Southern Suburbs Chess Club

Southern Suburbs Chess Club

Southern Suburbs Chess Club

Southern Suburbs Chess Club

Southern Suburbs Chess Club

Southern Suburbs Chess Club


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Southern Suburbs Chess Club, established in December 2014, is one of Perth's largest chess clubs. We organise and run ACF- and FIDE-rated chess tournaments for the benefit of Perth chess players, with a view to raising the profile of our game in WA.

Our club has players of all ages. Our members range in playing strength from beginners up to leading WA players, including current and past WA Champions and WA Junior Champions in various age groups.

Southern Suburbs Chess Club is affiliated with the Chess Association of WA. Because of this, our players receive CAWA membership on joining the club, allowing them to participate in adult and junior tournaments run by the CAWA.

We support the development of junior chess by running the Southern Suburbs Junior Chess Club. This club provides coaching sessions for relatively new junior players. Older, more experienced juniors are encouraged to join the adult club.

Our club also competes in the Harris Interclub Competition run by the CAWA, winning all 3 divisions in 2017 and in doing so, retaining the Division A and B trophies which the club has held since 2015.

Whether you are an SSCC member or an interested newcomer, here you will find all the information that you are looking for: club location and meeting times, tournament results, information about upcoming events, contact details for club officers, and more.

Visitors are always welcome at SSCC. If you are interested in chess and haven't been to the club before, feel free to drop in on a Tuesday evening to say hello, enjoy a cup of coffee, and have a few games with some of our club players.





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2017 Southern Suburbs Championship

Posted: 20/09/2017

Round 6 was played on 19th September. Results from Rounds 1-6 and PROVISIONAL pairings for Round 7, the final round, can be seen at 2017 Southern Suburbs Championship - Results

For details about the tournament, see 2017 Southern Suburbs Championship - Information.




September 2017 ACF and FIDE Ratings

Posted: 18/09/2017

The September 2017 ACF and FIDE ratings have been posted on the Ratings page. All CAWA members can view their ACF ratings, and SSCC members can also find their FIDE ratings there.




2017 Kingsley Open - date change

Posted: 18/09/2017

The CAWA-run Kingsley Open will now be run on 21st and 22nd October, rather than the originally planned weekend of 14th and 15th October.

Contact Gordon to register for this event. Details are available here:

2017 Kingsley Open Entry Form




2017 Willetton Open

Posted: 23/08/2017

The Willetton Open was played on 19-20 August. It was reasonably well attended with 20 players, of which 7 were juniors. Thanks to David Ellis for organising and running the tournament, and congratulations to the following prizewinners:

Open

1st: FM Patrick Gong (5.5/6)
=2nd: CM Adam Kelly, WFM Kathryn Hardegen (4.5/6)

Under 1850 ACF

1st: Brent Geronimo (4.5/6)
2nd: Edward Calado (3.5/6)

Under 1250 ACF and Unrated

1st: Sebastian Vearncombe (3.0/6)
2nd: Riley Stolk (2.5/6)
=3rd: Jack Byram, Robert Grace (2.0/6)

Full results from the tournament can be viewed here:

2017 Willetton Open Results




Simul: IM Temur Kuybokarov

Posted: 15/08/2017

The simultaneous display given by IM Temur Kuybokarov attracted a fair degree of interest, with 23 players participating and many spectators turning out to watch the event. The Uzbek IM was undefeated, impressively winning 20 games and being held to only 3 draws (Yita Choong, Andrew Hardegen, Peter de Yaak). Well done to all!




2017 SSCC Winter Blitz Tournament

Posted: 15/08/2017

The Winter Blitz Tournament (Tuesday 8th August) was contested by 16 players and was won by Michael Horstmann. The tournament crosstable, full list of prizewinners, and the current SSCC Blitz Championship Standings can all be found on the Blitz Championship page.




2017 Harris Edwardes Interclub Competition

Posted: 08/08/2017

The 2017 Harris Edwardes Interclub Competition is now complete, with Southern Suburbs Chess Club teams winning all 3 divisions! This year's competition was one of the largest in recent memory with 10 teams -- 5 from Southern Suburbs Chess Club, 3 from Perth Chess Club, 1 from Metro Chess Club and 1 from Kingsley Junior Chess Club.

