(Established since 1959)

Club Information

Drabble House behind Nedlands Public Library

Thursday at 7:15 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: $170.00    Concessions: $150.00    Juniors (under 18): $120.00
Discount of $10 per person for 2 members of the same household.
Discount of $20 per person for 3 or more members of the same household.

2023/24 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 Respini Tournament (22/09/23)

The 2023 Respini Tournament has now started.

Round 1 results and playing schedules for A & B divisions can be found on the Metro Respini Tournament page.

Note: Round 2 Swiss pairings and round 1 PGN's will be published soon.

Metropolitan Chess Club ICCF Interstate Events (18/09/23)

Links to the ICCF Interstate Events with our team: Metropolitan Chess Club
have been added into the Links page.

2023 Spring Allegro (18/09/23)

The 2023 Metro Spring Allegro was held on the 7th & 14th of September.

Congratulations to the undefeated (7/7) winner: John Storey

Congratulations to Gordon Dunlop (07/09/23)

Congratulations to Gordon Dunlop for winning the WZ Correspondence Chess Individual Championship Final #2.

A nice report about this event, including an interview with Gordon, can be found here:

2023 Respini Tournament (05/09/23)

The next classical event is the Respini Tournament, which will start on the 21st of September.
Full details are available here: 2023 Respini Tournament Information Sheet

The entry fee is $35 for Adults & $25 for Juniors (U/18) / full-time students and Peter Roza will be the DOP. If you wish to enter, please write your name on the entry sheet on the Metro Club noticeboard or let Peter Roza know of your intention to play. Peter's contact details can be found on the Metro Committee page.

2023 Richard (Dick) Lilly Swiss (01/09/23)

The 2023 Richard (Dick) Lilly Swiss Tournament has now finished.

Congratulations to the winner: Iker Hernandez Mendez

Final Standings, Cross Table & Round 7 PGN's are available from the Richard (Dick) Lilly Swiss Tournament page.

2023 Bernard Anton Inter-Club Match (07/07/23)

Congratulations to Perth Chess Club for winning this year's Bernard Anton Inter-Club Match.
Perth CC were too strong, winning their away match at Metro on the 6th of July (23.0 to 13.0) and with already holding a lead (21.0 to 15.0) after their home match on the 5th of April, retained the Bernard Anton Shield for 2023 - 44.0 points to 28.0 points.