Sunday 24 October 2021
09:00 AM - 05:30 PM

Please Note:  In order for the Chess Power National Finals and the Champions Trophy to go ahead as onsite events, New Zealand will need to be at Alert Level 1.  Due to the uncertainty of Alert Levels over the coming weeks, we have decided to defer the Nationals Finals & the Champions Trophy to a later date which is to be confirmed as soon as possible.  If the country is not at Alert Level 1 on the deferred dates, the tournament will automatically proceed as an online event. 

Players who have already entered and paid for the onsite event, would be refunded the difference in price between the onsite and online events.  If a player does not wish to take part in the online event, they would be refunded the full amount paid.

View the Onsite ChampionsTrophy 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:

  • Come 1st, 2nd or 3rd in your division in any Chess Power Auckland Cluster event (minimum of 4 points)
  • 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 and Auckland Cluster events (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, 2nd or 3rd in the A, B or C grade of any SuperChamps event
  • Be the top junior in three or more daily blitz battles
  • Come 1st, 2nd or 3rd in a School's Checkmate Challenge event

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

(Payment is made through Tornelo, the entry website)

$67.50 to be paid by 30 September

Final date for registration and payment is Thursday 30 September 2021

View the photos from last years' Champions Trophy 2020 event

View the Champions Trophy 2021 Qualifers to date - In alphabetic order by NAME

Tournament Registration

If you have qualified your name will appear in the list above. You will need to RSVP confirming your attendance prior to 30 September 2021 by completing your online registration and making payment (through Tornelo, the entry website).

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


Available accommodate wil be posted here, closer to the time.


Catering options will be posted here, closer to the time.

Further Questions?

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

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