The Kāpiti Chess Club first met 5 June 1984 at Glenys Mills’ Waikanae home and consisted of Glenys, Leo Eichholtz, Bill Pirie, Alvaro Lacunza and Tom Powell.
On 3 July they shifted to the Waikanae Plunket rooms, then briefly to the Raumati South Tennis Club rooms before meeting in Bill Pirie’s garage in Raumati South.
During 1988 the Club moved to Kāpiti College at Raumati Beach and on 24 May 1990 the Club became an Incorporated Society.
In 1992 the first Kāpiti Rapid Tournament was held.
In 1999 the Club moved to the Salvation Army Hall in Bluegum Road Paraparaumu Beach. On 03 January 2010 the Club moved to Paraparaumu Library in Ngahina St Paraparaumu.
In 2019, the club moved back to the Salvation Army Hall in Bluegum Road Paraparaumu Beach.