(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: $115.00    Concessions: $100.00    Students (under 18): $80.00
2019-2020 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

2020 Annual General Meeting & Richard (Dick) Liily Swiss Tournament (02/08/20)
A reminder to all members that the 2020 Metropolitan Chess Club AGM is coming up soon on the 6th of August.
Also the 2020 Richard (Dick) Lilly Swiss Tournament will be commencing on the 13th of August. Information is available from the link below:
2020 Richard (Dick) Lilly Swiss Information Sheet.

2020 Club Championship (02/08/20)
The 2020 Club Championship has now been completed for 'A' & 'B' divisions with a few adjourned games in 'C' division left to be played.

2020 Bernard Anton Shield (24/07/20)
Congratulations to Perth for winning this year's Bernard Anton interclub match 44.0 to 28.0.
Metro trailed Perth 16.5 to 19.5, after their home match (9 July) but Perth were too strong at home (22 July) winning 24.5 to 11.5.

Calendar of Events Change (01/07/20)
The Calendar of Events has been altered to include the Respini Tournament. This event has replaced the Robert (Bob) Pilgrim Open, which will not be played this year.

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: