The Otago Chess Club
7 Maitland Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Otago Interschool Teams Championships 2021 are being held on 19, 26 amd 27 June. Entry forms and details are up on the Tournaments page.
***from 14 April 2021 the Wednesday start time is moving 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 email@example.com before Wednesday evening.***
The Graham Haase Memorial tournament began on 14 April with 29 players - view the scores to date.
The Perpetual Handicap for 2021. The early leader in the Standard is David Jackson on +75, followed by Jens Paulsen on +63, with Romero Suggate on +45. The early leader in the Rapid is Noah Oseki on +49, followed by Romero Suggate, Nick Wright and Connor Gray all on +11. The early leader in the Blitz is Oscar Lobb on +48, followed by Alf Loretan and Quentin Johnson on +27.
The 2021 University of Otago Inter-College Teams tournament took place on 18 April at the Kura Pakihi (School of Business) with 26 teams of two players. St Margaret's 1 came first with an unbeaten 8½10, with Caroline Freeman 2 second on 7½ and UniCol 2 third on 7 points - view the final crosstable.
The club has recently acquired a number of publications about its history - these are scanned and can be accessed from the About Us page.
The first leg of the club standard championship had a big turnout of 30 players. The C Grade is finished with a three-way tie between new member David Jackson, Connor Gray and Bob Clarkson on 4½/6. Hamish Gold won the B Grade with a round to spare with 5/5, while the A Grade was won by Quentin Johnson on 4/5 - 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 Autumn Rapid Open took place on Sunday 7 March and was NZCF rated this year. Ben Suazo of Dunedin and Atlas Kerr of Invercargill shared 1st place on 4½/5 ahead of a big turnout of 30 players ranging from from Invercargill to Oamaru. Hamish Gold won the U1600 grade on 3½ and Corbin Fraser and Sen Macmaster shared 1st in the U1200 grade - See News for the full story with photos by Aya Oseki.
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 -
The Dunedin Junior Chess Academy ended for term 1 on Friday 9 April 2021 and starts for term 2 on Friday 14 May.
Invercargill has a chess club looking for new members.
This site was last updated on 7 May 2021