A report with full results is now available on the new and improved SSCC Harris Interclub page:

2017 Harris Interclub Competition




2017 Southern Suburbs Rapidplay Championship

Posted: 08/08/2017

The 2017 Southern Suburbs Rapidplay Championship is now complete, and was won by Dennis Holland! Congratulations to Dennis and to the other prizewinners:

1st: Dennis Holland (6.5/8)
2nd: Tim Hare (6.0/8)
1st - Rating Group A (1470-1799 ACF): Edward Calado (6.0/8)
3rd: Brent Geronimo (5.5/8)
1st - Rating Group B (Under 1470 ACF & Unrated): Han Sen Kuan (4.5/8)

The final standings, crosstable and list of prizewinners can be viewed on the 2017 Rapidplay Championship page.




2017 WA Championship

Posted: 21/07/2017

The 2017 WA Championship is now finished. Congratulations to Igor Butsenko, who won the Closed Championship with 5.5/7 and is the 2017 WA Chess Champion!

Three other SSCC players participated in the WA Closed Championship: Tim Hare (4.5/7), Andrew Hardegen (3.5/7) and Ihsan Ferozkohi (3/7).

The Reserves Championship was won by Craig Kinsman (6.5/7).




2017 SSCC Fischerandom Championship

Posted: 06/07/2017

The 2017 SSCC Fischerandom Championship is now complete. Congratulations to the winner: Edward Calado!

Full results are posted on the 2017 Fischerandom Championship page.




July 2017 FIDE Ratings

Posted: 01/07/2017

The July 2017 FIDE ratings have been released.

Divisions A and B of the SSCC Round-Robin were rated in this list. Four SSCC players -- Edward Calado, Kim Fong, George France and Stan Mott -- have obtained new FIDE ratings. This brings to 8 the number of SSCC members who have obtained new FIDE ratings since the start of the year.

Club members can view their new FIDE ratings on the Ratings page. Current ACF ratings for all CAWA members are also shown..




SSCC Round-Robin Tournament

Posted: 28/06/2017

Division C of the SSCC Round-Robin finished on 27th June. Congratulations to the prizewinners:

1st -- Sebastian Vearncombe (7.0/8), 2nd -- Victor Sun (6.5/8), Equal 3rd -- Robert Cunningham & Jon Prunty (4.5/8).

The final tournament crosstables for each division can be viewed on the 2017 SSCC Round-Robin Tournament page.

After opening the page, please refresh your browser to ensure that you are viewing the final crosstables.




SSCC Round-Robin Tournament

Posted: 21/06/2017

Divisions A and B of the SSCC Round-Robin finished on 20th June. Congratulations to the following prizewinners:

Division A: 1st -- Michael Horstmann (8.0/9), 2nd -- Ihsan Ferozkohi (7.5/9), 3rd -- Adam Kelly (6.0/9).
Division B: 1st -- Edward Calado (7.0/9), Equal 2nd -- Ignatius Yap & Colin Koehler (6.5/9).

Remaining Division C games will be played on Tuesday 27th June.

The updated tournament crosstables for each division can be viewed on the 2017 SSCC Round-Robin Tournament page.

After opening the page, please refresh your browser to ensure that you are viewing the current crosstables.




2017 South-West Open Results

Posted: 19/06/2017

The 2017 South-West Open was held on 17th & 18th June in Boyup Brook, WA (approx. 270km from Perth).

Thanks go to the arbiter/organiser Gordon Dunlop for a successful and well-organised tournament and weekend.

Well done to all prizewinners:

1st: Andrew Hardegen (5.5/6)
2nd: David Ellis (4.5/6)
=3rd: Gordon Dunlop & WFM Kathryn Hardegen (4.0/6)
=1st Under 1600 and joint WA Country Champions: Steven Wood & Mike Nairn (3.0/6)
=2nd Under 1600: John Bamfield, Paul Moseley & John Prince (2.5/6)

2017 South-West Open Results




WA Lightning Championship

Posted: 26/04/2017

The 2017 State Lightning Championship was held at Leeming Primary School on the 23rd of April.

