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Chess Power Online Champions Trophy 2021

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

View the Online Champions Trophy 2020 welcome letter

Chess Power will be hosting an ONLINE Champions Trophy to run along side the onsite tournament for qualifying players who are not able to attend onsite. 

Online Tournaments:

  • Go to our ONLINE TOURNAMENTS page to learn how to connect to the tournament.
  • ALL Players MUST be registered on the Tornelo website.
  • 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 Rooks division of any regional Sarapu Cup
  • Come 1st in the Queen's division of the Queens Cup
  • 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 if paid by Wednesday, 1 September 2021

$37.50 if paid later than 1 September 2021
Final date for registration and payment is Friday 24 September 2021

View the photos from last years' Champions Trophy 2020 event

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

View the Champions Trophy 2021 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 24 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.


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

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