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.

TAFCA LEAGUE ONLINE – Match Report Thurs 24th Sept 20 – 7:30pm Castlehill Bandicoot`s 3, Newport Knights Athletic 1   The Bandicoot`s move into 4th place with a very good win against Newport Knights Athletic. On board 4 Euan Murray (1500)est, got the Bandicoot`s off to the best start with a quick win against Angus Sneddon (1332).   On board 2 Andy Rowe (1536) was in big trouble against Lloyd Hughes (1720) and on the verge of calling time on his game, when all of a sudden, Lloyd started playing a few bad moves to give Andy some hope. In the end Andy had two choices[...]
THURS NIGHT WEEKLY COMPETITION Arena 24 tournament – Thurs 24th Sept 20 Time-Control: 5 minutes + 3 seconds   This week we had 13 players taking part, some just joining near the end due to TAFCA League Online matches. It`s congratulations to Andre Babin finishing on a 100% record to take top spot! Once again DoktorAvalanche finished runner-up, with Subhayu Banerjee sneaking in to 3rd spot. It`s a tough time-control but it’s good fun and can make for some interesting games! See you all again on Thurs 1st Oct 20, 8:10pm!   Thurs night results[...]
4NCL – Round 3 – Tues 22nd Sept 20 – 7:30pm: Report Dundee City teams (a joint venture between Castlehill CC & Dundee CC) had two teams playing tonight. Division One Sussex Social Isolators 2½, Dundee City A 1½ This was a very close match which could have gone either way. Sussex had slightly the better grades but Dundee City A was in the match right to the end. On another day the result could have been the other way around! Board 1: Jacques Ophoff (½) Board 2: David Findlay (0) Board 3: Declan Shafi (0) Board 4: Stephen Hogg (1) Excellent win once again by Stephen!   Dundee City[...]
JUNIOR 4NCL – 17/09/20 – 6pm Round 3: Dundee City Juniors 5, Warwickshire Bears G 3 What a incredible result by our juniors against a side who out graded them by a fair bit on all boards!   On board one Rishi Vijaykumar J9 (1002) is proving to be a handful for his opponents as he makes it two out of two against a 1082. Amazing to see him grow as a chess player over the last few months! Now Rishi may be the backbone of the team but he can’t do it on his own and needs backup. Well he got the support he[...]
TAFCA LEAGUE ONLINE – Match Report  IT`s ALL GOING DOWN TO THE WIRE IN DIVISION TWO! Div 2 – Wed 16th Sept  20; 7:30pm Newport Knights Belle`s 1, Castlehill Dragons 3   Congratulations to Castlehill Dragons who are on fire at the moment and punching well above their weight! Last time they upset early league leaders Dundee Centrosaurus`with a 2½ - 1½ win, this week they upset Newport Knights Belle`s with another hot performance! Dragons captain, Daniel Coleman lead by example with a win in fewer than 15 minutes! It was a blood bath and a nice mate against a King driven into the middle of the board![...]
THURS NIGHT WEEKLY COMPETITION Arena 23 tournament – Thurs 17th Sept 20 Time-Control: 5 minutes + 3 seconds   With 17 players battling it out including two new juniors, Josh (U11) & Noah (U9) Dickson (Welcome the both of you!), it was another great Thurs nights chess! The burning question was; “What happened to Subhayu Banerjee?” The answer; “He was playing in a TAFCA League online match which to all accounts did not go his way! This left an opening for others to fill the void! But it seems after the last few weeks, normal service has been resumed and it`s congratulations to Declan Shafi who took[...]
INTER-CLUB CHALLENGE MATCH (Updated with Kenilworth report link) 16/09/20: 21:51 hrs Tues 15th Sept 20: 7:30pm: Lichess. Castlehill CC 8½. Kenilworth CC 15½ Congratulations to Kenilworth Chess Club England on a well deserved victory in the end! Castlehill Chess Club Dundee took part in its first online challenge match against the very strong England outfit, Kenilworth Chess Club. The format was two matches against the same opponent (White & Black), time-control-15 minutes + 10 seconds’ increments. In all 12 boards were in play so the first to 13 points wins! Kenilworth Chess Club brought a very strong side to the virtual board, with 3 players rated[...]
September 29, 2020
  • TAFCA Online Div 2: Dundee Centrosaurus v Castlehill Cobra`s
    Starts: 7:30 pm
October 1, 2020
  • TAFCA Online Div 2: Castlehill Dragons v Dundee Datousaurus
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • Castlehill Online Weekly Comp
    Starts: 8:00 pm
October 6, 2020
  • TAFCA Online Div 1: Dundee Brachiosaurus v Castlehill Bandicoots
    Starts: 7:30 pm
October 8, 2020
  • TAFCA Online Div 1: Castlehill Armadillo`s v Dundee Allosaurus
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • Castlehill Online Weekly Comp
    Starts: 8:00 pm
October 12, 2020
  • TAFCA Online Team Battle Night
    Starts: 7:30 pm

Full calendar here.

On our website we have a searchable database of games by Castlehill Members.
You can go through the games or download them.
To go to our database you click “Club Info” in main menu and then “View Club Games“.
Or alternatively click “HERE” to take you to the database.


Ray Noble v Andy Rowe
Castlehill Arena Lichess Tournament -5 minutes+ 3 seconds

We are always looking for new games, so players please submit your games
and if possible with some analysis or thoughts.
It does not matter your level,  the games are part of the clubs history!

Google Spreedsheet click; “Match Results

15/09/20 Castlehill CC Dundee Scotland v Kenilworth CC England  
Brd Grade Players Username   Username Players Grade
1 2141 D.Shafi The_556_2000_512 2 – 0 Spohsib Jude Shearsby 2096
2 1882 A.Babin easilyconfused 0 – 2 thelateshow Mark Page 2097
3 1591 R.Noble Nobleray 1 – 1 mrwardchess Andy Ward 2015
4 1578 M.Dugdale Flapajacku ½ – 1½ Imscar Joshua Pink 1962
5 1575 R.Jackson robertjackson 0 – 2 Lemixcluber Lionel Riou-Durand 1848
6 1572 A.Rowe ItsBobSamson 0 – 2 Greenbecker Ben Graff 1887
7 1481 E.Walton ReturnOfvoldemort 2 – 0 Batboy1961 Bernard Rogers 1943
8 1450 R.Vijaykumar ninjagouniverse 1 – 1 Billythekid32 Billy Fellowes 1864
9 1444 S.Banerjee SB25 0 – 2 Themistocles480BC Mike Donnelly 1853
10 1333 T.Harley Lyrurus 0 – 2 bjcha21 Bernard Charnley 1816
11 1203 M.Kats MartenKats 1 – 1 Edy_G Ed Goodwin 1586
12 1160 N.Waugh nwaugh 1 – 1 Solowoman Solomon Hayes 1633
V 15½
Congratulations to Kenilworth Chess Club winning by 7 points!
Well deserved, the best team won on the night!
Thank you to all the players from both sides for supporting this event.