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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope you enjoy the CAWA site and if you have any comments, corrections or questions please forward them to:
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: email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 0413113002 (SMS only)
AUGUST 2023 CAWA NEWSLETTER (10/08/23)
The August 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 September 2023.
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.
SIMULTANEOUS CHESS DISPLAY BY REBO FU & RUI GEN TEH (26/07/23)
On Sunday 23 July at Leeming Primary School (Southern Suburbs Chess Club) a simultaneous chess display was given by Rebo Fu and Rui Gen Teh.
Please click on the link below to see a nice report of this event kindly provided by Tim Hare.
2023 Rebo Fu / Rui Gen Teh Simul Report
2023 CAWA NATIONAL ARBITER SEMINAR (25/07/23)
CAWA will be running its first National Arbiter Seminar on Saturdays 26th August & 2nd September at North Woodvale Primary School (Perth Chess Club)
Information about the Seminar can be found here: 2023 CAWA National Arbiter Seminar Information Sheet
Currently there 13 registered participants, so there are 7 spots still available.
All Enquiries to: FA Andrew Hardegen - CAWA President, Lecturer - ACF Arbiters' Commission Email: email@example.com Mobile: 0407 421 084
2023 SOUTH WEST OPEN - A FEW SPOTS STILL AVAILABLE (24/07/23)
As of the 24th of July we have now filled 37 of the 40 available places.
Please book now if you are still interested in attending.
Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/CHETM
Organiser: Ian McAteer Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile: 0403 776 220
RESULTS OF THE 2023 STATE JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS 10TH TO 13TH JULY (22/07/23)
The 2023 State Junior Chess Championships was held last week and attracted 198 players for 7 different tournaments.
Alan Wolstencroft - Chief Arbiter Email: email@example.com
SCHOOL CHESS LEAGUE WESTERN ZONAL - SUNDAY 13TH AUGUST (20/07/23)
The SCL Western Zonal will be the last preliminary round of the School Chess League, and it will be closely contested event with all schools still in the running to book their place in the WA School Chess League Finals to be held at Perth Modern School on Monday 4th September.
The winning WA schools in each division of the Final on 4th September (one team from each of Secondary Open, Secondary Girls, Primary Open, Primary Girls divisions) will qualify to represent WA in the 2023 Australian Schools Team Championship, a weekend event to be held in Adelaide in December this year.
Once the limit of 120 participants is reached for the Western Zonal on 13th August, we will keep entries open so that additional players who wish to participate can be added to a waiting list. In the event of withdrawals in the lead-up to the tournament, players from the waiting list will be approached and asked whether they wish to confirm their place.
Information for the SCL Western Zonal is available here: SCL West Zonal Entry Form
Bookings for the SCL Western Zonal can be made here: https://www.trybooking.com/CJZTJ
Note: Entries close at 4pm, Saturday 12th August. We want to emphasize that no last-minute registrations will be accepted for this event, and no refunds will be issued for cancellations after the close of entries on 12th August. To ensure a smooth and well-organized event, we kindly request your cooperation in adhering to the registration deadline.
FA Andrew Hardegen - Chief Arbiter, SCL Western Zonal Mobile: 0407 421 084 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2023 SOUTH WEST OPEN - MORE TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE (20/07/23)
The Margaret River Community Centre has really helped us out by making an additional room available. The capacity has gone up to 40 players and with 33 tickets sold it is going to be a great event. If you are still interested, please get in quick for one of the last seven spots available.
Book here: https://www.trybooking.com/CHETM
Organiser: Ian McAteer Email: email@example.com Mobile: 0403 776 220
2023 WA BLITZ CHAMPIONSHIP RESULTS (20/07/23)
The 2023 WA Blitz Championship was held on Sunday the 16th of July in the State Library.
Congratulations to the winner & 2023 WA Blitz Champion: IM Patrick Gong.
The 2023 Grand Prix standings after the WA Blitz Championship are available here:
2023 Grand Prix Standings after the WA Blitz Championship
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
August 2023 CAWA Newsletter
2023 South West Open Results
Congratulations to Patrick Gong
2023 WA Open Chess Champion
Simultaneous Display by Rebo Fu & Rui Gen Teh
2023 CAWA National Arbiter Seminar
2023 South West Open - A Few Spots Still Available
Results of the 2023 State Junior Championships
10th to 13th July
School Chess League Western Zonal
Sunday 13th August
2023 South West Open - More Tickets Now Available
2023 WA Blitz Championship Results
WA Junior Allegro Chess Championships
04 & 05 Nov
Previous tournament results can be found under the Past Tournaments section in the site navigation menu on the left.
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
2023 SCL South Zonal
2023 SCL Central Zonal
2023 Junior Rapidplay
2023 WA Rapid Championship