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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The Otago Under 13 Championships 2021 are being held on 14 August and the Under 20 Championships on the 15th of August. Entry forms and details are up on the Tournaments page.

***from 14 April 2021 the Wednesday start time has moved forward to 7:00pm***

***Covid Level One: the club will be open as normal. If you are unwell, please stay at home and request a bye by emailing otagochess@gmail.com before Wednesday evening.***
The next event is the second Blitz tournament, open to anyone, on 4 August, followed by the second leg of the Standard Championship, which starts on 11 August - see the 2021 Calendar.

The current event is first leg of the Rapid Championship, which started on 14 July. So far only the A Grade and E Grade are complete, won by Quentin Johnson and Joshua Lukic respecively. View the crosstables, the combined standings and rating performances and the round robin draw.

The Cleland Trophy was won by Jens Paulsen with 5/6 - See News.

The Perpetual Handicap for 2021. The leader in the Standard is Jens Paulsen on +141, followed by Romero Suggate on +68, with Noah Oseki on +60. The leader in the Rapid is Noah Oseki on +110, followed by Quentin Johnson on +82, with Joshua Lukic on +45. The leader in the Blitz is Oscar Lobb on +48, followed by Alf Loretan and Quentin Johnson on +27.

The Otago Primary School Teams Championship was held on 27 June. The Championship winners and trophy holders for 2021 were the Home School team on 6½/7 match points. They also qualified as the top Otago team to the national finals in October. Second on 6 match points were George Street Normal School and third were Maori Hill School on 5 points.
View the final crosstable and the full individual scores.

The Otago-Southland Intermediate School Teams Championship was held on 26 June. The Championship winners and trophy holders for 2021 were Balmacewen Intermediate on 6/7 match points. They also qualified as the top Otago team to the national finals in October. Second on 5½ match points were James Hargest, who also qualified as the Southland region's team to the finals. Third were Queenstown Prmary, tied with James Hargest on 5½ points but with a lower countback of 20 game points to James Hargest's 20½.
View the final crosstable and the full individual scores.

The Otago-Southland Secondary School Teams Championship was held on 19 June. The Championship winners and trophy holders for 2021 were Southland Boys' HS on 5½/6 match points. They also qualified as the top Southland team to the national finals in October. Second on 5 match points were the hosts, Logan Park HS A, who also qualified as the Otago region's team to the finals. Third were James Hargest A, tied with several teams on 4 points but with highest countback of 16 game points.
The Otago Daily Times covered the event: https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/record-entry-secondary-schools-chess-tournament
View the final crosstable and the full individual scores - See News.

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 Otago Winter Rapid Open took place on Sunday 13 June with 28 players from Otago and Southland. First place was a 4-way tie between Quentin Johsnon, Ben Suazo, Romero Suggate and Richie Christie on 4/5. The U1700 Grade was a 5-way tie on 3 points and so was the U1300 Grade on 2 points. - See News.

The NZCF March 2021 ratings are out. The full lists can be downloaded from NZCF National Ratings

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 as well as for social play on Tuesday afternoons from 1pm - Email otagochess@gmail.com for more information

The Dunedin Junior Chess Academy (a separate business that operates from the clubrooms) ended for term 2 on Friday 2 July 2021 and starts for term 3 on Friday 6 August.
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 31 July 2021