(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: $155.00    Concessions: $140.00    Students (under 18): $120.00
2021/22 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

2022 Metropolitan Chess Club Championships (21/01/22)
The 2022 Metropolitan Chess Club Championships will commence on the 3rd of February. If you wish to play in this event, please write your name on the entry sheet on the notice board at the club or get in touch with Tournament Organiser - Peter Roza. Peter's contact details can be found on the Metro Committee page.

Slight Change to Calendar of Events (18/01/22)
Owing to a change in FIDE rules regarding the rating of round robin tournaments, there has been an amendment to the Calendar of Events
Postponement dates for the Club Championship and Respini Tournaments have been changed.

Metropolitan Chess Club Re-opening for 2022 (13/01/22)
The Metropolitan Chess Club is will re-open on the 20th of January 2022.
Also the first event for 2022, the Summer Allegro, will take place on the 20th & 27th of January.

Life Membership for Garry Taylor (11/12/21)
Congratulations to Garry Taylor for being awarded Life Membership of the Metropolitan Chess Club.
Garry has have been an outstanding contributor to the success of the Metropolitan Chess Club and thoroughly deserves this award.

Hand & Brain (11/12/21)
Congratulations to: Gordon Dunlop & Dylan Gough (5.0/6) for winning the Xmas Function Hand & Brain Tournament.
=2nd on 4.0/6 were: Ihsan Ferozkohi & Sebastian Gough, Craig Kinsman & Daniel O'Brien, Mike McGregor & Julian Rodriguez and Leon Taylor & Doug McLean.

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: