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WA State Trophy
2024 WA Chess Championships

Congratulations to: Daniel Shen - 2024 WA Chess Champion

Fri 31st May to Mon 3rd June - North Woodvale Primary School (Perth Chess Club).

2024 WA Chess Championship Results






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://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uOGkfc3ltuIgt1KgF1UDxfDEq5WN4lKsSEbjM-r1ims For more information regarding volunteering for CAWA, please contact: Andrew Hardegen - CAWA President     email: andrewhardegen4@gmail.com

We hope you enjoy the CAWA site and if you have any comments, corrections or questions please forward them to:


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4th SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE ZONAL THIS SUNDAY, 16TH JUNE (13/06/24)

WA School Chess League A reminder that the 4th School Chess League Zonal is on this Sunday, 16th June at the Duncraig Senior High School, 22 Sullivan Road, Duncraig WA 6023.

For this one day 7 round event, the venue will open at 10:15am and play will start at 11am.

Please see the entry form for full details:
SCL 4th Zonal Entry Form

The tournament is being held in the school gym which has a fan but no heating and it is suggested participants bring suitable clothing to keep warm.

If you have not already booked the Trybooking link is: https://www.trybooking.com/CSOQZ

Please remember there will be no last minute entries as entries close on Friday, 14th June at 6pm.

There has already been a good response so it suggested that interested players should book early to avoid potential disappointment.

Shortly after the tournament has been completed the schools which have qualified for the School Chess League Finals will be announced.

The School Chess League Finals will be held on Monday, 26th August.

Alan Wolstencroft - SCL Chief Arbiter     email: chessassociationwa@gmail.com





CLAIM YOUR JUNIOR MERIT TROPHY (13/06/24)

Chess Trophy At several Junior tournaments this year several players have left early and not received/claimed their Merit Trophy. For those of you that think you may have won a Merit Trophy and not received it, please check on the website under one or more of the following:-

The
School Chess League section or the Past Tournament Results section for the 2024 Junior Rapidplay and the 2024 State Junior Allegro.

We hope to tidy up this matter by the WA Junior Championships which start on Monday, 8th July.

If you wish to claim for a trophy please contact us at     email: chessassociationwa@gmail.com

Alan Wolstencroft - School Chess League Coordinator





2024 WA BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS (12/06/24)

Blitz Chess The
2024 WA Blitz Championship was played on Sunday 9 June at the State Library.

Congratulations to the winner: FM Yihe (Rebo) Fu - 2024 WA Blitz Champion.

Please click on the link below to find the current standings in this year's Grand Prix following the WA Blitz Championship:

2024 Grand Prix Standings








JUNE 2024 CAWA NEWSLETTER (10/06/24)

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:

Mike McGregor - CAWA Newsletter Editor by the 31st of July 2024     email: mike.mcgregor@cawa.org.au








UPCOMING CAWA EVENTS (07/06/24)

Upcoming Chess Events A gentle reminder to all players of the the next upcoming events on the CAWA Calendar.

The 2024 WA Blitz Championship (9 June) and the 2024 School Chess League 4th Zonal (16 June) - details of each is below.


2024 WA Blitz Championship

Sunday 9 June at the State Library.

Entry Form: 2024 WA Blitz Championship Entry Form

Book here through Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/CSEUN


2024 School Chess League 4th Zonal

Sunday 16 June at Duncraig Senior High School.

Entry Form: School Chess League 4th Zonal Entry Form

Book here through Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/CSOQZ





2024 WA CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS (04/06/24)

WA State Trophy The 2024 WA Closed & Reserves Chess Championships were held at North Woodvale Primary School (Perth Chess Club) from the 31st of May to the 3rd of June.

Congratulations to:

Daniel Shen - 2024 WA Chess Champion

Oscar Gao - 2024 WA Reserves Chess Champion

Derek Elkington - 2024 WA Seniors' Chess Champion

Note: A playoff between WFM Kathryn Hardegen (2.0/7, Closed), Kobe Wu (3.5/7, Reserves) and Nithuli Liyanage (3.5/7, Reserves) will be held to determine the 2024 WA Women's Chess Champion.

