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 2020 Otago Interschool Teams Chess Championship and the Under 20 individual championship are on in Term 3. Secondary on Saturday 1 August at Logan Park HS. Primary and Intermediate on Saturday 8 August at Kavanagh College. The Under 20 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 1st leg of the Club Standard Championship that was suspended resumed on 17 June. Dates are yet to be determined for the South Island Championship. The online rapid event that was in place of the Wednesday Calendar is continuing on Friday nights until it finishes (Otago Chess Club Team).
Edward has set the draw here
View the scores to date. Congratulations to Ben Suazo for winning with a game in hand.

The 1st leg of the Club Standard Championship
View the scores to date A Grade, B Grade, the combined crosstables and the A Grade draw. Ben Suazo finished top of the A Grade and Ryan High top of the B Grade.

From 1 April an online rapid event was played on Otago Chess Club Team page on lichess won by Ben Suazo
View the final scores

The Otago Autumn Rapid Open was held on 8 March and won by Malcolm Crack with 5/5 - See News

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 NZCF May 2020 ratings are out. The full lists can be downloaded from NZCF Resources

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
Email otagochess@gmail.com for more information

The Dunedin Junior Chess Academy started for term 2 on Friday 29 May and ends on Friday 3 July.
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.

Wanaka has a small chess club looking for new members. Meets twice a week.
Contact John Garrett, email johngarrett@xtra.co.nz

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This site was last updated on 4 July 2020