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


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
Congratulations to CM Ed Rains, CM Oliver Picken, Iain Lamont and WCM Vyanla Punsalan for finishing joint first in the South Island Rapid Championship
Full prizelists on News - Photo and caption on Otago Daily Times website

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
Email otagochess@gmail.com for more information

The Dunedin Junior Chess Academy started again for term 4 on Friday 20 October and runs until Friday 15 December.
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 14 December 2017