Otago Chess Club

The Otago Chess Club

7 Maitland Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
New Zealand's oldest incorporated society

The club would like to acknowledge the support of the following organisations...

Otago Chess Club
Otago Chess Club

The Community Trust of Otago
The Community Trust of Otago

Lion Foundation
The Lion Foundation

Dunedin City Council
Dunedin City Council

World Champions Wall

Otago Daily Times
Otago Daily Times

Bendigo Valley
Bendigo Valley


The Otago Interschool Teams Championships 2021 are being held on 19, 26 amd 27 June. Entry forms and details are up on the Tournaments page.

***from 14 April 2021 the Wednesday start time is moving forward to 7:00pm***

***Covid Level One: the club will be open as normal. If you are unwell, please stay at home and request a bye by emailing otagochess@gmail.com before Wednesday evening.***
The current event is the Graham Haase Memorial that began on 14 April, followed by the Swiss Rapid beginning on 19 May - see the 2021 Calendar

The Graham Haase Memorial tournament began on 14 April with 29 players - view the scores to date.

The Perpetual Handicap for 2021. The early leader in the Standard is David Jackson on +75, followed by Jens Paulsen on +63, with Romero Suggate on +45. The early leader in the Rapid is Noah Oseki on +49, followed by Romero Suggate, Nick Wright and Connor Gray all on +11. The early leader in the Blitz is Oscar Lobb on +48, followed by Alf Loretan and Quentin Johnson on +27.

The 2021 University of Otago Inter-College Teams tournament took place on 18 April at the Kura Pakihi (School of Business) with 26 teams of two players. St Margaret's 1 came first with an unbeaten 8½10, with Caroline Freeman 2 second on 7½ and UniCol 2 third on 7 points - view the final crosstable.

The club has recently acquired a number of publications about its history - these are scanned and can be accessed from the About Us page.

The first leg of the club standard championship had a big turnout of 30 players. The C Grade is finished with a three-way tie between new member David Jackson, Connor Gray and Bob Clarkson on 4½/6. Hamish Gold won the B Grade with a round to spare with 5/5, while the A Grade was won by Quentin Johnson on 4/5 - See News.
View the scores: A Grade, B Grade and C Grade, the A & B Grade draw and the Combined crosstables applying the Championship Rules.

The NZCF March 2021 ratings are out. The full lists can be downloaded from NZCF National Ratings

The Monday Chess Group (MCG) is open to anyone on Lichess - Join the Otago Chess Club Team and you can enter the next event starting Mondays at 7:30pm

The Otago Autumn Rapid Open took place on Sunday 7 March and was NZCF rated this year. Ben Suazo of Dunedin and Atlas Kerr of Invercargill shared 1st place on 4½/5 ahead of a big turnout of 30 players ranging from from Invercargill to Oamaru. Hamish Gold won the U1600 grade on 3½ and Corbin Fraser and Sen Macmaster shared 1st in the U1200 grade - See News for the full story with photos by Aya Oseki.

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, 7:00pm at 7 Maitland Street, Dunedin as well as for social play on Tuesday afternoons from 1pm -
***from 14 April 2021 the Wednesday start time is moving forward to 7:00pm***

Email otagochess@gmail.com for more information

The Dunedin Junior Chess Academy ended for term 1 on Friday 9 April 2021 and starts for term 2 on Friday 14 May.
Email dnjrchess@yahoo.co.nz for inquiries

Invercargill has a chess club looking for new members.
Contact Gary McLean, phone (03) 216 7990, email mcleangj@slingshot.co.nz.

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This site was last updated on 7 May 2021