Results


2021 WA School Chess League Girls Finals
Monday 6th September


Excellent turnout for the
2021 WA School Chess League Finals


Holidaying in Broome?

2021 Harris Edwardes Interclub Competition
Interim Update


2021 WA Reserves Chess Championship
Playoff Update


2021 Abbey Winter Allegro

August 2021 CAWA Newsletter

2021 South West Open

2021 WA School Chess League Finals

2021 WA Junior Chess Championships

2021 Winter Rapid Play Tournament Cancelled

2021 State Blitz Championship


Upcoming Events

30 Sep & 01 Oct
2021 WA Junior Rapidplay Championship

03 Oct
2021 WA Junior Allegro Championship

09 & 10 Oct
2021 Willetton Open

17 Oct
2021 Carilley Spring Allegro Championship


Recent Results

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

2021 School Chess League Girls Finals

2021 South of the River Chess Festival

2021 Harris Edwardes Interclub Competition

2021 School Chess League Finals

2021 Abbey Winter Allegro

2021 South West Open

2021 State Junior Championships

2021 State Blitz Championship

2021 SCL Western Zonal Tournament

2021 WA Open Chess Championships

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