(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

2024 Metro Chess Club Championship (05/03/24)

The 2024 Metro Chess Club Championship has now commenced.

Playing schedules for A & B Divisions and round draws for the C Division Swiss are available from the Metro Chess Club Championship page.

Updated: The provisional round 6 pairings for the C Division Swiss are now available.

Congratulations Senudi & Kobe! (24/01/24)

The 2024 Australian Junior Chess Championships was held in Adelaide from the 13th to the 21st of January.

Congratulations to Senudi De Vas who came second in the U/10 Girls Division. She was also the U/10 Girls Blitz Champion and was 3rd in the U/10 Girls problem solving competition.

Congratulations to Kobe Wu who was the U/16 Girls problem solving Champion and came 3rd U/16 Girls Blitz.

2024 Summer Allegro (19/01/24)

The 2024 Summer Allegro was played on the 11th & 18th of January.
Congratulations to the winner: Leon Taylor.

Also a reminder about the upcoming Metro Club Championship which will commence on the 25th of January. Information is available here: 2024 Metro Club Championship Information Sheet

If you would like to participate in the Club Championship please write your name on the entry sheet at the club or get in touch with Tournament Organiser - Peter Roza. Peter's contact details can be found on the Metro Committee page.

Metro Chess Club Reopening for 2024 (08/01/24)

The Metro Chess Club will be reopening this coming week, Thursday the 11th of January.

The first event for the year - the Summer Allegro will run on the 11th and 18th of January, seven rounds at 15min+3sec increment time control. The entry fee will be $10; Gordon Dunlop will be DOP, and entries will be taken on the night.

Metro Chess Club in Recess (08/12/23)

The Metro Chess Club is now in recess and will re-open on the 11th of January

The first event for 2024 - the Summer Allegro be held over the first 2 club nights (11 & 18 Jan) with the first round of the 2024 Club Championship to follow and start on the 25th of January.

Congratulations to:
Keegan & Ben and Stephanus & Joshua for sharing 1st place in the Metro Christmas Party Bughouse Tournament

2023 Arved Wasser Tournament (01/12/23)

The final event of the year: the Arved Wasser Tournament was held over 3 club nights - 16, 23 & 30 Nov.

Congratulations to the undefeated (9/9) winner: Leon Taylor

2024 Metro Chess Club Calendar of Events (24/11/23)

The 2024 Metro Calendar of Events is now available from the following link: 2024 Metro Events Calendar.

Points of Note:
1:- In line with the Club Championship, the Respini Tournament has been increased to 9 rounds with 2 postponement nights. To do this the Autumn Allegro has been dropped.
2:- The Blitz Handicap will be held after the AGM.
3:- With the possibility of hosting a Perth Chess League Match (new CAWA event for 2024) the dates of the Spring Allegro may change.