(Established since 1959)

Club Information

Drabble House behind Nedlands Public Library

Thursday at 7:30 PM

David Barry (Secretary)    email:

The Metropolitan Chess Club is one of the Senior Chess Clubs in Western Australia, with over 40 members. The playing strength of members range from State Champions to adult beginners and juniors.

Naturally, the Metro Club is affiliated with the CAWA (Chess Association of Western Australia) which in turn is affiliated with the ACF (Australian Chess Federation). Club members must therefore be financial members of the CAWA to enjoy the benefit of participating in Australian rated tournaments held at the club.

Many members support the club through representation in the Harris/Edwardes Trophy Inter-Club competition. The Metro Club has won the Premier Division on many occasions since the competition began in 1958.

Our members are also keen to play in the WA Grand Prix events that are organised by the CAWA over selected weekends.

Annual Subscription:
Adults: $155.00    Concessions: $140.00    Students (under 18): $120.00
2021/22 Membership Form

Club Activities:
Varied chess tournaments, chess instruction/lectures, Inter-Club competition, social chess.

Provisions Include:
Chess boards and pieces, chess clocks, score sheets, excellent library, tea, coffee & biscuits, vehicle parking.

Other Attractions:
Central location, good club rooms, good range of player strength.

Latest News

2021 Richard (Dick) Lilly Swiss (28/07/21)
The 2021 Richard (Dick) Lilly Swiss has now commenced.
The provisional draw for Round 2 (29/07) and results (including PGN's) from Round 1 (22/07) is now available from the Richard (Dick) Lilly Swiss page.

2021 Bernard Anton Shield (10/07/21)
Congratulations to the Perth Chess Club for winning this year's Inter-club competition with a final score of 43.5 to 28.5.
After their home match (09 June), Perth led comfortably 22.0 to 14.0 but Metro at home (08 July), was unable to peg back Perth's lead, scoring 14.5 to 21.5.

Calendar of Events Update (04/07/21)
Owing to the State Government COVID-19 lockdown last week, the 2021 Calendar of Events has now been amended.

Notable Changes:
08 July - Metro CC home match of the Bernard Anton Interclub Shield. (Please contact Keegan O'Mahoney at: if you want to participate in this event).
15 July - Metro CC AGM & Prize Giving.
22 July - Richard (Dick) Lilly Swiss commences.

Please Note: The Arved Wasser Tournament has been shifted to the end of the year. This allows for some flexiblity to enable the major tournaments in the second half of the year to be completed in case of another COVID-19 lockdown.

Metro Chess Club Lichess Team (17/05/20)
Message from Lichess Tournament Organiser Keegan O'Mahoney:

Please join the new Metro Chess lichess team I've created here:
Rather than having a password, future tournaments will require you to be a member of this team.

Important: Please join as soon as possible. I need to approve you and if you try to join just as a tournament is starting I can't guarantee I'll be online.

Important #2: When you are applying to join, please leave your name in the comment box provided. If I don't know who you are I won't approve you. These are supposed to be friendly tournaments with people we know from the chess club, so staying anonymous isn't really in the spirit of what is intended. If you have any trouble joining just let me know. I think you may have to solve a mate in 1 puzzle to "prove you are human" but otherwise should be quite straightforward. Just please remember to leave your name.

If want more information about playing at Lichess or want to participate in future events, please get in touch with Keegan at: