Kapiti Chess Club

Community Organisation

Kapiti Chess Club
41 Bluegum Road
Paraparaumu Beach
Paraparaumu 5032
290 days ago

Wellington Junior Chess Open

Gordon Lyall from Kapiti Chess Club

The Wellington Junior Chess open, held on Saturday 21st September at Amesbury School, Churton Park was a great success, with 70 competitors aged 5 to 18 years.

The event was organised by Northern Suburbs Social Chess Club for Kids and Co-hosted by Kapiti, Wellington & Upper Hutt Chess Clubs.

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The Wellington Junior Chess open, held on Saturday 21st September at Amesbury School, Churton Park was a great success, with 70 competitors aged 5 to 18 years.

The event was organised by Northern Suburbs Social Chess Club for Kids and Co-hosted by Kapiti, Wellington & Upper Hutt Chess Clubs.

There were prizes in three divisions, Paraparaumu College student and Kapiti Chess Club member, Geoffrey Gunawan, took first place in the college section. In addition to Paraparaumu College, Kenakena and Raumati Beach schools were represented in the the 10 and under Primary section. In total, 25 schools within the Wellington region competed.

Following the success of the Wellington Junior Chess Open, future competitions are planned. If you are interested in taking part in these events let your school know or contact Kapiti Chess Club directly.”

360 days ago

Elite Chess Coaching Seminar Inspires Local Kapiti Players

Gordon Lyall from Kapiti Chess Club

Kapiti Chess Club members, Geoffrey Gunawan, David Paul and Gordon Lyall attended an elite chess coaching seminar on Saturday 13th July. The coaching seminar was given by Chess Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov, a FIDE Senior Trainer and coach to the New Zealand Olympiad team.

Dejan is a Bulgarian … View more
Kapiti Chess Club members, Geoffrey Gunawan, David Paul and Gordon Lyall attended an elite chess coaching seminar on Saturday 13th July. The coaching seminar was given by Chess Grandmaster Dejan Bojkov, a FIDE Senior Trainer and coach to the New Zealand Olympiad team.

Dejan is a Bulgarian grandmaster, who has a background in sport science and many years of experience as a professional chess player. For a number of years he has worked with top juniors in Europe, U.S.A., and Asia, as well as former Women’s World Champion Antoaneta Stefanova, and various national teams, plus league teams in Europe. He is part of the FIDE elite FST (FIDE Senior Trainer) panel, and produces training material for a number of online chess platforms. He is also the author of several books.

The event was hosted by Wellington Chess Club and was attended by a number of talented junior players as well as the regions top senior players, including 14 time New Zealand Champion, International Master Anthony Ker.

The event was thoroughly enjoyed by all and provided great insight into elite level chess.

Some of the concepts and advice from GM Bojkov will be presented at local coaching sessions for juniors, held at Kapiti Chess Club every Tuesday at 7pm.

402 days ago

Kapiti Chess Club host largest chess event on the coast

Gordon Lyall from Kapiti Chess Club

Chess in Kapiti received a big boost with the successful running of two annual competitions.

The 2019 annual Kapiti Rapid attracted 33 competitors, one of the biggest fields in recent years for this tournament, which first started 20 years ago. It was a stronger field including current New Zealand… View more
Chess in Kapiti received a big boost with the successful running of two annual competitions.

The 2019 annual Kapiti Rapid attracted 33 competitors, one of the biggest fields in recent years for this tournament, which first started 20 years ago. It was a stronger field including current New Zealand champions, IM’s Russell Dive and Anthony Ker, former NZ champion FM Scott Wastney and 18 year old WIM Layla Timergazi.

But arguably the big feature of the day was the successful running of the inaugural Kapiti Chess Club Schools Championship. This tournament is aimed at promoting and supporting Junior Chess on the Kapiti Coast and surrounding regions and developing our players for the future. The format provided a great opportunity for school students to compete against each other in a friendly and fun environment. This year saw 20 juniors competing from 11 schools, including teams from Levin to Wellington. The youngest competitor, Max Wang, was only 6 years old!

Kapiti College took the Kapiti Chess Club School Championship trophy for winning the team event. Paraparaumu student and Kapiti Chess Club member Hamish Lester, was clear winner in the Individual College Division.

The big winners on the day:

Kapiti Rapid A Grade - FM Scott Wastney (Wellington Chess Club)

Kapiti Chess Club School Championship
Team Winner - Kapiti College (Noah Corbett, Blake Toloa Hewitt, Tim Pringle & Elliot Renison)
Individual Winner (College Division) - Hamish Lester (Paraparaumu College)
Individual Winner (11-12 years) - Zac Li & Ben Guo (Hutt Intermediate School)
Individual Winner (10 & under) - Sravya Moparthi (Hutt Central)

Further details are available from our website
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432 days ago

Kapiti Chess Club Juniors Participate in NZ Federation Badge Scheme

Gordon Lyall from Kapiti Chess Club

Junior members of Kapiti Chess Club recently completed the New Zealand Chess Federation Level 1 Badge Test. Achieving this standard demonstrates an understanding of chess fundamentals and prepares the students for more advanced topics.

Kapiti Chess Club runs structured junior chess coaching and … View more
Junior members of Kapiti Chess Club recently completed the New Zealand Chess Federation Level 1 Badge Test. Achieving this standard demonstrates an understanding of chess fundamentals and prepares the students for more advanced topics.

Kapiti Chess Club runs structured junior chess coaching and provides support to schools and colleges within the Kapiti region.

Junior coaching commences 7pm every Tuesday at the Kapiti Chess Club, located at the Salvation Arm Hall, Bluegum Rd, Paraparaumu.

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451 days ago

Kapiti Chess Club Junior Members Compete in Training Tournament

Gordon Lyall from Kapiti Chess Club

Junior members of the Kapiti Chess Club competed in a Training Tournament at Johnsonville on Sunday 14th April. The 3-member team all had good wins against a strong field comprising boys and girls from schools in the Wellington Region. The youngest competitors where 7 years old. The training event,… View moreJunior members of the Kapiti Chess Club competed in a Training Tournament at Johnsonville on Sunday 14th April. The 3-member team all had good wins against a strong field comprising boys and girls from schools in the Wellington Region. The youngest competitors where 7 years old. The training event, organised in collaboration with International Chess Master, Scott Wastney, provided good experience for the juniors ahead of the Kapiti Region Schools chess competition, scheduled for 25th May.

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