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 South Island Championship and Rapid Championship entry forms are up, taking place between 3 and 10 October. View Vega files and more details on the Tournaments page.

The 2020 Otago Under 20 individual championship was postponed and is now at the Otago Chess Club on Saturday 31 October. See Tournaments page for details and entry forms.

The Otago Chess Club is open under the level one state in place in Dunedin. The 2020 Calendar has been revised. The current event is the 2nd leg of the Club Rapid Championship which started on 23 September.
View the scores to date B Grade and the Combined crosstables

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.
View the scores to date A Grade, B Grade, the Combined crosstables.

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 leaders in the Rapid are Hamish Gold on +84, followed by Ben Suazo on +72, with John Armstrong on +38. The leaders in the Standard are Ben Suazo on + 102, followed by Alf Loretan on +47, with Ryan High on +37.

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.
Ben Suazo finished top of the A Grade ahead of new member Romero Suggate in 2nd and another new member Roshan Gangani won the B Grade - See News.

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 restarted for term 3 on Friday 14 August and ends on Friday 25 September.
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 26 September 2020