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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. 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 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





2022 WINTER RAPID TOURNAMENT - SUNDAY 24th JULY (19/07/22)

Winter Rapid The 2022 Winter Rapid Tournament will be held at North Woodvale Primary School, this coming Sunday, the 24th of July.

Full details are available here:
2022 Winter Rapid Tournament Entry Form

For more information please get in touch with the organiser: Dylan Gough     mob: 0402 747 737     email: chessnut36@gmail.com










SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE WESTERN ZONAL - SUNDAY 31ST JULY (17/07/22)

CAWA School Chess League On Sunday 31st July the School Chess League continues with the Western Zonal at the Nedlands Primary School.

The format will be very similar to the last month's Southern 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 Western Zonal Tournament Entry Form

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

For this venue there is a maximum seating capacity of 100.

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

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





RESULTS OF THE 2022 STATE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 4TH TO 7TH JULY (16/07/22)

Upcoming Chess Events The
2022 State Junior Championships was held last week and attracted 143 players for 8 different tournaments.

Congratulations to the following:-

Yihe Fu (Rebo): Under 18s Champion.

Celine Ong: Girl's Under 18s Champion.

Rui Gen Teh: Under 16s Champion.

Jiania Li : Under 16s Girl's Champion.

Aaranav Gupta : Under 14s Champion.

Paula Gruber: Under 14s Girl's Champion.

Eric Deng: Under 12s Champion.

Nithuli Liyange: Under 12s Girl's Champion.

Eric Deng: Under 10s Champion.

Senudi De Vas: Under 10s Girl's Champion.

Kaviru Perera: Under 8s Champion.

Senudi De Vas: Under 8s Girl's Champion

Yihe Fu (Rebo): Under18s Blitz Champion.

Celine Ong: Under 18s Girl's Blitz Champion.


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





UPCOMING EVENTS REMINDER - WA BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP & SOUTH WEST OPEN (09/07/22)

Upcoming Chess Events A gentle reminder to all players of the upcoming WA Blitz Championship & South West Open.

The 2022 WA Blitz Championship will be held on the 17th of July at North Woodvale Primary School and the 2022 South West Open will be held on the 30th & 31st of July in Margaret River.

Full details of each event are available from the entry forms below:

2022 WA Blitz Championship Entry Form         2022 South West Open Entry Form







2022 CHESS OLYMPIAD (09/07/22)

Gold Coast Open The
World Chess Olympiad brings together teams from 187 nations to Chennai India 28 July.

Australia ranks 28 of 187 in the Open division and 35 of 162 in the Women's of the Federation Internationale des Echecs (FIDE) 44th Olympiad.

USA heads the Open rankings followed by Azerbaijan, host team India and Norway.

World Champion Magnus Carlsen plays board one for Norway for the first time since the Baku Olympiad 2016. In Baku, Australian Grandmaster David Smerdon famously held the World Champion to a draw.

Australian Champion Temur Kuybokarov recently defended his title on the Gold Coast in June and used the Championship event to help prepare for the Olympiad along with fellow Grandmasters Zong-Yuan Zhao and Bobby Cheng.

Other team members Grandmasters Anton Smirnov and Justin Tan preferred to do their own homework to prepare to meet some of the world's top players at the Olympiad.

Australian Grandmaster Ian Rogers and former Captain of the Australian Olympiad Team, regards this year's Olympiad team as Australia's strongest ever.

Australia will field a strong Olympiad Women's Team in Woman Grandmaster Julia Ryjanova, Woman Grandmaster Jilin Zhang, Woman International Master Heather Richards, Woman FIDE Master Giang Nguyen, and Woman FIDE Master Nguyen Mai Chi Phan.

The Olympiad begins with the opening ceremony 28 July, competition runs over 11 rounds 29 July to 9 August. The FIDE Congress, incorporating the General Assembly and Elections, runs 1 to 8 August.

Support for the Australian Olympiad Teams, Open and Women at: http://www.acfappeal.aunz.org/

Contacts: Paul Power - Australian Chess Federation Publicity Director     mob: 0408 387 978     email: publicity@auschess.org.au





2022 WA CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - FINAL ROUND (27/06/22)

WA State Championship Trophy Results from the Final Round (Round 7 - 03/07) including game PGN's is available from the
2022 WA Chess Championships page.

2022 WA Closed Championship

Congratulations to: FM Patrick Gong - 2022 WA Chess Champion

Round 7 Results:

Board 1: FM Kurniawan, Stephanus 1 - 0 Fu, Yihe (Rebo)
Board 2: WFM Hardegen, Kathryn 0 - 1 Vlietstra, Marc (Round 6)

28th June: Holland, Dennis 1/2 - 1/2 WFM Hardegen, Kathryn (Round 7)
30th June: Hare, Tim 1 - 0 Ferozkohi, Ihsan (Round 5)
1st July: Fu, Yihe (Rebo) 1/2 - 1/2 Hare, Tim (Round 6)

Congratulations to: Tim Hare - 2022 WA Seniors' Chess Champion
Tim won the playoff 2-0 against Tjermin Gunawan

Congratulations to: Celine Ong - 2022 WA Women's Chess Champion
Celine won the playoff 1.5-0.5 against WFM Kathryn Hardegen

2022 WA Reserves Championship

Congratulations to: Rui Gen Teh - 2022 WA Reserves Chess Champion


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





CHESS COACH WANTED (29/06/22)

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 in term 3, starting Wednesday 20th July from 7.30 am till 8.30am.

Further details are available here:
Chess Coach Wanted

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






2022 AUSTRALIAN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP WON BY GM TEMUR KUYBOKAROV (28/06/22)

Gold Coast Open Defending Australian Chess Champion Temur Kuybokarov retains his title after withstanding a strong challenge from fellow Grandmaster Zong-Yuan Zhao in the final round, leaving Kuybokarov on 7/9, a half point clear of Grandmaster Bobby Cheng and International Master Rishi Sardana on 6.5 and Zhao on 6.

Australian Championship details at:
http://www.goldcoastopenchess.com.au/

Kuybokarov, Zhao and Cheng are all part of the Australian team that heads to the Chess Olympiad in Chennai beginning 28 July.

Kuybokarov said, "This tournament will be good preparation for the members of our Olympic team."

Other members of the Open Olympiad Team are Grandmasters Anton Smirnov and Justin Tan.

Australian Grandmaster Ian Rogers and former Captain of the Australian Olympiad Team, who gave live commentary on the Australian Championship, regards this year's Olympiad team as Australia's strongest ever.

Australia will field a strong Olympiad Women's Team in Woman Grandmaster Julia Ryjanova, Woman Grandmaster Jilin Zhang, Woman International Master Heather Richards, Woman FIDE Master Giang Nguyen, and Woman FIDE Master Nguyen Mai Chi Phan.

Support for the Australian Olympiad Teams, Open and Women at: http://www.acfappeal.aunz.org/

For more information please contact: Paul Power - ACF Publicity Director     mob: 0408 387 978     email: ppower@powerassociates.com.au





RESULTS OF THE SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE SOUTHERN ZONAL, SUNDAY 12TH JUNE (27/06/22)

CAWA School Chess League The
School Chess League Southern Zonal tournament was held at the Sadler Centre, Corpus Christi College on Sunday, 12th June.

There was a record turnout of 115 players from 34 schools.

The Primary School winner was Nedlands Primary School and the individual winner was Issa Majidi. Senudi De Vas won the Best Girl title.

The Secondary School winner was Perth Modern School and the individual winner was Aarnav Gupta. There was a three-way tie for Best Girl between Zia Chokshi, Sohansa Niyagama Gamage and Ayra Ryroth.

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 6 (27/06/22)

WA State Championship Trophy Results from Round 6 (26/06) including game PGN's and the draw for round 7 (03/07) is available from the
2022 WA Chess Championships page.

2022 WA Closed Championship - Round 6 results

Board 1: FM Gong, Patrick 1/2 - 1/2 Holland, Dennis
Board 2: Fu, Yihe (Rebo) 1 - 0 WFM Hardegen, Kathryn

Postponed games:
20th June: Ferozkohi, Ihsan 1 - 0 Holland, Dennis (Round 4)
21st June: Ferozkohi, Ihsan 1 - 0 WFM Hardegen, Kathryn (Round 1)
23rd June: FM Gong, Patrick 1 - 0 FM Kurniawan, Stephanus (Round 1)

2022 WA Reserves Championship - half-point byes

Discretionary half-point byes are not available for Rounds 6 and 7.

