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 22nd Aug 19) Another belter of a chess night at Castlehill Chess Club! Over 34 players down, including juniors. It was the last night of the Summer, the 2nd part of the Junior Club Championship and the Random Knockout final. As I say a lot still going on! BOB DUNN SUMMER Round 4 (Last) It`s congratulations to Master Tom Constance  for becoming the Castlehill Bob Dunn Summer Champion 2018-19! He beat Cameron Wilson in his last match to finish on 12 points. A fantastic achievement for Tom and may I say, a well deserved one after all the hard work[...]
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CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 15th Aug 19) Its chess night and that can mean only one thing…Castlehill Chess Club Dundee is open as usual! 26 players made it down and what a night of chess we had in store! QUICK-PLAY GRAND PRIX 14 players took part in the 5th (last) quick-play tournament of the season. Andy Rowe was leading by 3 points going into tonight. He only needed to avoid staying more than 2 places behind Declan to take the title, but as in life you never know! On the night Andre Babin proved to be the top player finishing in 1st place, with[...]
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CLUB NIGHT REPORT (Thurs 8th Aug 19) By our standards a less busy night, but oh what a night indeed! We had 8 juniors down and Tom (J) kept them entertained all night with his mad cap sense of humour and his fog horn voice! LADDER This was the last night of the ladder qualifying section which had been extended due to only three players making the qualifying number of nights! Tonight this was reduced from 5 to 4 to fill that last place. Standings on the night (6 entries) 1st Ray Noble (3/3) 2nd= Jan Barron-Majerik; Keith Rose & Luaidh William (J)  (2/3) Luaidh (Junior) is[...]
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CLUB NIGHT REPORT (Thurs 1st Aug 19) Another busy Summer night at Castlehill CC Dundee! Summer Rd 3 Result Keith Rose (1529) ½, (1383) Alan Woodcock ½ Great fighting result for Alan against an opponent graded higher then him! 4th Quick-Play Event GP We had 13 players (6 juniors!) in the penultimate Quick-Play of the 2018-19 season. The number one seed Andre Babin proved the ranking right as he took first place on the night. Andy Rowe finished 2nd and takes over as overall leader in the standings from Declan Shafi who was not playing! With one event to go Andy has a big 2½ point lead[...]
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CLUB NIGHT REPORT (Thurs 25th July 19) Another busy night at Castlehill with the 3rd round of the Bob Dunn Summer on. BOB DUNN SUMMER Not all matches were played tonight, but some top players got a scare, while others just suffered all night long! For all the results and standings so far, please visit the Summer page  (Click the link below!). The draw for the final round will take place asap, the the last night of the Summer will be on Thursday 22nd August 2019. Forthcoming Events Thurs 1st Aug: Quick-Play night (4th): 3 minutes + 2 seconds! Thurs 8th Aug: Ladder section night (Last) Thurs 15th[...]
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126th Scottish Chess Championships 2019: Sat 6th – 14th July 2019 Church Building Stewart’s Melville College Edinburgh. Castlehill Chess Club Dundee had three players in this years Scottish Championships. Declan Shafi (2146); Alastair Dawson & Ben Volland (1846) represented Castlehill & Dundee Chess Club and the City of Dundee! In a field of 66, Declan Shafi was seeded 19th, Ben Volland 42nd and Alastair Dawson 45th. Master Declan Shafi (2146) had a good tournament finishing equal 7th on 6 points, with a TPR 2148! Knowing Declan he would like to have done more, but seeded 17th and to finish 7th is more than average in[...]
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The Glorney Gilbert International 2019 Carrickdale Hotel and Spa, Co Louth, Ireland – 21st – 24th July 19   The event will comprise four separate tournaments, each a five-round all-play-all.   The Glorney Cup – 5 player U18 Open (ie born 2001 or later) The Gilbert Cup – 3 player U18 Girls (ie born 2001 or later) The Robinson Cup – 6 player U14 Open (ie born 2005 or later) The Stokes Cup – 6 player U12 Open (ie born 2007 or later)   Castlehill Chess Club Dundee, along with Dundee Chess Club are proud to have two of our junior players picked for the Glorney Cup! Yes Ben Volland[...]
August 29, 2019
  • Ladder Final! 7:30pm
    Starts: 7:30 pm
September 12, 2019
  • CASTLEHILL AGM 7:30pm
    Starts: 7:00 pm
September 19, 2019
  • The 15th Bobby Gow Memorial Castlehill Chess Club, 7:30pm
    Starts: 7:00 pm

Full calendar here.