This trophy came into being in 1973 with the aim of encouraging club members to participate in tournaments other than just the Club Championship.
To win the trophy a player needs to enter at least two tournaments. Its fair to say that any player in the club can win, regardless of their chess rating.
Points awarded in each tournament are as follows:
Club Championship and Respini Tournament (In each division)
1st: 20 points, 2nd: 18 points, 3rd: 16 points, 4th: 14 points, 5th: 12 points, 6th: 10 points, 7th: 08 points, 8th: 06 points, 9th: 04 points, 10th: 02 points Note: In the event for a tie for a specific place, the points shall be shared.
Metro Open
Points allocated for each “division” based on about 10 players per division (similar to the allocation of prize money for the tournament)
1st: 20 points, 2nd: 18 points, 3rd: 16 points, 4th: 14 points, 5th: 12 points,
6th: 10 points, 7th: 08 points, 8th: 06 points, 9th: 04 points, 10th: 02 points
Note: In the event for a tie for a specific place, the points shall be shared.
Arved Wasser Tournament (In each division)
1st: 15 points, 2nd: 14 points, 3rd: 13 points, 4th: 12 points, 5th: 11 points, 6th: 10 points, 7th: 09 points, 8th: 08 points, 9th: 07 points, 10th: 06 points 11th: 05 points, 12th: 04 points, 13th: 03 points, 14th: 02 points, 15th: 01 point
Club Lightning & Lightning Handicap Tournaments (In each division)
1st: 10 points, 2nd: 09 points, 3rd: 08 points, 4th: 07 points, 5th: 06 points, 6th: 05 points, 7th: 04 points, 8th: 03 points, 9th: 02 points, 10th: 01 points
Previous Winners
1973 
R. Pilgrim 
1998 
L. Taylor 
1974 
P. Clay 
1999 
J. Keith 
1975 
D. Wallwork 
2000 
R. Pilgrim 
1976 
R. Di Renzo 
2001 
A. Haasse 
1977 
R. Lilly 
2002 
D. Tay 
1978 
M. Partis 
2003 
A. Haasse 
1979 
R. Pilgrim 
2004 
Y. Choong 
1980 
R. Butcher 
2005 
N. Maris 
1981 
D. McLean 
2006 
N. Khan 
1982 
J. Simpson 
2007 
A. Hardegen 
1983 
R. Pilgrim 
2008 
M. Vlietstra 
1984 
R. Pilgrim 
2009 
L. Taylor 
1985 
R. Pilgrim 
2010 
R. Lilly 
1986 
C. Kinsman 
2011 
G. Taylor 
1987 
R. Lilly 
2012 
M. Vlietstra 
1988 
R. Lilly 
2013 
B. Motu 
1989 
A. DeHeer 
2014 
I. Ferozkohi 
1990 
R. Butcher 
2015 
Y. Choong 
1991 
M. Jahangirian 
2016 
I. Ferozkohi 
1992 
M. Partis 
2017 
I. Ferozkohi 
1993 
M. Partis 


1994 
R.Pilgrim 


1995 
R.Pilgrim 


1996 
R. Lilly & L. Taylor 


1997 
L. Taylor 


