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 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 otagochess@gmail.com before Wednesday evening.***
The next event is the first leg of the Rapid Championship, which starts on 14 July - see the 2021 Calendar.

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 NZCF March 2021 ratings are out. The full lists can be downloaded from NZCF National Ratings

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 -
***from 14 April 2021 the Wednesday start time is moving forward to 7:00pm***

Email otagochess@gmail.com for more information

The Dunedin Junior Chess Academy ended for term 1 on Friday 9 April 2021 and starts for term 2 on Friday 14 May.
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.

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This site was last updated on 15 June 2021