(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 Robert (Bob) Pilgrim Open (19/05/24)

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

Round draws, results & PGN's are available on the Robert (Bob) Pilgrim Open tournament page.

New: Provisional pairings for Round 6 (23/05) is now available.

2024 Metro Chess Club Championship (09/04/24)

The 2024 Metro Chess Club Championship has now finished.

Congratulations to the winners: A Division - Stephanus Kurniawan (7.5/8), B Division - Ashvin Balavignan (7.5/9), C Division - Kobe Wu, Nithuli Liyanage & Evan Yeung (7.0/9)

Updated: Final round 9 PGN's have been added.

2024 Bernard Anton Interclub Match Result (07/04/24)

After Perth's home match (03 April) of this year's Bernard Anton Interclub Match Perth CC leads Metro CC 18.5 to 17.5.

Metro's home match will be played on the 22nd of August.

2024 Robert (Bob) Pilgrim Open (26/03/24)

The next event on the Metro Chess Club Calendar, the 2024 Robert (Bob) Pilgrim Open Swiss, will commence straight after the completion of the Club Championship on the 11th of April.

Full details are available here: 2024 Robert (Bob) Pilgrim Open Swiss Information Sheet

2024 Bernard Anton Interclub Match (14/03/24)

This year's Bernard Anton Interclub Match against Perth Chess Club will commence with Perth's home match on Wednesday the 3rd of April. Metro CC has not won against Perth CC since 2018.

If you wish to participate and represent Metro, please let President Craig Kinsman know. Craig's contact details can be found on the Metro Committee page.

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.