Joseph Teofilo from the Wairarapa, who has participated in past Chess Power National Finals and Chess Power Champions Trophy events including October this year, was awarded wairarapa Maori male Junior Sportsman of the Year and the Peoples Choice trophy for his achievements in chess both regionally and nationally.
Joseph Teofilo at the Chess Power Nationals 2015
From Joseph's achievement at this regional awards evening, it has put a spotlight on chess and we're hoping this will encourage more of our young to take part!
Josephs Chess Profile in Tornelo
Whaiora Wairarapa Maori Sports Awards 2015 Facebook page