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 AUSTRALIAN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP (23/06/22)

Gold Coast Open Australian chess players will meet on the Gold Coast for the Australian Chess Championship 2022, beginning this Thursday, 23rd of June.

Defending champion Temur Kuybokarov is keen to contest the title challenge from fellow Grandmasters Zong-Yuan Zhao, Bobby Cheng and a strong field which includes five former Australian champions.

The Championship is the premier event of the Gold Coast Open Chess Tournament, which includes major and minor sections for players of all levels.

The premier event this year will present players an opportunity to gain a Grandmaster norm, three of which are needed to attain the Grandmaster title.

The venue is Mermaid Hotel by Nightcap, Mermaid Beach, Gold Coast. Entries at:
https://gardinerchess.com.au/gold-coast-open/

Several of the players will soon be representing Australia in the Chess Olympiad, to be held in Chennai India from 28 July, and see this event as an opportunity to prepare for the Olympiad. The Australian Olympiad Team, for the first time, will be all Chess Grandmasters.

Support for the Australian Olympiad Teams, Open and Women at: http://www.acfappeal.aunz.org/

For more information please contact: Paul Power - ACF Publicity Director     mob: 0408 387 978     email: ppower@powerassociates.com.au





2022 FUTURE STAR WINTER CHESS CAMP (22/06/22)

Future Star Chess The Future Star Winter Chess Camp will be held from 2-3 July at the University of Western Australia.

This camp is designed towards preparation prior to the 2022 WA Junior Chess Championship, which takes place from 4-7 July. Spots are limited (total of 20 students max).

Details of this event are available here:
2022 Future Star Winter Chess Camp Information Sheet

Enquiries: Patrick Gong     mob: 0405 088 044 (preferably via message)     email: FutureStarChess@gmail.com






2022 WA CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - ROUND 5 (20/06/22)

WA State Championship Trophy Results from Round 5 (19/06) including game PGN's and the draw for round 6 (26/06) is available from the
2022 WA Chess Championships page.

2022 WA Closed Championship - Round 5 results

Board 1: FM Gong, Patrick 1 - 0 WFM Hardegen, Kathryn
Board 2: Holland, Dennis 1 - 0 Fu, Yihe (Rebo)
Board 3: FM Kurniawan, Stephanus 0 - 1 Vlietstra, Marc
Postponed: Hare, Tim - Ferozkohi, Ihsan


Round 3 postponement: FM Gong, Patrick 1 - 0 Ferozkohi, Ihsan
Round 4 postponement: WFM Hardegen, Kathryn 0 - 1 FM Kurniawan, Stephanus

Round 6: Ferozkohi, Ihsan 0 - 1 FM Kurniawan, Stephanus

2022 WA Reserves Championship - half-point byes

Discretionary half-point byes are not available for Rounds 6 and 7.

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 STATE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS - MONDAY 4TH JULY TO THURSDAY 7TH JULY (18/06/22)

State Junior Championships The Chess Association of WA Inc are pleased to announce that during the school holidays the 2022 State Junior Chess Championships will be held at the Sadler Centre, Corpus Christi College from Monday, 4th July to Thursday 7th July.

The programmes are as follows:-

Mon 4th July:      Under 10 Championship, Start of the Under 14/16/18 Championship.
Tues 5th July:     Under 8 Championship, Start of the Under 12 Championship, and continuation of the Under 14/16/18.
Wed 6th July:     Completion of the Under 12 Championship, Completion of the Under 14/16/18 Championship.
Thur 7th July:     Blitz Tournament (from 1pm to 4pm).

In addition there is a new feature of the State Junior Championships, two Newbie - Rising Stars tournaments as follows:-

Tues 5th July:     Under 10s Newbies - Rising Stars.
Wed 6th July:      Under 12 Newbies - Rising Stars.

The Newbie - Rising Star tournaments are designed to allow less experienced players to enjoy a one day chess tournament.

