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Otago Interschool Teams Chess Championship 2022

Run according to the NZ Chess Federation Interschool Championship rules

Dates and Venue: Three separate tournaments: Secondary on 18 June at Waitaki BHS in Oamaru (Final Scores Secondary), Intermediate and Primary on 25 June at Kavanagh College in Dunedin (Final Scores Primary and Intermediate)- see the entry form for details

Schedule: Players’ meeting at 12:30pm. Play will commence ASAP after 1:00pm. Prize-giving approximately 6:00pm.

Entry Fees: $50 per team of four

View the Entries received to date

For Further Details Contact: Quentin Johnson, 03 473 7853, 021 156 6789 email:otagochess@gmail.com

Otago Under 13 Chess Championship 2022

Date: Saturday 13 August 2022

Venue: Otago Chess Club, 7 Maitland Street, Dunedin (by ‘The Oval’ playing fields)

Director: The Tournament Director will be Quentin Johnson (Otago Chess Club Junior Development Officer)

Eligibility: This event is open to all primary school players (Years 1– 8 inclusive) or players under 13 at 1 January 2022. Players may enter as individuals or as a team of three players from the same school. Parents of children under 8 years old must contact the DOP before they enter their child in the event.

Format: Six games in total, limit of 20 minutes thinking time per player in each game.

Schedule: Players’ meeting at 1.00pm. NB Late entries (after 1.00pm) may not be accepted. Prize-giving shortly after 5.00pm. Parents/caregivers are requested to be at the venue by 5.15pm

Prize Fund: There will also be prizes for leading place holders as well as special prizes including the best girl and best school team.

Playing conditions: Wearing of Covid face masks inside the playing area is highly recommended unless a player has a mask exemption.

Entry Fees: Individual entry fee: $10.00

Team entry fee (3 players): $20.00

Download an entry form
For more details or to register by email: otagochess@gmail.com

Otago Junior (Under 20) Chess Championship 2022

Date: Saturday 27 August 2021

Venue: Otago Chess Club, 7 Maitland Street, Dunedin (by ‘The Oval’ playing fields)

Format: 6 Round Swiss, rapid time limit of 25 minutes for the game.

Schedule: Players’ meeting at 12.00pm. Late entries (after 12.00pm) may not be accepted. Play will commence 12.30pm. Prize-giving shortly after 5.50pm. All parents/caregivers are asked to be at the venue by 6.00pm.

Director: The Tournament Director will be Quentin Johnson (Otago Chess Club Junior Development Officer)

Eligibility: This event is open to all juniors (under 20 on 1 January 2022) residing in the Otago/Southland region. Players may enter as individuals or as a team of three players from the same school. Parents of children under 10 must contact the DOP before they enter their child in the event.

Prize Fund: The prize fund will be contingent on entries. Cash prizes to Otago/Southland title-holders (Open, Under 16, Under 13 champions). There will also be special prizes which will include the best girl and best school team.

Playing conditions: Wearing of Covid face masks inside the playing area is highly recommended unless a player has a mask exemption.

Entry Fees: Individual entry fee: $15.00

Team entry fee (3 players): $30.00

Download an entry form
For more details or to register by email: otagochess@gmail.com

Otago Westpac Trophy Open Rapid Tournaments

Format: 5 Round Swiss, rapid time limit of 25 minutes for the game with a 5 second delay for each move (Bronstein). NZCF rated. (New Zealand players who participate in two or more NZCF rated tournaments in a year are required to be a member of an NZCF Affiliate or Associate Chess Club)

Schedule: Clubrooms open from 11:00am for Entries accepted up until Players’ meeting at 12:00pm. Play will commence at 12:30pm. Prize-giving approximately 5:30pm.

Venue: Otago Chess Club, 7 Maitland Street, Dunedin.

Playing conditions: Wearing of Covid face masks inside the playing area is highly recommended unless a player has a mask exemption.

Entry Fees: $15 for Winter Rapid, $20 for Spring and Summer Rapids

For Further Details Contact: Quentin Johnson, 021 156 6789, email:otagochess@gmail.com

Otago Autumn Rapid Open, Sunday 6th March 2022

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Otago Winter Rapid Open, Sunday 12th June 2022

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Otago Spring Rapid Open, Sunday 4th September 2022

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Otago Summer Rapid Open, Sunday 4th December 2022

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