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About the Club

The Kāpiti Chess Club has been supporting chess on the Kāpiti Coast since 1984. We are an associate member of the New Zealand Chess Federation, with an active calendar of rated and casual events, including the annual Kāpiti Rapid Tournament.

Contact us at

Gordon Lyall (Club President)
029 905 8045
David Scott (Secretary and Club Captain)
027 456 7695


The first 3 visits to the club are free. Members who join the club during the year can pay pro-rata for the remainder of the year. Visitors who don’t wish to join can still pay on a per night night after the first 3 weeks.  Annual fees for 2020 have been reduced due to COVID-19 disruptions. They are now:

Adults $170 $150
 Juniors (under 20 as at 1/1/20) $70 $50
Unwaged  $100 $80
Per Night (Casual) – Adults $10
Per Night (Casual) – Juniors $4

Fees can be paid online into the club’s bank account via account number 06-0730-0064954-00 (including your name in the reference), or brought along on any club night. 

Club Governance
History of the Kāpiti Chess Club