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


***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.
Edward has set the draw here
View the scores to date.

From 1 April an online rapid event was be played on Otago Chess Club Team page on lichess won by Ben Suazo
View the final scores

The 1st leg of the Club Standard Championship
View the scores to date A Grade, B Grade, the combined crosstables and the A Grade draw

The Otago Autumn Rapid Open was held on 8 March and won by Malcolm Crack with 5/5 - See News

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 NZCF November 2019 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 starts for term 2 on Friday 29 May and ends on Friday 3 July.
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 21 May 2020