Closed Results & Pairings can be found here:
https://chess-results.com/tnr935017.aspx

Reserves Results & Pairings can be found here: https://chess-results.com/tnr935022.aspx

Results & PGN's can also be found on the State Championship page: 2024 WA Chess Championship





2024 CAWA GRAND PRIX UPDATE (30/05/24)

CAWA GP Please click on the link below to find the current standings in this year's Grand Prix following the first five tournaments.

2024 Grand Prix Standings

There are a total of 11 tournaments this year and three of the remaining six are high-value classical tournaments, so lots of room for changes in the current standings.

The next Grand Prix event is the 2024 WA Blitz Championship on Sunday the 9th of June.


Ian McAteer - CAWA GP Coordinator





RESULTS FOR THE SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE THIRD ZONAL, SUNDAY 26th MAY (30/05/24)

School Chess League There was a good turnout for School Chess League Third Zonal held at The WA Bridge Club on Sunday, 26th May.

A total of 134 players from 53 schools competed to be the best Primary and Secondary school team.

The Primary School winner was Nedlands Primary School and the individual winner was Ishaan Dhanak Leo Gong. Senudi De Vas won the Best Girl title.

The Secondary School winner was Shenton College and the individual winner was FM Rui Gen Teh. Florentyna Rithauddin won the Best Girl title.

The tournament report, results & photos are available from the
School Chess League section.


Alan Wolstencroft - School Chess League Coordinator     email: chessassociationwa@gmail.com





2024 BUNBURY OPEN RESULTS (21/05/24)

Bunbury Chess Club The inaugural
Bunbury Open was held on Saturday May 18 & Sunday May 19 at Manea Senior College, Bunbury.

Congratulations to the winner: Tim Hare (5.5/6)












2024 WA NATIONAL ARBITERS (NA) SEMINAR, JULY/AUGUST 2024 (19/05/24)

Chess Arbiter National Arbiter licences are required by anyone wishing to be listed as an arbiter for FIDE rated events. The NA Seminars serve not only to ensure that arbiters have access to these licences as they require them, but they also provide a valuable opportunity for arbiters of all backgrounds to share their experiences and pass on knowledge and advice to newer chess arbiters and organisers. The seminars will be a valuable resource to those who want to learn about all aspects of running chess tournaments. Players/parents who are not interested in arbitering tournaments, but who may just want to learn a bit more about the Laws of Chess, Tournament Regulations, etc. are also strongly encouraged to attend.

CAWA will be running its second NA Seminar in July/August 2024. Attendance will be free of charge to CAWA members who are endorsed by CAWA affiliated clubs of which they are a current member.

Topics covered will include:

1. FIDE Laws of Chess
2. Swiss Pairing
3. Use of Vega software for pairing and running ACF rated tournaments
4. Conduct of Players and Arbiters
5. Tournaments
6. Use of Chess Clocks
7. Fair Play
8. Examination

Note that attendees must be at least 16 years of age. (Parents of younger players who are interested in attending should contact the lecturer, Andrew Hardegen, to discuss suitability.)

More information is published at:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSddjCKSAA7QCM-4kq4dgyqg7modO88aecWZV8bJ4qvqpz30MA/viewform

To assist us in organising the seminar, could all interested arbiters please register their interest by completing this form. A part of the form will ask you to specify your preferred schedule for the course. Please indicate your preference so that we can accommodate as many of you as possible, hopefully without leaving anyone out!

For more information please contact: IA Andrew Hardegen - CAWA President     email: andrewhardegen4@gmail.com





THE THIRD SCHOOLS CHESS LEAGUE ZONAL - SUN 26TH MAY AT THE WA BRIDGE CLUB, SWANBOURNE (13/05/24)

School Chess League The Chess Association of WA Inc is pleased to announce that the Third Schools Chess League Zonal will be held on Sunday, 26th May at the WA Bridge Club in 7 Odern Crescent, Swanbourne.

Full details are available from the entry form:
2024 SCL 3rd Zonal Entry Form

To enter please use the Trybooking link: https://www.trybooking.com/CQXAA

This is a one day 7 round event with a time limit of 15 minutes + 2 seconds and the tournament will also be ACF Quick rated.

