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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: email@example.com
We hope you enjoy the CAWA site and if you have any comments, corrections or questions please forward them to:
2023 CHRISTMAS BLITZ (01/12/23)
2023 CAWA SPRING BLITZ REPORT (13/11/23)
The 2023 CAWA Spring Blitz was held at North Woodvale Primary School (Perth Chess Club) on Sunday 26th November.
Through participating in the event, the players helped to raise a total of $258 to help offset the expenses of the WA Australian School Teams Championship representatives and WA Junior Squad representatives who will be contesting the upcoming 2023 ASTC Finals and 2024 Australian Junior Chess Championships, respectively.
Congratulations to: Open Winner: NA / FM Rebo Fu Junior Winner: Ricky Huang
2023 CAWA SPRING ALLEGRO (24/11/23)
The 2023 CAWA Spring Allegro was held at Perth Chess Club (North Woodvale PS) on Sunday the 19th of November.
Congratulations to the winner: Edidiong Amos
The 2023 Grand Prix standings after the CAWA Spring Allegro are available here:
2023 Grand Prix Standings after the Spring Allegro
ROOK AND ROCK CHESS TOURNAMENT (20/11/23)
As part of an initiative between the Swan Valley Chess Club and Adrenaline Vault as they work in partnership to present a fun new conceptual tournament, where we incorporate the great game of chess (mind) with the tactical sport of rock climbing (body).
This event is to be held on Sun 16th December, 2:00 pm. All are welcome but numbers are limited. Entry can be made via the barcode on the brochure: Rook and Rock Chess Tournament Brochure
Please note this is not your regular tournament, it is a fun event where structure and format is made to adapt to the conditions (more on that later when numbers are known) and there are plenty of prizes and fun to be had for everybody.
NUMBERS WILL FILL UP FAST (150 maximum). Please get your interest in ASAP to ensure attendance.
For more information please contact: Dylan Gough email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 WA SPRING BLITZ JUNIOR TOURNAMENT REPORT (13/11/23)
The 2023 WA Junior Spring Blitz Chess Tournament was held at North Woodvale Primary School on the 12th of November.
Please click on the link below for a nice report and some photos kindly provided by organizer Faith Tee.
2023 WA Spring Blitz Junior Chess Tournament
2023 CAWA SPRING BLITZ (13/11/23)
2023 CAWA GRAND PRIX RESULTS & STANDINGS (11/11/23)
Admission is free but a generous donation towards the cost of Temur's tournaments in 2024, will be appreciated.
Note: This isn't a CAWA organized event so any enquires to Stephen Jones at email: email@example.com
Ian McAteer - CAWA GP Coordinator
GM TEMUR KUYBOKAROV IN 2023 FIDE GRAND SWISS (06/11/23)
WA's GM Temur Kuybokarov was invited to compete in the 2023 FIDE Grand Swiss. Held on the Isle of Man from 25/10/2023 - 5/11/2023, it was an exclusive tournament comprising 114 players (including 106 GMs) which offered two qualification spots for the next Candidates Tournament in the World Championship cycle.
Seeded 94th, Temur played a field of 11 GMs rated between 2640 and 2758, scoring 6.0/11 to finish =28th (performance rating 2716): a fantastic result. From an Australian perspective, the highlight in a superb tournament was Temur's Round 9 win over leading Indian player GM Gukesh D (2758, ranked #12 in the world).
Temur gained 19 FIDE rating points from the event. A draw in the final round was sufficient to ensure that he will return home with a live FIDE rating above 2600. Temur becomes only the 3rd Australian player to achieve this milestone.
Temur, your performances are an inspiration to young chess players in Australia, and the Western Australian chess community congratulates you on a job well done.
CAWA President - IA Andrew Hardegen
2024 AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS - SELECTION OF WA TEAM (01/11/23)
INVITATION TO THE 2024 AJCC IN ADELAIDE! (01/11/23)
On behalf of the chess community in South Australia, I cordially invite the Western Australian chess community to attend the 2024 Australian Junior Chess Championships (AJCC) in January 2024 in Adelaide, which are to be held at Glenunga International High School from Saturday 13th January to Sunday 21st January, 2024.
Please note that Early Bird registration closes on 30 November.
Several accommodation venues have kindly offered discounts exclusive to tournament players and their families.
While the players are at chess, there are plenty of places, events and activities their families and friends can do and visit in Adelaide.
Further information for all the above is available at: https://australianjuniorchesschampionship2024.org which also contains information regarding the Australian Chess Championships.
