KidsPower 591047 https://www.kidspower.co.nz en-nz KidsPower 30 Maraetai Beach School students head to national chess competition https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885932 This Saturday a group of Maraetai Beach School students will head to Alfriston College to pit their chess skills against Auckland’s best, when they take part in the Chess Power Nationals Finals Team Chess Championships 2020. 043, 23 Oct 2020 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885932 Siblings become New Zealand's first-ever Pasifika chess champions https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885933 For the first time, three young Pasifika students will compete in the Australasian National Chess finals after winning gold at the NZ Power Team tournament. 047, 19 Nov 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885933 South Canterbury pupils close to podium finish at chess nationals https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885944 Four South Canterbury schools competed in the chess tournament held at Avonhead School on Friday and Waihi's results were the best ever recorded by a South Canterbury school at the national tournament. 044, 28 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885944 Whangārei's Hora Hora Primary School off to Christchurch chess champs https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885923 Hora Hora Primary School teacher Joseph Tobin said he was incredibly proud of his students heading to the National Chess Champs in Christchurch 041, 6 Oct 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885923 Chess success puts Nelson school in its first national competition https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885920 Auckland Point School chess team have made it through to the school's first ever national competition; the Chess Power junior tournament in Christchurch. 035, 29 Aug 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885920 TV review: beautiful minds on display in Brainboxes and Matilda and Me https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885935 Brainboxes follows six gifted Kiwi children not only so we can gawp at their pint-sized proficiencies but also so we can try to understand the pitfalls of both owning a brain the size of a planet and having to negotiate parenting these beautiful minds. 030, 27 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885935 Hora Hora Primary School chess club numbers double after students win https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885928 The number of kids attending chess club has gone from about 10 to 20. These guys had such success that they really deserve to be recognised. 028, 11 Jul 2019 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885928 The Dark Knights, New Zealand's latest Dark Horse-inspired chess club https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885922 Staff at Korowai Manaaki are always looking for relief valves to stop the kids from acting out. There are the usual staples of sport and music, but the Dark Knights chess club is an unlikely success story. The Dark Knights team recently attended the Chess Power Ngatea Zone regionals, performing very well. One of the players even managed to qualify for the National Champions Trophy, showing this kids are more than capable of competing with the best. 032, 11 Aug 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885922 Soundland Express : Your Move https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885934 About 130 pupils from 15 schools throughout Southland took part in the Chess Power regional tournament organised for primary, intermediate and secondary schools. "We want to teach children that chess can be fun. It helps them develop, they learn how to check things and they get immediate feedback. It's really good watching them learn" - Bruce Pollard 020, 17 May 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885934 Southland Express : Mind Games https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885927 Chess rewards focus and concentration and it opens the door for all kids to participate regardless of the background, gender, age, religion and regardless of the physical aptitude. 019, 10 May 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885927 Principal says chess is the right move for Avalon School https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885929 As the principal at Avalon School, he has encouraged the school's chess club and believes it is a game that has a range of educational benefits. Last year, the decile two Lower Hutt school attended the nationals and came a creditable fifth. 013, 27 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885929 McGlashan 5 have all the right moves https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885943 John McGlashan College chess team members celebrate after winning the intermediate New Zealand chess power interschools national final. PHOTO: PETER MCINTOSH 007, 13 Feb 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885943 Whangaparaoa Primary students focus on chess https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885940 Chess is taking off in a big way at Whangaparaoa School – a recent open day there attracted more than 50 students keen to learn from scratch, or improve their game. 021, 16 May 2016 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885940 Chess enthusiasts battle it out https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885926 Five schools gave their best at the Chess Power tournament at Morrinsville Intermediate recently. 037, 10 Sep 2015 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885926 Chess Teams Tie for Eighth at Nationals https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885945 Paeroa and Hauraki Plains colleges chess teams combined travelling arrangements to head to Nelson last weekend for the National Secondary Schools Chess Finals. 041, 11 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885945 Life skills from smart moves - Nelson Mail https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885946 Board games, a wet school holiday afternoon and a hall packed with children usually result in chaos and noise. But the main sounds at the Chess Power Nationals at Annesbrook Church were the slapping of the timer and the occasional sharp intake of breath. 041, 11 Oct 2014 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885946 Hauraki Plains College - Knights and Pawns: HPC Chess Tournament https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885924 The Hub was bursting with 59 enthusiastic chess players on the 27th of June. Players had arrived from Morrinsville Intermediate, Stanley Avenue, Paeroa College and Te Puru Primary along with Hauraki Plains College. 033, 14 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885924 Tauhara College - Right Moves Made https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885925 One event which has a highlight for a number of students this past week was the Chess competition. We were delighted to win the overall competition. 031, 3 Aug 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885925 Chess mates bring home silver https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885937 Winning a chess game isn't as black and white as it may seem. That's how Dargaville Intermediate students managed to bring home silver medals from the Northland Zone Chess Tournament at Whangarei Boys' High School 028, 11 Jul 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885937 Gold for young chess star https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885942 When it comes to chess, 10-year-old Devon Gamble, of Dunedin, is proving to be king. Devon was taught the game six months ago and surprised everyone, including herself, when she won two gold medals at Chess Power's interschool championship in Dunedin this week. 025, 22 Jun 2012 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885942 NZ teams win 8th Chess Interschool Open Championships https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884662 A brilliant and concerted effort in both Junior and Senior divisions saw New Zealand teams conquer the Aussies! 052, 18 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884662 Term 2 2011 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - Taupo Zone https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884666 Tauhara College hosts the Taupo Zone Tournament and attracts over 50 participants! 029, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884666 Term 2 2011 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - Hawera Zone https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884663 Our very own Chess Power team took on Matapu School head to head and managed to take the win by half a point on the final round! 029, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884663 Term 2 2011 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - Blenheim Zone https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884664 The hosts Riverlands Primary take a commanding lead over Rapaura School to win the tournament convincingly. 029, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884664 Term 2 2011 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - Christchurch Zone https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884667 Christchurch Boys High reigns supreme in the Senior Division with Cobham Intermediate coming out tops in the Junior Division. 029, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884667 Term 2 2011 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - Gisborne Zone https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884656 Gisborne Boys' High and Nuhaka qualify convincingly for the National Finals with Lytton High and Tolaga Bay Area School showing good promise. 029, 11 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884656 Term 2 2011 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - Timaru Zone https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884661 Bluestone School hosts the Timaru Zone Tournament and some amazing Chess girl power shines through! 027, 29 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884661 Term 2 2011 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - Oamaru Zone https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884658 Ardgowan School plays host to our first tournament in Oamaru with no less 38 competitors in 7 teams! 027, 28 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884658 Term 2 2011 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - Dunedin Zone https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884665 We ventured south to the highest school in Dunedin, Brockville Primary to enter a battle of Chess with ALTITUDE! 027, 27 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884665 Term 2 2011 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - South Auckland Zone https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884657 The hosts Rosehill Intermediate show why they are the best of the South! 023, 1 Jun 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884657 Riverhead may be home to a group of Chess prodigies https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885931 Rodney Times - Riverhead may be home to a group of Chess prodigies, judging by their students' results at an interschool chess tournament. 021, 19 May 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885931 Vera Menchik https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885113 Vera Menchik (16 February 1906–27 June 1944) was a British-Czech chess player who gained renown as the world's first women's chess champion. She also competed in chess tournaments with some of the world's leading male chess masters, defeating many of them, including future World Champion Max Euwe. 016, 16 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885113 Hou Yifan https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885108 Hou Yifan (born February 27, 1994, in Xinghua, Taizhou, Jiangsu, China)is a Chinese chess prodigy. She is the current Women's World Chess Champion, the youngest ever, and the youngest ever female player to qualify for the title of Grandmaster. 016, 16 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885108 Xie Jun https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885107 Xie Jun (born October 30, 1970, Baoding, Hebei) is a chess grandmaster from China. She had two reigns as Women's World Chess Champion, from 1991 to 1996 and again from 1999 to 2001. Xie is only the second woman to have two reigns, the other being Elisabeth Bykova. 016, 16 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885107 Maia Chiburdanidze https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885110 Maia Chiburdanidze (born January 17, 1961) is a Georgian chess grandmaster, and the seventh (and then youngest) Women's World Chess Champion. She is the only chess player in history who has won nine Chess Olympiads. 016, 16 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885110 Nona Gaprindashvili https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885109 Nona Gaprindashvili (born 3 May 1941) is a Georgian chess player, the sixth women's world chess champion (1962–1978), and first female Grandmaster. Born in Zugdidi, Georgia (then part of the Soviet Union), she was the strongest female player of her generation. 016, 16 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885109 Humpy Koneru https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885112 Humpy Koneru (born 31 March 1987 in Gudivada, Andhra Pradesh) is a chess grandmaster from India. Her January 2010 FIDE Elo rating is 2614, placing her number two in the world for women (behind Judit Polgár). In 2007 she surpassed the rating of 2577 set by Susan Polgar to become the second-highest ranked female player in history. She became the second female player ever, after Judit Polgár, to exceed the 2600 Elo mark. 016, 16 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885112 Term 1 2011 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - Rodney Zone https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884660 With 115 players from 11 different schools, the first Chess Power interschools tournament for 2011 was a cracker! 014, 30 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884660 Helensville School Chess Club impresses in the National Finals https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885936 The Helensville Community News - In their very first year of both learning the game and competing, Helensville Primary School Chess Club qualified for the 2010 National Chess Competition. 050, 10 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885936 Judith Polgar https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885111 Judit Polgár (born July 23, 1976) is a Hungarian chess grandmaster. She is by far the strongest female chess player in history. In 1991, she achieved the title of Grandmaster (GM) at the age of 15 years and 4 months. She was, at that time, the youngest person ever to do so. Polgár is ranked number 49 in the world on the November 2010 FIDE rating list with an Elo rating of 2686, the only[update] woman on FIDE's Top 100 Players list, and has been ranked as high as eighth (in 2005) 050, 5 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885111 Term 4 2010 Interschools Chess Tournament Results - Rodney Zone https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884659 The first Chess Power interschools tournament was a great success and very competitive! Helensville Primary sneaked in ahead of Riverhead School by just half a point! 048, 24 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/884659 Students have the right chess moves https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885941 Rodney Times - Helensville Primary School "can stand tall" with its fourth place in the primary school division at a national chess tournament. 048, 23 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885941 Chess Rookies do well https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885939 Norwest News - Strategic moves have come up trumps for the Helensville Primary School Chess Club. In just their first year of both learning the game and competing, the club qualified for the 2010 National Chess Competition. 046, 11 Nov 2010 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885939 Chess kids head to national contest https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885930 Rodney Times - Helensville and Parakai schools will compete in a national chess competition after winning an interschool tournament at Waioneke School. 039, 21 Sep 2010 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885930 New moves for chess club https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885921 Hibiscus Coast Matters - Orewa Primary School students are working hard on their game plan for an upcoming chess tournament. 034, 18 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885921 Norwest News - Chess kids learn Skills https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885938 As pawns and knights negotiate the board, norwest children are also learning life skills. Since the beginning of the year, Paul Macdonald has been coaching chess to youngsters in the district. 029, 17 Jul 2010 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.kidspower.co.nz/blog/885938