The Otago Chess Club
7 Maitland Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
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).
The 1st leg of the Club Standard Championship
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 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 started 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 4 July 2020