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Chess Power Online Champions Trophy 2021 - JUNIOR & INTERMEDIATE

Friday 3 December 2021
09:00 AM - 05:30 PM

This is a Junior & Intermediate tournament, and is open to Year 1-6 & Year 7-8 students.              

See the link for more information about the Champions Trophy - Open

PLEASE MAKE SURE TO WATCH THE TEACHERS/PARENTS BRIEFING - Passcode:  Champions2021! Which covers topics relating to the new online event rules and other event related information.


  • Due to the Champions Trophy moving online, players who have already entered and paid for the onsite event, would be refunded the difference in price between the onsite and online events.

  • Should you wish to transfer from the onsite event to the online event or withdraw your entry, please send an email to: and include the team name or players name/s you wish to transfer/withdraw.  (Note when transferring to the online event, the players will need to login on the day, using the same login details that they were registered with)

  • The Open division is open to Year 1 - Year 13 students.  Junior & Intermediate students are able to enter both the Online Champions Trophy - Junior & Intermediate and the Online Champions Trophy - Open.

View the Online Champions Trophy 2021 Welcome Letter


Online Tournaments:

  • IMPORTANT go to our ONLINE EVENT RULES page for online event rules and information on how to connect to the tournament.
  • ALL Players MUST be registered on the Tornelo website
  • Students will need to sign in to Tornelo using the same login details that they were registered with.
  • Each player will need their own device (Laptop, iPad or Tablet).
  • All players will be required to keep their cameras on throughout the tournament.
  • You will be sent a Zoom Link and a Tornelo link prior to the tournament (the same link that is used for registering for the tournament).  The Zoom link connects students to the Video/Audio and Tornelo connects students to their games.

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

"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)

$33.75 to be paid by 29 November

Final date for registration and payment is Monday, 29 November

View the photos from last years' Champions Trophy 2020 event

View the Champions Trophy 2021 Qualifiers 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 Wednesday 1 December 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.


Watch this video to learn how to check-in and play your games.
If you are stuck, email or for urgent help, txt 021 0271 5577.

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

Champions Trophy participants

Further Questions?

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

This is a Junior & Intermediate tournament, and is open to Year 1-6 & Year 7-8 students.

Venue: Online

Online events are run using two platforms:

  • Zoom for video/audio communications
  • Tornelo for chess games

To prepare for this event you will need:

  • access to a device with internet access
  • a web camera
  • a microphone

As we lead up to the event you will be sent a communication with the links for both Zoom and Tornelo.

IMPORTANT please go to our ONLINE EVENT RULES page and make sure you familiarize yourself with the online event rules whether playing at school or at home.

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