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, our club normally meets every Thursday throughout the year (Except Christmas) between 7 pm and 10.30 pm. During COVID restrictions the Club is closed, but we offer a number of online games and tournaments. If you are local to the Dundee area,  or a student at Dundee or Abertay Universities, and you are interested in playing online, please contact us. We welcome players of all ages and level of ability.

CASTLEHILL RANDOM KNOCKOUT TOURNAMENT 2020-21 Thank you all for entering this seasons Random Knockout Competition 2020-21. We had a wonderful 27 entries this year. Please read the following important information. DEADLINE DATES: **Prelim Deadline: Mon 25th Jan 21 **1st Round Deadline:: Mon 5th April 21 You can play on any date or time that suits/agreed by both players involved between now and the deadline date. Just email your opponent (and me (CC)) to arrange a date and time. TIME-CONTROL: 45 Minutes + 15 Seconds Please try and remember this as a few players in other competitions have played the wrong time-control! RESULTS: Please remember both players are responsible[...]
CASTLEHILL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2020-21 30/11/20: Round 1 report   We got a fantastic 34 entries for the Club Championship Online, more than I expected so thank you all! The official date for the first round took place on Mon 30th Nov 21 (St.Andrews Day!), but a couple of matches were played before then and we still have one match outstanding which will take place on Thurs!   As we have come to expect the first round always throws up some surprise results and an occasional shock and this year was no exception! We also had a couple of matches where the time-control was wrong (you would[...]
TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE ONLINE MATCH REPORT Thurs 26th Nov 20 – Div 1 – Castlehill A 1½, Dundee B 2½   Congratulations to Dundee B for a great win against Castlehill A, The Dundee B team did what the Castlehill B team just failed to do against Dundee A two days before!   Yes a disappointing night for Castlehill A as they drop 2 points in only their second outing. It must be said that Dundee B team are a good team with plenty of experience between them and the match was always going to be a close one, but maybe still the other way[...]
THURS NIGHT WEEKLY ARENA TOURNAMENT Thurs 26th Nov 20: 8:10pm to 9: 35pm (Approx)   Congratulations to Euan Murray for winning last nights “Castlehill Thurs Night “Weekly Competition! Andy Rowe was runner-up, while Ognyan Kolev (Oggy!) was 3rd. Castlehill A had a TAFCA match on so we missed a few players from that team, but still managed 12 players in total.   This was Euan`s third win, the last coming on 29/10/20. Andy Rowe has only been in the top three places on 3 occasions and all of them have been in the bridesmaids position (runner-up)! His last runner-up place was 32 weeks ago on[...]
TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE ONLI NE MATCH REPORT Tues 24th Nov 20 – Div 1 – Dundee A 2½, Castlehill B 1½ What a fantastic match this turned out to be! Castlehill B were up against the very strong and current league champions, Dundee A.   Dundee A had three players graded 2000+ in their team with Gary Weir on bottom board at 1881 which is higher than Castlehill B`s top board at 1837! Castlehill B`s Ben Volland (1829) was unavailable so Ed Walton (1481) from Castlehill D came in to help out. What a fixture to play in! The form book (grading wise!) went[...]
TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE ONLINE MATCH REPORT Tues 23rd Nov 20 – Div 1 – Castlehill C 4, Castlehill D 0   Congratulations to Castlehill C with an emphatic win to not only white wash their opponents in this derby match, but for one night only, top the division one table!   But the score line is not a true refection of the match, or is it? Looking at it from a players and spectators point of view, it looked like a good fight from all players (well nearly all eh Peter!), but it seems from a chess engine view point, NO!   Board Two: The first match[...]
TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE ONLINE INFORMATION  The TAFCA Winter league started on Monday 2nd Nov 20 with two divisions. Castlehill Chess Club Dundee have an amazing 8 teams entered, 4 teams in each division! No major upsets so far, but a long way to go!   Results (Castlehill only) Div 1 Castlehill D 1½, Castlehill A 2½ Castlehill B 3, Castlehill C 1 Div 2 Castlehill F 2½, Castlehill G 1½ Castlehill H 1, Castlehill E 3   We are hoping all captains of our teams will do a report for our website after each match (send in to Trevor or Ray). It adds a personal element to everything! Please check our website[...]
December 3, 2020
  • TAFCA Div 2 Castlehill G v Castlehill H
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • Castlehill Weekly Online Quick-Play Event
    Starts: 8:00 pm
December 7, 2020
  • Castlehill Junior Club Championship Rd 1
    Starts: 6:00 pm
December 8, 2020
  • TAFCA Div 1 Dundee B v Kirkcaldy A
    Starts: 7:30 pm
December 9, 2020
  • TAFCA Div 1 Newport Knights A v Dundee A
    Starts: 7:30 pm
December 10, 2020
  • Junior 4NCL - Finals
    Starts: 6:00 pm
  • TAFCA Div 1 Castlehill A v Castlehill C
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • Castlehill Weekly Online Quick-Play Event
    Starts: 8:00 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!

TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE ONLINE 2020-21: Updated: 03/12/20

Division One

1Dundee A220046.5
2Dundee B220045
3Newport Knights A210125.5
4Castlehill C210125
5Castlehill B210124.5
6Castlehill A210124
7Perth A210123.5
8St.Andrews Uni A210122.5
9Kirkcaldy A200202
10Castlehill D200201.5

Division Two

Result: Div 2: Castlehill G 1, Castlehill H 3 (03/12/20)

1St.Andrews Uni B211035
2Newport Knights B210125
3Kirkcaldy B202024
4Castlehill H210124
5Castlehill E110023
6Castlehill F110022.5
7Dundee D101012
8Dundee C101012
9Dundee E201112
10Castlehill G200202.5