Congratulations to FM Tristan Boyd (9.0/11) -- 2017 WA Lightning Champion, WFM Kathryn Hardegen (5.5/11) -- 2017 WA Women's Lightning Champion, and Craig Kinsman (6.5/11) -- 2017 WA Seniors' Lightning Champion.

We were pleased to welcome IM Temur Kuybokarov to the WA chess scene! Temur, from Uzbekistan, is already well-known in Australia, being a joint winner of the 2017 Australian Open. Temur will be residing in WA for around 12 months. We hope he participates in many more tournaments while he is here, particularly the upcoming WA Championship.

The tournament was not only stronger than many other WA events, as we have come to expect with WA Lightning Championships, but also well attended. Well done to all 34 players for making this tournament a very successful one.

See www.cawa.org.au/statelightning.html for the tournament report and results.




2017 Gufeld Cup Results

Posted: 20/04/2017

The 2017 Gufeld Cup was played over 2 days on the Easter weekend. Many regular local players were absent: the long weekend, school holidays, and clash with the Doeberl Cup may all have contributed to this. Nevertheless, all of those who could attend seemed to enjoy themselves.

SSCC players Andrew Hardegen and Ignatius Yap shared 1st place together with Gordon Dunlop on 4.5/6. 1st Under 1700 with 3.5/6 was Australind junior and current WA Country Champion, Ramudu Rathnayake. 2nd Under 1700 with 3.0/6 was another SSCC member, Sebastian Vearncombe. Sri Krishna Dharmapuri (3.5/6) won the junior prize.

Thanks go to Gordon Dunlop for organising and arbitering the event. Gordon's tournament report with full results has been posted on the CAWA website: 2017 Gufeld Cup Results




2017 WA Secondary Students' Championship

Posted: 20/04/2017

Following the Primary Students' Championship, the WA Secondary Students' Championship was played at Leeming Primary School on 11th-12th April. The event was contested by 40 players from 13 schools, with many of WA's top young players taking part.

Congratulations to Patrick Gong (1st Under 18: 6/6), Safiyya Aljunied (1st Under 16: 5/6), and Ignatius Yap (2nd Under 18: 5/6), and to Leeming Senior High School for winning the Schools' Trophy.

Thanks go to the arbiters, Darrian Low & George Carolin-Unkovich, and to everyone who helped to promote and run this highly successful event.

For a full report on the tournament, go to: 2017 WA Secondary Students' Championship




2017 WA Primary Students' Championship

Posted: 12/04/2017

This event was played at Leeming Primary School on Sunday 9th April: 57 players participated.

Congratulations to Pranav Senthil Kumar (1st: 9/9), Kundan Dharmapuri (2nd: 8/9), Vinura Elvadura (1st Under 10 and 3rd: 7/9), and to SSJCC player Yonal De Vas Gunawardhana, who at age 6 was not only one of the youngest participants, but also scored an amazing 6.0/9 to win the 1st Under 8 trophy and finish =5th overall.

Congratulations also go to Yita Choong for successfully organising and running one of the largest CAWA junior tournaments in recent memory. Thanks go to Ben Dagza and Dante Osorio for their help on the day, and to our host, Leeming Primary School, for providing extra tables and chairs at short notice.

For a full report on the tournament, go to: 2017 WA Primary Students' Championship




2017 SSCC Autumn Blitz Tournament

Posted: 29/03/2017

The Autumn Blitz Tournament (Tuesday 28th March) was contested by 19 players and was won by Ihsan Ferozkohi. The tournament crosstable, full list of prizewinners, and the current SSCC Blitz Championship Standings can all be found on the Blitz Championship page.

The SSCC Round-Robin Tournament will begin on Tuesday 4th April!




