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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RANDOM KNOCKOUT 2018-19   The draw for the Random Knockout is now up on our website. We had 28 entries and the first round of matches are the prelims (12 of them). Four players get a bye into the next round.   The prelims “MUST” be played by or on Thursday 7th Feb 2019. The earlier the better, but certainly by the deadline date please. As always let me know the result of the match.   FORMAT 1.Random knockout 2.Time-Control: 75 minutes (1 hour 15 minutes) each player. 3.All matches go for normal grading. 4.Tie-Break: If the match is a draw, then one 15 minute (each) game, colours reversed. See[...]
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RANDOM KNOCKOUT 2018-19 All entries (28 so far!) are now up on our website. The draw will be done at the weekend (Sunday 18th Nov). So if you have not entered yet but wish to do so "PLEASE" contact me ASAP! If you find yourself entered for some reason but do not wish to play, again please let me know. Mistakes happen with the best of intentions.   If you are happy with the entry list as is you do not need to do anything and I will do the draw on Sunday and get it up on the website asap and also email[...]
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CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 15th Nov 18 Just a normal night at Castlehill with 36 players down! CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (Round 1-part 2) 11 matches played tonight which made it a busy nights competitive chess! Results G.Thomas ½ - ½ Colin Young (Great draw in the end Colin) R.Akula 0 – 1 C.Wilson E.Walton 1 – 0 C.McDowell K.Akula 0 – 1 M.Kats J.Lynch 1 – 0 Sneha Sripada (Sneha made John fight all the way!) J.Cargill 1 – 0 N.Carroll A.Chaudhuri 0 – 1 S.McKenzie D.Williamson 1 – 0 J.Saaranen C.Kanodia 0 – 1 R.Kanodia A.Mentzos 1 – 0 A.Brown   We still have one match left to play but the results and standings so far[...]
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WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 - LONDON Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana (Ichess.net  & Guardian reports) DAY FOUR Today’s Game 4 was the shortest and most straightforward game of the match so far at 34 moves in less than three hours. The overall score remains level at two points apiece ahead of Wednesday’s rest day. Play will resume on Thursday with Caruana playing as white for Game 5. DAY THREE Carlsen and Caruana play to third straight draw in World Chess Championship Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana played to a third straight draw on Monday in the third game of their world championship showdown in London, though the balance of[...]
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CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 8th Nov 18 Another one of those busy nights with over 35 players, including juniors down for a game of chess and some coaching! It was Club Championship night, top half of the draw, with the bottom half next week! CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Results Andy Rowe (1545) 0, (2114) Declan Shafi 1 Andre Babin (1844) 1, (1521) Tom Constance 0 Ray Flood (1512) 1, (1822) Ben Volland 0 (What a fantastic win Ray against one of our high flying juniors! Result of the first round by far mate!) Euan Dawson (1798) 1, (1495) Keith Rose 0 (Played last week) Subhayu Banerjee (1403) 1, (1671) James Anderson 0 (What[...]
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Scottish National Chess League: 2018-19 – Rounds 1 and 2, November 4th, 2018, Dunfermline Report by Alastair Dawson   The new 2018-19 SNCL chess season kicked off in Dunfermline yesterday. Dundee City ( a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club & Dundee Chess Club) have 4 teams registered this year. The A team start as reigning champions; the B team seeking promotion to Division 1 having come so close last season; the C team is trying to gain promotion to Division 3 while we have a new Junior team, also in Division 4. So what happened on the day? The full report by Alastair Dawson[...]
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CLUB NIGHT REPORT PLUS!: Thurs 1st Nov 18 Busy, busy, busy with over 34 players down for a game of chess, 11 of them juniors! JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Results (Only 2 matches played?) Krish 1, Tom 0 Ramit 1, Max 0 Ramit is closing the gap between himself in 2nd place and our current leader Rishabh. It was good to see Max playing a competitive match at last. He may give them all a run for their money! TAFCA Results Div1: Kirkcaldy B 0, Castlehill C 4 This match was played on Wed 31st Oct at Kirkcaldy and proved to be a horror story for Kirkcaldy B, but a spooky[...]
November 20, 2018
  • TAFCA Knockout 1st Round Dundee A v Castlehill E
    Starts: 7:30 pm
November 21, 2018
  • TAFCA Knockout Q/F Newport Knights B v Castlehill D
    Starts: 7:30 pm
November 22, 2018
  • TAFCA Knockout 1st Round Castlehill C v Castlehill A
    Starts: 7:30 pm
November 25, 2018
  • SNCL: Scottish National Chess League Rd 3 & 4
    Starts: 10:00 am
November 27, 2018
  • TAFCA Div 1: Dundee B v Castlehill B
    Starts: 7:30 pm
November 29, 2018
  • TAFCA Allegro 2 of 5 Venue: Castlehill Chess club
    Starts: 7:30 pm
December 3, 2018
  • TAFCA Div 1: Perth A v Castlehill C
    Starts: 7:30 pm
December 6, 2018
  • TAFCA Div 2: Castlehill F v Castlehill E
    Starts: 7:30 pm

Full calendar here.