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Chess Grows Kids Minds

Chess helps develop critical thinking, cognitive function & decision making.
These skills help kids through the rest of their life.

Welcome to Chess Power!

"I want to thank Chess Power for the work they do. Chess is making a huge difference to many kids in my school and the tournaments are a real drawcard. Earning the opportunity to play at the Nationals gives my kids such a wonderful life experience. Please pass on my appreciation to all those in your organisation."

Dirk Winnie, Avalon School

Chess Power Coaching Programmes

Chess Power Coaching Programmes

Our Coaches are trained and certified FIDE chess trainers and accredited professional chess coaches. We are all passionate about chess and the benefits it can bring, and are experienced at inspiring and bringing the best out in kids.

  • We run Free Chess Open Days at schools inspiring all kids within a school to learn, play and enjoy Chess

  • We Coach Chess within a number of schools in Auckland, New Zealand through our School Chess Coaching Programmes

  • We deliver more personalised and focussed coaching through Private Coaching in Auckland and Wellington

  • We provide coaching to students all across the world through our Virtual Coach™ program

  • We run the New Zealand Chess Academy - a targeted chess learning environment for passionate kids wanting to excel in Chess.

Chess Power Tournaments

Chess Power tournaments

  • Each year, we literally run hundreds of Chess tournaments for kids. In Auckland we run cluster tournaments to find qualifiers for our regional events.
  • We run regional tournaments across all major towns in New Zealand twice each year. Over 1000 students participate each term!
  • Winners of our regional events qualify for the Chess Power Teams Nationals.
  • We also run the Chess Power Champions Trophy - an invitation-only annual event consisting of the most talented junior Chess players across New Zealand

Champions Trophy 2018 winners

  • We run the Sarapu Cup in Central Auckland, North Shore Auckland, Hamilton, Rotorua, Wellington, Timaru and Christchurch with more locations to come! The Sarapu Cup is a highly popular tournament held on every month designed for kids at all levels
  • We run the Sarapu Cup Championships in Rotorua, Wellington and Central Auckland. The Sarapu Cup Championships are a super-powered version of the standard Sarapu Cup where we celebrate the year gone with Christmas cheer.

Sarapu Cup medal winner - Bentley Kang

Chess City

We Sell Products that help kids learn

Visit Chess City for great products
to help you play, learn and have fun with Chess

We Create, We Innovate

We created Zombie Chess™ - a very cool Chess variant that teaches kids to think ahead even better than normal Chess + they get to play with Zombies!

We have created other chess variants too such as Tower Chess and Caïssa

Step-by-Step Chess Learning System

We are publishers. Our first publication is the Step-by-Step Chess learning system. The system provides full support to parents, teachers and coaches to guide kids in learning Chess - it is fun, interactive and progressive.

We are the creators of Chess Champs™ - a fun card-game that helps kids find their Chess Heroes and learn about them. So far we have published Romantic Era, Cold War Era, the Modern Era  and the Millenium Era. Learn more at chesschamps.info.

We created the Chess Power badge system to recognise kids achievements in chess and also rewards positive leadership behaviours and values.

We also created fun Chess Power Rating Wristbands colour-coded to a childs chess rating - kids get new coloured bands as their Chess rating improves.

And we designed Junior Chess Scorebooks - a colourful range of scorebooks designed just for kids to help them record their games. Recording games and reviewing their game afterwards is an essential skill in improving Chess.

We train people to coach Chess

Our Coach Training is world class

Our APCC (Accredited Professional Chess Coach) programme
provides all the education, tools and resources
you need to become a confident
Chess Coach or Chess Class Facilitator.

What people say about us

"Chess Power has done a great job promoting chess in schools around New Zealand. It takes a lot of drive & dedication to be able to achieve." Read more

"Joseph Teofilo was awarded Wairarapa Maori male Junior Sportsman of the Year and the Peoples Choice trophy for his achievements in chess both regionally and nationally. Thanks for all you do Paul, you and your team do a fantastic job, and Joseph is certainly looking forward to the 2016 tournaments!" Read more

"Chess Power provide a fantastic opportunity for school children to develop their chess skills and to take part in many exciting and well-run tournaments throughout the country." Read more

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