2017 Southern Suburbs Open

Posted: 22/03/2017

The Southern Suburbs Open has now concluded. Full results are available on the tournament Vega pages:

http://southernsuburbschessclub.org.au/Vega2017/www2017SouthernSuburbsOpen/

Congratulations to all prizewinners:

Equal 1st: FM Yita Choong & Igor Butsenko (6.0/7)
3rd: Ihsan Ferozkohi (5.5/7)
1st - Rating Group A (1650-1869 ACF): Saminda De Vas Gunawardhana (5.0/7)
Equal 2nd - Rating Group A: Simon Ayling & Ignatius Yap (4.0/7)
1st - Rating Group B (1250-1649 ACF): Edward Calado (4.0/7)
1st - Rating Group C (Under 1250 & Unrated): Victor Sun (4.0/7)

A tournament report has been posted to the Southern Suburbs Open page:

2017 Southern Suburbs Open




2017 WA Allegro Championship

Posted: 20/03/2017

The 2017 WA Allegro Championship was held at Leeming Primary School on Sunday 19th March. Thanks to the arbiter and organiser, Gordon Dunlop, for an excellent event.

Congratulations to the following players:

2017 WA Allegro Champion: FM Tristan Boyd (8.5/9)
Equal 2nd: FM Yita Choong & Syakir Shazmeer (7.0/9)
2017 WA Women's Allegro Champion: WFM Kathryn Hardegen (6.5/9)
2017 WA Seniors' Allegro Champion: Alan Wolstencroft (5.5/9)

A full list of prizewinners will be published on the CAWA website.

Full results: 2017 WA Allegro Championship Results

Photos from the event, kindly provided by John Pimenov, can be viewed here: 2017 WA Allegro Championship Photos




2017 Perth Open Results

Posted: 20/02/2017

The 2017 Perth Open was held on 18th & 19th February. Andrew Hardegen and Ihsan Ferozkohi were joint winners with 5.0/6.

Thanks go to the arbiter/organiser Gordon Dunlop for a successful, enjoyable and well-run tournament.

Well done to all prizewinners, 6 of whom are SSCC players:

=1st: Andrew Hardegen & Ihsan Ferozkohi (5.0/6)
=3rd: FM Patrick Gong & CM Adam Kelly (4.5/6)
1st Under 1850: Lorenzo Escalante (4.0/6)
2nd Under 1850: Ben Dagza (3.5/6)
=3rd Under 1850: Edward Ottschoffski, Sri Krishna Dharmapuri, Alan Wolstencroft & Sjef de Jong (3.0/6)
=1st Under 1250 & Unrated: Thales Bortotti, Jack Byram & Alex Pimenov (3.0/6)

2017 Perth Open Results




Australian Junior Chess Championships

Posted: 28/01/2017

The 2017 Australian Junior Chess Championships were held at Anglican Church Grammar School, Brisbane, from 14th-22nd January. Congratulations to the winners, Ray Yang (VIC) and Yifan Eva Wang (VIC). Well done to all WA representatives on their strong results:

Under 16 Open (26 players)

Ignatius Yap - 5.5/9 (=6th)

Under 14 Open (40 players)

Ramudu Rathnayake - 5.5/9 (=6th)

Under 10 Open (72 players)

Alex Pimenov - 5.5/9 (=14th)
Ethan Richards - 5.0/9 (=24th)

Under 8 Open (36 players)

Jamie Richards - 3.0/9 (=29th)


Full results can be found at http://ajcc.org.au.




Congratulations to WFM-elect Kathryn Hardegen

Posted: 21/01/2017

The 2017 Oceania Zonal Championships, held in Auckland NZ, concluded on 20th January. In the Women's Championship, Kathryn Hardegen finished =2nd with 6.5/9 (+5, =3, -1) and was the only player to defeat the eventual winner, Layla Timergazi. Kathryn's score and placing will see her receive the Women's FIDE Master title and a 9-game Women's International Master norm.

Final standings (Open)

Final standings (Women)

Plenty of nice photos of the tournament are provided at the event's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/oceaniazonals2017




2017 Australian Open Chess Championships

Posted: 02/01/2017

The 2017 Australian Open Chess Championships are underway. Over 100 players are participating in the main event, which features many strong Australian and overseas players. WA is being represented by Patrick Gong, Tristan Boyd, Yita Choong and Richard Lilly.

