The Otago Chess Club
7 Maitland Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
***Covid Level Two: the club will be open this week with additional precautions: disinfecting hands, spacing out the games to one per table and wearing masks is desirable, so bring a mask if you can. If you are unwell, please stay at home.*** The next event is the start of the first leg of the club championship on 3 March - see the 2021 Calendar. If you can't make it on the 3rd, you can still enter the tournament by emailing email@example.com before Wednesday evening.
The Otago Autumn Rapid Open is taking place on Sunday 7 March and is NZCF rated this year, which entails an increase of the entry fee to $15 - see the Tournaments for details and entry forms.
The Monday Chess Group (MCG) is continuing over the break on Lichess - Join the Otago Chess Club Team and you can enter the next event starting Mondays at 7:30pm
The Allan Chang Memorial was held on 24 February, with a free-for-all approach to pairings given the hourglass time limit. Alf Loretan achived the greatest number of games (5), while Ben Suazo the most points (3½). The trophy goes to the greatest upset result based on club ratings and with so many new players amount the 24 contestants required some working out - it was Noah Oseki for his win over Hamish Gold - See News.
The Perpetual Handicap for 2021.
The AGM was held on 10 February, and Bob Clarkson stood down as President to be replaced by Geoff Aimers. Subs for 2021 remained the same as 2020 (see About Us for details) and are now due. You can pay them online directly to the Westpac Otago Chess Club bank account: 03-0905-0169820-00 (be sure to mention your name in the reference field!) - See News.
The first Blitz tournament for the 2021 Blair Freeman trophy took place on 3 February. Ben Suazo scored 5½/6 to take out the event ahead of Quentin Johnson and Romero Suggate on 5 - See News.
The opening event for 2021 was the tradition President vs Vice resident match on 27 January. This year Geaoff Aimers VP team triumphed 7-3 over Bob Clarkson's President's team - See News
The catalogue of the Club's library of over 600 items is available - see Library
For links to other chess sites including free chess training resources, visit the favourite links page of the club wiki.
The Otago Chess Club meets on Wednesday evenings, 7:30pm at 7 Maitland Street, Dunedin as well as for social play on Tuesday afternoons from 1pm
The Dunedin Junior Chess Academy ended for term 4 on Friday 4 October and starts for term 1 on Friday 12 February 2021.
Invercargill has a chess club looking for new members.
Wanaka has a small chess club looking for new members. Meets twice a week.
This site was last updated on 1 March 2021