The Otago Chess Club
7 Maitland Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
The 2020 Otago Under 20 individual championship was postponed and is now at the Otago Chess Club on Saturday 31 October, scheduled before NCEA exams begin. See Tournaments page for details and entry forms.
The Otago Chess Club is open under the level one state in place in Dunedin. The next event on the 2020 Calendar is the 3rd Blitz tournament for the Blair Freeman Trophy on 21 October, which is open to all comers. After that the FIDE-rated Richard Sutton Trophy begins on 28 October.
The 2nd leg Club Rapid Championship finished on 14 October bar one game result. New member Romero Suggate won the Senior Rapid Championship, while another new member Roshan Gangani won the Intermediate Championship trophy, and Brent Southgate won the Junior Championship trophy.
The South Island Rapid Championship took place on 10 October. Felix Xie of Auckland won with 5½/6. 2nd= were Layla Timergazi, Quentin Johnson and Riley Jellyman, with the latter two sharing the SI Rapid Championship title. The U1750 grade was won by Hamish Gold, and the U1400 Grade by Ritika Joseph. View Rapid Vega files for the final results.
The South Island Championship took place on 3 to 9 October. Matthew McNabb of Canterbury defended his title, winning with 5½/7. 2nd= were David Vincenti, Felix Xie and Romero Suggate, with Romero winning the U2000 grade ahead of Denan Diep. The U1800 grade was shared by Winston Weng and Kendrick Zhang. View Championship Vega files for results and games
Auckland Uni Chess Club and OUSA Chess Club have set up a tournament on Chess.com for this Wednesday night 7 October - Facebook link
The 2nd leg of the Club Standard Championship started on 12 August. Ben Suazo won the Senior Championship for 2020, Ryan High took out the Intermediate Championship and Hildon Nisa won the Junior Championship.
The Cleland Trophy has been contested online on Fridays and finished on the 28th of August. Ben Suazo won the trophy with 6/6. View the final scores
The 2020 Otago Primary and Intermediate Interschool Teams Chess Championship was held 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.
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 leaders in the Standard are Ben Suazo on + 53, followed by Ryan High on +31, with Brent Southgate on +29.
The weekly Top Dog winner: Hamish Gold beat Terry Duffield to become Top Dog on 17 June.
The 1st leg of the Club Rapid Championship finished on 29 July.
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 again for term 4 on Friday 16 October and ends on Friday 4 December.
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 17 October 2020