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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.

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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






APRIL 2024 CAWA NEWSLETTER (10/04/24)

CAWA Newsletter The April 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 May 2024.








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 SUNDAY, 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.






2024 PERTH CHESS LEAGUE (17/03/24)

Perth Chess League The inaugural
Perth Chess League has now commenced with the first round having been played at Southern Suburbs Chess Club on the 8th of March. Round 2 is scheduled to be played on the 22nd of April at the Swan Valley Chess Club.

For more information regarding the Perth Chess League please contact:

Ian McAteer - Perth Chess League Coordinator     email: cawa.gp@outlook.com








2024 CAWA AUTUMN BLITZ (15/03/24)

CAWA Autumn Blitz The 2024 CAWA Autumn Blitz will be held on Sunday the 24th of March at Southern Suburbs Chess Club (Leeming Primary School).

Full details are available from the entry form:
2024 CAWA Autumn Blitz Entry Form

Entries must be completed through TryBooking: https://www.trybooking.com/CQFRP

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






RESULTS OF THE 2024 WA ALLEGRO CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP (13/03/24)

WA Allegro Chess Championship The
2024 WA Allegro Chess Championship was held on the 10th of March at Southern Suburbs Chess Club (Leeming Primary School) and attracted a field of 31 players.

Congratulations to the winner:

Patrick Gong - 2024 WA Allegro Champion (Undefeated 9.0/9)


Congratulations also to:

Dominador Andador - 2024 WA Seniors' Allegro Champion & WFM Kathryn Hardegen - 2024 WA Women's Allegro Champion.





SCHOOLS CHESS LEAGUE ZONALS - CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS (12/03/24)

School Chess League Over the last few years, we have had an excellent group of volunteers. Without such strong support it would not have been possible to run something as large as the Schools Chess League Zonals. At the end of last year three of our volunteers Merylena Sulak, Stacey Walker and Rosa Tu informed us they would not be available this year. I thank them for their excellent contribution over the last few years.

Our Junior Vice-President Faith Tee stepped down from this role at the beginning of this year. Faith was responsible for taking the Schools Chess league to a higher level as regards the number of participants, volunteers and smooth running of the various tournaments. She also organized sponsorships for several of our Junior events. An outstanding contribution to Junior Chess in Western Australia.

Our new Junior Vice-President is Carvin Kumar, who has already produced an innovative way of keeping up to date with the results of Junior players at our various tournaments.

Needless to say, Volunteers are the life blood of a successful chess tournament. So, if you are interested to help, please email us at:     chessassociationwa@gmail.com

Alan Wolstencroft - Schools Chess League Coordinator
The Chess Association of WA Inc.





UPDATE SCHOOLS CHESS LEAGUE ZONALS - VENUES (12/03/24)

School Chess League 1st Zonal, Sunday, 17th March at Manning Hall, 2 Conochie Crescent, Manning Hall.

Entries are coming in thick and fast for our first zonal at Manning Hall. We now have over 100 entries. Entries close on Friday, 15th March at 6pm.
Trybooking site:
https://www.trybooking.com/CPQGA

There is basement parking below Manning Hall. Entry is via Bradshaw Crescent.

The first round is scheduled to start at 12 pm, so please make sure that you get there nice and early, i.e., 11:30am. We are looking at doing the draw the day before and letting you know by email. This will cut down on registration and mean you should be going straight to your designated numbered table.

The recent Junior rapidplay was held back by several minutes due to late arrivals. At this zonal we intend to start at 12pm. So, if you arrive at the hall at 12:10pm you may have just over 5 minutes to play your first game. If you arrive at 12:15pm, chances are you will have lost/forfeited your first game. So, allow time to get to the venue and park.

Please note this 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.


2nd Zonal, Sunday, 5th May, venue still to be confirmed.

I am at an advanced stage of discussion with the owners of a prospective venue. Once they are confirmed, details will be put on the CAWA website.


3rd Zonal, Sunday, 26th May, venue still to be confirmed.

I am at early stages of discussion with the owners of a prospective venue. Worse comes to the worse we could end up back at Manning Hall.


4th Zonal, Sunday, 16th June, Duncraig Senior High School.

The venue is confirmed just need to sign on the dotted line.


Alan Wolstencroft - Schools Chess League Coordinator
The Chess Association of WA Inc.





RESULTS OF THE 2024 JUNIOR RAPIDPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS 25TH FEBRUARY (09/03/24)

Junior Rapidplay The
2024 WA Junior Rapidplay Championships was held on the 25th of February and attracted 52 players.

Congratulations to the following:-

Oscar Gao: Junior Rapidplay Champion

Nithuli Liyange: Girl's Rapidplay Champion

Ilya Eimery: Under 15 Champion

Senudi De Vas : Under 12 Champion and Under 12 Girl's Champion

Ho Bao: Under 10 Champion

Quang Minh Le: Under 8 Champion





2024 PERTH INTERNATIONAL OPEN RESULTS (06/03/24)

2024 Perth International Open The
2024 Perth International Open was held at the beautiful Rendezvous Hotel, Scarborough from the 1st to the 4th of March.

This event, proudly hosted by the Chess Association of WA consisted of 3 different tournaments - Open (1400 FIDE or above 1500 ACF), Minor (below 1500 FIDE or below 1600 ACF) and Perth Blitz.

Congratulations to the winner of the 2024 Perth International Open - IM Patrick Gong. Patrick also won the 2024 Perth Blitz. Congratulations also to Chintushig Chinbat & Lyndon While who were =1st/2nd in the 2024 Perth Minor.

Full results can be found at the official Perth International Website: 2024 Perth International Open Website






2024 PERTH INTERNATIONAL OPEN UNDERWAY (02/03/24)

2024 Perth International Open The
2024 Perth International Open is now underway

Live games can be viewed on Lichess here: Live Games












JUNIOR RAPIDPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS ON THIS SUNDAY, 25TH FEBRUARY (19/02/24)

Junior Rapidplay A reminder that the Junior Rapidplay Championships is on Sunday, 25th February at the Royal Park Hall, 180 Charles Street, West Perth.

For this one day, 9 round event. The venue will open at 8:30am with the aim of starting play at 9am.

The Trybooking link is:
https://www.trybooking.com/COVLW

Please remember there will be no last minute entries as entries close on Friday, 23rd February at 7pm.

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

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





2024 JUNIOR RAPIDPLAY CHAMPIONSHIPS SUNDAY, 25TH FEBRUARY (02/02/24)

Junior Rapidplay The Chess Association of WA Inc are pleased to announce that the first Junior tournament of 2024 is the Junior Rapidplay championships to be held at The Royal Park Hall on Sunday, 25th February.

This one day 9 round event has a time limit of 20 minutes + 10 seconds, with two tournament divisions - Under 18 and Under 12.

The tournament will also be ACF Quick rated.

The trophy categories are Under 8, Under 10, Under 12, Under 15 and Under 18.

Merit trophies will be awarded for good performances in all age groups subject to the number of entries.

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

To enter please book here: https://www.trybooking.com/COVLW

Please note:
In order to play in this event participants must be a member of the Chess Association of WA.
The Trybooking link for Junior membership is https://www.trybooking.com/COCBC

It is strongly recommended that you book early for this event as places will be limited.

For all tournaments merit Trophies will be awarded subject to the number of entries.

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





2024 PERTH CHESS LEAGUE REMINDER (02/02/24)

Perth Chess League A reminder to all that the 2024 Perth Chess League will be commencing soon (12 March) and follow the format below:


1. The Perth Chess League will be a Swiss-system team tournament with a minimum of six and a maximum of eight rounds (depending on entries and venue availability).

2. Teams must consist of a minimum of four and a maximum of six players. All players must be CAWA members.

3. Teams do not need to be aligned to an existing club. Teams can be club, school, community group, or simply casual. All welcome.

4. Team rating will be the sum of the four highest rated players. No limits on ratings.

5. Games will be ACF rated at a classical time control: 75 minutes with a 30 second increment from move 1. FIDE laws of chess will apply.

6. Matches will be played in a four-board format.

7. One round per month, starting in March and running no later than November.

8. The matches will be played on a weeknight. Three rounds will be at Southern Suburbs, one at Metro, and one at Swan Valley. The other venues are TBC.

9. The winner will be based on Match Points with Game Points used as the tie-break.

10. The team entry fee (to cover venue and rating costs) is $40.


This is the inaugural year of the Perth Chess League, hopefully the first of many. We are looking forward to positive response from the Perth chess community.


You can register your team here on Try Booking:
https://www.trybooking.com/CNTSA


Please send all enquiries to: Ian McAteer - CAWA GP Coordinator     email: cawa.gp@outlook.com





2023 ACF MEDALS (25/01/24)

ACF Logo Congratulations to:

GM Temur Kuybokarov and FM Rui Gen Teh who were each awarded the respective ACF medals for which they were nominated: the 2023 Steiner Medal (Leading Australian Player 2023) and the 2023 Arlauskas Medal (Leading Australian Under 16 Player 2023).








2024 AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS (24/01/24)

2024 Australain Junior Chess Championships The
2024 Australian Junior Chess Championships were held in Adelaide, South Australia (13 to 21 Jan).

Congratulations to: Anh Quan Nguyen - 2024 Australian Junior Chess Champion

Event Winners

U18 Open - Anh Quan Nguyen NSW (7.5/9)
WA players results: Oscar Gao 9th (5.5/9), Iker Hernandez Mendez 10th (5.5/9)

U18 Girls - Om O'Carroll VIC (6.5/9)

U16 Open - Reyaansh Chakrabarty NSW (8.0/9)

U16 Girls - Angela Feng VIC (6.0/9)

U14 Open - Tedric Li VIC (7.5/9)
WA players results: Yonal De Vas 14th (5.5/9)

U14 Girls - Vera Zeng VIC (8.0/9)
WA players results: Kobe Wu 6th (5.5/9)

U12 Open - Wilbur Hong VIC (8.0/9)
WA players results: Leo Gong 18th (5.5/9)

U12 Girls - Vidushi Dissanayake VIC (9.0/9)

U10 Open - Rheyash Reddy Annapureddy VIC (8.0/9)
WA players results: Leo Gong 9th (6.0/9), Jet Mehanidis 27th (5.0/9)

U10 Girls - Chloe Wang QLD (7.0/8)
WA players results: Senudi De Vas 2nd (6.5/8), Jo Gao 15th (3.0/8)

U8 Open - Zining Jia QLD (8.0/9)
WA players results: Quang Minh Le 13th (5.5/9)

U8 Girls - Iris Wang QLD (7.0/8)


Other events WA Results

Blitz - U10 Girls Champion: Senudi De Vas, U16 Open 3rd: Oscar Gao, U16 Girls 3rd: Kobe Wu

Problem Solving - U16 Girls Champion: Kobe Wu, U12 Open Champion: Leo Gong, U16 Open 3rd: Oscar Gao, U10 Girls 3rd: Senudi De Vas





2024 AUSTRALIAN CHESS CHAMPIONSHIPS (21/01/24)

2024 Australain Chess Championships
The 2024 Australian Chess Championships were held in Adelaide, South Australia (2 to 11 Jan).

