Thirty-four players are vying for the 2007 WA Chess Championships. Tristan Boyd is once again the favourite but will face tough challenges from Tim Hare and Jay Lakner. After 2 rounds, 7 players are undefeated including the lone foreigner, from Victoria, Franz Oswald and the unrated Srdja Stepanovic.
While you're on the CAWA site, do take time to revisit wachess.org.au. The site has been around for some time but I've just rediscovered it now. But I'm highlighting that site today because I just noticed that it's built using Joomla - an open source CMS. For chess people with the adequate IT skills, Joomla is worth looking at if you're thinking about volunteering some time to create a nice website for your favourite chess association or national body.