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The Kāpiti Junior Chess Championship

The Kāpiti Junior Chess Championship is an annual tournament introduced in 2019. It aims to promote and support junior chess across the Wellington to Horowhenua region. Kids compete individually and also as part of team made up of other participants who attend their school.  In 2020, the tournament was split into two;  a separate NZCF-rated Junior Championship Open for top-rated Juniors, and the Schools tournament. The Kāpiti Chess Club School Championship trophy is awarded to the overall best performing school, with individual prizes also awarded by age group.

Entries are now open for the 2021 tournament to be held on 18 September. Click here for details.

For full results and coverage of past year tournaments, click on the year in the table below.

Year Date Junior Open Championship Junior School  Championship
Players Winner(s) Players Individual Winners Schools  Winning School


12 Dec 10 Kayden Loke, Ryan Winter 23 Secondary: Vincent Luo
Intermediate: Sravya Moparthi
Primary: Lucas Quo
16 Levin Intermediate
2019 25 May  – 19 Secondary: Hamish Lester
Intermediate: Zac Li, Ben Guo
Primary: Sravya Moparthi
11 Kāpiti College