For the tournament schedule, pairings, results and other information, visit the tournament website: http://caq.org.au/aus-open-2017/.

Games from the top 8 boards will be broadcast with a 30-minute delay. These can be viewed at https://chess24.com/en/watch/live-tournaments/australian-open-2017.




Ignatius Yap at 2nd Singapore Amateur Chess Championships 2016

Posted: 02/01/2017

The 2nd Singapore Amateur Chess Championships (all players rated under 2000) were held from 17th-23rd December 2016. The tournament attracted a strong field with 192 competitors. Congratulations go to WA's Ignatius Yap who was the top-placed Australian player, scoring an excellent 6.0/9 to finish =21st.




2016 SSCC Christmas Blitz Tournament

Posted: 16/12/2016

The club's final event of the year, 2016 SSCC Christmas Blitz Tournament, was played on 13th December and was won by Ihsan Ferozkohi and Michael Horstmann! Congratulations to Ihsan, Michael and to the other prizewinners: Adam Kelly, Dennis Holland, Colin Koehler, Saminda De Vas Gunawardhana, Simon Ayling, George France, Ian McAteer and Victor Sun. A tournament crosstable and prize list can be found on the 2016 SSCC Christmas Blitz page.

This year's end of year celebration was enjoyed by adults and juniors alike. Many thanks to those players who brought food to share.

We wish all chess players and their families a Merry Christmas and look forward to seeing you back at the club in 2017!




Congratulations to Patrick Gong - WA's newest FIDE Master

Posted: 09/12/2016

Patrick Gong has fulfilled the requirements of the coveted FIDE Master (FM) title, having attained a live FIDE rating of 2300 or above. Patrick achieved this feat at the 2016 Lidums Young Masters in Adelaide, which finished today. The premier section of this event was a 10-player tournament which featured 6 of Australia's strongest players aged under 25, together with 4 overseas players.

Patrick scored an exceptional 5/9 in the event, achieving wins against IM James Morris (2457), IM Kanan Izzat (2456) and FM Yi Liu (2311), and drawing with GM Adrien Demuth (2546), FM Yeoh Li Tian (2432), FM Liu Xiangyi (2431) and FM Zachary Loh (2340). He very nearly attained his maiden IM norm.

Our congratulations go to Patrick: he is a truly deserving recipient of the FM title.

Two supporting events ran alongside the Young Masters. These were the Junior Masters (Open) and the Junior Masters (Under 1600). The latter event was contested by one of our club players, 9-year-old Alex Pimenov, who scored an excellent 4.5/9.

Full results from the Young Masters can be viewed here:
2016 Lidums Young Masters




2016 Christmas Open

Posted: 09/12/2016

The 2016 Christmas Open was held at Wesley College on 5th and 6th December, immediately following the Australian Schools Team Championships which were held at the same venue on 3rd and 4th December.

The tournament attracted a strong field of 42 participants, comprising 22 players from WA and 20 players from Queensland and Victoria who were already in Perth for the Schools Team Championships.

Congratulations to the winners: FM Tristan Boyd (WA) and IM Ari Dale (VIC) who both scored 5.5/6. Several SSCC players competed: congratulations to Andrey Lugovskoy (3.5/6) for sharing 1st prize in the `Under 1750' rating class, and to Victor Sun (2.5/6) for finishing equal 2nd in the `Under 1000 and Unrated' class.

For full results and a report by the tournament organiser, Norbert Muller, click here:
2016 Christmas Open Results

Results of the Australian Schools Team Championships can be viewed here:
2016 Australian Schools Team Championships Results




WA Allegro Championship

Posted: 02/12/2016

The 2016 WA Allegro Championship was played on 27th November, with a strong field of 36 participants. Congratulations to all prizewinners:

2016 WA Allegro Champion: Patrick Gong 8.5 (/9)
2nd: FM Tristan Boyd 7.0
3rd: Ihsan Ferozkohi 6.0
2016 WA Women's Allegro Champion: Kathryn Hardegen 6.0
2016 WA Seniors' Allegro Champion: Lorenzo Escalante 5.5
Junior Prize: George Carolin-Unkovich and Ignatius Yap 6.0
1st - Rating Group A (1800-1899): Edik Gilmetdinov 6.5
1st - Rating Group B (1500-1799): Ignatius Yap 6.0
1st - Rating Group C (under 1500): Alex Mhawira 4.5
Total Chess Award: Alex Pimenov 3.5

A tournament report and full results are provided at http://www.cawa.org.au/stateallegro.html.

