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

CalendarCalendar

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
View the final scores 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.

The online rapid event that was in place of the Wednesday Calendar was won by Ben Suazo with a game in hand.
View the scores .

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 3 on Friday 24 July and ends on Friday 25 September with a break between 31 July and 7 August.
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 8 August 2020