Welcome to Castlehill Chess Club!

The largest and most active chess club in Dundee. For beginners to Masters,  Juniors to adults. We’re always looking for new members – our membership is around 55 players (35 adults, 20 juniors <17). We have male and female members, the young and the old. Coaching is available.

We are proud that four of our juniors are Chess Scotland Internationalists.

If you want to improve your chess, play casual chess, league chess, or any kind of chess, simply come along to the club or contact us in advance to be greeted at the door. We meet every Thursday throughout the year (Except Christmas) between 7 pm and 10.30 pm.

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CASTLEHILL ONLINE THURS NIGHT TOURNAMENT  Thurs 21st May 2020 - lichess.org Another great nights chess with Castlehill on-line. This week we played Rapid (5 minutes+3 seconds increments), Arena format, with the tournament lasting 1 hour and 30 minutes. A fantastic 19 players took part and we had some cracking matches with some very good finishes (with the help of opponent!) The young pretender won again! (Declan Shafi) While the old Terrydactil (Alastair Dawson) finished runner-up.   Ray Noble had a better tournament this week winning 4 of his first six matches! He was out graded all night and when he hit the big guns, in[...]
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CASTLEHILL ONLINE THURS NIGHT TOURNAMENT  Thurs 14th May 2020 For the first time on "lichess.org" we had a 15 minute, 4 round Swiss event (New to lichess and still in Beta mode!). Nine players took part which meant one player each round had to take a bye and wait for the next round. But then again that is what happens in OTB tournaments as well! A big thank you to Declan Shafi for running the tournament and keeping us up to date on all aspects of the competition and lichess.org. Also congratulations to Declan for winning the first lichess Swiss event! It seemed to[...]
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CASTLEHILL ON-LINE - Thurs 30th Apr 20 You are all invited to join Castlehill on-Line for the weekly quick-play tournament! It is an arena event with a time-control of 5 minutes+ 3 second increments. The tournament takes place on the website, lichess.org.   You need to be a member of lichess.org and join Castlehill Chess Club (on-line). For guides to do this click the link below. Declan Shafi is in control and the one to beat! Come on give it a go! Good luck to all.   Guides[...]
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CLUB UPDATE – Sun 26th Apr 20 I hope you are all keeping well physically and mentally during these unusual times? We might not be able to play club OTB games on club nights at the moment, but that does not mean we are closed entirely now! Due to the sterling efforts of Master Declan Shafi we now have Castlehill Chess Club Dundee on-line! While it may not suit all, it is one way to play chess and keep the club going and keep us in touch with all our members. At the moment we are just running weekly open tournaments to get[...]
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CLUB UPDATE - 18/04/20 (8pm) Hi Everyone Hope you are all keeping well and following all the advice out there? It has to be the longest I have not been in touch with everyone over a set period! Mind you I have enjoyed the rest! But forward we must go and start making plans for the future.   Due to the on-going COVID-19 virus pandemic it is looking more likely that most of our 2019-20 season events will not take place. I still hold out some hope we may be able to finish our flag ship event the Club Championship, but you never know.   With[...]
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The Chaplaincy has cancelled all room bookings immediately and for the foreseeable future. There will be no club nights until the coronavirus issue declines and the Chaplaincy is ready to re-open. Our members will be updated whenever there is relevant news.[...]
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TAFCA NEWS (Including who`s won what in all 3 division, plus update on Knockout!) RESULT Played Thurs 12th March 20 Div 1 – St.Andrews Uni A 3, Castlehill A 1 Report on match by Andy Rowe Michael Dugdale (1536)e v Christopher Tranier (UG) on board 3 was the first to finish My view as I was next to him and mine was a slow game He got in a strong position early doors pawn up and a good attack. Winning Didn't really convert the attack. Then he blundered a whole bishop. Losing. Unsure how but he got it back to draw like status spurning a perpetual[...]
July 2, 2020
  • Club Championship Round 3 (Part 1)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
July 9, 2020
  • Club Championship Round 3 (Part 2)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
July 23, 2020
  • Club Championship Round 4 (Part 1)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
July 30, 2020
  • Club Championship Round 4 (Part 2)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
August 6, 2020
  • The 12th Ian McNab Memorial
    Starts: 7:30 pm
August 13, 2020
  • Club Championship Round 5 (Part 1)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
August 20, 2020
  • Club Championship Round 5 (Part 2) Last.
    Starts: 7:30 pm

Full calendar here.