Recommended Tournaments

A coach will be available at each of the tournaments listed below to provide game analysis, preparation, coaching, psychological and moral support as well as limited supervision.

Squad members are encouraged to participate in at least 3 (three) Open Weekender events each year. If you are keen to participate in an event which is not listed, talk to your coach about what we can do to support you.

Details of all of these events can be found on the Chess Calendar at and on the Upcoming Auckland Tournaments or Upcoming Regional Tournaments at

NZ Chess Academy Coaching

Sarapu Cup Tournaments (2nd Sunday of each month)

In Auckland, many Chess Power Cluster tournaments are held through Term 2 and Term 3. In other locations, Chess Power regional tournaments are held in Term 2 and Term 3. Make sure your school enters a team!


Bay of Plenty Rapid, Tauranga


Auckland Chess Centre Weekenders
Howick-Pakuranga Annual Latvian Rapidplay


Trusts Chess Open


NZ Junior Rapid Championship

NZ Junior Championship

North Island Championship


Westfield Junior

North Shore Open


Merv Morrison Memorial

Chess Power Champions Trophy

Chess Power Teams National Finals (Your school will need to qualify to compete in this event)


Sarapu Cup Championship (Open to all but you will need to qualify to play in the Kings Championship Division)

Papatoetoe Rapid


NZ Rapid & Lightning Chess Championships

NZ Open