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 Chess Club has introduced a Ladies Night on Mondays from 7:00pm to 8:30pm where female players can come along to play and receive some coaching. For more information contact club President Bob Clarkson 03-4770118.

The Otago/Southland School Teams Champs have set dates and venues 2017 - See Tournaments. Download the entry form for all the details. The NZ Chess Federation rules are available at NZCF Interschools Calendar.

The Winter Rapid Open is on Saturday the 10th of June - See Tournaments for details and entry forms

The current event on the Calendar is the Swiss Rapid, which started on 17 May - View the scores to date

The Otago University Intercollege teams championship for 2017 was won by the Locals team, comprising two former club members, Naser Tamimi and Sean Lau, with a maxumium 10/10 score, though they had some close games.

The Perpetual Handicap for 2017 is updated here weekly. Jack Cowie leads the Rapid on +63, followed by Riley Jellyman on +45, with Edward Sarfas on +33. Max Lough leads in the Standard on +44, followed by Leighton Nicholls on +27, with Brent Southgate on +21.

The NZCF March 2017 ratings are out. The full lists can be downloaded from NZCF Resources

The Shuffle chess tournament was a 10-player round-robin won by Quentin Johnson - See News.

The first leg of the club championship is over. Leighton Nicholls won the A grade, Terry Duffield won the B Grade and Max Lough won the C grade - See News.

The catalogue of the Club's library of over 500 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, 7:30pm at 7 Maitland Street, Dunedin as well as for social play on Tuesday afternoons from 1pm
Email otagochess@clear.net.nz for more information

The Dunedin Junior Chess Academy started for term 2 on Friday 5 May and runs until Friday 30 June.
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.

Wanaka has a small chess club looking for new members. Meets twice a week.
Contact John Garrett, email johngarrett@xtra.co.nz

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This site was last updated on 25 May 2017