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Vale Kelvin Taylor (27/03/20)

It is with much sadness that I advise members of the passing of Kelvin Taylor.

Kelvin and his wife, Mavis came from New Zealand in the 1990's I believe. He was an engineer in the food industry and then moved into the mining arena. An avid sailor in the small two person yachts. He and his son sailed regularly in competitions on the Swan River.

Although Kelvin was a mid-range chess player (B division at the Metro Club) he thoroughly loved his chess and got involved with administration for the Club. Three years as Treasurer, nine years as Secretary and seven years as President. His voluntary administration in the Club since 1999 was truly appreciated by all members.

We will always remember Kelvin as a fantastic person and a true gentleman. He was also a great family man and leaves behind his wife, Mavis and two children.

Garry Taylor - President Metropolitan Chess Club

2020 Metropolitan Club Championship (24/03/20)

The 2020 Metro Club Championship is now postponed. Cross tables have been updated (as of 19/03) which you can find on the Club Championship page.

Missing PGN's from all divisions have been added.

2020 Metropolitan Chess Club Closed (20/03/20)

The Metropolitan Chess Club is now closed for at least 6 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The club hopes to re-open on 17th of September and members will be advised in due course if the club re-opens then.
Also it is possible that games not played in this year's Club Championship will be re-scheduled so that the 2020 Club Championship can be completed.

Club Information

Venue Drabble House behind Nedlands Public Library

Time Thursday at 7:30 PM

Enquiries David Barry (Secretary)      email:

General 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 and biscuits
Vehicle parking

Other Attractions: Central location
Good club rooms
Good range of player strength