Welcome to the Perth Chess Club

Perth Chess Club is a senior club based in the Northern Suburbs. Usually over 30 players of all standards enjoy chess each Wednesday from mid-January to early December.
Information about the club, including a map of its location, is available on the <Club Info> page.
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Wolfgang Leonhardt Cup and John Brooke Cup (2020-09-18)
Report from Rob Maris:

The Wolfgang Leonhardt Cup (over 1500) & John Brooke Cup (under 1500) had 32 players in these FIDE-rated 7 round swiss tournaments.

In the Wolfgang Leonhardt Cup, Derwent Maggs had a successful return to tournaments with an unbeaten 5.5/7 (including a draw with Wolfgang!), which enabled him to finish joint first with Rebo.

In the John Brooke Cup, congratulations to Mark Howard and David Hounsome who were joint first on 5.5/7.

Please see the <Tournament page> for the cross-tables for both tournaments, plus you can play through a wild and very entertaining game between Alan and Derek.

Bernard Anton Shield (2020-08-29)
Report from Rob Maris:

The second leg was held at Perth Chess Club on 22nd July. Both clubs made just 2 changes to their teams, but the results were not as close as the first leg with Perth winning by 24.5 to 11.5. The total result was a Perth victory with 44 points versus Metro’s 28 points.

6-Player Groups (2020-07-17)
Report from Rob Maris:

The 6 player divisions tournament consisted of 3 all-play-all divisions of 6 players and 1 swiss division of 10 players. The two juniors dominated the "A" with Rebo 1st on 4.5/5 after drawing a long endgame with Jamie who was 2nd on 3.5/5. In the "B" Alan scored 5/5 and improving Kelly was 2nd on 4/5. The "C" was won by new member Abhay on 5/5 with Mark 2nd on 4/5. The "D" was won by Bruce on 5/5 after a last round victory with black against 2nd placed David Frankland.

The players, including Wolf, seemed to enjoy playing rated games again after the break: the hall was warm enough and the quicker time-control 50mins plus 30secs per move led to most games finishing prior to 10pm.

Cross tables are available on the <Tournament Page>.

Bernard Anton Shield (2020-07-10)
Report from Alan Wolstencroft:

The first leg of the Bernard Anton Interclub match with Metro Chess Club was held at Metro Chess Club on Thursday, 9th July. It was a close fought match. Going into the last round with Perth leading by one point, strong performances by the Open and Under-1550 divisions secured a three-point victory, 19.5 to 16.5.

Club Reopening and 6-Player Groups
The Perth Chess Club will reopen on 10 June, and will continue with the calendar, so that 10 June will be round one of the 6-Player Groups tournament (time control 50min + 30sec/move). To play, entries must be sent by mid-day on Sunday 7th June via email to rob.maris@perthchessclub.org.au.

We would like to remind players to

  • Not attend if they have flu like symptoms of any kind of severity
  • Maintain social distancing of 1.5 metres where possible, whilst on the premises
  • Wash hands regularly and maintain appropriate hygiene
  • Abandon the tradition of shaking hands at the chess board

COVID-19 closure
Perth Chess Club is currently closed due to COVID-19. Please email rob.maris@perthchessclub.org.au if you would like to be advised when the club committee decides we will be resuming.

2020 8-Player Groups
Report by Rob Maris:

"In 2020 the rated groups tournament attracted a record 39 players, who were split into 4 groups with players of similar strength.

"The 'A' group consisted of 10 players rated over 1750 (including 3 of WA’s top juniors) and was run as a 7 round swiss. All players scored at least 2/7 and the winner Juan Rodriguez scored 5.5/7 (loss to Chirag Doshi, draw with Jamie Laubbacher). The 'B' was an 8 player all-play-all, but 2 players had to withdraw after 2 games. Kelly Ristovsky was half a point ahead of Jacob Gibson before they played in the last round. Kelly won to finish on 4.5/5 (draw with Justin Massam). The 'C' was a very close 8 player all-play-all. New member Miles Sowden was 1st on 5.5/7 (loss to another new member Ben Knox and draw with Jayden Huynh). Besides Jayden, who withdrew on 0.5/4, all other players scored at least 2.5/7. The 'D' was a 13 player 7 round swiss. This group also consisted of well-matched players and the top score again was 5.5/7 with new member Ben Colman and Bruce Lanham sharing first place."

Cross tables are available on the <Tournament Page>.

2020 Allegro Championship
Report by Rob Maris: "The first tournament of 2020 was an 8 round Allegro (15mins each) held over two weeks that attracted 36 players. Equal 1st on 6/8 were Juan Rodriguez, Ned Tomic and 90 year old Wolfgang Leonhardt!

"2019 was a successful year at the club with the five rated tournaments attracting an average of 33 players."

For any rescheduling of games or contact details of members, please contact Rob Maris. Tel. 0434 018 624 or email <rob.maris@perthchessclub.org.au>.