The tournament should finish about 5pm including the trophy presentations.

As usual there will be two divisions: One for Primary School teams and one for Secondary School teams.

Although primarily designed as a team event we do welcome individual players that want to test their skills against some of our best younger players.

Finally remember not to leave it to the last moment to register. Entries close on Friday, 24th May at 6pm.


For further information please contact:

Alan Wolstencroft - School Chess League Coordinator     email: chessassociationwa@gmail.com





RESULTS FOR THE SCHOOLS CHESS LEAGUE 2ND ZONAL - SUN 5TH MAY (13/05/24)

School Chess League There was a good turnout for the 2024 School Chess League 2nd Zonal held at The State Library on Sunday, 5th May.

A total of 115 players from 42 schools competed to be the best Primary and Secondary school team.

The Primary School winner was Oberthur Primary School and the individual winner was Leo Gong. Prishaa Pasare won the Best Girl title.

The Secondary School winner was Bob Hawke College and the individual winner was FM Rui Gen Teh. Paula Gruber won the Best Girl title.

The tournament report, results & photos are available from the
School Chess League section.


Alan Wolstencroft - School Chess League Coordinator     email: chessassociationwa@gmail.com





2024 WA JUNIOR ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS (11/05/24)

Junior Allegro The
2024 State Junior Allegro Championship was held at the North Woodvale Primary School on 7th April.

Congratulations to the following winners:-

Under 18s: State Champion Ashvin Balavignan
Under 18s Girls Champion: Nithuli Liyange
Under 15s: Anthony Nguyen
Under 12s: Leo Gong
Under 12s: Girls Champion: Inga Kim
Under 10s: Bao Ho
Under 8s: Zeno Brackenridge





RESULTS FOR THE SCHOOLS CHESS LEAGUE 1ST ZONAL - SUN 17TH MARCH (08/05/24)

School Chess League There was a good turnout for the 2024 School Chess League 1st Zonal which was held at the Manning Hall on Sunday, 17th March.

A total of 152 players from 49 schools competed to be the best Primary and Secondary school team.

The Primary School winner was Oberthur Primary School and the individual winner was Yuki (Ricky) Huang. Inga Kim won the Best Girl title.

The Secondary School winner was Perth Modern School and the individual winner was Ashvin Balavignan. Florentyna Rithauddin won the Best Girl title.

The tournament report, results & photos are available from the
School Chess League section.


Alan Wolstencroft - School Chess League Coordinator     email: chessassociationwa@gmail.com





2024 WA CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP - FRI 31/5 TO MON 3/6 (05/05/24)

WA State Trophy The 2024 WA Championship will be held on the upcoming WA Day long weekend: Friday 31st May until Monday 3rd June, at North Woodvale Primary School (Perth Chess Club).

This is the CAWA's flagship annual event and comprises the WA Chess Championship, the WA Reserves Championship, the WA Women's Championship and the WA Seniors' Championship.

The early bird entry rate of $80 is available until Wednesday 29th May. Entries to the Closed Championship also close on 29th May. Entries for the Reserves remain open until 7:00pm on Friday 31st May (with a $20 late fee).

Full details are available from the entry form:
2024 WA Chess Championship Entry Form

All entries to be made through trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/CROTX

Please send all enquiries to:

Chief Arbiter / Chief Organiser: IA Andrew Hardegen     email: wachesschampionship@gmail.com     phone: 0407 421 084





2024 BUNBURY OPEN (05/05/24)

Bunbury Chess Club The 2024 Bunbury Open (6 rounds) is to be held on Sat May 18 & Sun May 19 at Manea Senior College - 60 Robertson Drive Bunbury. Next to ECU/Bunbury Hospital.

Entry Closing Date: 9:00pm Fri May 17. Late Entries accepted until 9:30am on Sat May 18.

Full details are available from the entry form:
2024 Bunbury Open Entry Form

Please send all enquiries to:

Michael Molenaar     email: michaelmolenaar1@gmail.com     phone: 0431 736 258






2024 WA RAPID CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS (30/04/24)

Junior Rapidplay The
2024 WA Rapid Championship was held at Southern Suburbs Chess Club (Leeming P.S.) on Sunday the 28th of April.

