The Champions Trophy for all divisions is at Villa Maria College
View the Champions Trophy tournament results live


Saturday 3 October 2015
09:00 AM - 05:30 PM
Champions Trophy

The Champions Trophy is an annual event aimed to find the best individual junior chess player in New Zealand.

To qualify for the event, you must either:

  • Come 1st, 2nd or 3rd in any Chess Power Interschools Zonal event Championship Division (minimum of 5 points)
  • Be amongst the top 3 girls in any Chess Power Interschools Zonal event Championship Division (minimum of 5 points)
  • Come 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the Kings division of the Sarapu Cup
  • Being the best player on each board for a season in the Youth Chess League

You do not require a team or involvement with your school to enter the Champions Trophy. Entry into the Champions Trophy is direct between the individual and Chess Power. Note though Champions Trophy invitations may be distributed via your school.

The Champions Trophy gives a channel for talented kids that may or may not have a talented team. So they can still participate in a National event despite not having a school team backing them.

The Champions Trophy is an individual event. It is run as one large Swiss Tournament so Juniors can get to play Seniors etc. But prizes will be awarded based on division. There will be five trophies:

  • The Champions Trophy (Overall Champion)
  • The Champions Trophy (Overall Female Champion)
  • The Champions Trophy (Junior Division Champion)
  • The Champions Trophy (Intermediate Division Champion)
  • The Champions Trophy (Senior Division Champion)

Tournament Format

15 minutes + 5 seconds/move per player. 9 rounds.

Tournament Fee

$40 if paid by 29 August 2015

$50 if paid later than 29 August 2015

Entries close 12 September 2015

View the full Champions Trophy 2014 tournament report from last year

View the full list of Champions Trophy Qualifiers 2015

Tournament Registration

If you have qualified your name will appear in the list above. You will need to RSVP confirming your attendance prior to Saturday 12 September 2015 by sending us your completed registration and your entry fee.



We will contact you on receipt confirming acceptance of your registration.

If you are still stuck, please email your entry to including:

  • The division you are representing (Junior, Intermediate or Senior)
  • Your School
  • Your Gender 
  • Your Date of Birth

View the official tournament page
(includes list of registered players to date)

Champions Trophy participants


We recommend the following accommodation providers. Some of them have offered us discounted pricing.

Parklane Motor Lodge

222 Green Lane West, Epsom

Abella Court Motel

224 Green Lane West, Epsom

Receive a discount of $10/night/room i.e. stay for two nights and receive $20 Discount
Book though their website (A credit card is needed to secure Booking). 
Password: Who is Mozart of Chess?

Cornwall Park Motor Inn

317 Manukau Road, Epsom
$155/per night Studio. Queen size bed. 2 studios available as at 11 September.

Epsom Motel

232 Green Lane West, Epsom
5% of their advertised rate if the stay will be for 2 or more nights. Email and mention the Chess Tournament



Catering will be provided on the day for both participants and teachers/parent helpers. If you do have students with allergies, we recommend they bring food with them that is safe.

Further Questions?

If you have any questions about the Chess Power Champions Trophy, please fill in the enquiry form below or email

Venue: Rutherford Room + Delightful Lady Lounge, Alexandra Park Function Centre

Delightful Lady Lounge
Alexandra Park Function Centre
Green Lane,

Venue Phone: 09 630 6164


Travel Directions:

From Airport to Alexandra Park

From Southern Motorway to Alexandra Park

Enter at Gate B. The function centre is straight ahead. Park in one of the many spaces available.

Enter the main function centre. The Rutherford Room & Delightful Lady Lounge are on Level 2.

Delightful Lady Lounge, Alexandra Park Function Centre


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