Club trophies and past winners
Tom Powell Memorial Trophy / A Grade Club Champion
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.
|2005||Earl Roberts & David Paul|
|1997||R Andrew Stanton|
|1996||R Andrew Stanton|
|1994||Earl Roberts & Alvaro Lacunza|
|1993||R Andrew Stanton|
Ab Borren Trophy / B Grade Champion
The 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.
|2003||Zoe Kingston & Nick Todd|
|1990||Bert Leggett & Glenys Mills|
|1989||W. R (Bill) Pirie|
Gufeld Trophy / C Grade Champion
Eduard 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.
|2010||Chris Carr, Johnny Hynes, Rose Kingston|
|2007||Phil Elliot & Iain Liddell|
|2002||Rose Kingston & Tim Bailey|
|1990||John Whibley Junior & Martin Hill|
|1988||John Whibley Junior|
Leo Eichholtz Board
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.
|2011||Alistair McGowan & David Paul|
|2000||Guy Burns & John Whibley|
|1999||Guy Burns & Rose Kingston|
|1997||R Andrew Stanton|
|1996||R Andrew Stanton|
|1994||Earl Roberts, John Whibley & Alvaro Lacunza|
|1990||Jim McIntosh & Alvaro Lacunza|
Rose and John Kingston Memorial Trophy
Rose 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.
|2020||Not awarded – tournament abandoned due to Covid-19|
|2018||Alistair McGowan, David Paul & Alan Winfield|
|2012||Alistair McGowan & David Paul|
|2010||Zoe Kington, Itay Ben-Dom & David Paul|
|2002||Earl Roberts & Guy Burns|
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.
|2019||David Paul & Gordon Lyall|
|2018||Lars Dobbertin-King & Alan Winfield|
|2018||Alan Winfield & Ross Jackson|
|2016||David Paul & Lars Dobbertin-King|
|2015||John Whibley & Paul Frost|
|2020||David Scott & David 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 for 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.
|2007||Roy Seabrook & David Paul|
Flora Paul Memorial Trophy (Kāpiti Rapid)
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.
|2020||Ross Jackson, David Paul|
|2019||Guy Burns, David Paul|
|2017||** not held **|
|2016||** not held **|
|2014||** not held **|
|2013||Alistair McGowan, Mike O’Rorke|
|2012||Todd Stewart, Guy Burns, David Paul|
|2011||David Paul, Itay Ben-Dom|
|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|