Welcome to the Perth Chess Club

The Perth Chess Club meets Wednesdays from 7pm at the North Woodvale Primary School, 4 Chichester Drive, corner of Trappers Drive, Woodvale (opposite the Woodvale Tavern).
Information about the club, including a map of its location, is available on the <Club Info> page.
For further information contact the President, Fred Maris on phone 0457 573 879.
The <FIDE Laws of Chess 2018> are available for viewing by following the link.

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Perth Chess Club Constitution
A PDF version of the <Perth Chess Club Constitution> is available for viewing and printing.

2019 Ratings Groups (8 player groups)
This rated, 7 rounds, tournament in 8 player ratings groups is underway. Results of round 3 and pairings for round 4 are on the Results page: <Division A>, <Division B>, <Division C> and <Division D>. Pairings for Division D are provisional. The tournament is being played on January 30, February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13* & 20 with March 13 being a catch up night. The time control is 60 minutes plus 30 seconds per move. The Director of Play is Fred Maris. For further information, or if you cannot play your scheduled game, contact Fred by phone 0457 573 879 or email <fred.maris@perthchessclub.org.au>.

Chess coaching
Free chess coaching by Steve Jones continues Wednesdays from 6:45 pm sharp. We will continue working through Grandmaster Alexander Kotov's "Play Like a Grandmaster," focusing on "Combinational vision." The book can be downloaded free as a PDF at <Play Like a Grandmaster>. Non-members are welcome, although it is expected that after a few weeks attending the coaching sessions they will become members. If you wish to attend these coaching sessions please contact Steve Jones, tel. 0417 976 872 or email <steve.jones@perthchessclub.org.au>. This coaching is for adults. For juniors see the Kingsley Juniors Chess Club at the foot of this page, and/or contact the Chess Association of WA President Alan Wolstencroft, phone 9446 5282 or email <alan.wolstencroft@perthchessclub.org.au> for alternative junior coaching options.

Photos of the 2017 Windup Prizegiving have now been added to the <Photos page>. More photos of the 2018 Windup Prizegiving have been added. The remaining 2018 photos will continue to be added each week.

2019 Allegro Championship
This free 9 rounds, 15 minutes each player per game, which ran for 2 weeks from 16 January to 23 January, is completed. Final results are on the Results page: <2019 Allegro Championship>. Placegetters were 1st Derwent Maggs 8.5/9, 2nd Steve Jones 7/9 and Juan Rodriguez 6.5/9.

2018 Wind-up prize-giving
Trophies presented were: Ernest Boswarva FIDE U1400. David Frankland FIDE U1100. Bob Ruse Mary Thomson Cup `C'. Marcel Salgardo Six Player `D'. Su-Ann Lee Club Championship U1200. Tom Browning Eight Player `C'. John Brooke Mary Thomson Cup `C'. David Hounsome Eight Player `C'. Mark Howard Club Championship U1400. Justin Massam Club Championship U1800. Ben Hurst Mary Thomson Cup `B'. Marcus Simonds FIDE U1800. Robin Shaw Six Player `B'. Alex Janceski Club Championship 1st. Derwent Maggs Six Player `A'. Brian Overste FIDE U1100 & Eight Player `D'. Geoff Owen Club Championship U1200 & Eight Player `D'. Darren Powell Club Championship U1200 & Mary Thomson Cup `D'. Colin Walker Eight Player `C' & Mary Thomson Cup `C'. Fred Maris Club Championship U1800 & FIDE U1800. Barry David Six Player `C' Eight Player `B' & Most improved player. Brian Gale Club Championship U1800 & Eight Player `B'. Derek Elkington Club Championship 1st & FIDE 1st. Juan Rodriguez Eight Player `A', FIDE 1st & Mary Thomson Cup `A'.
Perpetual trophies presented were: Perth Club FIDE trophy Juan Rodriguez & Derek Elkington. Mary Thomson Cup Juan Rodriguez. Lightning Yihe Fu (Rebo). Allegro Rob Maris. Fixed Opening Derek Elkington. Club Championship Derek Elkington & Alex Janceski. Chess clock Club Champions.

2019 Club Calendar
The PDF version of the <2019 Perth Chess Club Calendar> and the web version <2019 Perth Chess Club Calendar> are now available for viewing and printing.

December 2018 Ratings
The December 2018 ACF (Australian Chess Federation) and October 2018 FIDE (International Chess Federation) ratings are on the <Ratings> page. As well as ACF ratings, this shows members with FIDE ratings and those progressing towards gaining a FIDE rating. To gain a FIDE rating a player must have played a minimum of 5 games against FIDE rated opponents in FIDE rated tournaments and scored at least a half point in those games (FIDE Ratings Regulations 7).

FIDE Laws of Chess 2018 update
There was a FIDE (International Chess Federation) Laws of Chess update, taking effect from 1 January 2018. To view click on the link above or its copy here: <FIDE Laws of Chess 2018>.

Perth Chess Club rules for formal games
The "<Perth Chess Club rules for formal games>" PDF were updated to include: "6) If your opponent makes an illegal move and presses the clock, it is usually reasonable to point this out to your opponent and press the clock (so you gain the increment time, ie. 30 seconds). Alternatively, you do have the option of stopping the clock and summoning the DOP who will award you an extra 2 minutes (FIDE Article 7)." These rules apply to all Perth Chess Club games (rated and unrated), except casual games."

If all outstanding books (i.e. borrowed for longer than 2 months), could be returned, this would be greatly appreciated. As would donations of any algebraic notation chess books in good condition. Steve Jones, Librarian.

2018 Annual General Meeting
The 2018 Perth Chess Club AGM was held on Wednesday 4 July 2018. Membership stands at 45. Existing office-bearers were re-elected unopposed: President - Fred Maris; Vice-President - Steve Jones; Secretary - David Hounsome; Tournaments Officer - Rob Maris; Publicity Officer - Lindsay Bordas; Webmaster and Librarian - Steve Jones. The draft 2019 Calendar of Events was approved. Fees for 2019 were approved at the existing levels: Club membership $60, plus CAWA $20, total $80.

The <Links> page was last updated in 2018.

Kingsley Juniors Chess Club
Kingsley Junior Club meets at North Woodvale Primary School from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Tuesdays during school terms. Contact Norbert Muller, tel. 9409 9579 or email <norbert.muller@iinet.net.au>