An online store for pre-order of tournament tee shirts and merchandise will go live from mid next week. I will keep you posted and please keep your eyes peeled.
My children Ethan and Athena and the chess community in South Australia look forward to welcoming you all in Adelaide and are excited by the prospect of many great chess games and more!
Kindly forward this invitation to all the chess coaches and clubs in Western Australia.
In the meantime, take care.
Kind regards, Jocelyn Ho Retnaraja
2023 WA JUNIOR ALLEGRO CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS RESULTS (01/11/23)
The 2023 State Junior Allegro Chess Championships was held at the North Perth Town Hall on the 15th of October.
2023 WA SPRING BLITZ JUNIOR TOURNAMENT (30/10/23)
By participating in or supporting this tournament, you are not only engaging in a thrilling chess experience but also contributing to the future of our youth. Your generosity will go a long way in making the dreams of these aspiring chess players come true.
We genuinely appreciate your support and hope that you will join us in this noble cause. Every dollar we raise will help cover the costs of travel, accommodation, and participation fees for our local school chess teams. Your involvement will make a significant difference in the lives of these kids and their parents, who work tirelessly to support their children's aspirations.
Whether you are a chess enthusiast or simply someone who cares about the future of our community, your participation or contribution is highly valued. Together, we can inspire and empower the next generation of chess players while strengthening the bonds of our community.
We look forward to your support. Let's come together and make a positive impact on the lives of these young, talented chess players.
Please direct all enquiries to organizer: Faith Tee email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 CAWA GRAND PRIX - KINGSLEY OPEN & SPRING ALLEGRO (26/10/23)
CAWA RESPONSE TO FAIR PLAY INCIDENT AT 2023 WA OPEN (25/10/23)
2023 WA JUNIOR CHESS INTERCLUB TOURNAMENT (22/10/23)
The 2023 WA Junior Chess Interclub Tournament, proudly presented by the Kingsley Chess Club, Duncraig SHS P&C & the Chess Association of WA, will be held on Saturday, 25 November, 1pm to 5pm. Tickets are $20, suitable for all levels.
Tickets along with a PDF with full details are available from the link below:
Get your tickets quick, they are limited to 180.
This event was very popular last year, with nearly 130 players.
We will have all the extras that everyone loved, such as popcorn, fairy floss, coffee truck, and this time we will also have a sausage sizzle!
For further information, please contact: Paul Harris email: email@example.com
CONGRATULATIONS - FM RUI GEN TEH (20/10/23)
Rui Gen obtained the FM title conditional on rating in April this year, by winning the Oceania Under 16 Championship.
He has more recently fulfilled the required rating condition, achieving a FIDE rating above 2100 on the October 2023 list.
Congratulations FM Rui Gen Teh, from all WA chess players!
OCTOBER 2023 CAWA NEWSLETTER (10/10/23)
The October Edition of the CAWA Newsletter is now available.
For those wishing to contribute anything to the next edition please send your submission to:
Newsletter Editor: Mike McGregor by the 30th of November 2023.
2023 WA JUNIOR ALLEGRO CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS (01/10/23)
The 2023 WA Junior Allegro Chess Championships will be held on Sunday the 15th of October at North Perth Town Hall, 24 View Street, North Perth, WA 6006
Full details are available from the entry form: WA Junior Allegro Chess Championships Entry Form
Entry fee is $30 per player and you can register here using trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/CMCCG
Note: Entries close on Friday, 13 October 2023, at 5:00 PM. Strictly no last-minute entry.
Please direct any enquiries to: Alan/Carvin/Faith email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 WA RESERVES CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFF (01/10/23)
The 4-player double round robin WA Reserves Championship Playoff concluded this week, with David King (4.0/6) claiming this year's title, half a point clear of WFM Kathryn Hardegen and Dominador Andador (3.5/6).
Congratulations to David and well done to all participants for their tenacity in seeing out the playoff that lasted almost 3 months.
2023 SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE GIRLS FINALS REPORT (27/09/23)
The 2023 School Chess League Girls Finals was played on Sunday 24th September at the Royal Park Hall in West Perth.
A nice report from Arbiter Dylan Gough is available from the link below:
2023 School Chess League Girls Finals
2023 SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE FINALS REPORT (26/09/23)
The 2023 School Chess League Finals was held on the 4th of September at Perth Modern School.
Congratulations to the winning schools:
Oberthur Primary School and Rossmoyne Senior High School
Both schools will now be invited to the national finals later this year to represent Western Australia.
