Metro Chess Club METROPOLITAN CHESS CLUB
(Established since 1959)



Club Information


Venue
Drabble House behind Nedlands Public Library

Time
Thursday at 7:15 PM

Enquiries
David Barry (Secretary)    email: dw.barry@gmail.com

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: $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.

2024/25 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 Richard (Dick) Lilly Swiss (20/07/24)

The 2024 Richard (Dick) Lilly Swiss has now commenced.

Results and round draws can be found on the Richard (Dick) Lilly Swiss tournament page.

Updated (20/07): Round 5 PGN's & Round 6 (25/07) provisional draw are now available.

Note: The password for PGN files access has now changed. David Barry will email it out to members shortly.


2024 Metropolitan Blitz Handicap Tournament (05/07/24)

The 2024 Metropolitan Blitz Handicap Tournament was held on the 4th of July after the AGM.

Congratulations to the winner: Ashvin Balavignan.


2024 AGM and Handicap Blitz (20/06/24)

Current Metro Members
The Annual General Meeting of the Metropolitan Chess Club will be held on 4 July. The agenda and the minutes from last year's AGM are available from the following links:

2024 Metro AGM Agenda 2023 Metro AGM Minutes

If you have ideas for the running of the club, then this is an opportunity to have them heard. You're also welcome to volunteer for the committee. In particular, we need a treasurer for next year, with Keegan stepping down, so please let the Secretary David Barry or one of the other committee members know if you'd be interested in being treasurer.

Everyone
After the AGM, we'll have the Handicap Blitz tournament; $5 entry. Players will get between 1 and 5 minutes based on their (ACF Classic) rating. The AGM usually lasts about an hour, so we should be able to fit in 7 rounds.


2024 Metropolitan Blitz Tournament (07/06/24)

The 2024 Metropolitan Blitz Tournament was held on the 6th of June.

Congratulations to the winner: Iker Hernadez Mendez.


2024 Robert (Bob) Pilgrim Open (01/06/24)

The 2024 Robert (Bob) Pilgrim Open Swiss has now finished.

Congratulations to the winners: Saminda De Vas & Ihsan Ferozkohi

Updated: Final round 7 PGN's have been added.


2024 Richard (Dick) Lilly Swiss (30/05/24)

The 2024 Richard (Dick) Lilly Swiss (7 Rounds) ACF and FIDE-rated classical tournament will commence on the 13th of June. Full details are available from the information sheet: 2024 Lilly Swiss Information sheet
David Barry will be the DOP, so email your entries to David if you don't sign up at the club.

Note: Entry to the Lilly Swiss requires club membership, which runs on a July-June financial year. People who are not currently members can join the club in June and have membership valid for June and for all of 2024-25; current members should wait until after the AGM to renew their membership.


Notice of Special General Meeting (21/05/24)

There will be a special General Meeting, expected to be short, held prior to the start of play on 6 June (night of the blitz tournament). The only agenda item is a proposed amendment to the club's constitution, which can be downloaded here: Metropolitan Chess Club Constitution

The proposed amendment is to paragraph 8.4, which is currently:

Each officer is eligible for re-election from year to year, but no person shall hold the same office for more than five consecutive years.

The amendment deletes all words after the comma, so that the paragraph would be:

Each officer is eligible for re-election from year to year.

The amendment will pass if at least three quarters of the votes are in favour.

The meeting has been called for a month prior to the AGM, rather than the amendment being voted on at the AGM itself, so that it's clear in advance who will be eligible for which committee positions in 2024-25.