The Otago Chess Club
7 Maitland Street, Dunedin, New Zealand
Next week on Wednesday the 20th at 7:30pm Quentin will discuss one or two of the AlphaZero vs Stockfish games followed by a blitz tournament - all welcome.
The final Calendar event of the year was the prize-giving and quiz night on 13 December - The quiz was very closely fought with Caro Kannians winning on 26 points ahead of the Glasses on 25 and the Mustachios (with a smaller team) on 22. Thanks to Geoff Aimers for again providing a challenging quiz.
The Richard Sutton Trophy was won by Quentin Johnson with 6/6 - See News
The Summer Rapid Open on Saturday the 2nd of December was a three-way tie for first - See News
The Perpetual Handicap for 2017 has finished. Hamish Gold ran away with the Standard on +99, followed by Max Lough on +64, with Quentin Johnson on +57. The hotly contested Rapid Trophy has been decided with the top two contenders taking maximum points from the final round of the Rapid Championship. Ryan Lau was the winner on +80, followed by Max Lough +76, with Jack Cowie third on +63.
Congratulations to WCM Vyanla Punsalan of New Plymouth and defending Champion FM Stephen Lukey for finishing first equal and in Stephen's case retaining the South Island Trophy - View the Vega output on the South Island Championship and a complete pgn file of the games can be downloaded here
The NZCF November 2017 ratings are out. As yet not in the same format as the NZCF July 2017 ratings, but I have listed the active players from the vega files which are so far the only ones available. The full lists can be downloaded from NZCF Resources
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
The Dunedin Junior Chess Academy started again for term 4 on Friday 20 October and runs until Friday 15 December.
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.
Invercargill has a chess club looking for new members.
Wanaka has a small chess club looking for new members. Meets twice a week.
This site was last updated on 14 December 2017