PERTH CHESS LEAGUE (24/09/23)
2023 HARRIS/EDWARDES INTERCLUB RESULTS (19/09/23)
The 2023 Harris/Edwardes Interclub competition was held on Sunday 10th & Sunday 17th September at the Blue Gum Community Centre in Brentwood, WA 6153.
Congratulations to Southern Suburbs Chess Club who took out the Premier and the Major, and to the Indian community association MAWA who took out the Minor.
2023 CAWA NATIONAL ARBITER SEMINAR REPORT (14/09/23)
From 26th August to 2nd September 2023, a National Arbiters' Seminar was organised in Perth, by the Chess Association of WA, under the auspices of the ACF. The Lecturer was IA Andrew Hardegen (AUS).
Nineteen (19) Arbiters from WA participated in the Seminar and eighteen (18) of them participated in the examination test, held after the end of the lectures.
The following succeeded in the test, and they have fulfilled the ACF's seminar requirement for the award of the NA licence:
Hui Huang, Michael Molenaar, Daniel Clarke, Saminda De Vas, IM Patrick Gong, John Pimenov, Dennis Holland (already has NA licence), Celine Ong, FM Yihe (Rebo) Fu, Paul Harris, Oscar Gao (does not yet meet the minimum age requirement), Stephen Mazza, Sanjay Mukhedkar, Dylan Gough (already has NA licence) & Carvin Kumar.
Report kindly provided by CAWA President - FA Andrew Hardegen.
(Click on photos to enlarge)
CHESS EQUIPMENT FOR SALE (14/09/23)
Dylan Gough has a number of sets for sale. Boards and pieces for $40.
If you are interested please contact Dylan. email: email@example.com mobile: 0402 747 737
CHESS SIMUL FEATURING GM TEMUR KUBOKAROV (07/09/23)
The Warwick Community Chess Club are organising a simultaneous chess display featuring GM Temur Kubokarov on Thursday the 21st of September, to support Temur's participation in the 2023 Qatar Masters and the 2023 FIDE Grand Swiss Tournament
We wish Temur all the best in these events and hope that the chess community can support him.
This is not a CAWA organised event, so please direct any queries etc to:
Warwick Community Chess Club President: Stephen Jones email: firstname.lastname@example.org mobile: 0417 976 872 (text)
2023 FIDE WORLD YOUTH U16 CHESS OLYMPIAD (07/09/23)
The FIDE World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad concluded on the 19th of August 2023 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
It was an incredible experience for the Australian Junior Chess Team. The players, hailing from different parts of Australia, came together to represent their country on an international platform. Australia had sent 2 teams for the tournament.
Team Australia 1 was represented by:
1. FM Yihe Fu, 2. Rui Gen Teh, 3. CM Yifei Hu & 4. WCM Chao Xin Cheng
Team Australia 2 was represented by:
1. Iker Hernandez Mendez, 2. Randheer Thogata, 3. WCM Chloe Fan & 4. Om O'Carroll
Over the course of 9 rounds of intense competition, Team Australia 1 scored 9 points (4 victories, 1 draw, 4 losses) while Team Australia 2 scored 8 points (4 victories and 5 losses)
Out of the 36 games played, Team Australian 1 scored a total of 22 board points, while Team Australian 2 scored 14 board points.
The fact that Team Australia 1 ranked 28th and Team Australia 2 ranked 44th out of over 60 teams is quite an achievement, which is a testament to their hard work and determination. The resilience they showed, especially against the top-seeded Kazakhstan team, is truly commendable. It's clear that the players gained valuable experience and lessons from this tournament.
The camaraderie they built and the pride they felt in representing Australia are just as important as the points they earned. This experience, no doubt, has fostered a sense of unity and team spirit among the players.
Captain GM Zhao Zong Yuan, Hui Lam Teh, and all the parents involved must be incredibly proud of what the team has accomplished. This experience will surely serve as a stepping stone for the players, inspiring them to continue pursuing their passion for chess and representing Australia in future tournaments. It's heartening to see such dedication and passion for chess among the youth. This experience will be a memorable one for all involved.
Some Photos: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/107L-_A9i8aq9Jq-AGaYoQ11wTd1jYlit?usp=sharing
Report kindly provided by Hui Lam Teh.
2023 WILLETTON OPEN RESULTS (26/08/23)
The 2023 Willetton Open was held on the 19th & 20th of August at Leeming Primary School.
