(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 Club Championship (04/07/20)
'A' Division (round 8) & 'B' & 'C' Divisions (round 9) game PGN's have been added.

Note: Alan White has now withdrawn for 'C' Division owing to work commitments.

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.

Slight change to 'A' division playing schedule (19/06/20)
Owing to FIDE regulations, the last round (9) for 'A' division will now be held on 30 of July. Postponement nights for 'A' division are now: 16 & 23 July. The Calendar of Events has now been updated to reflect this change.

Metropolitan Chess Club to re-open on Thursday 18 June 2020 (31/05/20)
Message from Metro Chess Club President Garry Taylor:

The Committee have been working towards a return to "over the board" chess at the Club. Naturally for the Club to re-open the City of Nedlands had to advise when the premises would be open and our compliance to their rules (and State Government requirements). Our Club's COVID-19 Plan will be available to view on the notice board.

I am pleased to say that the Club will re-open on: Thursday 18 June 2020.

The priority is to complete the Club Championship games then move into two Swiss competitions. Peter Roza, Tournament Coordinator will provide further details about the games to be played. For those members who wish to play their Club Championship games at their house, please advise Peter.

Please note: As a requirement to re-opening, all members present on the night must record their presence in a "register book". Hand sanitiser will be available (a compulsory requirement) and tables, chairs and chess pieces/clocks will be cleaned with appropriate disinfectant as the health and well being of our members is paramount.

Please click here for the revised calendar of events.

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: