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


The Otago Summer Rapid Open will be held on Sunday 1 December.

The current tournament on the Calendar is the 2nd leg of the Rapid Championship, which started on 25 September.
View Scores to date and full crosstables with leg 1 scores

The 2nd leg of the Standard Championship resulted in a win to Ben Suazo in the A grade and a tie for first between Alf Loretan and Bob Clarkson in the B Grade. Senior Champion was Edward Sarfas, Intermdiate joint champions Shoji Fukushima and Bob Clarkson, and Junior Champion was ALf Loretan.
View final scores A Grade, B & C Grades, full crosstables with leg 1 scores

The Otago Spring Rapid Open was held on Sunday 1 September, with an exciting four-way tie for first - See News

The Otago Under 20 Championship took place on 24 August, won by Alexander Sun on 6/7 - See News

The Otago Under 13 Championship took place on 10 August, won by Alexander Sun - See News

The weekly Top Dog winner: Alf Loretan has retained the title with a draw to Ryan High on 18 September

The Perpetual Handicap for 2019. The leaders in the Rapid are Benedict Suazo on +95, followed by Max Lough on +70, with Alf Loretan on +55. In the Standard the leader is Benedict Suazo on +189, followed by Alf Loretan on +58, with Lewis Kim on +35.

The 1st leg of the Rapid Championship has finished. Quentin Johnson won the A Grade, Max Lough won the B Grade and Bob Clarkson won the C Grade - See News

The NZCF July 2019 ratings are out. The full lists can be downloaded from NZCF Resources

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
Email otagochess@gmail.com for more information

The Dunedin Junior Chess Academy ended for term 3 on Friday 20 September and starts again for term 4 on Friday 18 October.
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.

Wanaka has a small chess club looking for new members. Meets twice a week.
Contact John Garrett, email johngarrett@xtra.co.nz

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This site was last updated on 4 October 2019