Congratulations to the undefeated winner (6.0/6) - IM Patrick Gong










THE 2ND SCHOOLS CHESS LEAGUE ZONAL - SUN 5TH MAY AT THE STATE LIBRARY (24/04/24)

School Chess League The Chess Association of WA Inc is pleased to announce that the Second Schools Chess League Zonal will be held this Sunday, 5th May at the State Library.

Full details are available from the entry form:
2024 SCL 2nd Zonal Entry Form

Please use the Trybooking link to enter: https://www.trybooking.com/CQWZZ

This is a one day 7 round event and has a time limit of 15 minutes + 2 seconds. The tournament will be ACF Quick rated. The tournament should finish about 5pm including the trophy presentations.

As usual there will be two divisions; one for Primary School teams and one for Secondary School teams.

Although primarily designed as a team event we do welcome individual players that want to test their skills against some of our best younger players. There are some conditions specific to the venue, the State Library. They are:-

a) Because of the Library opening hours on Sunday, 10am to 5:30pm, we are starting slightly later than normal.
b) Please note it is a tight schedule so make sure you arrive by 10:15am as we intend to start by 11am if not sooner if possible.
c) No food or drinks apart from water are allowed in the Library.
d) Those who attended previous SCL zonals know that these events are not considered to be "drop and go" events. The State Library has a specific policy that all children under 12 years in age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. So parents if you have to leave the venue please organise supervision for your child as our organisers will be very busy running the tournament and will not be able to carry out constant supervision.

Finally remember not to leave it to the last moment to register as there is no last moment as entries close on Friday, 3rd may. (Considering the number of attendees for the last zonal it would be advisable to register early to avoid possible disappointment).

Alan Wolstencroft - Schools Chess League Coordinator     email: chessassociationwa@gmail.com




ANZAC DAY EVENT - COMMEMORATING 100 YEARS OF FIDE (19/04/24)

ANZAC DAY ACWF On ANZAC Day (Thursday 25th April), the Australian Chinese Women's Association and the Chess Association of WA will be hosting an event to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of FIDE - the International Chess Federation.

All WA players are invited to join us for a picnic and some friendly chess games. A tournament may be held.

A large banner has been prepared, to present to FIDE at the Olympiad as a commemoration of the 100th Anniversary. The plan is to have the banner signed by as many players as possible from around the globe. WA players will have the first opportunity to sign the banner and we hope that all will participate in this.

To register, players can scan the QR code on the:
ANZAC Day Event Poster

For further details please contact: FM Rebo Fu    email: yhfur666@gmail.com    or    mob: 0406 704 218 (after 3pm only).





2024 WA RAPID CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP (15/04/24)

Junior Rapidplay The 2024 WA Rapid Championship will be held at Southern Suburbs Chess Club (Leeming P.S.) on Sunday the 28th of April.

Full details are available from the entry form:
2024 WA Rapid Chess Championship Entry Form

All entries must be made by TryBooking: https://www.trybooking.com/CQZYU



Please send all enquiries to: Andrew Hardegen     email: andrewhardegen4@gmail.com





DATELINE - THE KIDS' GAMBIT (11/04/24)

SBS On Demand In case you may have missed it, Tuesday's Dateline on SBS was about the 10-year old Hu Yifei from NSW as he competed for Australia in the 2023 FIDE World Youth Olympiad in the Netherlands.

Of course, the Australian team was led by our very own Rebo Fu and Teh Rui Gen and they feature heavily, so this is well worth a watch on SBS On Demand.

https://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/news-series/dateline






2024 GUFELD CUP RESULTS (07/04/24)

GM Eduard Gufeld The
2024 Gufeld Cup was held on the Easter weekend (31 Mar & 01 Apr) at Southern Suburbs Chess Club.

