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Club trophies and past winners

Tom Powell Memorial Trophy / A Grade Club Champion

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The Tom Powell Memorial Trophy is awarded to the winner of the A Grade of the Club Championships. Tom Powell was a founding member of the current Kāpiti Chess Club, and its first president.  

 

Past winners
2020 Gordon Lyall
2019 Gordon Lyall
2018 Gordon Lyall
2017 Alan Winfield
2016 David Paul
2015 Alan Winfield
2014 David Paul
2013 David Paul
2012 David Paul
2011 David Paul
2010 David Paul
2009 David Paul
2008 David Paul
2007 Zoe Kingston
2006 Earl Roberts
2005 Earl Roberts & David Paul
2004 Earl Roberts
2003 Earl Roberts
2002 Earl Roberts
2001 Earl Roberts
2000 John Whibley
1999 Alvaro Lacunza
1998 Alvaro Lacunza
1997 R Andrew Stanton
1996 R Andrew Stanton
1995 Alvaro Lacunza
1994 Earl Roberts & Alvaro Lacunza
1993 R Andrew Stanton
1992 Earl Roberts
1991 Alvaro Lacunza
1990 Alvaro Lacunza
1989 Ab Borren
1988 Tom Pyatt

Ab Borren Trophy / B Grade Champion

 IMG_5116The Ab Borren Trophy is awarded to the winner of the B Grade of the Club Championships. Ab Borren was an early member of the Club and Club President from 1990 to 1994. The original Trophy, made by his daughter, was damaged and member Glenys Mills, donated the Knight that she acquired when playing in for the New Zealand team at the Chess Olympics held in Yugoslavia in 1990.  

 

Past winners
2020 Geoffrey Gunawan
2019 Geoffrey Gunawan
2018 David Scott
2017 Rick Lowe
2016 Sean Doyle
2015 Sean Doyle
2014 Rick Lowe
2013 Sean Doyle
2012 Rick Lowe
2011 Glenys Mills
2010 Christy Paul
2009 Christy Paul
2008 Glenys Mills
2007 Paul Frost
2006 Paul Frost
2005 Glenys Mills
2004 John Whibley
2003 Zoe Kingston & Nick Todd
2002 Kay Hollis
2001 Clive Greenwood
2000 not contested
1999 Guy Burns
1998 Glenys Mills
1997 Zoe Kingston
1996 Alistair McGowan
1995 Bert Leggett
1994 Reuben Healey
1993 Zoe Kingston
1992 Martin Hill
1991 Mark Gusnell
1990 Bert Leggett & Glenys Mills
1989 W. R (Bill) Pirie
1988 Tom Powell

Gufeld Trophy / C Grade Champion

IMG_5110Eduard Gufeld, Chess Grandmaster, honoured the Kāpiti Chess Club with a visit in 1988. After an interesting and hilarious talk, he presented the Club with his Club’s pendant, now framed in this Trophy. The trophy is awarded the winner of the C Grade of the Club Championships.

Past winners
2020 Hamish Lester
2019 Mark Summers
2018 Brandon Holman
2017 Mark Summers
2016 Rose Kingston
2015 Johnny Hynes
2014 Johnny Hynes
2013 Nathan Price
2012 Nathan Price
2011 Rose Kingston
2010 Chris Carr, Johnny Hynes, Rose Kingston
2009 Johnny Hynes
2008 Jane Paul
2007 Phil Elliot & Iain Liddell
2006 Rosemary Kingston
2005 Rosemary Kingston
2004 Tim Bailey
2003 Rose Kingston
2002 Rose Kingston & Tim Bailey
2001 Zak Murray
2000 Paul Tideswell
1999 Rose Kingston
1998 John Holland
1997 Chris Ford
1996 Jo Claessen
1995 Paul Hurring
1994 Bert Leggatt
1993 John Holland
1992 Zoe Kingston
1991 Ged Farnan
1990 John Whibley Junior & Martin Hill
1989 Robert Shaw
1988 John Whibley Junior

Leo Eichholtz Board

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This trophy is awarded to the winner of the Club’s main annual rapid format competition, played under a time control of 25 minutes plus a 5 second add on. Leo Eichholtz—an early member of the Kāpiti Chess Club—donated this Trophy.

