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

CalendarCalendar

The Otago Chess Club meets on Wednesday evenings, 7:00pm at 7 Maitland Street, Dunedin and social play on Tuesdays 1pm to 4pm begins again on Tuesday 13 February - Email otagochess@gmail.com for more information

The Tournaments page has the following upcoming events:-
The Winter Rapid Open on 9 June
The Otago Interschool Teams events on 15 and 22 June
The Otago Under 13 championship on 10 August
And the Otago Junior (Under 20) Championship on 24 August.

The current event on the 2024 Calendar is the first leg of the Rapid Championship which started on 15 May, followed by the 2nd Blitz on 5 June and the Cleland Trophy starting on 12 June.

The first leg of the Club Rapid Championship started on 15 May with four grades under the rules.
View all crosstables and the A, B and C Grade draw
View results to date and rating performances.

The Perpetual Handicap for 2024. The early leader in the Standard is Tyne Grant on +75, followed by Mike Weeks on +54, with Janic Gorman on +39. The early leader in the Rapid is Oscar Lobb on +71, followed by Johno Christie on +39, with Jacob Christie on +36. The early leader in the Blitz is Ryan High on +50, followed by Iain Lamont on +30, with Alex Nedyhalov on +27.

The Graham Haase Memorial ended on 8 May with Ben Suazo taking clear first on 4½/5 after taking a half point bye in round 1 followed by winning all his other games. Second on 3½ was shared by Alexander Sun, Mike Weeks and Hamish Gold - see final scores and rating performances - See News.

The April 2024 NZCF ratings are out - check out the full list on the NZCF Ratings page.

The first leg of the Club Standard Championship started on 28 February with two grades under the rules. The B Grade has finished with Tyne Grant and Hanmish Gold sharing first place on 5/6 followed by Ryan High and Alf Loretan 3rd equal on 4 points. The A Grade has a couple of games to complete, with Quentin Johnson winning on 5/5.
View all crosstables and the A Grade draw
View A-Grade results to date and B-Grade results and rating performances - See News.

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 Otago Autumn Rapid Open was held on Sunday 3 March - A healthy 21 players turned up despite only Rommel Ong and Juni Aguilar coming from outside Dunedin. The event was won by Quentin Johnson on 5½/6, after he upset top seed Alex Nedyhalov in round 3 and survived a blunder against Ong in round 5. Second was shared by Nedyhalov and Oscar Lobb on 5 points. The U1500 Grade was won by Tyne Grant on 4, with second shared by Naoki Kozakai, Samson Kazakov, Conor Kerr, Aidan Dixon and Noah Wilson. Read the great article by Tyne Grant in Chess Aotearoa Vol 2 No 2.See the Results on Vega - See News.

Samuel Mitchell has designed a new look Otago Chess Club website - Take a look.

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 and social play on Tuesdays 1pm to 3pm, which is in recess now and begins again in February - Email otagochess@gmail.com for more information

The Dunedin Junior Chess Academy (a separate business that operates from the clubrooms) is running for term 2 from Friday 3 May to Friday 21 June
Email dnjrchess@yahoo.co.nz for inquiries

Tournaments Tournaments

News News

Otago Chess Club About Us

Otago Chess Club Wiki ArchiveWiki Archive

Otago Chess Club Library CatalogueLibrary

This site was last updated on 23 May 2024