Congratulations to the winner: Tim Hare
The 2023 Grand Prix standings after the Willetton Open are available here: 2023 Grand Prix Standings after the Willetton Open
2023 SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE FINALS (24/08/23)
After completion of the 2023 School Chess League West Zonal it is now time for the School Chess League Finals for 2023.
This will be held on the 4th of September at Perth Modern School.
Congratulations to the following schools for securing spots in the finals:
We extend to you an official invitation to attend the 2023 WA School Chess League Finals. This event is by invitation, and there is no participation fee.
The tournament is scheduled for:
Date: Monday, 4th September
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Venue: Perth Modern School
(We will provide you with the precise location map as the date approaches.)
Kindly register your players' names using the following link: https://form.jotform.com/faithteelp/Cawa-for-SCL-FINALS
Registration closes: 1st September 2023. We greatly appreciate your cooperation in completing the task before the designated deadline.
The winner of this tournament will earn the opportunity to represent WA at the annual Australian Schools Teams Championships 2023. This prestigious event is anticipated to take place at Prince Alfred College, Adelaide, on 2nd-3rd December. Each State and Territory are entitled to send their teams to compete in the Australian Schools Teams Championships.
Please send any enquiries to: Faith Tee email: email@example.com mobile: 0413113002 (SMS only)
2023 SOUTH WEST OPEN RESULTS (30/07/23)
The 2023 South West Open was held in Margaret River on the 29th & 30th of July.
Congratulations to the winners:
Marc Vlietstra - 2023 South West Open Champion
Michael Molenaar & John Prince - Joint 2023 Country Champions
The 2023 Grand Prix standings after the South West Open are available here: 2023 Grand Prix Standings after the South West Open
CONGRATULATIONS TO PATRICK GONG - 2023 WA OPEN CHESS CHAMPION (29/07/23)
The 2023 WA Open Chess Championships was held from the 21st of May to the 2nd of July at Southern Suburbs Chess Club
Congratulations to Patrick Gong who defeated Rui Gen Teh (2-0) in the play-off for the WA Chess Champion title.
The Reserves title play-off is currently underway between David King, WFM Kathryn Hardegen, Dominador Andador & Dylan Gough.
Results of this will be published when the play-off is completed.
2023 Christmas Blitz
2023 CAWA Spring Blitz Report
2023 CAWA Spring Allegro
Rook and Rock Chess Tournament
2023 WA Spring Blitz Junior Tournament Report
2023 CAWA Spring Blitz
2023 CAWA Grand Prix Results & Standings
GM Temur Kuybokarov in 2023 FIDE Grand Swiss
2024 Australian Junior Chess Championships
Selection of WA team
Invitation to the 2024 AJCC in Adelaide!
2023 WA Junior Allegro Chess Championships Results
2023 WA Spring Blitz Junior Tournament
2023 CAWA Grand Prix - Kingsley Open & Spring Allegro
CAWA Response to Fair Play Incident at 2023 WA Open
2023 WA Junior Chess Interclub Tournament
Congratulations - FM Rui Gen Teh
October 2023 CAWA Newsletter
2023 WA Junior Allegro Chess Championships
2023 WA Reserves Championship Playoff
2023 School Chess League Girls Finals Report
2023 School Chess League Finals Report
Perth Chess League
2023 Harris/Edwardes Interclub Results
2023 CAWA National Arbiter Seminar Report
Chess Equipment for Sale
Chess Simul Featuring GM Temur Kubokarov
2023 FIDE World Youth U16 Chess Olympiad
2023 Willetton Open Results
2023 School Chess League Finals
2023 South West Open Results
Congratulations to Patrick Gong
2023 WA Open Chess Champion
02 & 03 Dec (Adelaide)
2023 Australian Schools Teams Championships
Rook and Rock Chess Tournament
02 to 11 Jan (Adelaide)
2024 Australian Chess Championships
13 to 21 Jan (Adelaide)
2024 Australian Junior Chess Championships
Previous tournament results can be found under the Past Tournaments section in the site navigation menu on the left.
2023 CAWA Spring Blitz
2023 CAWA Spring Allegro
2023 WA Spring Blitz Junior Chess Tournament
2023 Kingsley Open
2023 WA State Junior Allegro
2023 SCL Girls Finals
2023 SCL Finals
2023 Harris/Edwardes Interclub
2023 Willetton Open
2023 SCL West Zonal
2023 South West Open
2023 Rebo / Rui Gen Simul
2023 WA Junior Chess Championships
2023 WA Blitz Championship
2023 WA Open Chess Championships