(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

2022 Richard (Dick) Lilly Swiss Tournament (11/08/22)
The Richard (Dick) Lilly Swiss Tournament has now commenced.
Results and PGN's after Round 3 and provisional Round 4 draw are now available on the Richard (Dick) Lilly Swiss Tournament page.

Vale Garry Taylor (29/07/22)
It's with great sorrow to inform you that Garry Taylor, valued life member of the Metro Chess Club, passed away in hospital a few nights ago. He had been battling cancer for 2 years and was only 68 years old. Garry, you will be sadly missed by all at the club. Rest in Peace.
Funeral details: If you wish to pay respect to Garry at his public funeral, it will be held at 2:30pm, on Friday the 5th of August at Karrakata Cemetery (Brown Chapel).

2022 AGM Blitz (16/07/22)
After the 2022 Metro Annual General Meeting, there was some time left to hold an impromptu Blitz tournament. Congratulations to the joint winners: Andrew Hardegen & Keegan O'Mahoney.
Click here for the crosstable.

2022 Richard (Dick) Lilly Swiss Tournament (09/07/22)
The Richard (Dick) Lilly Swiss Tournament will commence on the 21st of July.
Full details are available here:
2022 Richard (Dick) Lilly Swiss Tournament Information Sheet

2022 Bernard Anton Interclub Match (09/07/22)
After Metro's home match in this year's Bernard Anton Interclub Match against Perth Chess Club, Perth leads Metro by 20.5 to 15.5

Interstate Correspondence Chess Tournament (30/03/22)
The Metro Chess Club has entered a team in the Interstate Correspondence Chess Tournament. The tournament has been running for 6 months and the club is currently in first place based on percentage score of completed games.
The team consists of: Board 1 - Gordon Dunlop (1.0/2), Board 2 - Derek Roebuck (1.5/2), Board 3 - Joe Klimczak (2.0/3), Board 4 - Dylan Gough (4.5/5). The results can be followed with the following link showing overall results. Also individual results can be explored from the link.
If anyone is interested in playing correspondence chess, and has a good computer, then feel free to discuss with Gordon Dunlop how it works. No longer using snail mail although still possible in some tournaments.

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: