The Otago Chess Club
7 Maitland Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
The Otago Interschool Teams Championships 2021 are being held on 19, 26 amd 27 June. Entry forms and details are up on the Tournaments page.
***from 14 April 2021 the Wednesday start time is moving forward to 7:00pm***
***Covid Level One: the club will be open as normal. If you are unwell, please stay at home and request a bye by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org before Wednesday evening.***
The Otago Winter Rapid Open took place on Sunday 13 June with 28 players from Otago and Southland. First place was a 4-way tie between Quentin Johsnon, Ben Suazo, Romero Suggate and Richie Christie on 4/5. The U1700 Grade was a 5-way tie on 3 points and so was the U1300 Grade on 2 points. View the Vega files.
The current event is the Cleland Trophy, which started on 2 June. View the scores to date.
The Swiss Rapid ended on 26 May with a decisive result despite 24 players and only 4 rounds - Quentin Johnson won with 4/4 - See News.
The Perpetual Handicap for 2021. The early leader in the Standard is Jens Paulsen on +93, followed by David Jackson on +79, with Peter Adams on +58. The early leader in the Rapid is Noah Oseki on +81, followed by Quentin Johnson on +39, with Connor Gray, Edward Sarfas, Brent Southgate and David Jackson all on +21. The early leader in the Blitz is Oscar Lobb on +48, followed by Alf Loretan and Quentin Johnson on +27.
The Graham Haase Memorial tournament was won by Riley Jellyman on 4½/5 after a last round win over the leader Ben Suazo - 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 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 as well as for social play on Tuesday afternoons from 1pm -
The Dunedin Junior Chess Academy ended for term 1 on Friday 9 April 2021 and starts for term 2 on Friday 14 May.
Invercargill has a chess club looking for new members.
This site was last updated on 15 June 2021