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 next event on the club Calendar for 2018 is the blitz championship, open to all on 21 March. Then comes the first leg of the club championship starting on 28 March - sign up at the clubrooms or Email otagochess@gmail.com to book your place.

The Allan Chang Memorial was won by Quentin Johnson on 4/5 - View scores. Terry Duffield took out the trophy with his round 1 upset win over Geoff Aimers. Hamish Gold's upset of top seed Quentin Johnson in round 3 was not quite enough to overtake Terry.

The Westpac Trophy Rapid tournaments for 2018 started with the Autumn Rapid on Saturday 3 March. Trophy holder Quentin Johnson started his 2018 campaign with 5/5 - 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 +27, followed by Max Lough on +17, with Brent Southgate on +12.

The NZCF November 2017 ratings are out and Rapid ratings have been uplifted. The full lists can be downloaded from NZCF Resources

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 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 1 in 2018 on Friday 2 February and runs until Friday 6 April.
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 15 March 2018