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 final event of the year is the Closing night prizegiving and quiz on the 12th of December. The Draft Calendar for 2019 is up and will be confirmed at the AGM in February next year

The Summer Rapid Open was won by Robert Wansink on 5/5 - View final crosstable.
The winner of the Westpac Trophy for the highest aggregate score over their best Seasonal Rapid tournaments was Edward Sarfas with 11 points, ahead of Hamish Gold on 10½ with Shoji Fukushima and Quentin Johnson on 10.

The Richard Sutton Trophy was won by Edward Sarfas on 5/6 - View Vega Reports

The Perpetual Handicap for 2018 is updated here weekly. Edward Sarfas won the Rapid Perpetual Handicap Trophy for 2018 on +78, followed by Joe McKee second on +58, with Hildon Nisa third on +54. Max Lough won the Standard Perpetual Handicap Trophy for 2018 on +70, followed by Joe McKee on +66, with Ryan Lau on +62.

The Blitz tournament held on 24 October was a 10 player round-robin won by Brian Williams & Edward Sarfas - See News

The second leg of the Club Rapid Championship was been completed. Edward Sarfas is the new Senior Champion, Shoji Fukushima then new Intermediate Champion, and Terry Duffield the new Junior Champion - See News

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 - See News

The South Island Interschool finals took place in Ashburton on 5 September. OBHS won the Secondary and Balmacewen won the Intermediate section - 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 started again for term 4 in 2018 on Friday 19 October and runs until Friday 14 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.

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 8 December 2018