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The Kāpiti Junior Chess Championship

The Kāpiti Junior Chess Championship is an annual tournament that aims to promote and support junior chess across the Wellington to Horowhenua region. Kids compete individually and also as part of a 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.

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

YearDateJunior Open ChampionshipJunior School Championship
PlayersWinner(s)PlayersIndividual WinnersSchools Winning School


12 Aug14Ryan Winter66

Secondary: Luke Chang
Intermediate: Timothy Wang
Primary: Mark Wu

18Levin Intermediate


13 Aug10  Ryan Winter34 Secondary: Joy Ulm
Intermediate: Easham Maveram
Primary: Lucas Qu
16 Levin Intermediate 


18 SepCancelled due to COVID-19


12 Dec10Kayden Loke, Ryan Winter23Secondary: Vincent Luo
Intermediate: Sravya Moparthi
Primary: Lucas Qu
16Levin Intermediate
201925 May –19Secondary: Hamish Lester
Intermediate: Zac Li, Ben Guo
Primary: Sravya Moparthi
11Kāpiti College