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 club is now in recess until the opening night in 2021 on 27 January - see the 2021 Calendar.

The Monday Chess Group (MCG) is continuing over the break on Lichess - Join the Otago Chess Club Team and you can enter the next event starting Monday 14 December at 7:30pm

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

The final event for 2020 was the prizegiving and Quiz on 9 December - The Bad Bishops team won the quiz - in the final round guessing three National MPs from the previous parliament whose names are also chess openings. The full list was English, King, Bishop, Reti and Barry! Thanks to Geoff Aimers for once again preparing a unique quiz.

The Otago Summer Rapid Open held on 6 December was won jointly by Noah Oseki and Qi Le Kong-Lim ahead of a big field of 28 players. The Westpac Trophy for highest aggregate scores over the two rapid opens this year was shared by Romero Suggate and Joe McKee - See News.

The FIDE-rated Richard Sutton Trophy ended on 2 December and was won by Ben Suazo on 5/6 ahead of Quentin Johnson on 4½ with Malcom Crack and Edward Sarfas 3rd= on 4 points - See News.

The Perpetual Handicap for 2020. The final places in the Rapid are 1st Hamish Gold on +79, followed by 2nd John Armstrong on +74, with 3rd Ben Suazo on +61, having lost the lead to Hamish in the final rounds of the Rapid Championship. The final places in the Standard are 1st Ben Suazo on +72, followed by 2nd Malcolm Crack on +46, with 3rd= Connor Gray and Brent Southgate on +37.

The 2020 Otago Under 20 individual championship took place at the Otago Chess Club on Saturday 31 October. The Championship was won by Otago University student Qi Le Kong-Lim on 6½/7 ahead of defending champion Alexander Sun and former champion Riley Jellyman on 5½. Sun took the Under 16 Prize ahead of Liam Gonen on 5 points, and Matthew Sterk won the U13 grade on 4 points ahead of Raymond Yang and Zihan Fu both on 3½. The UO/OP team won the U20 team prize and DNI won the U13 team prize - See News.

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 ended for term 4 on Friday 4 October and starts for term 1 on Friday 12 February 2021.
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 2 January 2021