Excellent photos of the event, kindly provided by John Pimenov, can be viewed at http://www.cawa.org.au/2016results/2016allegrophotos.html.




2016 SSCC Annual General Meeting

Posted: 02/12/2016

The 2016 SSCC AGM was held on 29th November. Minutes of the meeting and the President's and Treasurer's annual reports can be viewed on the Minutes page. The composition of the new SSCC Council for 2017 is detailed on the SSCC Council page.

Kathryn Hardegen has voluntarily stepped down as SSCC Treasurer. Kathryn had been Treasurer since the club's outset, and her 2 years in the job have led the club into a sound financial position. We owe Kathryn a debt of gratitude for her excellent budgetary management and careful record-keeping, which has enabled revenue and expenditure to be monitored and modelled. Kathryn retains the position of Vice-President of the club.

Adam Bonneville will be the new club Treasurer. Adam has also been appointed to the new position of Library Officer. The club's library will open in 2017.

Dennis Holland will also be joining us on the SSCC Council, having offered to serve as one of the club's arbiters in 2017.




2016 SSCC Allegro Championship

Posted: 25/11/2016

The 2016 SSCC Allegro Championship concluded on 22nd November and was won by Ihsan Ferozkohi! Congratulations to Ihsan and to the other prizewinners: Andrew Hardegen, Dennis Holland, Ben Dagza, Stan Mott and Ian McAteer. A tournament crosstable and prize list can be found on the 2016 SSCC Allegro Championship page.




SSCC in 2017

Posted: 17/11/2016

Players can now check out the club's calendar of events for 2017:

2017 Calendar of Events

Our first club tournament in 2017, the Southern Suburbs Open, will begin on Tuesday 7th February. Annual SSCC membership fees ($60) and CAWA membership fees ($20) are also due on 7th February. Membership forms are available here:

2017 SSCC Membership Forms

New players are always welcome!




Queen of Katwe -- Blitz Tournament

Posted: 16/11/2016

The film Queen of Katwe will open at Grand Cinemas in Currambine on 1st December. The CAWA will be promoting the film by hosting a blitz tournament in the main foyer of the cinema. This tournament will be on Saturday 10th December, from 1:00pm until 4:00pm. Entry fee is by gold coin donation: all entry monies will be given to a charity to be selected by the cinema. Prizes may include movie passes, chess equipment, and a trophy for the winner.

There is no entry form for the tournament. To enter, contact Norbert Muller (9409 9579) and pay on the day.

A handful of double passes to the film are available free of charge, but these will not last long. Contact Norbert if you would like one.

Members of the CAWA are also invited to the preview screening of the film, at 6:45pm on Monday 28th November.




2016 Southern Suburbs Championship

Posted: 09/11/2016

The 2016 Southern Suburbs Championship concluded on 8th November and was won by Ihsan Ferozkohi! Congratulations to Ihsan and to the other prizewinners: Dennis Holland, Ignatius Yap, Simon Ayling, Joel Octaviano and Andrey Lugovskoy. A full report and crosstable can be found on the Southern Suburbs Championship page.




Leeming Primary School - Chess Team Fundraiser

Posted: 28/10/2016

A chess team from Leeming Primary School will be travelling to Melbourne to represent WA at the ChessKids National Schools Championships, which will be held on November 28-29. The players' parents will be shouldering 50% of the expenses of the trip. The school will contribute the remaining 50%. A fundraiser is underway to help offset the cost to Leeming Primary School: see https://www.gofundme.com/leeming-primary-chess-team-trip-2udwbqs for details. Contributions of any amount will be greatly appreciated. Please consider donating to help the school chess team participate in this event.




