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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
2020Gordon Lyall
2019Gordon Lyall
2018Gordon Lyall
2017Alan Winfield
2016David Paul
2015Alan Winfield
2014David Paul
2013David Paul
2012David Paul
2011David Paul
2010David Paul
2009David Paul
2008David Paul
2007Zoe Kingston
2006Earl Roberts
2005Earl Roberts & David Paul
2004Earl Roberts
2003Earl Roberts
2002Earl Roberts
2001Earl Roberts
2000John Whibley
1999Alvaro Lacunza
1998Alvaro Lacunza
1997R Andrew Stanton
1996R Andrew Stanton
1995Alvaro Lacunza
1994Earl Roberts & Alvaro Lacunza
1993R Andrew Stanton
1992Earl Roberts
1991Alvaro Lacunza
1990Alvaro Lacunza
1989Ab Borren
1988Tom 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
2020Geoffrey Gunawan
2019Geoffrey Gunawan
2018David Scott
2017Rick Lowe
2016Sean Doyle
2015Sean Doyle
2014Rick Lowe
2013Sean Doyle
2012Rick Lowe
2011Glenys Mills
2010Christy Paul
2009Christy Paul
2008Glenys Mills
2007Paul Frost
2006Paul Frost
2005Glenys Mills
2004John Whibley
2003Zoe Kingston & Nick Todd
2002Kay Hollis
2001Clive Greenwood
2000not contested
1999Guy Burns
1998Glenys Mills
1997Zoe Kingston
1996Alistair McGowan
1995Bert Leggett
1994Reuben Healey
1993Zoe Kingston
1992Martin Hill
1991Mark Gosnell
1990Bert Leggett & Glenys Mills
1989W. R (Bill) Pirie
1988Tom 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
2020Hamish Lester
2019Mark Summers
2018Brandon Holman
2017Mark Summers
2016Rose Kingston
2015Johnny Hynes
2014Johnny Hynes
2013Nathan Price
2012Nathan Price
2011Rose Kingston
2010Chris Carr, Johnny Hynes, Rose Kingston
2009Johnny Hynes
2008Jane Paul
2007Phil Elliot & Iain Liddell
2006Rosemary Kingston
2005Rosemary Kingston
2004Tim Bailey
2003Rose Kingston
2002Rose Kingston & Tim Bailey
2001Zak Murray
2000Paul Tideswell
1999Rose Kingston
1998John Holland
1997Chris Ford
1996Jo Claessen
1995Paul Hurring
1994Bert Leggatt
1993John Holland
1992Zoe Kingston
1991Ged Farnan
1990John Whibley Junior & Martin Hill
1989Robert Shaw
1988John 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
2020Gordon Lyall
2019Gordon Lyall
2018Alan Winfield
2017David Paul
2016David Paul
2015Alistair McGowan
2014David Paul
2013David Paul
2012David Paul
2011Alistair McGowan &  David Paul
2010Zoe Kingston
2009David Paul
2008Roy Seabrook
2007David Paul
2006David Paul
2005Mike O’Rorke
2004Earl Roberts
2003Earl Roberts
2002Alistair McGowan
2001Earl Roberts
2000Guy Burns & John Whibley
1999Guy Burns & Rose Kingston
1998John Whibley
1997R Andrew Stanton
1996R Andrew Stanton
1995John Whibley
1994Earl Roberts, John Whibley & Alvaro Lacunza
1993Jim McIntosh
1992 
1991Earl Roberts
1990Jim 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
2020Not awarded – tournament abandoned due to Covid-19
2019Gordon Lyall
2018Alistair McGowan, David Paul & Alan Winfield
2017Ross Jackson
2016David Paul
2015Alan Winfield
2014David Paul
2013David Paul
2012Alistair McGowan & David Paul
2011David Paul
2010Zoe Kington, Itay Ben-Dom & David Paul
2009Paul Frost
2008Roy Seabrook
2007David Paul
2006Earl Roberts
2005Earl Roberts
2004Alistair McGowan
2003Alistair McGowan
2002Earl Roberts & Guy Burns
2001Earl Roberts
2000Jo 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
2020David Paul
2019David Paul & Gordon Lyall
2018Lars Dobbertin-King & Alan Winfield
2017David Paul
2016David Paul
2015Lars Dobbertin-King
2014David Paul
2013David Paul
2012David Paul
2011David Paul
2010David Paul
2009David Paul
2008David Paul
2007Paul Frost
2006David 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
2020David Paul
2019Ross Jackson
2018Alan Winfield & Ross Jackson
2017Alan Winfield
2016David Paul & Lars Dobbertin-King
2015John Whibley & Paul Frost
2014David Paul
2013David Paul
2012David Paul
2011David Paul

Winter Cup

A new competition introduced in 2019 for the Winter period. Currently played over a standard time control of 25m + 5s.

Past winners
2020David Scott & David Paul
2019David Paul

Glenys Mills Memorial Trophy (Grand Prix)

The Grand Prix recognises the member with the consistently best performance throughout the year. Grand Prix points are awarded forGMTrophy each of the Club’s major tournaments, so the award also in part recognises support of the Club through active participation in events throughout the year. The Club member with the highest Grand Prix points at the end of year receives the Glenys Mills Memorial Trophy.  Glenys Mills was a founding and long time member of the Club, and NZ representative. The original smaller trophy was given by Glenys Mills from a grade win in correspondence chess. After the death of Glenys in 2016, the Club had the trophy renamed and rebuilt. It has been competed for since 2006.

Past winners
2020Geoffrey Gunawan
2019Ross Jackson
2018Gordon Lyall
2017Alan Winfield
2016David Paul
2015David Paul
2014David Paul
2013David Paul
2012David Paul
2011David Paul
2010David Paul
2009David Paul
2008Roy Seabrook
2007Roy Seabrook & David Paul
2006Earl 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
2020Ross Jackson, David Paul
2019Guy Burns, David Paul
2018Alan Winfield
2017** not held **
2016 ** not held **
2015David Paul
2014 ** not held **
2013Alistair McGowan, Mike O’Rorke
2012Todd Stewart, Guy Burns, David Paul
2011David Paul, Itay Ben-Dom
2010Alistair McGowan
2009David 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 ImprovedMost Promising
2020Geoffrey GunawanJohn Eccles
2019Geoffrey GunawanLiam Parkes
2018David ScottHamish Lester
2017not awardednot awarded
2016Lars Dobbertin-KingMike O’Rorke
2015Sean DoyleNatalie Bowers
2014Spencer ViernesZephyr Wills
2013Sean DoyleJohnny Hynes
2012Rick LoweTodd Stewart
2011Gordon AndersonJosh Bunker Johnny Hynes
2010Guy Burns 
2009Johnny Hynes 

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