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.

RANDOM KNOCKOUT 2017-18 We are now looking for entries for the Random Knockout Competition. Please see website for all the details, rules and entries so far. (Sorry a bit late notice, forgot about it!) ** Time Control: All moves 75 minutes each player. ** Closing date for entries:Thurs 23rd Nov 2017 ** Format: Straight Knockout. ** Grading: Normal grading You can`t win it if not in it! Check website for up to date entries. Champion 2016-17: Ben Volland Random Knockout  [...]
CHESS SCOTLAND: SPENS CLUB 2017 Well here we go again as the Spens Cup draw is up on the Chess Scotland website. We are at home to Glorney Juniors. The match has to be played by 20th January 2018.    Keith Rose will be in touch with all players about this ASAP. See the link below for all the draws for the Richardson Cup; Spens Cup & Rosebowl.   DRAWS[...]
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2017-18 Well what a night the 1st round of the Club Championship. 17 boards in play and that was only because some players had arranged their matches for another night! If all matches go ahead on the night, we will have 24 boards in play! Anyway I have already done a report on that round so here is the 2nd round draw. A few things to note: Club Championship Night: Thursday 21st December (If you can`t play that night, then you have to contact your opponent and me to find an alternative date before the 21st!). Matches not played: There are a[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT & CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP: Thurs 9th Nov 17 Oh what a night to remember with over 42 players down, 18 of them juniors! It was the first round of our Club Championship  and it’s been a long time since we had so many players entered. Indeed we are now up to 49 players entered. Some took byes and others have either played before tonight or play next week. Most of our new juniors took part for the first time and they seemed to enjoy the experience. Not only that but some of them played some really good chess on the[...]
CLUB REPORT: THURSDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2017 Another very busy night at Castlehill with 37 players down for a game of chess! TAFCA RESULT Div 2 Castlehill D 4, Castlehill E 0 Good start for Castlehill D in the TAFCA league against club mates from our "E" team. LADDER 5 players took part in one group. 1st - Robert Jackson 3 pts 2nd= Dean Miller & Josh Cargill 2 pts 4th= Arthur Grant & Baillie Armstrong 1 pt JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2017-18 Another busy night for our juniors in their quest to become the 1st ever Junior Club Champion! Ramit and Rishabh both played well as usual, but they had a rival tonight with[...]
SNCL REPORT 2017 Alastair Dawson the organiser and captain of the SNCL teams has done a report on the first two round of this seasons SNCL. We have three teams in this year; Div 1 - Dundee City A: Div 2 - Dundee City B: Div 4 - Dundee City C. The SNCL teams are made up of both Castlehill Chess Club & Dundee Chess Club players. This is a joint venture between the clubs and has proved its worth over the last few years. Long may it continue!   For the full report by Alastair click "HERE!"[...]
SNCL - Sunday 29th October 2017: Rounds 1 & 2 First day's play of the season and a great start. Our three teams all won both their first matches: That is six matches played, six matches won! What a great start! Round 1 Inverclyde ½ - 4½ Dundee City A Dundee City B 3½ - 1½ IPCC Forth Valley B 1½ - 3½ Dundee City C Round 2 Dundee City A 3½ - 1½ Thistles Dundee City B 4 - 1 Dumfries & District A Bon Accord B ½ - 4½ Dundee City C For all the individual results see: https://tinyurl.com/ybqcofqt[...]
November 17, 2017
  • Oban Congress
    Starts: 12:00 am
November 18, 2017
  • Oban Congress
    Starts: 12:00 am
November 23, 2017
  • Castlehill C - Perth A
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • Castlehill D - Dundee C
    Starts: 7:30 pm
November 26, 2017
  • SNCL Rounds 3 & 4
    Starts: 10:00 am
November 30, 2017
  • Castlehill A - Castlehill C
    Starts: 7:30 pm
December 6, 2017
  • Kirkcaldy B - Castlehill E
    Starts: 7:30 pm
December 7, 2017
  • Club closed - Chaplaincy event
    Starts: 7:30 pm

Full calendar here.

RANDOM KNOCKOUT 2017-18

We are now looking for entries for the Random Knockout Competition. Please see website for all the details, rules and entries so far. (Sorry a bit late notice, forgot about it!)

** Time Control: All moves 75 minutes each player.
** Closing date for entries:Thurs 23rd Nov 2017
** Format: Straight Knockout.
** Grading: Normal grading

You can`t win it if not in it!

Check website for up to date entries.

Champion 2016-17: Ben Volland

Check website for entries so far.

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CHESS SCOTLAND: SPENS CLUB 2017

Well here we go again as the Spens Cup draw is up on the Chess Scotland website. We are at home to Glorney Juniors. The match has to be played by 20th January 2018.

Keith Rose will be in touch with all players about this ASAP.

See the link below for all the draws for the Richardson Cup; Spens Cup & Rosebowl.

www.chessscotland.com/richardson-spens-201718/
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CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2017-18
The 2nd round draw and standings of the Club Championship is now up on our website.Please read the info in the Club Championship post and then contact your opponent (and me!) asap.

Club Championship night: Thurs 21st Dec 2017

Good luck to all players!

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Thurs 9th Nov 2017:

Oh what a night to remember with over 42 players down, 18 of them juniors! It was the first round of our Club Championship and it’s been a long time since we had so many players entered. Indeed we are now up to 49 players entered. Some took byes and others have either played before tonight or play next week.

Most of our new juniors took part for the first time and they seemed to enjoy the experience. Not only that but some of them played some really good chess on the night It was a busy night setting up and taking down all the tables and equipment, but it was worth it!

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Rd 1
All the results and standings so far are on our website. The three shock results of the night were Colin Young’s (1292) victory over Craig Nicol (1539), Subhayu Banerjee`s (1359) win against Paul Shafi (1584), and Ananya Sanu`s (J11) win over Anish Chavdnuri (J11). A special mention should also go to Charvi Kanodia`s (J10) for winning against Jake Proctor (J12). Both are good players and it could have gone either way, but Charvi deserves credit for the way she played on the night.

I need a holiday after that. Do the club funds stretch that far?

Next week, same again I think!

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Thurs 9th Nov: Club Open.
Tonight see`s the first round of the Club Championship. It should be another busy night at Castlehill!

Why not come on down and check us out
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