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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The Perth Chess Club is now in recess and will resume at 7pm on Wednesday 16 January 2019. Chess coaching will resume on the second club night in 2019, i.e. 6:45 on Wednesday 23 January 2019. This 2018 Home page will be rolled over in the New Year and be replaced by a 2019 Home page, but with some 2018 items, e.g. this notice, retained.

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).

2018 Wind-up and prize-giving
A list of trophies presented and to whom they were presented at the Club's 2018 Wind-up and prize-giving will be listed next here by next Sunday 16 December. Photos of the prize-giving, and a backlog of other photos, will also be uploaded by next Sunday.

2018 Doubles Rapid
This free, 5 rounds, Swiss tournament in teams of 2 high and low rated players, with a time control of 5 minutes plus 10 seconds per move, is completed. Final results are on the Results page: <2018 Doubles Rapid>. Placegetters were: 1st Chirag & Su, 4/5; 2nd Ben & David Frankland, 3.5/5; =3rd Bob & Justin, Derwent & Mike, Jamie & John, and Steve & Brian, 3/5.

2018 Rapid Play Championship
This free, unrated 6 rounds, 25 minutes each per game, Swiss tournament, which ran on 21 and 28 November, is completed. Corrected final results are on the Results page: <2018 Rapid Play Championship>. Placegetters were: =1st Ben Hurst, Rob Maris, Derek Elkington and Ross List, 5/6.

2018 Mary Thomson Cup
This 7 rounds rated tournament in 8-player ratings groups, which ran from 26 September to 14 November with a time control of 75 minutes plus 10 seconds per move, is completed. Final results of round 7 are on the Results page: <Division A>, <Division B>, <Division C> and <Division D>. Placegetters by divisions were: "A" 1st Juan Rodriguez, 6/7, 2nd Steve Jones, 5.5/7 & 3rd Rob Maris, 4.5/7. "B" 1st Ben Hurst, 5/7, 2nd Marcus Simonds, 4.5/7 & 3rd John Barber, 4/7. "C" = 1st John Brooke, Robert Ruse & Colin Walker, 5.5/7. "D" 1st Darren Powell, 6/7, 2nd Ernest Boswarva, 5.5/7 & 3rd Lindsay Bordas, 5/7.

2018 Non-Mary Thomson Cup catch up Rapid Play
This free 3 rounds Rapid Play tournament was played while the Mary Thomson catch up games were being played. The time control was 25 minutes per player, per game, in 4 player all-play-all groups. Results were: "A" Steve Jones 3, Philip Schulz 1.5, Juan Rodriguez 1 and Wolf Leonhardt 0.5. "B” Alan Wolstencroft, Brian Gale and Bob Van Emden, 2, Fred Maris 0. “C” David Hounsome 3, Victor Markou 2, John Brooke 1 and Justin 0. “D” Tom Browning 2.5, Geoff Owen 2, Brian Overste 1 and Ernest Boswarva 0.5.

2018 Club Calendar
There has been a change to both the PDF version of the <2018 Perth Chess Club Calendar> and the web version <2018 Perth Chess Club Calendar>. The Rapid Play Championahip was from 14 to 21 November. That has been changed to 21 to 28 November.

FIDE Laws of Chess 2018 update
There has been 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 has been 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 Olympiad Appeal
The ACF has launched the 2018 Olympiad Appeal, to help fund travel costs for our men's and women's teams, and team captains, to represent Australia in Batumi, Georgia, in September. For the first time Australia will field an all-grandmaster open team, and will have three WGMs eligible for the women's team. Perth Chess Club has donated $100. Individual donations can be made via the Appeal website: <http://www.acfappeal.aunz.org/>

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.

2018 Allegro
This free 9 rounds, 15 mins each player per game, tournament is completed. Final results are on the Results page: <2018 Allegro>. Placegetters were: 1st Rob Maris, 8/9; 2nd Derwent Maggs, 7/9; =3rd Chirag Doshi and Wolf Leonhardt, 6.5/9. From Rob Maris: "It was great to have Lennard playing for the first time this year, plus new players Tim Gilbertson and Rob Ruse.nAnother very well-supported tournament of 34 players. Thanks to Lindsay for being Director of Play."

