Welcome to Castlehill Chess Club!

Perhaps the most active and welcoming Chess Club in Scotland. For beginners to Masters,  Juniors to adults. We’re always looking for new members – our membership is around 40 players. 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.

RANDOM DRAW KNOCKOUT 2015-16 The semi-final draw is now up on our website. Please contact your opponents asap to set a date! Good luck to all four players! DRAW[...]
NANCY ELDER CUP: Re-Match Final: Thurs 19th May 2016: Euan Dawson v Keith Rose Congratulations go to a Castlehill player for becoming the Chess Scotland Nancy Elder Champion 2015-16. What a great achievement by one of our players. Not only that both players in the final came from Castlehill Chess Club, one young and one in his twilight years! Who[...]
THURSDAY 19th MAY 2016 The 2nd 5-Minute Grand Prix takes place this Thursday 19th May, 7:30pm sign-in. It`s been a while since the first one, but the standings are on our website.   I hope to see as many of you as possible on the night.   5-Minute Standings[...]
Just a reminder that there will be no clubnight tonight, Thursday 12th, due to a pre-existing booking of the venue. We resume next Thursday as normal, from 7 pm.[...]
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2015-16: Round 4 draw The draw for the 4th round of the Club Championship is now up on our website. Please contact your opponents ASAP to find a suitable date! The deadline is Thursday 14th July 2016. Now the TAFCA season may be over but we have a lot going on at Castlehill and dates will be[...]
NANCY ELDER FINAL 2016 It was a fantastic achievement to have two Castlehill players in the final of the Chess Scotland Nancy Elder Cup held on finals day along with the Richardson Cup, Spens Cup and the Jack Campbell Rosebowl (Castlehill in final of that!). Keith Rose and young Euan Dawson did very well to reach this stage of the[...]
We played in the final of this tournament on 23rd April against Edinburgh Civil Service. Unfortunately, although the teams were evenly matched by grading, we lost on tie-break (bottom board elimination) after drawing 2.5 - 2.5. The teams were: Castlehill   -   Edinburgh CS L. Hughes (1868)  0.5 – 0.5 (1748) C. McNab D. Shafi (1763) 1 – 0 (1648)[...]
June 2, 2016
3rd 5-Minute Grand Prix
Starts: 7:30 pm
June 16, 2016
The 8th Ian McNab Opening Themed Memorial 2016
Starts: 7:30 pm
June 30, 2016
4th 5-Minute Grand Prix
Starts: 7:30 pm
July 14, 2016
5th 5-Minute Grand Prix
Starts: 7:30 pm

Full calendar here.

Thursday 26th May: Club Update
15 players down at the chess club making it another goodnight!

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Rd4
Ben Volland ½, Craig Nicol ½
Colin Young 1, Daniel Coleman 0

BOB DUNN SUMMER
Graham Atkins 1, Arthur Grant 0

The ladder went to Oggy again!

Next week is the 3rd 5-Minute Grand Prix. See website for 5-Minute and Ladder standings and anything else chess! :)
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The 67th TAFCA AGM & Trophy presentations took place on Tuesday 23rd May at the St.Peters Church Hall, St.Peters Street, Dundee, 7:30pm.

TAFCA (Tayside and Fife Chess Association) are responsible for organising and running chess in the Tayside and Fife areas, including leagues, knockout and singles tournaments.

All the winners for 2015/16 season were presented with their trophies on the night by TAFCA President Alan Borwell. Dundee Chess Club had a night to remember taking most of the trophies on the night! Dundee A took the division one title for the third year in a row! While Dundee C won the second division! To top it off Dr David Findlay of Dundee Chess Club defended his J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix Memorial title to make it a triple whammy for Dundee Chess Club! St.Andrews Uni took the Knockout title and Andrew Ward of St.Andrews took the TAFCA Allegro (quick-play chess) title against all the odds!

TAFCA`s top junior player was Euan Dawson (J14) of Castlehill Chess Club Dundee who had a great year. Not only did he win this title, but also the Chess Scotland Nancy Elder knockout cup, beating the top seed along the way and another Castlehill player in the final! This Cup is open to all players in Scotland and was a fantastic achievement by the young man! :)

Affiliated Clubs: Castlehill, (Dundee); Perth; Dundee; St.Andrews Uni & Kirkcaldy

TROPHY WINNERS 2015/16
Division One Champions: Dundee A
Division Two Champions: Dundee C
Knockout Cup Champions: St.Andrews Uni
TAFCA Allegro Champion: Andrew Ward (St.Andrews)
J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix Memorial: David Findlay (Dundee)
TAFCA Most Improved Junior: Euan Dawson (Castlehill)
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TUESDAY 23rd MAY 2016
TAFCA AGM tonight, 7:30pm, at St.Peters Church Hall, Peters street (just off the Perth Road: Dundee CC venue!). All players from all TAFCA clubs welcome. It`s your organisation and you get the chance at the AGM to make your views count!

Also all trophy winners will be presented with their hard won gains from the season just finished!

See as many of you as possible tonight. :)
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KNOCKOUT RANDOM DRAW
The draw for the semi-finals is now up on our website.
Contact opponents ASAP!

Good luck to all! :)
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Thursday 19th May: Club update
What a night as we had 23 people down at our club to play chess. Cannot argue with that! :)

Tonight was the 2nd 5-Minute Grand Prix and we had 11 players entered including the current champion, Declan Shafi.
Results
1st Declan Shafi 10/10
2nd Paul Shafi 8/10
3rd Agnijo Banerjee 7½/10
4th Ray Noble 7/10
5th Jim Anderson 6½/10

A family one, two! :)

RANDOM KNOCKOUT: Q/final
Andy Rowe 1, Lloyd Hughes 0

NANCY ELDER CUP: FINAL
Also on tonight was the Chess Scotland Nancy Elder Cup final, the rematch! It was Castlehill Chess Club all the way as Euan Dawson beats Keith Rose in the final. Well played Euan who won this competition the hard way! Also a good competition for Keith Rose in getting to the final.

A full report on our website but well played young man!
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