In the Media

  • The Dark Knights, New Zealand's latest Dark Horse-inspired chess club
    Staff at Korowai Manaaki are always looking for relief valves to stop the kids from acting out. There are the usual staples of sport and music, but the Dark Knights chess club is an unlikely success story. The Dark Knights team recently attended the Chess Power Ngatea Zone regionals, performing very well. One of the players even managed to qualify for the National Champions Trophy, showing this kids are more than capable of competing with the best.
    Posted: Saturday 11 August 2018
  • Soundland Express : Your Move
    About 130 pupils from 15 schools throughout Southland took part in the Chess Power regional tournament organised for primary, intermediate and secondary schools. "We want to teach children that chess can be fun. It helps them develop, they learn how to check things and they get immediate feedback. It's really good watching them learn" - Bruce Pollard
    Posted: Thursday 17 May 2018
  • Southland Express : Mind Games
    Chess rewards focus and concentration and it opens the door for all kids to participate regardless of the background, gender, age, religion and regardless of the physical aptitude.
    Posted: Thursday 10 May 2018
  • Principal says chess is the right move for Avalon School
    As the principal at Avalon School, he has encouraged the school's chess club and believes it is a game that has a range of educational benefits.

    Last year, the decile two Lower Hutt school attended the nationals and came a creditable fifth.
    Posted: Tuesday 27 March 2018
  • McGlashan 5 have all the right moves
    John McGlashan College chess team members celebrate after winning the intermediate New Zealand chess power interschools national final. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH
    Posted: Monday 13 February 2017
  • Whangaparaoa Primary students focus on chess
    Chess is taking off in a big way at Whangaparaoa School – a recent open day there attracted more than 50 students keen to learn from scratch, or improve their game.
    Posted: Monday 16 May 2016
  • Chess enthusiasts battle it out
    Five schools gave their best at the Chess Power tournament at Morrinsville Intermediate recently.
    Posted: Thursday 10 September 2015
  • Chess Teams Tie for Eighth at Nationals
    Paeroa and Hauraki Plains colleges chess teams combined travelling arrangements to head to Nelson last weekend for the National Secondary Schools Chess Finals.
    Posted: Saturday 11 October 2014
  • Board games, a wet school holiday afternoon and a hall packed with children usually result in chaos and noise.

    But the main sounds at the Chess Power Nationals at Annesbrook Church were the slapping of the timer and the occasional sharp intake of breath.
    Posted: Saturday 11 October 2014
  • Hauraki Plains College - Knights and Pawns: HPC Chess Tournament
    The Hub was bursting with 59 enthusiastic chess players on the 27th of June. Players had arrived from Morrinsville Intermediate, Stanley Avenue, Paeroa College and Te Puru Primary along with Hauraki Plains College.
    Posted: Tuesday 14 August 2012
  • Tauhara College - Right Moves Made
    One event which has a highlight for a number of students this past week was the Chess competition. We were delighted to win the overall competition.
    Posted: Friday 3 August 2012
  • Chess mates bring home silver
    Winning a chess game isn't as black and white as it may seem. That's how Dargaville Intermediate students managed to bring home silver medals from the Northland Zone Chess Tournament at Whangarei Boys' High School
    Posted: Wednesday 11 July 2012
  • Gold for young chess star
    When it comes to chess, 10-year-old Devon Gamble, of Dunedin, is proving to be king.

    Devon was taught the game six months ago and surprised everyone, including herself, when she won two gold medals at Chess Power's interschool championship in Dunedin this week.
    Posted: Friday 22 June 2012
  • Riverhead may be home to a group of Chess prodigies
    Rodney Times - Riverhead may be home to a group of Chess prodigies, judging by their students' results at an interschool chess tournament.
    Posted: Thursday 19 May 2011
  • Helensville School Chess Club impresses in the National Finals
    The Helensville Community News - In their very first year of both learning the game and competing, Helensville Primary School Chess Club qualified for the 2010 National Chess Competition.
    Posted: Friday 10 December 2010
  • Students have the right chess moves
    Rodney Times - Helensville Primary School "can stand tall" with its fourth place in the primary school division at a national chess tournament.
    Posted: Tuesday 23 November 2010
  • Chess Rookies do well
    Norwest News - Strategic moves have come up trumps for the Helensville Primary School Chess Club. In just their first year of both learning the game and competing, the club qualified for the 2010 National Chess Competition.
    Posted: Thursday 11 November 2010
  • Chess kids head to national contest
    Rodney Times - Helensville and Parakai schools will compete in a national chess competition after winning an interschool tournament at Waioneke School.
    Posted: Tuesday 21 September 2010
  • New moves for chess club
    Hibiscus Coast Matters - Orewa Primary School students are working hard on their game plan for an upcoming chess tournament.
    Posted: Wednesday 18 August 2010
  • Norwest News - Chess kids learn Skills
    As pawns and knights negotiate the board, norwest children are also learning life skills. Since the beginning of the year, Paul Macdonald has been coaching chess to youngsters in the district.
    Posted: Saturday 17 July 2010