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

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***Covid Red: The club is open as usual on Wednesdays, but not for social play on Tuesday afternoons. Checking in on the Covid app, mask-wearing and hand-sanitising is encouraged, but vaccine passports will not be required. Under Covid Orange, numbers at the clubrooms are no longer limited to 25. If you are unwell or don't feel comfortable please stay at home. The current event on the Calendar is the first leg of the Rapid Championship starting on 18 May, followed by the Cleland Trophy starting on 15 June.***

The first leg of the club Rapid Championship, which started on 18 April with three grades, two round-robin and one swiss. View the Combined scores to date.

The Graham Haase Memorial, which started on 13 April, finished with Quentin Johnson taking out the trophy with 4/5, with second shared by Jens Paulsen and Emmanuel Santiago on 3½ - See News.

The 2022 University of Otago held its annual Inter-College Chess Teams competition on Saturday 7 May at the College of Education staffroom. St Margarets were the champions this year with a score of 9/10. View the final Crosstable and the photos on Facebook.

The Perpetual Handicap for 2022. The leader in the Standard is Jens Paulsen on +84, followed by Greg Familton on +78, with Emmanuel Saantiago on +52. The leader in the Rapid is Jens Paulsen on +64, followed by Hildon Nisa on +35, with Terry Duffield on +34. The leader in the Blitz is Emmanuel Santiago on +52, followed by Romero Suggate and Jens Paulsen on +32.

The Monday Chess Group (MCG) is open to anyone on Lichess - Join the Otago Chess Club Team and you can enter the next event starting Mondays at 7:30pm

The March 2022 NZCF ratings are out - check out the full list on the NZCF Ratings page.

The first leg of the club standard championship has finished - 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, 7:00pm at 7 Maitland Street, Dunedin but social play on Tuesdays is not taking place during the covid outbreak - Email otagochess@gmail.com for more information

The Dunedin Junior Chess Academy (a separate business that operates from the clubrooms) is running for term 2 from Friday 13 May to Friday 1 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.

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This site was last updated on 19 May 2021