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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Welcome!
The Perth Chess Club will resume at 7pm this Wednesday 16 January 2019. Chess coaching will resume on the second club night in 2019, i.e. 6:45 on Wednesday 23 January 2019.

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.

2019 Allegro Championship
Entries will be accepted on the Club noticeboard for this first event in 2019. It will be a free, 9 rounds, 15 mins each player per game, Allegro tournament. It will run for 2 weeks from the first club night 16 January to 23 January. There will be 4 rounds on the first night and 5 rounds on the second night. The Director of Play will be Steve Jones, tel. 0417 976 872 or email <steve.jones@perthchessclub.org.au>.

2018 Wind-up 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 uploaded in the near future.

Photos
Photos of the 2017 and 2018 prizegiving will be added to the <Photos page>. in the near future.

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."

Library
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.

Links
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>