Past Tournaments

2024 960 Championship

We had 12 Entrants battling it out in weird and whacky chess positions. Plenty of interesting games and some really short games 960 is unforgiving!

Congratulations to our winners.

πŸ†1st place – FM Boyd Mccamon with 5.5/6 and a convincing tie break win. Congratulations Boyd!

πŸ₯ˆ 2nd place – Michael Molenaar with 5.5/6.

πŸ₯‰ 3rd place – John Prince with 4.0/6.

πŸ… New member prize – Yvette Cirasa tied 4th! with an impressive 3.0/6 in her first tournament.

Thank you to Kelvin Rabey as usual for the brilliant perpetual trophy!

The 2024 Blitz Championship was tons of fun! With a great turnout of 15 players and everyone was very evenly matched.

Congratulations to:

1st place: FM Boyd Mccamon! with a perfect 8/8 and a very entertaining attacking style. Well done Boyd

2nd place: Sol Mezger with 6.5/8

3rd place: Kado Mezger with 5.5/8

Well done to the Mezger brothers coming up from Busselton and taking 2nd and 3rd. Very impressive stuff from the young teenagers.

B Division winner: Stephen Mazza with 5.0/8

2024 Classical Tournament

It’s always interesting to see the battle of ideas expressed over the chess board.

Congratulations to our winners

πŸ†1st – Michael (5.5/6)

πŸ₯ˆ2nd – Noah (4/6)

πŸ₯‰3rd – Dylan (4/6)

2024 Rapid Tournament

A close race in the end it came down to the last game to determine our winners!

Congratulations to

πŸ† 1st Place – Michael Molenaar with 5.5/6

πŸ₯ˆ 2nd Place – Dylan Iwach with 5.0/6

πŸ₯‰3rd Place – Doug Smith with 4.0/6

πŸ… Best u1500 – Alby

Thanks everyone for participating!

2023 People’s choice – Bullet Arena!

Safe to say our Bullet Chess Arena was a huge success! It was great to see some new faces and some old ones returning! It will definitely be a fixture on next years calendar.

Congratulations to our winners!

1st place: Sol Mezger from Busselton ties first with 12 wins!

1st place: FM Boyd McCamon ties first with 12 wins, After giving us a 20 minute head start!

Kado Mezger: 2nd place with 11.5 wins!

Very impressive performance by the Mezger brothers it’s always very humbling to see how good these young teenagers are. Well done!

2023 Bunbury Chess Club Championship (rated classical)

πŸ† 1st place: Matt Caden! Scoring 5.0/6 with a hard fought draw in the final round! Congratulations Matt, you played a fantastic tournament!

πŸ₯ˆ 2nd place: Nimesh Shamalka! Scoring 4.5/6!

πŸ₯‰ 3rd place: Michael Molenaar and Ben Colman with 4.0/6! πŸ… Best u1400: Kelvin Rabey with 3.5/6! Game of the round is board 1 with Matt securing his victory in a back and forth match in the Sicilian Grand Prix attack!

2023 Blitz Championship!

We had a record turnout of 22 players! Great to see so many new faces and some old ones returning πŸ˜ƒ

Congratulations to

πŸ†1st Place – Boyd McCamon with 6.5/8! Who arrived late and gave everyone a 1 point head start πŸ˜‰

πŸ₯ˆ2nd Place – Matt Caden with 6/8!

πŸ₯‰3rd Place – Dave Serino with 5.5/8!

πŸ…Best under 1500 – Ashton Hurst with 4.0/8!

Well done to all our winners!

2023 Winter Rapid!

Congratulations to

πŸ†1st – Doug Smith! With a perfect 6/6 and winning his first ever tournament!

πŸ₯ˆ2nd – Noah Bufton 4/6!

πŸ₯‰3rd – Andrew Fyfe 4/6!

πŸ…Best u1500 – Margaret Ho with an impressive 3/6!

Thank you all for participating in the whacky Chess 960 Championship! This competition throws away opening theory and lets the best natural chess players shine!

Huge congratulations to

πŸ†1st Place: Kelvin Rabey with an undefeated 5.5/6!

πŸ₯ˆ2nd Place: Mat Caden with 5.0/6!

πŸ₯‰3rd Place: Stephen Mazza with 4.0/6!

πŸ…Best Under 1500: Margaret Ho with 2.0/6!

What an incredible tournament! Thank you guys for participating and making it such a great night. πŸ₯³ We had a total of 17 participants and many spectators!

It came right down to the last game!

Congratulations to the winners!

πŸ†First place – Michael Molenaar with 7.0/8.0!

πŸ₯ˆ2nd place – Ben Colman with 6.5/8.0!

πŸ₯‰3rd place – Nimesh Shamalka with 5.0/8.0!

πŸ…Best under 1500 -Anthony Caldwell!

βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ…βœ… Well that’s a wrap for the Bunbury Classical Chess Championship! It was a long journey thank you for being with us for it πŸ˜ƒ

Congratulations to our winners!

πŸ† 1st place – Michael Molenaar goes back-to-back with 5.0/6.0!

πŸ₯ˆ 2nd place – Stephen Mazza with 4.0/6.0!

πŸ₯‰3rd place – Andrew Fyfe with 4.0/6.0!

πŸ…Best under 1500 – Ruchira Chakravarty with 3.0/6.0!

You can watch all the completed games here: https://lichess.org/study/SuL93nzW

Game of the round goes to Stephen Mazza for his excellent tactical shot 22.. Knight takes g3! Winning a pawn and winning the light squared bishop advantage. The light squares proved too weak for white to survive.

As usual we want to thank our amazing hosts Beyond – Games and Hobby for their incredible hospitality. Please check out their amazing selection of board games and strategy games!

Thanks for reading πŸ₯³ and we will see you soon 😎

Congratulations to our 2023 Rapid Champion Ben Colman!!!

It was our closest tournament yet! Ben took out the title with an impressive 4.5/6! Winning himself $70, a trophy and his name carved in BCC history on the awesome perpetual lightning trophy made by Kelvin Rabey!

Well done to Noah Bufton taking 2nd place with 4/6! Taking home $50 and a medal.

Great stuff Dave Serino taking 3rd with 4/6! Taking home $30 and a medal.

Thanks everyone for participating!

We held our inaugural Rapid Chess Open on August 21st, 2021. The day was a great success with registrations sold out, and some fierce competition within both the Junior and Open categories. Matthew Caden took out the first prize in the Open category, winning a $100 voucher along with his trophy. Runner up was Bunbury chess veteran Julian Painter. Timothy Kaempf did very well for his age by playing up in the Open division, stretching himself against the adults. Logan Kerr won the Junior category, with Patrick Depillo runner up, and Caspian Reid a close third.