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 club Calendar for 2018 is the Richard Sutton Trophy - FIDE rated and starting on 31 October.

The current event on the club Calendar for 2018 is the second leg of the Club Rapid Championship, which started on 26 September. Edward Sarfas is the new Senior Champion, Shoji Fukushima then new Intermediate Champion, and Terry Duffield the new Junior Champion.
View Scores to date Combined Grades and Crosstables

The second leg of the Club Championship has been completed with Hamish Gold the 2018 Senior Champion, Edward Sarfas the Intermediate Champion and Ryan High the Junior Champion.
View Crosstables. View Scores and performances A Grade, B Grade and C Grade.

The South Island Interschool finals took place in Ashburton on 5 September. OBHS won the Secondary and Balmacewen won the Intermediate section - View Final Results
ODT video coverage of the event (2mins)

The Spring Rapid Open on Saturday 1 September was won by Quentin Johnson with 5/5 - See News
The next of the Westpac Trophy Rapid tournaments for 2018 is the Summer Rapid Open on Saturday 1 December.

The Perpetual Handicap for 2018 is updated here weekly. Max Lough leads the Standard on +70, followed by Ryan Lau on +62, with Hamish Gold on +57. Edward Sarfas leads the Rapid on +78, followed by Joe McKee on +58, with Hildon Nisa on +54.

The Otago/Southland Under 20 tournament on 18 August was a tie on 6/7 between Max Lough, Naser Tamimi and defending Champion Riley Jellyman - See News

The NZCF July 2018 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 starts again for term 4 in 2018 on Friday 19 October and runs until Friday 21 September.
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 19 October 2018