(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    Juniors (under 18): $120.00
2022/23 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

2023 Metropolitan Chess Club Championship (19/03/23)
The 2023 Metropolitan Chess Club Championship has now commenced.
Playing schedules & cross tables for each division are now available from the Club Championship page.

Round 6 pgn's from 'B' & 'C' divisions have been added.
Note: Yonal De Vas has withdrawn from 'B' Division.

2023 Summer Allegro (20/01/23)
The 2023 Summer Allegro was played over two club nights on the 12th & 19th of January. Congratulations to the winner: Leon Taylor.

2023 Metropolitan Chess Club Championship (15/01/23)
The 2023 Metropolitan Chess Club Championship will commence on the 2nd of February. If you wish to enter, please write your name on the entry list on the noticeboard at the club or let Tournament Organiser: Peter Roza know of your intention to play. Peter's contact details can be found on the Metro Committee page.

Metropolitan Chess Club re-opening for 2023 (09/01/23)
The Metro Chess Club will be re-opening this week, Thursday the 12th of January, for the first night of the Summer Allegro (15min + 3sec increment). The entry fee is $10. Gordon Dunlop will be DOP, and entries will be taken on the night.
Please note that after the two nights of the Summer Allegro, the club will be closed on the 26th January for Australia Day. The Club Championship will then begin on the first Thursday in February.

Metropolitan Club in Recess (09/12/22)
The Metropolitan Chess Club is now in recess for the festive season.
Congratulations to Gordon & Evan for winning the Christmas Pairs Blitz Tournament at the Metro Christmas function last night.
The club will re-open for 2023 on the 12th of January.

2022 Arved Wasser Memorial Tournament (03/12/22)
The 2022 Arved Wasser Memorial Tournament has now finished. Congratulations to the winner: Leon Taylor.

2023 Calendar of Events (30/11/22)
The 2023 Metro Chess Club Calendar of Events is now available from the link below:
2023 Calendar of Events