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2023 Australian Open


The biennial Australian Open Championships is one of Australia's premier chess events. This event will be run by the Chess Association of Western Australia, on behalf of the Australian Chess Federation from the 2nd to the 10th January 2023.

The 2023 Australian Open will be a GM norm tournament, the first event in this category to be held on Australian shores since 2020. It will be an 11 round Swiss, open to all players regardless of rating.

The 2023 Australian Minor is another 11 round Swiss tournament, running parallel to the Australian Open. The Minor is restricted to players rated below 1500 FIDE (or 1600 ACF, for players without a FIDE rating).

The event will take place in the beautiful Rendezvous Hotel Perth Scarborough. Players will be able to enjoy Scarborough's perfect beach, art projects, outdoor heated swimming pool, children's playgrounds, laid-back cafes, and a wide range of restaurants and vibrant bars along the beachside. There will also be some of the best chess that you will find anywhere. It has the makings of a memorable tournament.

Answers to a range of initial questions regarding the tournament can be found in the promotional flyer: 2023 Australian Open Flyer

For further information, you might also visit the official website: https://sites.google.com/view/2023ausopen/home

If you have any queries, please get in touch with the 2023 Australian Open Chief Organiser:

Andrew Hardegen     email: 2023auschessopen@gmail.com     Phone: (+61) 407 421 084





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. By becoming a member you are then eligible to participate in ratified tournaments and obtain an official rating. Membership forms are available under the Administration section in the site navigation menu on the left.

You may also consider volunteering to help CAWA in running (or helping out at) events and competitions. Your gift of time would be much appreciated and meaningful to CAWA and participants. To volunteer please use the link: https://form.jotform.com/faithteelp/cawa-volunteer-registration-form For more information regarding volunteering for CAWA, please contact: Faith Tee - CAWA Junior Vice President     email: faithteelp@gmail.com

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2022 WILLETTON OPEN (27/09/22)

Willetton Open The
2022 Willetton Open was played on the 17th & 18th of September at Southern Suburbs Chess Club (Leeming Primary School)

Congratulations to the winner: Rui Gen Teh


2022 Grand Prix standings following the Willetton Open: 2022 Grand Prix Standings







ANDREW HARDEGEN TO TAKE ON THE ROLE OF ACTING CAWA PRESIDENT (20/09/22)

CAWA logo Owing to a pressing family matter, CAWA President Alan Wolstencroft, has extremely limited time to deal with chess administration in Western Australia.

Andrew Hardegen, the current Senior Vice-President will take on the role of Acting President for The Chess Association of WA Inc for the time being.











2022 WA JUNIOR ALLEGRO CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS (20/09/22)

Allegro Chess The 2022 WA Junior Allegro Chess Championships will be held on the 30th September (Friday) at the Royal Park Hall, 180 Charles St, West Perth, WA 6005

Full information is available from the entry form:
2022 WA Junior Allegro Chess Championships Entry Form

You can also register online with Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/CCWLK

Entry fee is $30 per player and entries close on Wednesday, 28 September 2022, at 5:00 PM. Strictly no last-minute entry

For more information please contact CAWA Junior Vice-President: Faith Tee     email: chessassociationwa@gmail.com





CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF 'TOTAL CHESS' TOURNAMENT (12/09/22)

Total Chess Come join this one-off tournament celebrating 15 years of
Total Chess. This tournament is at an exciting new venue with extra prizes and activities. Help Total Chess celebrate this momentous occasion and play some great chess!

Tournament details are available from the link below:

https://totalchess.com.au/2022-kwinana-junior-tournament-saturday-17-september-2022


For more information about Total Chess, please contact: Dennis Holland     mob: 0432 935 088     email: chessaheader@gmail.com







2022 HARRIS/EDWARDES INTERCLUB COMPETITION RESULTS (30/08/22)

Harris/Edwardes The
2022 Harris/Edwardes Interclub Competition was held at Southern Suburbs Chess Club (Leeming Primary School) on Sundays 21st and 28th August.

This year's events was a great Harris/Edwardes tournament, enjoyed by all, with seven different clubs competing.

Congratulations to Southern Suburbs for claiming back the Harris Shield from UWA in a tense final won on the bottom two boards.









A VERY GOOD TURNOUT FOR THE SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE FINALS HELD ON 22nd AUGUST (26/08/22)

CAWA School Chess League The School Chess League Finals were held at the Perth Modern School on Monday, 22nd August.

Congratulations to Nedlands Primary School and Rossmoyne Senior High School, the winners of their respective divisions, (Primary and Secondary).

They qualify to represent Western Australia in the 2022 National Schools Finals to be held later in the year.

A full tournament report of the finals with some nice photos is available in the
School Chess League section.



For further information regarding the School Chess League please contact:

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





CHESS COACH WANTED (20/08/22)

Jack South Chess Coach A part time chess coach is required to teach chess to a class of children from years 2 to years 6, starting in term 4 on Wednesday morning 5th October from 7.30am till 8.30am.

Further details are available here:
Chess Coach Wanted

If you are interested please contact: Jack South     email: jacksouth@iinet.net.au






AUGUST 2022 CAWA NEWSLETTER (10/08/22)

CAWA Newsletter The August 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 2022.








2022 HARRIS/EDWARDES INTERCLUB COMPETITION (09/08/22)

Harris/Edwardes The 2022 Harris/Edwardes Interclub Competition - always a fantastic event - will be held at Leeming Primary School on the 21st & 28th of August.

All WA Clubs are encouraged to form teams to enter the 2022 CAWA Interclub Competition. Teams must consist of 4 players (plus reserves) and clubs may enter up to 2 teams in each division.

Further details are available from the information sheet:
Harris Edwardes Interclub Competition Information Sheet

Entry is free for all CAWA members.



For more information please get in touch with CAWA GP Coordinator - Ian McAteer     email: cawa.gp@outlook.com     mob: 0403 776 220





LIST OF SCHOOL TEAMS THAT HAVE QUALIFIED FOR THE SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE FINALS TO BE HELD ON MONDAY, 22ND AUGUST (06/08/22)

CAWA School Chess League
Big thanks to all the schools/players who took part in the School Chess League four zonal competitions this year.

Congratulations to the following school teams that have qualified for the Finals to be held at Perth Modern School on Monday, 22nd August.

Primary Schools
Caledenia Primary School; Carmel Primary School; Kingsway Christian College; Lake Joondalup Baptist College; Midlands Home School; Mt Lawley Primary School; Nedlands Primary School; Oberthur Primary School

Secondary Schools
Christchurch Grammar School; Harrisdale Senior High School; Perth Modern School; Rossmoyne Senior High School; Shenton College; Wesley College

Each school must field a team of 4 players with the option of a reserve player who can be used to give a team member a rest.

Format for the finals is available here:
2022 School Chess League Finals Format

All players must be entered onto the Trybooking page: https://www.trybooking.com/CBOBH

Further details are available from the entry form: 2022 School Chess League Finals Entry Form

There is no entry fee for the Finals.


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

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





RESULTS OF THE SCHOOLS CHESS LEAGUE WESTERN ZONAL, SUNDAY 31ST JULY (06/08/22)

CAWA School Chess League The School Chess League Western Zonal tournament was held at the Altius Centre, Nedlands Primary School on Sunday, 31st July. There was an excellent turnout of 115 players from 39 schools.

The Primary School winner was Nedlands 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.

A full tournament report with some nice photos is available in the
School Chess League section.



For further information regarding the School Chess League please contact:

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





SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE GIRLS' FINALS - DATE & VENUE CHANGED (03/08/22)

CAWA School Chess League The date and venue of the School Chess League Girls Finals have been changed to Sunday, 18th September at the Royal Park Hall, West Perth.

There will be separate Primary and Secondary school divisions.

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

This is a seven round Allegro tournament. Full details are available from the entry form:
SCL Girls' Finals Entry Form

There is no entry fee for this tournament, similar to the SCL Finals.

The winner of the two divisions qualify to compete in the Australian Schools Teams Championship.

This is primarily a school team event however individuals may compete if they wish.

Please note no bookings will be accepted on the day.

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





2022 SOUTH WEST OPEN (03/08/22)

Margaret River The
2022 South West Open was played at the Margaret River Community Centre in Margaret River on the 30th & 31st of July.

Congratulations to the winner: Keegan O'Mahoney

Congratulations also to: Boyd McCamon & Dylan Iwach who share the WA Country Champion title.


2022 Grand Prix standings following the South West Open: 2022 Grand Prix Standings







ENTRIES CLOSED DUE TO SELL-OUT CROWD FOR TOMORROW'S SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE WESTERN ZONAL SUNDAY 31ST JULY (30/07/22)

CAWA School Chess League We have had to close entries for tomorrow's Western Zonal at Nedlands Primary early due to a sell-out crowd.

All participants make sure you come by 11:15 am to assist registration.

The Nedlands Primary School hall (otherwise known as the Altius Centre) can be a bit cool in winter so make sure you wrap up well for this tournament.

This is our last School Chess League Zonal for this year and should be a great event. What a terrific response!!

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





2022 WINTER RAPID TOURNAMENT RESULTS (30/07/22)

Winter Rapid The
2022 Winter Rapid Tournament was held at Perth Chess Club (North Woodvale Primary School) on Sunday the 24th of July.

Congratulations to the winner: Yihe (Rebo) Fu.












VALE GARRY TAYLOR (29/07/22)

Vale Garry Taylor It's with great sorrow to inform you that Garry Taylor passed away in hospital a few nights ago . He had been battling cancer for 2 years and was only 68 years old.

Garry was not only a valued member of the chess community, but he was also a Life Member of the Metropolitan Chess Club and had recently been awarded Life Membership of the CAWA. Garry, you will be sadly missed. Rest in Peace.

Funeral details: If you wish to pay respect to Garry at his public funeral, it will be held at 2:30pm, on Friday the 5th of August at Karrakata Cemetery (Brown Chapel).





2022 WA BLITZ CHAMPIONSIP (19/07/22)

Blitz Chess The
2022 WA Blitz Championship was played at Perth Chess Club (North Woodvale Primary School) on Sunday 17th of July.

Congratulations to the winner (with a picket fence score of 11/11): GM Temur Kuybokarov

Congratulations also to:

WFM Kathryn Hardegen - 2022 WA Women's Blitz Champion &

Robert Maris - 2022 WA Seniors' Blitz Champion.


2022 Grand Prix standings following the WA Blitz Championship: 2022 Grand Prix Standings





Latest News

Andrew Hardegen to take on the role of acting CAWA President

2022 WA Junior Allegro Chess Championships

Celebrating 15 Years of 'Total Chess' Tournament

2022 Harris/Edwardes Interclub Competition Results

A very good turnout for the School Chess League Finals
held on 22nd of August


Chess Coach Wanted

August 2022 CAWA Newsletter

2022 Harris/Edwardes Interclub Competition

List of School Teams that have qualifired for
the School Chess League Finals to be held
on Monday, 22nd August


Results of School Chess League Western Zonal
Sunday 31st July


School Chess League Girls' Finals
Date & Venue Changed


2022 South West Open

Entries closed due to sell-out crowd for tomorrow's
School Chess League Western Zonal Sunday 31st July


2022 Winter Rapid Tournament Results

Vale Garry Taylor

2022 WA Blitz Championship


Upcoming Events

9 Oct
CAWA Spring Allegro

23 Oct
UWA Blitz Tournament 2

12 & 13 Nov
Kingsley Open

11 Dec
CAWA Christmas Blitz

11 Dec
CAWA Wind-up for 2022


Recent Results

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

2022 Willeton Open

2022 Harris/Edwardes Interclub Competition

2022 School Chess League Finals

2022 School Chess League Western Zonal

2022 South West Open

2022 Winter Rapid Tournament

2022 WA Blitz Championship

2022 State Junior Championships

2022 School Chess League Southern Zonal

2022 School Chess League Central Zonal

2022 WA Chess Championships

2022 Autumn Allegro

2022 Gufeld Cup

2022 Junior Rapidplay Championships