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 current event on the Calendar is the second leg of the Rapid Championship, which started on 27 September.
The scores from the first leg have been added under the rules.
View the the Grade Crosstables and the combined grades

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
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 National Interschool Teams final was held on 30 September - 1 October in Christchurch. Final results posted on the Canterbury Chess Club website.

The second leg of the Standard Championship is over. The Senior Champion is Quentin Johnson, The Intermediate Champion is Terry Duffield and the Junior Champion is Max Lough - See News

The Perpetual Handicap for 2017 is updated here weekly. Max Lough leads in the Standard on +64, followed by Hamish Gold on +62, with Quentin Johnson on +35. Max Lough also leads the hotly contested Rapid on +64, followed by Jack Cowie on +63, with Ryan Lau +62.

The South Island Interschool Teams was held on 6 September at Ashburton Intermediate School. Final results Secondary, Intermediate & Primary.

The Otago Spring Rapid Open on 2 September was won by Quentin Johnson - See News

The NZCF July 2017 ratings are out. 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@clear.net.nz for more information

The Dunedin Junior Chess Academy starts 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 16 October 2017