The Otago Chess Club
7 Maitland Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
***Covid Red:The Draft Calendar for 2022 is up. Checking in on the Covid app, mask-wearing and hand-santising is encouraged, but vaccine passports will not be required. If you are unwell or don't feel comfortable please stay at home. The next event is the first Blitz tournament on 2 February and the AGM is on 9 February. The club membership will be voting on compulsory Covid vaccination passports or not at this meeting.***
The Opening night was the traditional President vs Vice President team match. The President's team won 3½-1½ - See News.
The Perpetual Handicap for 2021. The winner in the Standard is Jens Paulsen on +139, followed by Romero Suggate on +102, with Connor Gray on +62. The winner in the Rapid is Noah Oseki on +110, followed by Quentin Johnson 2nd on +82, with Joshua Lukic 3rd on +45. The winner in the Blitz is Oscar Lobb on +48, followed by Alf Loretan and Quentin Johnson on +27.
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 final playing event was second leg of the Standard Championship, which started on 11 August and resumed on 3 November after a long break. View the A Grade, B Grade, the combined crosstables
The Richard Sutton Trophy was played on Lichess on Mondays this year and just finished. Edward Sarfas won with 5½/6, with Ben Suazo 2nd on 5 and Hamish Gold 3rd on 4 points - View the Tournament Results on Lichess - 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 as well as for social play on Tuesday afternoons from 1pm - Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
The Dunedin Junior Chess Academy (a separate business that operates from the clubrooms) is currently not active at Covid level 2.
Invercargill has a chess club looking for new members.
This site was last updated on 27 January 2021