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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CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 23rd May 19 It was Club Championship round 5, part two on and boy did we have some great matches on! As usual the juniors filled the room while the rest went off to play in the Club Championship! Speaking of the Club Championship, we had the shock result of the night, maybe even the tournament as an ungraded player blow the rock up! CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Results – Rd 5 Andre Babin (1844) ½, (2114) Declan Shafi J18 ½ This was some match up between the top two players in the championship. Declan only needed  draw, while Andre had to win[...]
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TAFCA AGM/TROPHY PRESENTATIONS 2018-19 Tues 21st May 2019 - 7:30pm - Dundee Chess Club Well as AGM`s go it was not to bad! Started about 7:45pm, finished by 9pm! No need to bore you with the reports etc, etc, just give the trophy winners! Poor year for Castlehill but could have been better, but that`s life. Here we go and congratulations to all winners! LEAGUE DIVISION ONE CHAMPIONS: Dundee A for the 6th year in a row! Castlehill A finished on the same points but lost out by ½ a board point (Tie-break) Dundee A team players: David J Findlay; Ed Spencer; Alan P Borwell; Alastair[...]
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CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 16th May 19 With 36 plus players down at the chess club, 13 of them juniors, we can say it was a busy night again at Castlehill Dundee! CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP – Round 5 (Part 1) Well it was a night of shock results in the last round of our club championship. Results Ray Noble (1482) 1, (1521) Tom Constance J17 0 The old dog still has some fight left in him to take down one of our top juniors! Rolling back the years Ray! Subhayu Banerjee (1403) 1, (ug) Innes Ford 0 Innes is a player with a lot of good chess skills already,[...]
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THE BOB DUNN SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 1st round Summer night - Thurs 30th May 19 Here we go again with the last major tournament of our club season, the Bob Dunn Summer! The draw is now up on our website on the Summer page (link below). We have a fantastic 23 players entered so far (maybe late entries still to come?). The 1st round Summer night is Thursday 30th May 2019. I expect all players to play on that night, but if you know you can`t make that night please "CONTACT" your opponent (and me!) ASAP to find a suitable alternative date preferably[...]
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REMINDER...REMINDER...REMINDER... The BOB DUNN SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 Entries are now being taken for this years Bob Dunn Summer Championships 2019. This is a 4 round Swiss, 90 minutes each player. (See Summer rules page); Win=3 pts: Draw=1 pt: Lose=0 pts Closing date for entries is Thurs 9th May 19. Defending Champions: Paul Shafi; Andy Rowe & Colin Young! Summer Nights Round 1: Thurs 30th May 19 Round 2: Thurs 27th June 19 Round 3: Thurs 25th July 19 Round 4: Thurs 22nd August 19 Bob Dunn Summer      [...]
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RANDOM KNOCKOUT - 1st round matches All 1st round matches have been completed at last! The defending champion, Ray Noble (1482) is still with us after just getting passed Gordon Thomas (1350) in a tight match with black! Andy Rowe (1545) was given an unexpected battle by junior Ramit Kanodia J11 (757)! Andy could not castle either side! In the end experience won, but well played Ramit! Ed Walton (1242) and Innes Ford (UG) served up a belter of a match which ended in a draw! Ed won the tie-break, 15 minutes each player in double quick time! Robert Jackson (1564) proved too strong[...]
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The BOB DUNN SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 Entries are now being taken for this years Bob Dunn Summer Championships 2019. This is a 4 round Swiss, 90 minutes each player. (See Summer rules page); Win=3 pts: Draw=1 pt: Lose=0 pts Closing date for entries is Thurs 9th May 19. Defending Champions: Paul Shafi; Andy Rowe & Colin Young! Summer Nights Round 1: Thurs 30th May 19 Round 2: Thurs 27th June 19 Round 3: Thurs 25th July 19 Round 4: Thurs 22nd August 19 Bob Dunn Summer      [...]
May 30, 2019
  • Bob Dunn Summer Round 1 night
    Starts: 7:30 pm
June 6, 2019
  • 2nd Quick-play event (old 5 mins)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
June 13, 2019
  • Ladder section ends
    Starts: 7:30 pm
June 27, 2019
  • Bob Dunn Summer Round 2 night
    Starts: 7:30 pm
July 4, 2019
  • 3rd Quick-Play event (old 5-Mins)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
July 11, 2019
  • Ladder Final
    Starts: 7:30 pm
July 25, 2019
  • Bob Dunn Summer Round 3 night
    Starts: 7:30 pm
August 1, 2019
  • 4th Quick-Play event (old 5-Mins)
    Starts: 7:30 pm

Full calendar here.