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 13th Feb 20 It was another busy night at Castlehill with two TAFCA matches on, some Club Championship and Random Knockout matches, plus the ladder! We also had the pleasure of junior’s galore making sure silence was not the order of the night!   TAFCA It was a night of what could have been? In the end it was more like ”a  symphony of sorrowful songs”! Castlehill Chess Club welcomed two teams from Dundee Chess Club in two very important matches and what a night it was indeed! Dundee out graded both Castlehill teams but gradings as we all know mean[...]
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CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 6th Feb 20 Busy night as usual and some great matches on! TAFCA Result – Div 1 Castlehill B 2, Perth A 2 What a fantastic result by Castlehill B against Perth A! This point should be enough to keep us safe in division 1. It was not the result Perth A wanted as they are very much in with a chance to win the division 1 title. A blow indeed for Perth A, but celebration time for our “B” team! Board One Ray Noble (1536) was up against it playing Martin Gourlay (1904)! He did well but in the end[...]
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Scottish National Chess League, February 2nd, 2020 Rounds 3 & 4, Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline.  Report by Alastair Dawson   Dundee City (a joint venture between Castlehill CC and Dundee CC) had 20 players on hand to compete in Rounds 3 and 4 of this year’s SNCL.   Competition was extremely tough as usual. When silence descended in the hall except for the shuffling of chess pieces, our A team embarked on a bruising encounter against Edinburgh West who were led by IM Craig Pritchett on Board 1 down to George Neave (2116) on Board 5. Note by Ray Noble:   I would like to thank overall[...]
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CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 30th Jan 20 Another busy night at Castlehill Chess Club Dundee. We had one TAFCA league match on, four Club competition matches and two Ladders sections as well, plus a few skittle games, etc. TAFCA Result – Div 1 Castlehill A 3½, Kirkcaldy A ½ Unfortunately Kirkcaldy came a man down after Stuart Blyth (Hope your feeling better soon Stuart!) took unwell on the night. This was a shame as it`s a hard thing to go 1 – 0 down before you even start the match! On board 1, Andre Babin & Russell Kynoch served up an exciting draw between two very[...]
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The 3rd TAFCA ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP PERTH 2020 Entries 27 (19 last year!) What a fantastic night at Perth Chess Club for the third installment of the TAFCA Allegro Championships 2019-20 series! Perth Chess Club proved they have what it takes to accommodate and organise an event like this. There were raffles, a Quiz with a nice twist and food & drink on offer! Andre Babin was the highest Castlehill player who finished in equal 2nd place on 4 points. (see report on TAFCA website) A big thank you to Perth Chess Club for hosting the event. Thank you to David Hall (Quizmaster!), Ian Washington (Raffles!),[...]
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CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 23rd Jan 20 We had over 35 players down to play chess tonight and the place was buzzing! We had one TAFCA League match, one TAFCA Knockout match, Junior Club Championship matches, one Club Championship match and ladder matches! I am exhausted just typing this all up never mind playing!   TAFCA Results Div 2: Castlehill E 1½. Dundee C 2½ It was an uphill struggle for Castlehill E after their top board did not turn up and they had to default. They fought hard but it was just too much to catch up on! Well played Dundee C! Knockout Q/F: Castlehill A[...]
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CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 16th Jan 20 Another good nights chess at Castlehill with Junior Club Championship matches on and a TAFCA match involving our “A” & “B” team in division one! The div 3 match between Castlehill F and Kirkcaldy B was postponed at Kirkcaldy’s request. TAFCA – Div 1 Result Castlehill B 1, Castlehill A 3 This was a tricky tie for our “A” team but in the end they passed the test with flying colours! It was closer than the score line suggests and on board 3, Fergus Milne took full advantage of an error by new member Michael Dugdale which led[...]
February 20, 2020
  • TAFCA Div 1: St.Andrews Uni A v Castlehill B
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • Random Knockout Prelim deadline
    Starts: 7:30 pm
February 24, 2020
  • TAFCA Div 2: Perth B v Castlehill E
    Starts: 7:30 pm
February 26, 2020
  • TAFCA Allegro Championships (4/5): Newport Knights
    Starts: 7:30 pm
February 27, 2020
  • TAFCA Div 1: Castlehill A v Castlehill C
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • TAFCA Div 3: St.Andrews Uni B v Castlehill F
    Starts: 7:30 pm
March 1, 2020
  • SNCL (3/4): Rounds 5 & 6: Dunfermilne
    Starts: 10:00 am
March 5, 2020
  • TAFCA Div 2: Castlehill E v Castlehill D
    Starts: 7:30 pm

Full calendar here.