The Otago Chess Club
7 Maitland Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
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 email@example.com for more information
The current event on the 2024 Calendar is the club standard championship 1st leg starting on 28 February, followed by the Graham Haase Memorial starting on 10 April.
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. See the Results on Vega.
The first leg of the Club Standard Championship started on 28 February with two grades under the rules.
The Allan Chang Memorial ended on 21 February, with several new members taking part. The winner of the trophy for 2024, decided by biggest upset, was Oscar Lobb for his win over visitor Timothy Schulte (126 point difference), while Quentin Johnson played the most games and finished top on points with 6/7 - See News.
The AGM was held on 7 February and elected a new committe and set the subscription fees for 2024: Ordinary member $135, Unwages $115 and Junior $70. Subs are now due and can be paid to the Otago Chess Club (Inc), Westpac A/C 03-0905-0169820-00 - See News.
The 1st Blitz tournament on 31 January to contest the Blair Freeman trophy for 2024 was won by Alex Nedyhalov on 6½/7, followed by Quentin Johnson on 5½ and Iain Lamont on 5 points. View the final crosstable - See News.
The Opening night was the usual President vs Vice president match with hand-picked teams. This year Alf Loretan's VP team emerged the victors over President Terry Duffield's team by the closest margin of 4½-3½, so every game counted! - See News.
The Perpetual Handicap for 2024. The early leaders in the Standard are Samuel Mitchell and David Reid on +14, with Ben Suazo on +10. The early leader in the Rapid is Oscar Lobb on +35, followed by Quentin Johnson on +20, with Samuel Mitchell on +14. The early leader in the Blitz is Ryan High on +50, followed by Iain Lamont on +30, with Alex Nedyhalov on +27.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
The Dunedin Junior Chess Academy (a separate business that operates from the clubrooms) is running for term 1 from Friday 9 February to Friday 5 April
Invercargill has a chess club looking for new members.
This site was last updated on 4 March 2024