2018 Perth Club Swiss
This FIDE rated, 7 rounds Swiss tournament, being played from 25 July to 5 September, is completed. Final results are on the Results page: <2018 Perth Club Swiss>. Placegetters were: =1st Derek Elkington & Juan Rodriguez, 6/7; 2nd Ross List, 5.5/7. =1st Under 1800, Marcus Simonds & Fred Maris. 1st Under 1400, Ernest Boswarva. =1st Under 1100, Brian Overste and David Frankland. From the DOP Rob Maris: Congratulations to Ross who came third in his first rated tournament for several years. Very well done too by Tom and Lindsay on their wins against much higher rated players, they along with Ernest will gain a FIDE rating on 1st October. Thanks to each of the 35 players on making this a pleasant tournament.

2018 Fixed Opening
This free 8 rounds Swiss tournament which ran for 3 weeks from 4 to 18 July is completed. Final results are on the Results page: <2018 Fixed Opening>. Placegetters were 1st Derek Elkington, 6.5/8; =2nd Alan Wolstencroft and Rob Maris, 6/8.

2018 Eight Player Divisions
This rated, 7 rounds, tournament in 8 player ratings groups has been concluded. Final results are on the Results page: <Division A>, <Division B>, <Division C> and <Division D>. Placegetters were: Division A: 1st Juan Rodriguez, 7/7; 2nd Derek Elkington, 4.5/7 & =3rd Rob Maris & Steve Jones, 4/7. Division B: =1st David Barry & Brian Gale, 6/7; =2nd Kuol Garang & Fred Maris, 4/7. Division C: =1st Colin Walker, Tom Browning & David Hounsome, 5/7. Division D: =1st Brian Overste & Geoff Owen, 6/7; 2nd Herve Dutrenit, 5/7.

2018 Rapid Play (non-Eight Player catch up)
This free, unrated, 25 minutes each, 3 rounds, in three ratings divisions, tournament for those not playing an Eight Player Divisions catch up game is completed. Results were: "A" Juan Rodriguez & Peter De Yaak, 2/3, Derek Elkington & Alan Wolstencroft, 1/3. "B" Brian Gale 3/3; Fred Maris, Kuol Grang & Victor Markou, 1/3. "C" Colin Walker, 3/3; John Brooke & Jarvis Wileman, 2/3; Geoff Owen, 1.5/3; David Hounsome 0.5/3 & Lindsay Bordas, 0/3.

2018 Bernard Anton Shield (1)
Round 1 of the Bernard Anton Shield against Metropolitan Chess Club was played this Wednesday May 2 at the Perth Chess Club. The time control for this free, unrated, 3 rounds, team tournament was 30 minutes each. There were 3 players in 4 rating groups: Open, U1950, U1650 and U1500. Alan Wolstencroft was our Team Captain and here is his report: "Last Wednesday the first round of the Bernard Anton match was played at the Perth Chess Club. Now in its twelfth year it is still as fiercely contested as ever. Perth's Open team did very well, but this was overshadowed by the strong performance by Metro's under 1650 and under 1500 teams. Metro won 21 to 15, leaving Perth plenty of work to catch up in the return match at Metro on Thursday 2nd August".

2018 4-Player Divisions (non-Bernard Anton Shield players)
This free, unrated, 3 rounds tournament, was played on Wednesday May 2 at the Perth Chess Club. The time control was 30 minutes each. The Director of Play was Rob Maris. Here is his report: "`A' Robin/Rob 3, Derek 2, Tom 1, Jarvis 0; `B' Colin 3, David H & John Brooke & Marcel 1; `C' Lindsay 3, Geoff & Gordon & Mike 1".

2018 Lightning Championship
This free, unrated, 9 rounds tournament, played on 25 April (ANZAC Day), with time control of 5 minutes each, is completed. Final results are on the Results page: <2018 Lightning Championship>. Placegetters were: 1st Yihe Fu (Rebo) 8/9; 2nd Derwent Maggs 7/9 and 3rd Alex Janceski 6.5/9.

2018 Perth Club Championship
This 7 rounds, FIDE rated, Swiss tournament, which ran from Wednesday 7 March through to 18 April, is completed. Final results of round 7 are on the Results page: <2018 Perth Club Championship>. From the Director of Play, Rob Maris: "A very good entry of 33 players played in this 7 round swiss that will be FIDE rated on 1st May and ACF rated on 1st June." Placegetters were: =1st Derek Elkington & Alex Janceski, 6/7; 2nd Yihe Fu (Rebo) 5.5/7. =1st U1800 Brian Gale, Fred Maris, Justin Massam, 4.5/7. 1st U1400 Mark Howard 4/7, 2nd Tom Browning 3.5/7, = 3rd Victor Markou, John Brooke, Marcel Salgardo, Su-Ann Lee, Geoff Owen and Darren Powell, 3/7 =1st U1200 Su-Ann Lee, Geoffrey Owen and Darren Powell, 3/7.

