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 40 players. 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 COMPETITION 2016-17 Congratulations to all 4 semi-finalist, Ben Volland (J); Agnijo Banerjee (J); Roy Morris & Ray Noble. It seems we have an equal share of juniors and seniors in the Knockout semi`s. Also there will be a new name on the trophy this year! But will it be a "wet behind the ear player" or a "Way past their sell by date player"? Will will just have to wait and see! The draw is now up on our website and the new deadline is Thursday 20th July 2017. Please contact your opponent ASAP to find a match date. If possible play[...]
AYR OPEN CONGRESS (FIDE rated) Sometimes things pass the radar and you only notice it later by accident. Indeed this is what happened concerning Ben Volland who only scored 2 points in the Ayr Congress. But if you look closer you get a fantastic performance from the young man! Castlehill junior, Ben Volland J13 (1626): Fide 1661 was playing in the Ayr Open Congress (26th to 28th May) in a field of 32 players. This was a very strong tournament and Ben was well down the seeding list at number 28. In round 2 he played a (FIDE rated1947) player and won! For[...]
BOB DUNN SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 No big shocks in round 2 of the summer. Roy Morris at last got the better of Tom Constance in a match. The only notable news was Robbie McLeod`s loss to Subhayu Banerjee`s when he was a Queen up! Mr McLeod, time to join the coaching sessions at 6:45pm on Thursdays! With two rounds to go we have 4 players on full points, including the number 2 & 3 seeds, Roy Morris (1486) and Ray Noble (1448) respectively. Joining them are Subhayu Banerjee (1399) and Ettore Rota (ug). As for the number one seed Craig Nicol (1519)? He is[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT - JUNIOR SHOW TIME! Thurs 1st June 2017 What a nights chess we had tonight. With 24 players down it was a busy night indeed! The summer round 2 was on with 6 matches playing. Also on was a last round Club Championship match between the reigning champion and leader Declan Shafi and Euan Dawson who could overtake Declan and win the club championship if he beats Declan. A big ask, but knowing Euan, not an impossible one! But first things first.   Roy Morris finally gets the upper hand against junior, Tom Constance. Great win Roy! The number 1[...]
BOB DUNN SUMMER Tonight (Thurs 1st June) is the 2nd round of the Bob Dunn Summer. Please can all players be ready to start by 7:30pm. Normal time-controls in place. Any problems let me know ASAP.[...]
TAFCA AGM: Thurs 25th May 17 The TAFCA AGM takes place this Thursday 25th May at Castlehill Chess Club Dundee, 7:30pm. All TAFCA players welcome to attend. The trophy winners will also be presented with their trophies on the night. Castlehill Chess Club will still be open as usual for club night if you have chess matches, or just down to play a few non-competition matches. See you at the club tomorrow! [...]
Tonight, 11th May, the Chaplaincy is closed to us due to an alternative event. We will resume next Thursday, 18th.[...]
June 22, 2017
  • The 2nd 5-Minute Grand Prix
    Starts: 7:30 pm
June 29, 2017
  • Random Knockout Semi-final deadline
    Starts: 7:30 pm
July 13, 2017
  • Bob Dunn Summer Night Round 3
    Starts: 7:30 pm
July 20, 2017
  • 3rd 5-Minute Grand Prix
    Starts: 7:30 pm
July 27, 2017
  • Random Knockout Final deadline
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • Ladder section ends
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • 4th 5-Minute Grand Prix
    Starts: 7:30 pm
August 17, 2017
  • Ladder Final 2016-17 (top 4 players)
    Starts: 7:30 pm

Full calendar here.

5-MINUTE GRAND PRIX
The 2nd 5-Minute Grand Prix is this Thursday 22nd June 2017, 7:45pm sign-in for 7:55pm start.

Junior coaching on from 7pm.

Why not come on down and join us.
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THURS 15th June: Club Update
Another busy night at Castlehill Dundee. We had 16 players down including 5 juniors!

The last three matches of the Club Championship round 5 were played tonight (at last!).

Club Championship
Results
Graham Atkins beat Subhayu Banerjee; Roy Morris beat Norman Waugh. The match of the night ended in a draw between Agnijo Banerjee & Ben Volland. It should be interesting in their next meeting as they face each other once again, this time in the Random Knockout semi-final`s!

A report on the Club Championship will be up on our website ASAP.

For all news Castlehill, visit our website at:
www.castlehillchess.co.uk/
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RANDOM KNOCKOUT COMPETITION 2016-17

Congratulations to all 4 semi-finalist, Ben Volland (J); Agnijo Banerjee (J); Roy Morris & Ray Noble. It seems we have an equal share of juniors and seniors in the Knockout semi`s.

Also there will be a new name on the trophy this year! But will it be a "wet behind the ear player" or a "Way past their sell by date player"? Will will just have to wait and see!

The draw is now up on our website and the new deadline is Thursday 20th July 2017. Please contact your opponent ASAP to find a match date. If possible play before the Chess Scotland grading deadline of 1st July. If you play after that you will be playing under your "NEW GRADE" for 2017-18 season.

Good luck to all players.

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Thurs 15th June: Club Open
Why not join us tonight and find out what our chess club is all about. Tonight there will be some club matches, junior coaching and may be some ladder matches tonight!

We meet in the Chaplaincy in the University of Dunee campus, Cross Row, Dundee, 7:15pm.

All welcome!
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AYR OPEN CONGRESS (FIDE rated)

Sometimes things pass the radar and you only notice it later by accident. Indeed this is what happened concerning Ben Volland who only scored 2 points in the Ayr Congress. But if you look closer you get a fantastic performance from the young man!

Castlehill junior, Ben Volland J13 (1626): Fide 1661 was playing in the Ayr Open Congress (26th to 28th May) in a field of 32 players. This was a very strong tournament and Ben was well down the seeding list at number 28. In round 2 he played a (FIDE rated1947) player and won!

For his troubles he then got Lennart Koehn (FIDE rated 2028) and won again! Of course this meant in his last two rounds he was guaranteed to play only the top, top players including number one seed, IM Mark Orr. He lost both of those matches but what a performance from young Ben. In Scottish grading terms his TPR was a fantastic 1932! One has to remember how young Ben is and how strong this tournament was. The calibre of players he was facing and the way he played shows his strong character, ability and growing maturity as a chess player.

We at Castlehill Chess Club Dundee are so proud to have him as a member of our club. But of course regards juniors we are a bit spoiled at the moment!

Well played Ben!
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