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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





2021 WA JUNIOR ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIPS (19/10/21)

WA Junior Allegro
The 2021 State Junior Allegro Championships was held at North Woodvale Primary School on Sunday, 3rd October.

Congratulations to the following winners:-

Under 18s: Yihe Fu (Rebo) - WA Junior Allegro Champion
Under 18s Girls Allegro Champion: Celine Ong
Under 14s: Aarnav Gupta
Under 12s: Liam Raptis
Under 10s: Eric Deng
Under 8s: Senudi De Vas

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





AN APPEAL ON BEHALF OF GM TEMUR KUYBOKAROV (18/10/21)

Temur Kuybokarov
From 25th October to 8th November WA Grandmaster Temur Kuybokarov will be playing in the FIDE.Chess.com Grand Swiss chess tournament in Riga, Latvia.

This will be the toughest challenge of his chess career.

He will be competing against 113 Grandmasters including 19 +2700 rated Grandmasters (including Fabiano Caruana, Levon Aronian, Alexander Grischuk and Hikaru Nakamura).

It has not been easy to get permission for Temur to play in this competition.

Firstly he was only granted a wild card entry after representations by Gary Wastell (ACF President) and Leonid Sandler, (ACF Councillor).

Secondly getting permission from Australian border control to leave and return to Australia was not a routine exercise.

It was only on the second application attempt which included a letter of support from the FIDE President, Arkady Dvorkovich, that permission was granted.

Temur's costs for accommodation and entry fee are covered by the organisers but his travel costs are not. These are estimated at over $2,000.

A Fund raising platform has been set up at Trybooking:

https://www.trybooking.com/au/donate/helptemur

If you wish to make a financial donation to help Temur please use the above link.

CAWA President Alan Wolstencroft





2021 CARILLEY ESTATE SPRING ALLEGRO (18/10/21)

Carilley Estate
The 2021 Carilley Estate Spring Allegro - in our lovely Swan Valley - was played at Carilley Estate on Sunday 17th October.

Congratulations to the Winner: Yihe (Rebo) Fu

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

In the link below you can obtain the latest standings for each division in the 2021 CAWA Grand Prix following the Carilley Estate Spring Allegro:

2021 CAWA Grand Prix Standings after the Carilley Estate Spring Allegro





2021 WA JUNIOR RAPID PLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS (17/10/21)

WA Junior Rapid Play
The 2021 WA Junior Rapidplay Championships was held at Leeming Primary School on 30th September and 1st October.

Congratulations to the following winners:-

Under 18s: Yihe Fu (Rebo)
Under 18s Girls Champion: Anoushka Gupta
Under 15s: Kundan Dharmapuri
Under 12s: Issa Majidi
Under 12s Girls Champion: Senudi De Vas
Under 10s: Eric Deng
Under 8s: Angus Chen

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





CANCELLATION OF THE AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL & JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS TO BE HELD IN PERTH IN JAN 2022 (16/10/21)

CAWA
It is with regret that I have to announce that the Australian National and Junior Championships will not be held in Perth 2022.

The primary reason is the uncertainty as regards to the lifting of the current WA border restrictions and that a review of possible less stricter restrictions will not be carried out until early 2022.

This is the second time that we have had to forego holding a National championships in Perth, but hopefully we can bid for holding these events in early 2023.

To paraphrase the famous Scottish poet Robbie Burns The best intents of mice and men often go awry.

Alan Wolstencroft, President





2021 Willetton Open (12/10/21)

Willetton Open
The 2021 Willetton Open was held at Leeming Primary School on the 9th & 10th of October.

Congratulations to the Winner: Yihe (Rebo) Fu

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

In the link below you can obtain the latest standings for each division in the 2021 CAWA Grand Prix following the Willetton Open:

2021 CAWA Grand Prix Standings after the Willetton Open







OCTOBER 2021 CAWA NEWSLETTER (10/10/21)

CAWA Newsletter The October 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 November 2021.








SEPTEMBER UWA BLITZ COMPETITION (25/09/21)

University of WA
The second UWA Blitz Competition for 2021 was held at the University of Western Australia on Sunday, 19th September.

Congratulations to the Open Winner: Yihe (Rebo) Fu & Under 800 Winner: Jayden Song

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

In the link below you can obtain the latest standings for each division in the 2021 CAWA Grand Prix following the September UWA Blitz:

2021 CAWA Grand Prix Standings after the UWA September Blitz





ENTRIES OPEN FOR THE WA JUNIOR ALLEGRO SUNDAY, 3RD OCTOBER (24/09/21)

WA Junior Allegro Entries are now open on Trybooking for the one day WA Junior Allegro to be held on Sunday, 3rd October at Woodvale Primary School.

There will be one tournament incorporating all age divisions.

The tournament will be ACF Quick rated.

Prizes will be awarded for the following age groups, Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 14 and Under 18.

Entries will be solely on Trybooking and bookings close at 5pm, Saturday, 2nd October.

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

CAWA President - Alan Wolstencroft





THE CHESS ASSOCIATION OF WA INC. - PHONE POLICY (24/09/21)

CAWA The Chess Association of WA Inc has recently drafted a phone policy for ACF rated tournaments in Western Australia.

Thanks must go to the following people that put in a significant effort to draft this policy:

David Ellis, Gordon Dunlop, Andrew Hardegen and Tristan Boyd.

The
policy has now been included on the website.

CAWA President - Alan Wolstencroft





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





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Latest News

2021 WA Junior Allegro Championships

An appeal on behalf of GM Temur Kuybokarov

2021 Carilley Estate Spring Allegro

2021 WA Junior Rapid Play Championships

Cancellation of the Australian National & Junior
Championships to be held in Perth in Jan 2022


2021 Willetton Open

October 2021 CAWA Newsletter

September UWA Blitz Competition

Entries open for the WA Junior Allegro
Sunday, 3rd October


The Chess Association of WA Inc. - Phone Policy

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?


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04 & 05 Dec
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12 Dec
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Recent Results

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

2021 Carilley Estate Spring Allegro

2021 State Junior Allegro Championships

2021 WA Junior Rapidplay Championships

2021 Willetton Open

2021 Setember UWA Blitz

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