To enter these two tournaments apart from being the correct age you must have an ACF rating less than 500.
All the above tournaments will be ACF rated.
Trophies will be awarded for all tournaments and apart from the Newbies and Blitz tournaments there will be small cash prizes.

Full details are available on the entry form:
2022 WA State Junior Chess Championships Entry Form

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

Note: Entries close at 4pm Sunday, 3rd July. No late entries.

For further information please contact:     Alan Wolstencroft - CAWA President     mob: 0439 912 234     email: chessassociationwa@gmail.com





2022 WA CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - ROUND 4 (13/06/22)

WA State Championship Trophy Results from Round 4 (12/06) including game PGN's and the draw for round 5 (19/06) is available from the
2022 WA Chess Championships page.

2022 WA Closed Championship - Round 4 results

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

Round 2 postponements: WFM Hardegen, Kathryn 1 - 0 Hare, Tim     Ferozkohi, Ihsan 1 - 0 Fu, Yihe (Rebo)

Round 7: Vlietstra, Marc 0 - 1 Ferozkohi, Ihsan

2022 WA Reserves Championship - half-point byes

Discretionary half-point byes are not available for Rounds 6 and 7.

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





JUNE 2022 CAWA NEWSLETTER (10/06/22)

CAWA Newsletter The June 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 2022.








2022 WA CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - ROUND 3 (07/06/22)

WA State Championship Trophy Results from Round 3 (05/06) including game PGN's and the draw for round 4 (12/06) is available from the
2022 WA Chess Championships page.

2022 WA Closed Championship - Round 3 results

Board 1: Holland, Dennis 1/2 - 1/2 Vlietstra, Marc
Board 2: Hare, Tim 0 - 1 FM Kurniawan, Stephanus
Postponed: Fu, Yihe (Rebo) - WFM Hardegen, Kathryn
Postponed: FM Gong, Patrick - Ferozkohi, Ihsan

Round 2 postponement: FM Kurniawan, Stephanus 1 - 0 Holland, Dennis

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 5 must be submitted prior to the start of Round 4).

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 ACF OLYMPIAD APPEAL (04/06/22)

Chennai Olympiad banner It's been a rocky road to the 44th Chess Olympiad, scheduled to be held in 2020. The host city was originally Khanty-Mansiysk but was later transferred to Moscow. The COVID pandemic forced postponement to 2022, then Russia invaded Ukraine and Moscow became politically untenable. India stepped up at very short notice to organise the event in Chennai, starting on 26 July.

Our teams have now been selected - see:
http://acfappeal.aunz.org/teams.html. With an all-GM open team for the first time and a women's team spearheaded by two WGMs, Australia is poised to gain its best-ever result.

But they need your help to get there. Time is short, costs are high and they receive no government support.

Please consider donating to the ACF Olympiad Appeal via the appeal website at: www.acfappeal.aunz.org

Thanks for reading.

For more information please contact: Ian Murray - Olympiad Appeal Coordinator     email: acfappeal@gmx.com





Latest News

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

2022 Winter Rapid Tuornament
Sunday 24th July


School Chess League Western Zonal
Sunday 31st July


Results of the 2022 State Junior Championships
4th to 7th July


Upcoming Events Reminder
WA Blitz Championship & South West Open


2022 Chess Olympiad

2022 WA Chess Championships - Final Round

Chess Coach Wanted

2022 Australian Chess Championship
won by GM Temur Kuybokarov


Results of the School Chess League
Southern Zonal, Sunday 12th June


2022 WA Chess Championships - Round 6

2022 Australian Chess Championship

2022 Future Star Winter Chess Camp

2022 WA Chess Championships - Round 5

2022 State Junior Chess Championships
Monday 4th July to Thursday 7th July


2022 WA Chess Championships - Round 4

June 2022 CAWA Newsletter

2022 WA Chess Championships - Round 3

2022 ACF Olympiad Appeal


Upcoming Events

9 Aug
The David Ellis Cup Commences
(At Southern Suburbs CC)

21 & 28 Aug
Harris Edwardes Interclub Competition

22 Aug
SCL Finals

17 & 18 Sep
Willetton Open

18 Sep
SCL Girls' Finals

30 Sep
WA Junior Allegro Championship


Recent Results

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

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