Past winners
2020 Gordon Lyall
2019 Gordon Lyall
2018 Alan Winfield
2017 David Paul
2016 David Paul
2015 Alistair McGowan
2014 David Paul
2013 David Paul
2012 David Paul
2011 Alistair McGowan &  David Paul
2010 Zoe Kingston
2009 David Paul
2008 Roy Seabrook
2007 David Paul
2006 David Paul
2005 Mike O’Rorke
2004 Earl Roberts
2003 Earl Roberts
2002 Alistair McGowan
2001 Earl Roberts
2000 Guy Burns & John Whibley
1999 Guy Burns & Rose Kingston
1998 John Whibley
1997 R Andrew Stanton
1996 R Andrew Stanton
1995 John Whibley
1994 Earl Roberts, John Whibley & Alvaro Lacunza
1993 Jim McIntosh
1992  
1991 Earl Roberts
1990 Jim McIntosh & Alvaro Lacunza

Rose and John Kingston Memorial Trophy

IMG_5115Rose Kingston was a long time member, and a tireless and loyal supporter of the Club. She was Club Secretary continuously from 1997 till her death in 2018. The trophy was first awarded in 2000. It was originally named after John Kingston, Rose’s husband, a supporter of the Club from behind the scenes. After Rose’s death in 2018, the trophy was renamed to the Rose & John Kingston Memorial trophy, in recognition of the contribution of the Kingston family to the Club. Played over 55 minutes plus 5 second add-on. 

Past winners
2020 Not awarded – tournament abandoned due to Covid-19
2019 Gordon Lyall
2018 Alistair McGowan, David Paul & Alan Winfield
2017 Ross Jackson
2016 David Paul
2015 Alan Winfield
2014 David Paul
2013 David Paul
2012 Alistair McGowan & David Paul
2011 David Paul
2010 Zoe Kington, Itay Ben-Dom & David Paul
2009 Paul Frost
2008 Roy Seabrook
2007 David Paul
2006 Earl Roberts
2005 Earl Roberts
2004 Alistair McGowan
2003 Alistair McGowan
2002 Earl Roberts & Guy Burns
2001 Earl Roberts
2000 Jo Claessen

Blitz Cup

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The Club’s annual Blitz tournament is generally played over several series under a 3 m + 2 s time format. Also engraved “Lightning Champ” the Blitz Cup has been awarded since 2006.

Past winners
2020 David Paul
2019 David Paul & Gordon Lyall
2018 Lars Dobbertin-King & Alan Winfield
2017 David Paul
2016 David Paul
2015 Lars Dobbertin-King
2014 David Paul
2013 David Paul
2012 David Paul
2011 David Paul
2010 David Paul
2009 David Paul
2008 David Paul
2007 Paul Frost
2006 David Paul

Freebird Trophy

Donated to the club by Mike O’Rorke, this trophy is for the winner of the annual rapid format tournament, played under a time control of 10 m + 5s. It has been contested for since 2011.

Past winners
2020 David Paul
2019 Ross Jackson
2018 Alan Winfield & Ross Jackson
2017 Alan Winfield
2016 David Paul & Lars Dobbertin-King
2015 John Whibley & Paul Frost
2014 David Paul
2013 David Paul
2012 David Paul
2011 David Paul

Winter Cup

A new competition introduced in 2019 for the Winter period. Currently played over a standard time control of 75m + 30s.

Past winners
2020 David Scott & David Paul
2019 David Paul

Glenys Mills Memorial Trophy (Grand Prix)

The award for the Club member with the highest Grand Prix results, recognising best consistent performance over the year. OriginallGMTrophyy a small trophy, given by Glenys Mills from a grade win in correspondence chess. Glenys Mills was a founding and long time member of the Club, and NZ representative. After the death of Glenys in 2016, the Club had the Trophy renamed and rebuilt.

Past winners
2020 Geoffrey Gunawan
2019 Ross Jackson
2018 Gordon Lyall
2017 Alan Winfield
2016 David Paul
2015 David Paul
2014 David Paul
2013 David Paul
2012 David Paul
2011 David Paul
2010 David Paul
2009 David Paul
2008 Roy Seabrook
2007 Roy Seabrook & David Paul
2006 Earl Roberts

Flora Paul Memorial Trophy (Kāpiti Rapid)

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A trophy for the best placed Kāpiti player in the annual open Kāpiti Rapid Tournament. Donated in 2009 by David Paul in memory of his late wife. 

 

Past winners
2020 Ross Jackson, David Paul
2019 Guy Burns, David Paul
2018 Alan Winfield
2017 ** not held **
2016  ** not held **
2015 David Paul
2014  ** not held **
2013 Alistair McGowan, Mike O’Rorke
2012 Todd Stewart, Guy Burns, David Paul
2011 David Paul, Itay Ben-Dom
2010 Alistair McGowan
2009 David Paul, Denis Sosnoski

Most Improved Player / Most Promising Player

Awarded respectively, for the player who has improved the most over the year, and for the player who has shown the most promise over the year. 

  Most Improved Most Promising
2020 Geoffrey Gunawan John Eccles
2019 Geoffrey Gunawan Liam Parkes
2018 David Scott Hamish Lester
2017 not awarded not awarded
2016 Lars Dobbertin-King Mike O’Rorke
2015 Sean Doyle Natalie Bowers
2014 Spencer Viernes Zephyr Wills
2013 Sean Doyle Johnny Hynes
2012 Rick Lowe Todd Stewart
2011 Gordon Anderson Josh Bunker Johnny Hynes
2010 Guy Burns  
2009 Johnny Hynes  

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