Congratulations to the winner: WFM Kathryn Hardegen (5.5/6)











JUNIOR ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP - SUN 7TH APRIL - THERE'S STILL TIME TO ENTER (04/02/24)

Junior Allegro The Chess Association of WA Inc is pleased to announce that the 2024 State Junior Allegro tournament will be held this Sunday, 7th April at the North Woodvale Primary School.

There's still time to enter, but hurry up as registration closes on Friday, (tomorrow) at 6pm.

Full details are available from the entry form:
2024 WA Junior Allegro Championship Entry Form

To enter please use the Trybooking link: https://www.trybooking.com/CQPNX

This is a one day 7 round event and has a time limit of 15 minutes + 2 seconds and will be ACF Quick rated.

Although only one tournament is being held trophies will be awarded for five separate age divisions and subject to the number of entries Merit trophies will also be awarded for the various age divisions.

Please arrive between 9am and 9:15am to assist the registration process. The tournament should finish about 4pm including the trophy presentations.

Parents and guardians please note this is not a drop and go event. Please organise supervision for your child as our organisers will be very busy running the tournament and will not be able to carry out constant supervision.

Please send all enquiries to: Chief Arbiter Alan Wolstencroft     email: chessassociationwa@gmail.com





2024 ACF OLYMPIAD APPEAL (29/03/24)

ACF Olympiad Appeal The 45th Olympiad is scheduled for Budapest in September (10th to 22nd) - once again ACF is appealing for donations to help fund the costs the Australian teams face in competing.

Please send all donations, no matter how small, via the 2024 ACF Olympiad Appeal Website:

https://acfappeal.aunz.org/


Ian Murray - ACF Olympiad Appeal Coordinator     email: acfappeal@gmx.com







2024 CAWA AUTUMN BLITZ RESULTS (25/03/24)

CAWA Autumn Blitz The
2024 CAWA Autumn Blitz was held on Sunday the 24th of March at Southern Suburbs Chess Club (Leeming Primary School) and attracted 17 players.

Congratulations to the winner: Bozidar Mandic

A reminder to all players of the next CAWA event - the 2024 Gufeld Cup - which will be played at Southern Suburbs Chess Club (Leeming Primary School) on the 31st of March & 1st of April.






ACF Olympiad Appeal

Latest News

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2024 WA Blitz Championship Results

June 2024 CAWA Newsletter

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2024 WA Chess Championships Results

2024 CAWA Grand Prix Update

Results for the Schools Chess League 3rd Zonal - Sun 26th May

2024 Bunbury Open Results

2024 WA National Arbiters (NA) Seminar, July/August 2024

The Third Schools Chess League Zonal
Sun 26th May at the WA Bridge Club, Swanbourne


Results for the Schools Chess League 2nd Zonal - Sun 5th May

2024 WA Junior Allegro Championship Results

Results for the Schools Chess League 1st Zonal - Sun 17th March

2024 WA Chess Championship - Fri 31/5 to Mon 3/6

2024 Bunbury Open

2024 WA Rapid Chess Championship Results

The 2nd Schools Chess League Zonal
Sun 5th May at the State Library


ANZAC Day Event - Commemorating 100 Years of FIDE

2024 WA Rapid Chess Championship

Dateline - The Kids' Gambit

2024 Gufeld Cup Results

Junior Allegro Championship - Sun 7th April
There's still time to enter


2024 ACF Olympiad Appeal

2024 CAWA Autumn Blitz Results




Upcoming Events

16 Jun
SCL 4th Zonal

24 Jun
Perth Chess League - Round 4

08 to 11 Jul
2024 WA State Junior Chess Championships

10 Jul
Perth Chess League - Round 5

21 & 28 Jul
2024 Harris/Edwardes Competition


Recent Results

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

2024 WA Blitz Championship

2024 WA Chess Championships

2024 SCL 3rd Zonal

2024 Bunbury Open

2024 SCL 2nd Zonal

2024 WA Junior Allegro Championship

2024 SCL 1st Zonal

2024 WA Rapid Championship

2024 Gufeld Cup

2024 CAWA Autumn Blitz

2024 WA Allegro Chess Championship

2024 WA Junior Rapidplay Championships

2024 Perth International Open

2024 Australian Junior Chess Championships

2024 Australian Chess Championships