Sunday 25 October 2020
09:00 AM - 05:30 PM

View the Onsite Champions Trophy 2020 welcome letter

View the Champions Trophy tournament results live

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:

  • Not lose a single game in any Auckland Cluster event
  • Come 1st, 2nd or 3rd in your division in any Chess Power Regional event (minimum of 4 points) - the Rookies division is excluded
  • Come 1st in the Rookies division in any Chess Power Regional event
  • Be the top girl in any Chess Power Regional event (minimum of 4 points)
  • Come 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the Kings division of any Auckland Central Sarapu Cup
  • Come 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the Kings division of any online Sarapu Cup
  • Come 1st, 2nd or 3rd in the Rooks division of any regional Sarapu Cup
  • Come 1st in the Queen's division of the Queens Cup

We will also be hosting an ONLINE Champions Trophy to run along side the onsite tournament for qualifying players who are not able to attend onsite. For more information see the event page:

"Many thanks to you and your team for the superb organisation of the tournament on Saturday - a really great day :) My son really enjoyed the games he played and really enjoyed the day."

Madelaine - Gifted Children Team Leader

More information will be provided closer to date with all the details of the event including attire, parking, directions once you arrive, meals on the day and prizes.

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. This year it will run in three divisions, Junior, Intermediate and Open. Juniors (Years 1-6) and Intermediates (Years 7-8) are able to play in the Open division if they wish. There will be four trophies:

  • The Champions Trophy (Open Champion)
  • The Champions Trophy (Open Female Champion)
  • The Champions Trophy (Junior Division Champion)
  • The Champions Trophy (Intermediate Division Champion)

Tournament Format

15 minutes/move per player. 9 rounds.

Tournament Fee

$67.50 if paid by 25 September 2020

$75 if paid later than 25 September 2020
Final date for registration and payment is Wednesday 14 October 2020

View the photos from last years' Champions Trophy 2019 event

View the Champions Trophy 2020 Qualifiers to date - In alphabetic order by NAME

View the Champions Trophy 2020 Qualifiers to date - In alphabetic order by SCHOOL

Tournament Registration

If you have qualified your name will appear in the list above. You will need to RSVP confirming your attendance prior to 11 October 2020 by sending us your completed registration and your entry fee.

The link below will take you to Tornelo, our tournament management software. Once in Tornelo, click the ENTER EVENT NOW button to register and pay.


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

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

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

Champions Trophy participants


See below for a special rate availabe on accommodation:

Proximity Apartments Manukau
Dates: 24 Oct (Arrival) and 25 Oct (Departure)
When booking: Use 'Chess Power' as a reference

Website Link:
Rate: 11x Studio Apartments (1 x Queen) at $160.00 per night
22 x One Bedroom Apartments (1 x Queen) at $170.00 per night
Terms: •    Inclusive of GST
•    Valid until 14th Oct 2020 at which point different rates might apply
•    Subject to the acceptance of the below terms and conditions
Cancellation Policy: •    Free of charge 14 days prior to arrival
•    Booking will be charged in full if the cancellation falls outside the policy period.
Payment Policy: 25% deposit at the time of booking & remaining amount 7 days prior to arrival.

See below for other accommodation options in the area:

Accommodation Name: Email Address: Contact Number: Address:
MCentral Serviced Apartments 09 263 7367 17 Putney Way, Manukau, Auckland
Three Palms Lodge +64 9 213 9625 135A Kolmar Road, Papatoetoe, Auckland
Tudor Court Motor Lodge; 09 523 1069 108 Great South Road, Manurewa, Auckland
Rayland Epsom Motel 09 520 0330 98 Great South Road, Manurewa, Auckland
Ascot Epsom Motel 0800 92 2002 92 Great South Road, Manurewa, Auckland
Crusoe Motor Lodge/Motel 09 299 7863 61 Great South Road, Manurewa, Auckland
Takanini Park Motor Lodge 09 298 7304 144 Great South Road, Takanini
Totara Lodge +64 4 524 9066 327 Redoubt Road, Totara Park, Auckland
Mahia Park Lodge +6468375830 10 Mull Place, Wattle Downs, Auckland
Grange Lodge Motel 09 277 8280 Cnr Grange & Great South Roads, Manukau, Auckland
Camelot Arms Motorlodge 09 278 9794 525 – 527 Great South Road, Manukau, Auckland



Take a look at the menu to see what food will be available from ALFRISTON'S CANTEEN on both days. Also see our COFFEE VENDOR MENU, only available in the mornings (coldrinks, cookies & muffins also available).

Further Questions?

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

Venue: Alfriston College

550 Porchester Road
Randwick Park

Phone: 09 269 0080



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