The Otago Chess Club
7 Maitland Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
The 2020 Otago Under 20 individual championship is at the Otago Chess Club on 29 August. See Tournaments page for details and entry forms.
***Covid-19***: The Otago Chess Club is open as long as the level one state is in place in Dunedin. The 2020 Calendar has been revised. The South Island Championship and Rapid Championship entry forms are up, taking place between 3 and 10 October.
The 2020 Otago Primary and Intermediate Interschool Teams Chess Championship was on Saturday 8 August at Kavanagh College Library. Defending Champions Balamacewen Int and George St Normal School finished first in their respective grades. See Crosstable and Full Individual Scores.
On 5 August the second Blitz event for the Blair Freeman Trophy was held and won by Quentin Johnson on 8/8 with Ben Suazo 2nd on 7 and Romero Suggate 3rd on 5½ points. View the final scores
The 2020 Otago Secondary Interschool Teams Chess Championship was on Saturday 1 August at Logan Park HS. Logan Park HS A won the trophy ahead of the winner for the previous 9 years, OBHS A, with John McGlashan College A third. James Hargest College A were 4th and the highest finishing Southland team. See Crosstable and Full Individual Scores.
On 8 July the first Blitz event for the Blair Freeman Trophy was held and won by Quentin Johnson on 9/9 with Romero Suggate 2nd on 8 and Ben Suazo 3rd on 7 points. View the final scores
The 1st leg of the Club Standard Championship
The online rapid event that was in place of the Wednesday Calendar was won by Ben Suazo with a game in hand.
The Perpetual Handicap for 2020. The early leaders in the Rapid are Hamish Gold on +77, followed by Ben Suazo on +56, with Alf Loretan on +45. The early leaders in the Standard are Brent Southgate on + 37, followed by Ryan High on +14, with Hildon Nisa on +12.
The weekly Top Dog winner: Hamish Gold beat Terry Duffield to become Top Dog on 17 June.
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 started for term 3 on Friday 24 July and ends on Friday 25 September with a break between 31 July and 7 August.
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 8 August 2020