Congratulations to: IM Rishi Sardana - 2024 Australian Chess Champion

Event Winners

Championship - IM Rishi Sardana ACT (9.5/11)
WA players results: Iker Hernandez Mendez (4.5), Leah Rice (3.5), Saminda De Vas (1.5)

Reserves - Aidan Odenthal NSW (8.5/11)
WA players results: Yonal De Vas (6.0), Oscar Gao & Lauren Rice (5.5), Dennis Holland (5.0)

Classic Major - Declan Smith VIC (9.0/11)
WA players results: Hui Huang (7.0), Jacob Bumbak & Wallace Sheridan (5.5), Yuqi (Ricky) Huang (4.5), Lana Rice (3.5)

Classic Minor - James Baylis SA (8.5/11)
WA players results Senudi De Vas (4.5)

Allegro - FM Yi Liu QLD & FM Jack Rogers QLD (5.0/5)
WA players results: Jacob Bumbak (3.0), Hui Huang (2.5), Yuqi (Ricky) Huang (1.5)

Blitz Championship - CM Tri Kien Le VIE (10.0/11)
WA players results: Oscar Gao (8.0), Yuqi (Ricky) Huang (6.0), Leah Rice & Hui Huang (5.5), Jacob Bumbak (5.0)






2024 SOUTHERN SUBURBS OPEN (16/01/24)

SSCC Logo The 2024 Southern Suburbs Open (7 rounds) will commence on Tuesday 13th February at Southern Suburbs Chess Club, Leeming Primary School (Meharry Rd, Leeming).

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

Please send all enquiries to:

Chief Organiser - Ian McAteer     email: sscc.perth@gmail.com     mobile: 0403 776 220





2024 CAWA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING (14/01/24)

CAWA Logo The 2024 Annual General Meeting of the Chess Association of Western Australia will be held at Leeming Primary School (Meharry Road) on the 30th of January 2024 starting at 7:30pm.

2024 CAWA AGM Agenda

2023 CAWA AGM Minutes

Nominations for Council should be made in writing (include nominator and seconder) to the Secretary: David Barry (email: dw.barry@gmail.com) by the 28th of January.

If there is more than one nomination for an office-holder Council position, then the election will be decided by vote at the meeting. If there is only one nominee, then that member will be declared elected. If no nominations for a position are received, then nominations will be called from the floor of the meeting.





2024 SWAN VALLEY OPEN ALLEGRO (10/01/24)

Swan Valley Chess Club The Swan Valley Chess Club is holding an Open Allegro Event on the 22nd & 29th of January.

Please see the information sheet for full details:
Swan Valley Open Allegro Information Sheet

Note: The Swan Valley Chess Club is now located in a beautiful new location and would love to see new members up there soon.

Please send all enquiries to:

Dylan Gough - Swan Valley Chess Club President     email: swan.valley.chess@gmail.com     mobile: 0402 747 737






ACF Olympiad Appeal

Latest News

Dateline - The Kids' Gambit

April 2024 CAWA Newsletter

2024 Gufeld Cup Results

Junior Allegro Championship Sunday, 7th April
There's still time to enter


2024 ACF Olympiad Appeal

2024 CAWA Autumn Blitz Results

2024 Perth Chess League

2024 CAWA Autumn Blitz

Results of the 2024 WA Allegro Chess Championship

Schools Chess League Zonals - Call for Volunteers

Update Schools Chess League Zonals - Venues

Results of the 2024 Junior Rapidplay Championships 25th February

2024 Perth International Open Results

2024 Perth International Open Underway

Junior Rapidplay Championships on this Sunday, 25th February

2024 Junior Rapidplay Championships, 25th February

2024 Perth Chess League Reminder

2023 ACF Medals

2024 Australian Junior Chess Championships

2024 Australian Chess Championships

2024 Southern Suburbs Open

2024 CAWA Annual General Meeting

2024 Swan Valley Open Allegro


Upcoming Events

07 Apr
2024 WA Junior Allegro Championship

11 Apr
MCC Bob Pilgrim Open commences

28 Apr
2024 WA Raidplay Chess Championship

05 May
2024 SCL 2nd Zonal

18 & 19 May
2024 Bunbury Open

26 May
2024 SCL 3rd Zonal


Recent Results

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

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

2023 WA Grand Prix

2023 Christmas Blitz

2023 Australian Schools Teams Championships

2023 CAWA Spring Blitz

2023 CAWA Spring Allegro