Harris Edwardes Interclub Competition

Posted: 16/10/2016

The Harris Edwardes Interclub Competition was played on Sundays 9th and 16 October. Southern Suburbs Chess Club entered 5 teams in this year's event: 2 teams in Division A, 2 teams in Division B and 1 team in Division C. Perth Chess Club entered 3 teams -- one in each division. Metropolitan Chess Club entered 1 team in Division A but did not contest the other divisions.

Our teams were once again able to win both Divisions A and B. We narrowly lost out to Perth Chess Club by 2.5 matches to 1.5 in Division C. Well done to our club's players, who all performed admirably:

Division A: Tristan Boyd, Igor Butsenko, Ihsan Ferozkohi, Tim Hare, Andrew Hardegen, Gavin Soutar, Edik Gilmetdinov, Dennis Holland, Lorenzo Escalante, Ben Dagza.
Division B: Ignatius Yap, Colin Koehler, Sri Dharmapuri, Andrey Lugovskoy, Saminda De Vas Gunawardhana, George France, Darrian Low, Eduard Ottschoffski, Ian McAteer.
Division C: Rahal Wijesuriya, Robert Cunningham, Aayush Bhardwaj, Kundan Dharmapuri, Brian Drake, Stephanie Edmands.

Thanks to all of you for supporting the club in this year's competition!




SSCC Spring Blitz Tournament

Posted: 24/09/2016

The Spring Blitz Tournament (Tuesday 20th September) was contested by 16 players. Congratulations to the winners: Igor Butsenko and Ihsan Ferozkohi. This result means that Ihsan is again the SSCC Blitz Champion in 2016, having achieved strong results in each of the 4 Blitz Championship events.

The final SSCC Blitz Championship standings, together with crosstables and full lists of prizewinners from all of this year's Blitz Championship events, can all be found on the Blitz Championship page.

The Southern Suburbs Championship will begin on Tuesday 27th September!




SSCC Rapidplay Championship

Posted: 07/09/2016

The SSCC Rapidplay Championship concluded on Tuesday 6th September and was won by Andrew Hardegen (7.0/8), with Ihsan Ferozkohi and Colin Koehler sharing 2nd place (6.0/8). The final tournament crosstable and the full list of prizewinners are provided on the 2016 SSCC Rapidplay Championship page.




42nd Chess Olympiad - Baku, Azerbaijan

Posted: 03/09/2016

The 2016 Chess Olympiad is underway. This is a biennial tournament which features teams from all over the world, with 891 players competing in the Open section and 708 in the Women's section.

The tournament will run from 2nd September until 13th September. There is one round on each day, except for the rest day (7th September). All rounds start at 15:00 AZST (19:00 Perth time), except for the final round on 13th September which begins at 11:00 AZST (15:00 Perth time).

Games from the open section can all be followed live at http://www1.bakuchessolympiad.com/content/92. Games from the Women's tournament can be followed at http://www1.bakuchessolympiad.com/content/93.

A live video feed, with analysis of the top games in each section by expert commentators, can be viewed at http://www1.bakuchessolympiad.com//.

Australia's teams have started well, with both the Open and Women's teams winning their opening matches 4-0 (against Oman and Chinese Taipei respectively).

It is not too late to donate to the Australian Olympiad Appeal, which is set up to help our teams defray the considerable costs involved in participating in this event. Go to http://www.acfappeal.aunz.org/ to contribute.




September 2016 ACF and FIDE Ratings

Posted: 03/09/2016

The September 2016 ACF and FIDE ratings have been released. All CAWA members can view their ACF ratings on the Ratings page. Club members can also find their FIDE ratings there.

Three players from the club received new ACF ratings from tournaments completed in the September quarter: Igor Butsenko, Poupak Mohammadi, and Alexander Tufekcic. Poupak Mohammadi and Nedeljko Tomic received new FIDE ratings in the August 2016 FIDE list.




WA Junior Allegro Championship

Posted: 30/08/2016

The WA Junior Allegro Chess Championship was held at Leeming Primary School on Sunday 28th August.

Congratulations to Patrick Gong -- 2016 WA Junior Allegro Champion, and Safiyya Aljunied -- 2016 WA Junior Girls' Allegro Champion.

