The Otago Chess Club
7 Maitland Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
***Covid-19***: In light of the government announcements on Monday 23 March, the Otago Chess Club is closed as long as the level four state is in place in Dunedin. The normal 2020 Calendar has been suspended until further notice. The 1st leg of the Club Standard Championship has been suspended and from 6 May an online rapid event will be played on lichess.org. Contact Edward (twonights) to join in or join the Otago Chess Club Team.
The Perpetual Handicap for 2020. The early leaders in the Rapid are Hamish Gold on +66, followed by Alf Loretan on +31, with Ben Suazo and Edward Sarfas on +26. The early leaders in the Standard are John Armstrong on +21, followed by Brent Southgate on +19, with Edward Sarfas on +13.
The weekly Top Dog winner: Geoff Aimers took over as Top Dog on 19 February. Then on 4 March Bob Clarkson took over as Top Dog. Terry Duffield defeated Bob to take over Top Dog on 18 March.
The Allan Chang Memorial, was won by Geoff Aimers on 3/3. Lewis Kim earned the Allan Chang Trophy for his upset win over top seed Ben Suazo in round 1 -
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 starts for term 2 on Friday 29 May and ends on Friday 3 July.
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 21 May 2020