The <Links> page has been updated.

2018 Six Player Divisions
This rated, 5 rounds, 60 minutes plus 30 seconds per move, tournament, which ran from Jan 17, 24, Feb 7, 14, 21*, 28 (* catch up) is completed. Final results are on the Results page: <Division A>, <Division B>, <Division C> and <Division D>. Placegetters were: "A" - 1st Derwent Maggs, 5/5; 2nd Rob Maris, 4/5; = 3rd Ned Tomic & Juan Rodriguez, 2/5. "B" - 1st Robin Shaw, 4/5; 2nd Alex Janceski, 3.5/5; 3rd Alan Wolstencroft, 3/5. "C" - 1st David Barry, 5/5; 2nd David Hounsome, 3.5/5; 3rd John Brooke, 2.5/5. "D" - 1st Marcel Salgardo, 5/5; 2nd Jarvis Wileman, 4/5; = 3rd Gordon Lucas, Geoff Owen, Brian Overste & Lindsay Bordas, 3/5.

2018 Rapid Play
This free, unrated, 25 mins each, 3 rounds, 4 player divisions, tournament for those not playing a Six Player Divisions catch up game has concluded. The following is the report of the Director of Play, Rob Maris: "It was a very good turn-out last night with 12 members playing rated games (so no forfeits so far!), plus 18 players that had 3 games at 25 mins each last night and a couple of casual players. The 18 players were split into 4 groups, the players were well-matched with no-one winning all three games!: “A” Derek, Rob, Ross =1st 2 points, Alan 4th 0 points. “B” Bob, Brian G, Fred =1st 2 points, Vic 4th 0 points. “C” David H, John Brooke = 1st 2 points, Marcel 3rd 1.5 points, Tom 4th 0.5 points. “D” Brian O, Darren, Xin, Yibo =1st 2 points, Ernest 5th 1 point, Mike 6th 0 points."

2018 Open Lightning
This free, unrated, 7 rounds lightning Swiss tournament, open to members and non-members, was played on 31 January. The time control was 5 minutes each. The Director of Play was Steve Jones. Results are on the Results page: <2018 Open Lightning>. Placegetters were: 1st Yihe Fu (Rebo) 7/7; =2nd Juan Rodriguez, Wolfgang Leonhardt & Ross List, 5/7.

2018 CAWA Annual General Meeting
The 2018 Chess Association of WA (CAWA) AGM was held at the Perth Chess Club on 31st January. Results of the Election of Office Bearers are on the <CAWA website>.

Yihe Fu (Rebo) wins 2018 Australian Junior Under 12 Championship!
Perth Chess Club's Yihe Fu (Rebo) [right with his mother] has won the Under 12 division of the 2018 Autralian Junior Chess Championship held at the Swinburne University of Technology campus in Hawthorn, Victoria from the 13th to the 21st of January. Rebo was unbeaten on 8.5/9 conceding only one draw!

2018 Four Player Divisions
This free, unrated, 3 rounds, 30 minutes each player per game, tournament in 7 divisions (!), A-G, is concluded. Placegetters by division were: "A" 1st Derek Elkington 2/3; = 2nd Steve Jones & Wolf Leonhardt 1.5/3. "B" 1st Alex Janceski 2.5/3; 2nd Ross List 1.5/3; = 3rd Robin Shaw & Alan Wolstencroft 1/3. "C" 1st Natalie Maris 2.5/3; 2nd Brian Gale 1.5/3; =3rd Fred Maris & Kuol Awang 1/3. "D" 1st John Brooke 3/3; 2nd Colin Walker 2/3; 3rd David Hounsome 1/3. "E" =1st Jack O'Reilly & Tom Browning 2/3; =3rd Justin Massam & Darren Powell 1/3. "F" 1st David Franklin 3/3, 2nd Marcelle Masque-Salgardo 2/3; 3rd Lindsay Bordas 1/3. "G" =1st Brian Overste & Craig 2/3; =3rd Mike Rennie & Gordon Lucas 1/3.

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>