Welcome to Castlehill Chess Club!

Perhaps the most active and welcoming Chess Club in Scotland. For beginners to Masters,  Juniors to adults. We’re always looking for new members – our membership is around 40 players. 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.

THURSDAY 23rd JUNE 2016: Club Night It`s summer... The Uni are holding a Garden Party outside for the graduates... The sun was blistering hot... And guess what? It was another busy night at Castlehill Chess Club Dundee as we had 25 people down at the club. Not only that but seven of them were juniors and to top it off,[...]
The 8th Ian McNab Memorial 2016 Well despite Euro 16 being on we had 10 players playing in the Ian McNab opening themed Memorial. The opening was the Danish Gambit accepted and what a fun night we had with it! Declan Shafi was one of the players entered and he has won this title jointly for the last three[...]
The 8th Ian McNab Memorial takes place this THURSDAY 16th JUNE, 7:30pm sign-in. 5 round Swiss 15 minutes each player Opening themed (so you will be playing the opening from both sides!) Games "DO NOT" go for grading Not many votes but the winner by a whisker was: Danish Attack Accepted: 1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Bc4cxb2 5. Bxb2!   I hope you can all make it.   Let me know[...]
BOB DUNN SUMMER COMPETITION 2016 The 2nd round draw is up on the website now. The deadline is Thursday 28th July 2016. Please contact your opponent asap and find a date. Please keep me in the loop and remember to check our website calendar to avoid clashing with other events you might want to play in! IMPORTANT: Please remember, any[...]
The 8th Ian McNab Memorial: Thursday 16th June 2016 Here are the opening suggestions so far for the Ian McNab Memorial. Please vote for your choice of opening. Vote closes this Sunday 12th June, 1pm. Then the winner will be posted on Facebook and website. VOTE NOW!   Benko Gambit: 1.d4 Nf6 2.c4 c5 3.d5 b5 (Accepted or declined?) Danish Attack Accepted: 1.[...]
5-MINUTE GRAND PRIX The 3rd 5-minute on Wednesday 2nd June was a very busy night with 16 players entered (Sorry for delay in report but had problems with tables!). So busy in fact we had to split it into two groups to make sure everybody got a game and we could finish all the matches! Can`t ask better than[...]
THURSDAY 2nd JUNE 2016: 7:30pm sign-in The 3rd 5-Minute Grand Prix take place this Thursday. This is a fun but competitive event played over 5 nights. Please check out 5-minute page on our website for all the latest results and standings. I hope to see a lot of you on the night! 5-Minute page[...]
July 14, 2016
5th 5-Minute Grand Prix
Starts: 7:30 pm

Full calendar here.

THURSDAY 30th JUNE: Club Update:
Another good night not only because we had 17 people down, but because of juniors? The ladder was meant to be on, but because we had "MORE!" new juniors down we had to cancel the ladder to give them some coaching and make them feel welcome.

At the moment I can say without doubt, that if this carry's on, Castlehill Chess Club will not only have a big junior membership, but we will have enough to hold a junior competition on it`s own! :)

Bring it on!

Result
SUMMER RD 2
Norman Waugh 1, Arthur Grant 0
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THURSDAY 23rd JUNE 2016: Club Night

It`s summer... The Uni are holding a Garden Party outside for the graduates... The sun was blistering hot... And guess what?

It was another busy night at Castlehill Chess Club Dundee as we had 25 people down at the club. Not only that but seven of them were juniors and to top it off, 3 of the juniors were first timers! We must be doing something right and it`s looking like we may have to hold a new Castlehill competition this coming season... A JUNIOR ONE!

Alastair Dawson & Ray Noble held the coaching badges for the night and all seemed to go well. Not only that, but somehow while coaching, Ray managed to win all three of his ladder matches to take first place on the night. But before that he got back ranked from one of the new juniors in a won game!

Oh what a night. Late June in 2016!

OTHER RESULTS
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Rd 4
Andy Rowe 1, Subhayu Banerjee 0
Euan Dawson 1, Gordon Thomas 0
Agnijo Banerjee 1, Robbie McLeod 0
SUMMER
Lisa Paton 0, Ognyan Dimchev Kolev (Oggy!) 1
Still the best chess club this side of the Milky Way

Yabba Dabba Dooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!
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THURSDAY 23rd JUNE 2016: Club Night It`s summer... The Uni are holding a Garden Party outside for the graduates... The sun was blistering hot... And guess what? It was another busy night at Castlehi...

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Thursday 23rd June: Club Open as normal!

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THURS 16th JUNE:
The 8th Ian McNab Memorial 2016

Well despite Euro 16 being on we had 10 players playing in the Ian McNab opening themed Memorial. The opening was the Danish Gambit accepted and what a fun night we had with it! Declan Shafi was one of the players entered and he has won this title jointly for the last three years! Could he win it out right this time?

The answer to that question is no! The smiling assassin did have the chance to tie for first place again (3 way tie!) had he won his last round match. But this time not to be as Subhayu Banerjee beat him in the last match with the black side to take the title with 5 wins out of 5!

Not only that, but history was made again at Castlehill as Agnijo Banerjee made it a father and son double taking runner-up spot! Last year Declan & Paul Shafi made history with Declan winning the Club Championship and Paul finishing runner-up. And now we have another father and son double act taking the spoils. Unbelievable to have had two different father and son winning doubles acts at Castlehill. Has it ever been done anywhere else? Who knows but we are a lucky chess club indeed!

Congratulations to Subhayu who played this opening very well indeed and was a much deserved winner. Agnijo only lost one match and that was to his dad!

Another one to the memory of a Castlehill legend! I thank you all for taking part!

Results & Standings now on our website.
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THURS 16th JUNE: (Tonight)
The 8th Ian McNab Memorial: 7:30pm sign-in.

Danish Attack Accepted:
1. e4 e5 2. d4 exd4 3. c3 dxc3 4. Bc4cxb2 5. Bxb2!
I hope you can all make it.
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