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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TAFCA LEAGUE ONLINE 2020 The time is coming up fast as the new "TAFCA LEAGUE ONLINE" starts on Tues 7th July with the division two derby; Dundee Centrosaurus` v Dundee Datousaurus` Castlehill start their campaign off on Thurs 9th July 20, 7:30pm with division two match: Castlehill Dragons v Castlehill Cobra`s Captains please have your teams ready and make sure you have followed the procedures before the match night regards team selections? Players please make sure you know what you have to do on the night of the match, especially when it comes to making the challenge and setting the time-control if you are white! For more[...]
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CASTLEHILL SUMMER FUN ONLINE TOURNAMENT 2020 Lets try again with this tournament and see what entries we can muster up! Would have been in touch sooner, but been very busy with setting up TAFCA League Online! Closing date for entries is Thurs 9th July. After that I will do the draw and upload to website. MAIN RULES (See full rules on website) 4 round Swiss Set playing night of Mondays (If unable to play that night you can contact your opponent and make alternative arrangements, but it must be played before, or by set match night) DATES: Rd1-13th July; Rd2-27th July; Rd3-17th Aug & Rd4-7th Sept[...]
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TAFCA TROPHY WINNERS 2019-20 TAFCA held their AGM (25/05/20) by Zoom (video conference software) and ended the 2019-20 season and declared all the champions/winners for all it`s competitions apart from the TAFCA Knockout which is still in limbo (more later). The COVID-19 pandemic spoilt the season but TAFCA were lucky compared to some sports as we were almost finished anyway. Castlehill Chess Club Dundee congratulates all the winners of TAFCA trophies listed below, especially our Castlehill winners!   Division One Champions: Dundee A (7th in a row!) It was a close league with Dundee winning on board points from St.Andrews Uni B & Perth[...]
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TAFCA ONLINE LEAGUE 2020 (New) Well here we go with a new chapter in TAFCA history as they start holding chess competitions “ONLINE”! Castlehill as an affiliated TAFCA Club, will be supporting this new venture and hopefully we will get enough players interested in playing and putting a good few teams in! (Contact Keith Rose if interested) The COVID-19 pandemic was a disaster for the world and for OTB chess matches, but every cloud it seems has a silver lining as TAFCA pushed it`self to find other avenues to play matches on! The "TAFCA League Online" will be run the same way as the[...]
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CASTLEHILL ONLINE THURS NIGHT TOURNAMENT  Thurs 21st May 2020 - lichess.org Another great nights chess with Castlehill on-line. This week we played Rapid (5 minutes+3 seconds increments), Arena format, with the tournament lasting 1 hour and 30 minutes. A fantastic 19 players took part and we had some cracking matches with some very good finishes (with the help of opponent!) The young pretender won again! (Declan Shafi) While the old Terrydactil (Alastair Dawson) finished runner-up.   Ray Noble had a better tournament this week winning 4 of his first six matches! He was out graded all night and when he hit the big guns, in[...]
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CASTLEHILL ONLINE THURS NIGHT TOURNAMENT  Thurs 14th May 2020 For the first time on "lichess.org" we had a 15 minute, 4 round Swiss event (New to lichess and still in Beta mode!). Nine players took part which meant one player each round had to take a bye and wait for the next round. But then again that is what happens in OTB tournaments as well! A big thank you to Declan Shafi for running the tournament and keeping us up to date on all aspects of the competition and lichess.org. Also congratulations to Declan for winning the first lichess Swiss event! It seemed to[...]
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CASTLEHILL ON-LINE - Thurs 30th Apr 20 You are all invited to join Castlehill on-Line for the weekly quick-play tournament! It is an arena event with a time-control of 5 minutes+ 3 second increments. The tournament takes place on the website, lichess.org.   You need to be a member of lichess.org and join Castlehill Chess Club (on-line). For guides to do this click the link below. Declan Shafi is in control and the one to beat! Come on give it a go! Good luck to all.   Guides[...]
July 2, 2020
  • Castlehill Online Weekly Comp
    Starts: 8:00 pm
July 9, 2020
  • TAFCA Online Div 2: Castlehill Dragons v Castlehill Cobra`s
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • Castlehill Online Weekly Comp
    Starts: 8:00 pm
July 13, 2020
  • Castlehill Summer Fun Online Round 1 Night
    Starts: 7:30 pm
July 16, 2020
  • TAFCA Online Div 1: Castlehill Armadillo`s v Castlehill Bandicoots
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • Castlehill Online Weekly Comp
    Starts: 8:00 pm
July 23, 2020
  • TAFCA Online Div 2: St.Andrews Bee Movie v Castlehill Dragons
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • Castlehill Online Weekly Comp
    Starts: 8:00 pm

Full calendar here.