2020 Harris/Edwardes Trophy


The 2020 Harris Interclub Competition was held at Southern Suburbs Chess Club (Leeming Primary School) on Sundays 13th and 20th September. The competition was very successful with 12 teams competing (57 players in total) -- 3 teams from Southern Suburbs Chess Club, 3 teams from Perth Chess Club, 3 teams from UWA Chess Association, 1 team from Metropolitan Chess Club and 2 teams from Chess Emperor. The 12 team entries constitutes the largest Harris Interclub Competition that I have seen in my 22 years as a chess player in WA. I hope that the competition will continue to grow and attract more teams from all clubs.

Division A (Open)

Division A (Open) was won by Southern Suburbs Chess Club. Congratulations to the winning team members: FM Tristan Boyd, Tim Hare, WFM Kathryn Hardegen, Andrew Hardegen (captain), and Dominador Andador. With this victory, Southern Suburbs Chess Club becomes the first club to win six successive Harris Interclub Competitions.

The final standings are as follows:

Southern Suburbs A: 11.0/16, Perth A: 8.5/16, UWA A: 4.5/16


Division B (all players rated below 1900 ACF)

Division B was won by Southern Suburbs Chess Club. Congratulations to the winning team members: Ben Dagza, Voon Choon Leong, Oscar Gao, Ian McAteer (captain), Dylan Gough and Whamid Al-Shabib. This ended up being a very closely contested division. Southern Suburbs and Metro conceded a lead to Perth in the opening week, but Southern Suburbs were able to fight back strongly in the second week and secure a narrow victory.

The final standings are as follows:

Southern Suburbs B: 9.5/16, Perth B: 7.5/16, Metro B: 7.0/16


Division C (all players rated below 1500 ACF)

Division C was won by Southern Suburbs Chess Club. Congratulations to the winning team members: Christopher-Jack Andrew (captain), Bekzod Rasulov, Steve Milovanovic, Joel Octaviano, Whamid Al-Shabib and Emily Zhang.

The final standings are as follows:

1st: Southern Suburbs C (won playoff 3.5-0.5 against UWA C1), 2nd: UWA C1, 3rd: Chess Emperor C1 (won playoff 3-1 against Perth C), 4th: Perth C, 5th: UWA C2 (won playoff 3-1 against Chess Emperor C2), 6th: Chess Emperor C2

The standings from the preliminary rounds (Rounds 1-3) were as follows:

Group 1

Southern Suburbs C: 12.0/12, Chess Emperor C1: 4.0/12, UWA C2: 2.0/12

Group 2

UWA C1: 9.5/12, Perth C: 7.5/12, Chess Emperor C2: 1.0/12

Full individual results for all rounds are posted at: http://southernsuburbschessclub.org.au/2020-harris-shield.htm

Trophies for this year's Harris Interclub Competition will be presented at the annual CAWA Presentations which, this year, will be held on Sunday 13th December.

Congratulations to the winning teams from Southern Suburbs Chess Club, and to all participants. Thank you to Alan Wolstencroft for his invaluable help, and to all participants who arrived early and stayed late on each day to help set everything up and pack everything away. The players' conduct and patience ensured that the competition was able to run smoothly without incident. Well done to the many club members and team captains who organised teams for this year's competition.

Report kindly provided by Andrew Hardegen.



2020 Harris Edwardes Results Sheet




Previous Harris Shield Winners

 1958/59  Postal Institute  1980/81  Metropolitan A  2001  Midland
 1959/60  Perth  1981/82  Metropolitan A  2002  Midland
 1960/61  Perth  1982/83  Metropolitan A  2003  Fremantle
 1961/62  Metropolitan  1983/84  Perth A  2004  No event
 1962/63  Perth  1984/85  Metropolitan A  2005  Midland
 1963/64  Metropolitan  1985/86  Metropolitan A  2006  Huntingdale
 1965       Perth  1986/87  Metropolitan A  2007  No event
 1966       Perth  1987/88  Metropolitan A  2008  Huntingdale
 1967       North Suburban  1988/89  Willetton  2009  Huntingdale
 1968       North Suburban  1989/90  No event  2010  Metropolitan
 1969       Metropolitan  1990/91  Willetton  2011  Huntingdale
 1970       Metropolitan  1991/92  Willetton  2012  Huntingdale
 1971       Metropolitan  1992/93  Metropolitan A  2013  Huntingdale
 1972       Metropolitan  1993/94  St Brigids  2014  Metropolitan
 1973       North Suburban  1994/95  SAKK 64  2015  Southern Suburbs
 1974       University  1995/96  Fremantle  2016  Southern Suburbs
 1975       Perth STH  1996/97  Midland A  2017  Southern Suburbs
 1976       Metropolitan  1997/98  Midland A  2018  Southern Suburbs
 1977/78  Perth  1998       Fremantle  2019  Southern Suburbs
 1978/79  Metropolitan A  1999       Fremantle  2020  Southern Suburbs
 1979/80  Willetton  2000       Fremantle & Midland