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 next event on the Draft 2023 Calendar is the first Blitz event on the 1st of February. The Annual General Meeting is on the 8th of February, starting at 7pm.

The opening event on the 2023 Calendar was the President vs Secretary match on 25 January. The President's team won 4-2.

The final event on the 2022 Calendar was the Closing Night on the 7th of December. The Poisoned Pawns won the quiz after a playoff - See News

The Otago Summer Rapid Open took place on Sunday the 4th of December. First was shared by top two seeds Mike Steadman and Tony Carpinter on 4½/5.See the Results on Vega - See News

The final Blitz tournament was won by Romero Suggate on 8/9, just ahead on Ben Suazo on 7½ and Hamish Gold on 7 points. Ben Suazo wins the Blair Freeman Trophy for 2022 with an aggregate score of 19 for his best three results, a point ahead of Romero Suggate on 18, with Edward Sarfas on 15 and Jens Paulsen on 14½ - See News.

The Perpetual Handicap for 2022. The winner in the Standard is Greg Familton on +137, followed by Jens Paulsen second on +128, with Emmanuel Santiago third on +52. The winner in the Rapid is Jens Paulsen on +122, followed by Hildon Nisa second on +59, with Elliot Munro third on +54. The winner in the Blitz is Jens Paulsen on +75, followed by Hamish Gold second on +65, with Emmanuel Santiago third on +52 - See News

The November 2022 NZCF ratings are out - check out the full list on the NZCF Ratings page.

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 Richard Sutton Trophy ended on 23 November. Qi-Le Kong-Lim was the winner on 4½/6 just half a point ahead of four players Romero Suggate, Jens Paulsen, Quentin Johnson and Edward Sarfas. 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 but social play on Tuesdays is not taking place during the covid outbreak - Email otagochess@gmail.com for more information

The Dunedin Junior Chess Academy (a separate business that operates from the clubrooms) is running for term 4 from Friday 28 October to Friday 16 December.
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 26 January 2023