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, our club normally meets every Thursday throughout the year (Except Christmas) between 7 pm and 10.30 pm. We are delighted to open our doors again from Thursday 21st October 21 for face to face chess! We also play online as another string to our bow! If you are local to the Dundee area, or a student at Dundee or Abertay Universities, and you are interested in playing online, please contact us. We welcome players of all ages and level of ability.

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THE 44th FIDE CHESS OLYMPIAD 27th July to 10th August 2022 Chennai, India Chennai have done a great job in hosting the Olympiad at the last minute after Russia was stripped of the honour after their brutal and shocking invasion of Ukraine. India is one of the most beautiful countries in the world visually and culturally! The 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad is an over-the-board event where national chess federations compete in games with a classical time control for gold medals, trophies, and the title of strongest chess nation in the world. Well it’s all over now, but what a wonderful Olympiad and India should be proud of what they have[...]
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CASTLEHIL QUICK-PLAY GRAND PRIX Thursday 11th Aug 2022, 7:45pm Event 4 of 5 – Time-Control 3 minutes + 2 seconds Swiss 8 rounds – Entries 14 Once again a good turnout, especially when you take in the fantastic weather we are having! THEY THINK IT`S ALL OVER...IT IS NOW! Congratulations to Rishi Vijayakumar J10 who once again proved to strong finishing in top spot on the night and now can’t be caught with one event to go! Mind you he did lose in the 2nd round to Keith Rose! (you could just hear that Cher song in the back ground… ”If I could turn back time!”) Rishi[...]
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CASTLEHILL SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS ONLINE 2022 Round 3 Report The battle of the old and new guard went the way of the old guard in this board one clash! Graham Mooney beat young gun, Rishi Vijayakumar J10 in round three to take the outright lead going into the last round. Still life in the old dog and still things to learn for the new gun! A draw in the last round will be good enough to guarantee Graham the title! I bet he would never have expected to say that again after moving to Jersey!   Ray Noble and Robert Jackson played a very competitive[...]
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CASTLEHILL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS OTB 2021-22 Round 5 (last) report It took a while for the last match to be completed but at last the Castlehill Club Championship is over and Rishi Vijayakumar J10 is champion! Congratulations to Rishi who becomes the youngest club champion ever at the age of 10! What an achievement! Declan Shafi held the record aged 14 when he won his first of 6 titles in 2014/15. What a performance by Master Rishi! Knowing Rishi I think his quest will be to put his name on every Castlehill trophy before he reaches 12 years of age! But wait...there`s more! This also means[...]
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THE 44th FIDE CHESS OLYMPIAD 27th July to 10th August 2022 Chennai, India Apologies for late post but have been busy with more pressing local chess organising! Chennai have done a great job in hosting the Olympiad at the last minute after Russia was stripped of the honour after their brutal and shocking invasion of Ukraine. India is one of the most beautiful countries in the world visually and culturally! The 44th FIDE Chess Olympiad is an over-the-board event where national chess federations compete in games with a classical time control for gold medals, trophies, and the title of strongest chess nation in the world. All national federations[...]
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CASTLEHIL QUICK-PLAY GRAND PRIX Thursday 28th July 2022, 7:45pm Event 3 of 5 – Time-Control 3 minutes + 2 seconds Swiss 8 rounds – Entries 12 Once again a good turnout, not as much as the last time with a few top players missing, but that gives other players a change to move up the table! Rishi Vijayakumar J10 was there and once again proved too strong for the rest of the players, bar one! Yes Rishi finished top again and also leads the overall table, but he did lose a game to Saranraj Gururaj! Max Whisson J15 was on fire as he finished just a[...]
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SPARKASSEN CHESS TROPHY 2022 16th July to 24th July 2022 A – Open UPDATE – Sunday 24th   July 22 Result Declan Shafi (2222) ½ - ½ (2478) GM Daniel Hausrath What a hard fought fighting draw from both players! What a way for Declan to finish the tournament on a high against a Grandmaster! The opening was a kind of anti-King`s Indian system? All was looking maybe bookish (I don’t know!) until GM Hausrath on move 26 looking to be going an exchange down, decided to sacrifice the whole rook for an attack on Declan`s King! 26.Nb6 Qg5?! It did look deadly, but Declan found all the answers[...]
August 18, 2022
  • Random Knockout Deadline S/F`s
    Starts: 7:15 pm
August 25, 2022
  • Quick-Play Grand Prix Rd 5 (last)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
August 28, 2022
  • Summer-Online Rd 4 (last)
    Starts: 1:00 pm
September 1, 2022
  • Castlehill Random Knockout OTB Final Deadline
    Starts: 7:30 pm
September 19, 2022
  • The 17th Bobby Gow Memorial Cup: Venue Dundee CC
    Starts: 7:30 pm
October 14, 2022
  • Dundee Chess Congres Rd 1
    Starts: 6:00 pm
October 15, 2022
  • Dundee Chess Congress Rd 2 & 3
    Starts: 10:00 am
October 16, 2022
  • Dundee Chess Congress Rd 4 & 5
    Starts: 10:00 am

Full calendar here.

TAFCA WINTER ONLINE LEAGUE TABLES 2021-22
Updated: 18/04/22 – 11:07hrs

TAFCA Champions & Winners 2021-22 (Online)

  • Division One – Champions: Dundee A team (9th in a row!)
  • Division Two – Champions:  Kirkcaldy A (promoted to division one)
  • J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix Memorial 2021-22 – Champion: Richard Kynoch (Castlehill)
    Table Updated: 18/04/22:HERE
  • TAFCA Allegro Championship Series Overall Champion: Ed Spencer (Dundee)
    Table Updated: 18/04/22: “HERE
  • Most Improved TAFCA Junior Award: Winner: Rishi Vijayakumar J10 (Castlehill) (3rd in a row; J8, J9 & now J10)
  • TAFCA Team Battle: Team Champions: Castlehill Chess Club Dundee.
  • TAFCA Team Battle: Individual Champion: Richard Polaczek IM (Castlehill).

TAFCA AGM and Trophy presentations to be confirmed.

#TeamPldWonDrnLostPoints 
1DUNDEE A980116Champions
2CASTLEHILL A961213R/up
3ST.ANDREWS A960312
4CASTLEHILL B951311
5CASTLEHILL D94149
6CASTLEHILL C93248
7CASTLEHILL F93157
8CASTLEHILL E92256
9DUNDEE B92165Relegated
10PERTH A91173Relegated
Match points only!

# PldWonDrnLostPoints 
1KIRKCALDY A981017Champions
2DUNDEE C971115R/Up
3KIRKCALDY B951311
4ST.ANDREWS C942310
5ST.ANDREWS D934210
6ST.ANDREWS B950410
7DUNDEE D92256
8CASTLEHILL H92256
9DUNDEE E91173
10CASTLEHILL G90272
Match points only!

TAFCA WEBSITE (Menu Winter League)

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!