SSCC members Pranav and Raghav Senthil Kumar performed strongly. Pranav (6.0/9) shared the Under 12 prize with Ben Hurst and finished equal 3rd overall, while Raghav (5.0/9) shared the Under 10 prize with Alex Pimenov and Kundan Dharmapuri.

The full results, photos, and a report by the organisers -- Yita Choong and Edik Gilmetdinov -- can be found on the CAWA website.




2016 Willetton Open

Posted: 30/08/2016

The 2016 Willetton Open weekender was played on Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st August. Congratulations to the winners: Patrick Gong, Ben Dagza, and Tim Hare. Visit the CAWA website to view the full results and a report by the organiser, David Ellis.




SSCC Winter Blitz Tournament

Posted: 13/08/2016

The Winter Blitz Tournament (Tuesday 9th August) was contested by 18 players and was won by Michael Horstmann. The tournament crosstable, full list of prizewinners, and the current SSCC Blitz Championship Standings can all be found on the Blitz Championship page.

The SSCC Rapidplay Championship will begin on Tuesday 16th August!




WA Junior Championships

Posted: 22/04/2016

The 2016 WA Junior Championships were held at Leeming Primary School from the 11th to the 14th of April. 12 members of SSCC and SSJCC were among the 48 competitors.

Ignatius Yap successfully defended his title, becoming WA Junior Champion for a third time. Pranav Senthil Kumar won both the U/14 and U/12 Championships. The U/10 Championship was won by Raghav Senthil Kumar. Congratulations to Ignatius, Pranav and Raghav on their outstanding achievements!

Full results can be found on the CAWA website.




WA Under 18 Championship

Posted: 22/04/2016

Congratulations to the following SSCC and SSJCC players on their results:

Ignatius Yap: 2016 WA Junior Champion (6.5/7)
Pranav Senthil Kumar: U/14 Champion and 3rd U/18 (5/7)
Raghav Senthil Kumar: Equal 2nd U/14 (4.5/7)
David Spatar: 2nd U/16 (4.5/7)
Rahal Wijesuriya: 3rd U/16 (4/7)
Low Chuen Ley (3/7)
Kevin Tjitrahadi (3/7)




WA Under 12 and Under 10 Championships

Posted: 22/04/2016

Congratulations to the following SSCC and SSJCC players on their results:

Under 12:

Pranav Senthil Kumar: WA Under 12 Champion (9/9)
Brendan Jayaprakash: Merit Award (5/9)
Robert Lewis (4/9)
Elisha Adams (3/9)

Under 10:

Raghav Senthil Kumar: WA Under 10 Champion (9/9)
Max Murray: Merit Award (5/9)
Kaiden Jakovlev (3.5/9)




WA Junior Lightning Championships

Posted: 22/04/2016

Congratulations to the following SSCC and SSJCC players on their results:

Pranav Senthil Kumar: 2nd, 10/12 (after playoff for 1st with Sri Dharmapuri)
Ignatius Yap: Equal 5th, 8/12
Low Chuen Ley: 6.5/12
Raghav Senthil Kumar: 2nd U/12, 6/12
Rahal Wijesuriya: 6/12




Nigel Short Simul

Posted: 12/03/2016

A nice report on the 2016 Perth Nigel Short Lecture and Simul has been published on the CAWA website.

The English GM won 24 games, conceded 5 draws (Tristan Boyd, Tom Donaldson, Edik Gilmetdinov, Andrew Hardegen & Adam Kelly) and lost 1 game to Patrick Gong.

Nigel Short Perth 2016 Simul Photos




Event Dates
2017 Southern Suburbs Club Championship

Tues 15th August -- Tues 26th September

2017 WA Junior Chess Championships

Mon 2nd - Thurs 5th October

2017 SSCC Allegro Championship

Tuesdays 3rd & 10th October

2017 SSCC Spring Blitz Tournament

Tues 17th October

2017 Kingsley Open

Sat 21st & Sun 22nd October

2017 David Ellis Cup (open to non-members)

Tues 24th October -- Tues 28th November