The Otago Chess Club
7 Maitland Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
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.
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.
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.
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
The Dunedin Junior Chess Academy restarted for term 3 on Friday 14 August and ends on Friday 25 September.
Invercargill has a chess club looking for new members.
Wanaka has a small chess club looking for new members. Meets twice a week.
This site was last updated on 26 September 2020