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 Westpac Trophy Rapid tournaments for 2018 start with the Autumn Rapid on Saturday 3 March at 12:15pm. Download an entry form or just turn up on the day.

The Calendar for 2018 is up with new time limits. All Rapid will be 25m + 5s Bronstein, and the Cleland Trophy moves to an increment the same as the Richard Sutton Trophy.

The current event is the Allan Chang Memorial which started on 7 February - View scores to date. Terry Duffield is leading the contest fo the trophy with is upset win over Geoff Aimers.

The AGM was held on 14 February and the incoming commitee is largely the same as last year, with Max Lough joining as Treasurer - See News.

The Opening Night Presidents vs Vice Presidents match was a victory for the VPs by the large margin of 4½-½ - See News.

The Perpetual Handicap for 2018 has started. Edward Sarfas leads the Standard on +10, followed by David Reid on +9, with Quentin Johnson on +6. Terry Duffield leads the Rapid on +18, followed by Shoji Fukushima on +6, with Brent Southgate on +5.

The NZCF November 2017 ratings are out and Rapid ratings have been uplifted. 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
Email otagochess@gmail.com for more information

The Dunedin Junior Chess Academy starts again for term 1 in 2018 on Friday 2 February and runs until Friday 23 March.
Email dnjrchess@yahoo.co.nz for inquiries

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.
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 20 February 2018