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 fun and engaging classes 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. Our club teams have won the Open Division on six occasions (2015-2020), the B Division (all players rated under 1950) for the past 7 years, and the C Division (all players rated under 1550) on 4 separate occasions.

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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2022 CAWA Summer Rapid

Posted: 15/2/2022

The next CAWA Grand Prix event is the 2022 CAWA Summer Rapid Tournament, which will be played on Sunday 27th February.

A link to the tournament information sheet is provided under Upcoming Events.




2022 CAWA Perth Open

Posted: 15/2/2022

The 2022 CAWA Perth Open was played on 12th and 13th February. A number of SSCC members participated in this event. The longer time control (60 minutes + 30 seconds per move) and the advertised prize fund of $2,400 were successful in attracting a large field of 43 players, with all rating divisions being well represented. The tournament benefited from the participation of GM Temur Kuybokarov, who is to be congratulated for winning the tournament with a score of 6.0/6.

For a full report on this tournament, see the CAWA website.

The changes made to the running of the Perth Open in 2022 may be just the first steps in a process that CAWA hopes will raise significantly the profile of this tournament. With continued support, the tournament may evolve into a major event on the Australian chess calendar. I thank the players, the CAWA Council, and everyone who contributed to the success of the 2022 Perth Open.

FA Andrew Hardegen
Chief Arbiter -- 2022 Perth Open




2022 Southern Suburbs Open

Posted: 8/2/2022

The 2022 Southern Suburbs Open commenced on 8th February. For more information, see the 2022 Southern Suburbs Open page.




2022 SSCC February Blitz Tournament

Posted: 2/2/2022

The first event in the 2022 SSCC Blitz Championship -- the SSCC February Blitz Tournament -- was played on 1st February and was won by Tim Hare! Congratulations to Tim and all prizewinners. A tournament crosstable can be found on the 2022 SSCC Blitz Championship page.




SSCC in 2022

Posted: 25/1/2022

Players can now check out the club's calendar of events for 2022:

2022 Calendar of Events

The tournament schedule begins with the SSCC February Blitz on 1st Feburary. Our first standard club tournament in 2022, the Southern Suburbs Open, will begin on Tuesday 8th February.

Don't forget to register for the upcoming CAWA events: the State Library Blitz (30th january), and the Perth Open (12th and 13th February). The Perth Open, with $2,400 in total prize money, is not to be missed, as CAWA looks to raise the profile of this tournament over the coming years. We are now issuing memberships to the end of 2022. Membership forms are available here:

2022 SSCC Membership Forms

New players are always welcome!




2021 SSCC Christmas Blitz Tournament

Posted: 15/12/2021

The club's final event of the year, the 2021 SSCC Christmas Blitz Tournament, was played on 14th December and was won by Yihe (Rebo) Fu! A tournament crosstable can be found on the 2021 SSCC Christmas Blitz page.

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

We look forward to seeing you back at the club in 2022!




2021 SSCC Annual General Meeting

Posted: 9/12/2021

The 2019 SSCC AGM was held on 7th December. The composition of the new SSCC Council for 2022 is detailed on the SSCC Council page.

We thank all ongoing members of the SSCC Council for their tireless work.




2021 Southern Suburbs Championship

Posted: 5/12/2021

The Southern Suburbs Championship is now complete, with this year's title being won by Ihsan Ferozkohi! Congratulations to Ihsan and all other prizewinners:

1st: Ihsan Ferozkohi (6.0/7)
2nd: Yihe (Rebo) Fu (5.5/7)
Equal 3rd: Tim Hare & WFM Kathryn Hardegen (5.0/7)
Equal 1st Under 2000 ACF: Dylan Gough & David King (4.5/7)
1st Under 1650 ACF: Daniel Clarke (4.0/7)
Equal 2nd Under 1650 ACF: Hui Huang, Alex de Heer & Angus Chen (3.5/7)

Full results can be seen on the 2021 Southern Suburbs Championship official page.




December 2021 ACF and FIDE Ratings

Posted: 5/12/2021

The December 2021 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.




Event Dates
2022 State Library Blitz

Sunday 30th January
(State Library)


2022 SSCC February Blitz

Tuesday 1st February

2022 Southern Suburbs Open

Tuesday 8th February - Tuesday 22nd March

2022 Perth Open ($2,400 in prize money!)

Sat 12th Feb - Sun 13th Feb
(North Woodvale PS)


2022 CAWA Summer Rapid

Sun 27th Feb
(North Woodvale PS)