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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CASTLEHILL SUMMER FUN ONLINE - Update Wed 5th Aug 20 After two rounds, the number one seed James Anderson (1611) leads the field of 10 by 2 points from Andy Rowe (1536) on 4 points. Marten Kats (1091) made James work for it, but James better end game knowledge won the day! Trevor Harley (1439) also had a close call against young Ramit Kanodia J12 (882) but for a last minute over site which lead to checkmate in one for Trevor! Robert Jackson (1573) finally gets back to winning ways with a nice win against club newbie, Euan Murray (1500)est, who has been[...]
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GLORNEY JUNIOR FESTIVAL 2020 – UPDATE Thurs 30th July 20; Scotland v Wales In the Glorney team, Ben Volland J16 in his 4th match finally gets his just rewards with a very good win with white. Ben has been playing well against much stronger players but not getting much joy in the end. This time he was slightly the higher graded player and despite the pressure that can put you under, he brought home the bacon in fine style and deserved to finally get a win! Good on you Ben! Despite getting his first win, Ben was rested for the final match[...]
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THURSDAY NIGHTS QUICK-PLAY ONLINE TOURNAMENT (Thurs 30th July 20, 8:10pm – Arena 16: 5 minutes+3 seconds) This was the 16th Arena quick-play competition and despite having two Castlehill TAFCA matches on the same night (Armadillo`s & Bandicoot`s), we had a very respectable 15 players involved!  This has turned into a very competitive and popular weekly event, with not only OTB Castlehill members, but some new online editions to the club! Declan Shafi deserves all the plaudits for setting this up and making it the success it is! He was missing tonight due to playing in one of the TAFCA matches, so[...]
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TAFCA LEAGUE ONLINE – Match Report Div 1 – Thurs 30th July 20; 7:30pm St.Andrews Fun Team A 2, Castlehill Armadillo`s 2 What a match and a game of two half’s it seems! The shock result was Declan Shafi (2141) losing a TAFCA match which does not happen that often these days! Congratulations to Sam Herring (1938) on a fine win and on the way he played! It looked a good tight game with a few twists and turns. Declan was playing well and his 16th Ng5! Qf6  & 17th (Bxe4!) moves put him in a strong position,only for it to be undone on[...]
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CHESS NEWS REPORT - 30th July 2020 GLORNEY INTERNATIONAL JUNIOR FESTIVAL 2020 It`s been hard going for the Scotland teams in what is a very strong line up from the other countries! Out graded on all boards by all the teams so far, it has been a steep learning curve for our juniors. Ben Volland J16 one of our better players has played in 3 matches so far and lost all of them! I don`t remember that happening before! Remarkably, Ben`s first match was against an FM! I know it stands for "Fide Master" but another rude two word phrase came to mind[...]
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GLORNEY GILBERT JUNIOR INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL 2020 (Mon 27th July - Fri 31st July 20)  The Glorney Junior Festival starts tonight (Mon 27th July 20) at 6:30pm when Scotland takes on the Netherlands.   The festival runs from Monday 27th July to Friday 31st July on Lichess, all matches start at 6:30pm. This involves 6 countries; Scotland, England, Wales, Ireland,Netherlands & Belgium!   SCOTLAND SQUAD Castlehill are so proud to have “TWO” players from our club representing Scotland!   Rishi Vijayakumar J8 has been selected for Scotland in the Stokes team (under 12`s) . Ben Volland  J16 has been selected for the top team in this competition!   Schedule - Scotland Round 1: 27th July; 18:30 hrs[...]
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TAFCA LEAGUE ONLINE – Match Report   Castlehill Dragons 2nd match of their campaign for league dominance was an away match against St.Andrews Bee Movie on Thurs 23rd July 20, 7:30pm. Now this was St.Andrews first match as they had a free week the last time. They are a bit of an unknown team as all their players have estimate gradings! Castlehill Dragons (Avg grade 947) & St.Andrews Bee Movie (Avg grade 1100) To be honest with St.Andrews all estimates and Dragons Rishi Vijakumars grade not reflecting his now higher standard, it hard to say who’s favourite to win!    Board 3; Daniel Coleman (1056) v[...]
August 6, 2020
  • TAFCA Online Div 2: St.Andrews Bee Movie v Castlehill Cobra`s
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • Castlehill Online Weekly Comp
    Starts: 8:00 pm
August 13, 2020
  • TAFCA Online Div 1: St.Andrews Fun Team A v Castlehill Bandicoots
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • TAFCA Online Div 1: Castlehill Armadillo`s v Perth Raiders
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • Castlehill Online Weekly Comp
    Starts: 8:00 pm
August 17, 2020
  • Castlehill Summer Fun Online Night (Rd 3)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
August 19, 2020
  • TAFCA Online Div 2: Kirkcaldy B v Castlehill Dragons
    Starts: 7:30 pm
August 20, 2020
  • TAFCA Online Div 2: Castlehill Cobra`s v Newport Knights Belles
    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.

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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!