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.

CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 20th July 2017 Well what a turnout at our club tonight with over 16 people down. This despite the fact there is two big tournaments on the go in Dundee this week. The 150th  Anniversary GM Tournament and the 124th Scottish Championships in which we have players either playing or organising. Included in the players down tonight was two new members and an old friend in Michael Duke (well not so old!), up from England for the Scottish Championships! 3rd 5-MINUTE GRAND PRIX Tonight we held the 3rd 5-Minute Grand Prix with 9 players in it including 3 of[...]
THE BOB DUNN SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 The 4th and last round draw is now up on our website. Only two players on full points and they meet each other other to decide who will be the 2017 Summer champion! Yes Ray Noble and Roy Morris both won their 3rd round matches, just, after both being on the wrong end of it for a while. They have faced each other many times and it`s hard to say who`s going to win the Summer. Roy is higher graded, but Ray has won their last three encounters? Both are seasoned campaigners if you get my[...]
NEWS...IMPORTANT NEWS...Mon 17th July 2017 150th Anniversary Dundee GM Tournament & Scottish Championships STV have been at the Bonar Hall filming a report on the 150 & Scottish today Monday 17th July 2017. The news article will be shown on STV tonight (Mon 17th July) at 18:10hrs (6:10pm). This is good news for Dundee and Chess! [...]
Scottish Championships update: International Open round 1 (Sat) IM Mark Orr (2140) 1 – 0 Ben Volland (1723) Tom Constance (1639) ½ - ½ Andrew Green (2065) Declan Shafi (2013) 1 – 0 Rachel Lorna Smith (1529) Alastair Dawson (1793) 0 – 1 FM Tim Wall (2242) FM Charles Storey (2214) 1 – 0 Euan Dawson (1784)   A terrific result for Tom against one of Scotland’s top Junior coaches. Alastair had what he considered at least a draw against Tim Wall but got confused by the way the clock displayed time/moves, played too quickly and made a fatal mistake   International Open round 2 (Sun) FM Roddy McKay (2326) 1 –[...]
DUNDEE 150 ANNIVERSARY EVENT & SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 The Dundee 150 Anniversary Event kicks off on Friday at 1 pm in the Hampton by Hilton Hotel. It then moves to the Bonar Hall from Saturday until Sunday 23rd, these games starting at 2 pm. Spectators are welcome, indeed, encouraged. On Saturday the Scottish Championships begin also at the Bonar Hall. This consists of several events: an international Open running alongside the 150 event, 2 p.m. starts, and in the mornings the Under 1850 and blitz events starting at 9.30. The Open includes four Grandmasters, five International Masters and five FIDE Masters. Altogether this is[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 6th July 2017 Another eventful night at Castlehill with 12 players down. Two matches were on in the Summer due to some players being unable to play on the 13th July. As it happens, it was also the top four players on full points (6)! Both the top players started badly and indeed in one match it was a lost game. But it`s never over until it`s over! Ray Noble managed to take advantage of Ettore Rota`s lack of experience an end game ability to turn it around and snatch victory from the jaws of defeat! (Could be[...]
CLUB REPORT: Thurs 22nd June 2017. Well another busy summer night with 18 players down, with 9 of them juniors! RANDOM KNOCKOUT Semi-Final Result Agnijo Banerjee 0, Ben Volland 1 Ben’s higher grade and experience told in the end, but Agnijo gave a good account of himself and showed once he starts playing on a regular basis, he has the ability to match Ben. Congratulations Ben on reaching the final of the Random Knockout. You will be firm favourite no matter who wins the other semi! 5-MINUTE GRAND PRIX The 2nd 5-Minute GP had 11 players in it, split into two groups. Group One had the top[...]
July 27, 2017
  • Random Knockout Final deadline
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • 4th 5-Minute Grand Prix
    Starts: 7:30 pm
August 3, 2017
  • Ladder section ends
    Starts: 7:30 pm
August 17, 2017
  • Ladder Final 2016-17 (top 4 players)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
August 24, 2017
  • Bob Dunn Summer Night Rd 4 (Last)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
August 31, 2017
  • The 5th (last) 5-Minute Grand Prix
    Starts: 7:30 pm

Full calendar here.

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l-r GM Keith Arkell, former World Senior Champion (joint) and European Senior winner; Louis Khoo-Thwe from Norway, the youngest competitor in the Scottish Open; Howard Wood proprietor of Chess Essenti...

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