Trophies - Rapid Championship

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New Zealand Rapid Championship

The New Zealand Rapid Championship has been contested at Congress since 1993. The Robert Jones Trophy is awarded to the winner. Sadly, we still await a decent photograph of this trophy.


Rapid Champions

The table below lists all New Zealand Rapid champions.

Location Year Champion City
1 Wellington 1993 Russell Dive Wellington
2 Invercargill 1994 Anthony Dowden Dunedin
3 Wanganui 1995 Kendall Boyd
Martin Dreyer
Mark Noble
Dunedin
Auckland
Wellington
4 Wellington 1996 Russell Dive Wellington
5 North Shore 1997 Russell Dive Auckland
6 Hamilton 1998 Alexei Kulashko Auckland
7 Dunedin 1999 Anthony Ker Wellington
8 Auckland 2000 Matthew Barlow
Russell Dive
Robert Smith
John L. Sutherland
Auckland
Wellington
Auckland
Dunedin
9 Waitakere City 2001 Murray Chandler London
10 Christchurch 2002 Russell Dive Wellington
11 Wanganui 2003 Russell Dive Wellington
12 Wellington 2004 Paul Garbett
Stephen Lukey
Auckland
Wellington
13 Wanganui 2005 Russell Dive Wellington
14 Queenstown 2006 Puchen Wang Auckland
15 Wanganui 2007 Puchen Wang Auckland
16 Auckland 2008 Robert Smith
Michael Steadman
Auckland
Auckland
17 Queenstown 2009 Anthony Ker Wellington
18 Auckland 2010 Nicolas Croad Wellington
19 Auckland 2011 Anthony Ker Wellington
20 Auckland 2012 Ben Hague
Bruce Watson
Wanganui
Auckland
21 Wellington 2013 Paul Garbett
Anthony Ker
Auckland
Wellington
22 Auckland 2014 Puchen Wang Auckland
23 Auckland 2015 Russell Dive
Hans Gao
Wellington
Auckland
24 Auckland 2016 Paul Garbett
Mark Noble
Robert Smith
Puchen Wang
Auckland
Palmerston North
Mount Maunganui
Auckland
25 Wellington 2017 Hans Gao
Anthony Ker
Auckland
Wellington
26 Palmerston North 2018 Michael Steadman Auckland
27 Auckland 2019 Ralph Hart Auckland
28 Tauranga 2020 Anthony Ker Wellington