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 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.

CHESS SCOTLAND: SPENS CUP Saturday 20th January 2018: 1pm; Castlehill v Glorney Juniors Report by Keith Rose We met Glorney Juniors from Aberdeen in the Spens Cup on Sat 20th Jan. On paper we could have expected to win comfortably. We got off to a bad start when Lloyd dropped a piece for pawn very early. His young opponent then played very solidly to keep a grip on the game and Lloyd never got a sniff of counter-play.   Better news with the second game to finish – after Nandini played perhaps too aggressively early on Andy Rowe won by converting a pawn advantage; third[...]
On Saturday (20th) we met Glorney Juniors from Aberdeen in the Spens Cup. On paper we could have expected to win comfortably. We got off to a bad start when Lloyd dropped a piece for pawn very early. His young opponent then played very solidly to keep a grip on the game and Lloyd never got a sniff of counterplay; better news with the second game to finish – after Nandini played perhaps too aggressively early on Andy Rowe won by converting a pawn advantage; third result saw Ben’s position collapse from a pretty solid & safe looking position (unless I’ve missed[...]
CHESS SCOTLAND: SPENS CUP Castlehill are at home against Glorney Juniors in the Spens cup which takes place this Saturday 20th January 2018 in our club rooms, 1pm start. 5 players from each team battle it out to get to the next round. I am sure we are all behind them and if you wish you can come on down and support them as well!   GOOD LUCK & COME ON CASTLEHILL![...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 18th Jan 18 What a turnout again with 38 players down. It was a bit hectic with several Club Championship matches on, plus two TAFCA Knockout matches as well. Mind you the TAFCA Knockout matches did not all go to plan! Even after all this time, we are still learning that there is always a banana skin waiting to help you fall! JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 5 juniors took part tonight and both Ramit Kanodia J10 & Anish Chaudhuri J11 finished unbeaten on the night with 3 out of 3! Anish finally managed to get a win against Krish Akula J10![...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 11th Jan 18 Another busy night with 27 players down, 10 of them juniors! The juniors played matches in the new Castlehill Junior Club Championship. Ramit Kanodia J10 finished top with 4 wins out of 5. His loss was to the only player to win all of his matches Krish Akula J10 with 3 wins out of 3! Haoqi Zhang J6 (Yes 6 years old!) won 1 out of 3, beating Matthew Walsh J10. What a result from a 6 year old! One to watch I think. STANDINGS ON NIGHT 1st: Ramit Kanodia J10 (725) 4 Pts 2nd= Krish J10 &[...]
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Castlehill Chess Club Dundee would like to wish all our Past, Present and Future members a very Happy New Year! Chess Club open this Thursday 4th January 2018 Why not join us? It`s your move![...]
CASTLEHILL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2017-18 The 3rd round of our Club Championship is now on our website. The Club Championship 3rd round night (it will be a busy one!) is THURSDAY 25th JANUARY 2018, 7:30pm (unless you both agree a different time or date). Time-Control: All moves each player 90 minutes, that’s your lot! If for some reason you cannot make the Club Championship night, you “MUST” contact your opponent (and me!) to find an alternative date to play the match “WELLBEFORE” the Club Championship night (25th Jan).. Email your opponent and me asap if you have a problem. You can also email your opponent and[...]
January 25, 2018
  • Club Championship Rd 3
    Starts: 7:30 pm
January 29, 2018
  • Perth B - Castlehill C
    Starts: 7:30 pm
February 1, 2018
  • Castlehill B - Dundee B
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • Castlehill D - Kirkcaldy B
    Starts: 7:30 pm
February 7, 2018
  • Kirkcaldy A - Castlehill B
    Starts: 7:30 pm
February 8, 2018
  • Castlehill C - Dundee B
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • Castlehill E - Dundee D
    Starts: 7:30 pm
February 18, 2018
  • SNCL
    Starts: 10:00 am

Full calendar here.

Today we met Glorney Juniors from Aberdeen in the Spens Cup. On paper we could have expected to win comfortably. We got off to a bad start when Lloyd dropped a piece for pawn very early. His young opponent then played very solidly to keep a grip on the game and Lloyd never got a sniff of counterplay; Better news with the second game to finish – after Nandini played perhaps too aggressively early on Andy Rowe won by converting a pawn advantage; third result saw Ben’s position collapse from a pretty solid & safe looking position (unless I’ve missed something). So 1 – 2 down. Game four was decided after a time-scramble that had both players – Sam and Connor – needing to play about 15 moves in about 5 minutes each. They made it and shortly after agreed a draw. The last and deciding game had Declan and Kalyan go into the second time period with Declan a rook + four pawns against Rook and two. Declan contrived to blunder away one pawn but had the other King cornered and was able to win the other rook and the game.

Declan (2083)1 – 0 Kalyan Kante (1557)
Sam (1868) ½ - ½ Connor Sibbald (1359)
Lloyd (1821) 0 – 1 Pranav Arcot (1232)
Ben (1820) 0 – 1 Oishani Dutta (1202)
Andy (1574) 1 – 0 Nandini Dutta (1125)

We win the match on board count and will play either Edinburgh Civil Service or Wandering Dragons.
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Thurs 18th Jan: Club Open
Well it`s another high five for turnout! Juniors push the adults all the way! TAFCA Knockout pulled no punches in true it`s a knockout style!

Ramit & Anish are too hot to handle in the junior club championship. Our "C" team give the "B`s" the bums rush! Ray & Paul serve up a dogs dinner!

Too find out more and get the full report go to our website at:

www.castlehillchess.co.uk
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Thurs 11th Jan 18: Club Report!
Banerjee`s rule supreme! Juniors” chess can’t get enough!”, Haoqi Zhang, aged 6 years old puts a 10 year old through the blender! And the club is once again full of supporters!

Yes it was another brilliant night at Castlehill, Dundee with 27 players down, including 10 juniors! When you’ve got, flaunt it! Castlehill has it and boy don’t we know how to flaunt it!

A full report on our website and other results earlier in the week. Hold on to your hats because it’s a roller coaster of a read!

Thanks to all who came down tonight. Without your support it just would not be the same.

So I guess "SAME AGAIN NEXT WEEK!"

www.castlehillchess.co.uk
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Thurs 11th Jan: Club Open!
Come on down and join us tonight for a game of chess. New members welcome. All levels from beginner to advanced, junior and adult. We can help yo improve!
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Thurs 4th Jan: Club report:
We have only just past the New Year and yet we managed 20 players down at the club tonight. Happy days!

TAFCA RESULT
Castlehill E 4, Castlehill F 0
Good result for "E" team which keeps their hopes alive for the div 2 league.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP
Ananya Sanu 0, Daniel Coleman 1

We had 7 juniors down for coaching. They could not wait to be back at the chess club. Indeed they were disappointed we were closed on Thurs 28th Dec!

Onward and upward and see even more of you next Thursday at the club!
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