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.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2016-17 Closing date for entries for this years Club Championship is Friday 7th October 2016. PLEASE NOTE: There are some new rules this year so please read the rules carefully. (Ignorance of the rules is not an excuse that will be excepted by the competition organiser!) MAIN CHANGES Accelerated pairings will be used in the first two rounds of the[...]
The 34th Konrad Wierszbicki Memorial 2016 Thursday 29th September: 7:30pm 5-round Swiss: 15 minutes each player: Allegro grading: See web page for more details. Just turn up on the night to play. First Major trophy of the new season 2016-17 KONRAD WIERSZBICKI PAGE[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 22nd Sept: Another good night at Castlehill with about 23 people down, including 6 juniors, and 4 people from the Uni! CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2015-16 Round 5 Result Declan Shafi 1, Dariusz kosznik 0 Congratulations to Declan Shafi for retaining his Club Championship title making it two in a row for the Smiling Assassin! That ends at last the 2015-16[...]
THE 13th BOBBY GOW MEMORIAL 2016 Tuesday 20th September: Venue: Dundee Chess Club   Congratulations to Castlehill on retaining the Boby Gow Memorial in style! Dundee put up a good fight, but were missing some of their top players on the night due to things out with their control. Castlehill did well to muster 15 players as a Tuesday night[...]
The 13th Bobby Gow Memorial 2016 Tuesday 20th September: Venue: Dundee Chess Club A full report ASAP on our website, but it`s congratulations to Castlehill Chess Club Dundee on a comprehensive win, 7½ - 2½ against our city rivals! Dundee had 10 players, while Castlehill had 15 players ready to do battle. Castlehill the holders stormed in to a 5-0 lead against[...]
The 13th Bobby Gow Memorial takes place "TONIGHT"Tuesday 20th September, 7:30pm. This is the annual match between Castlehill Dundee CC & Dundee CC. Dundee are the home team this time which means we are playing at their home venue on the Perth Road. Castlehill are the defending champions and I want full support from our players to retain[...]
BOB DUNN SUMMER 2016 The results for round three, draw for the 4th round and standings are now up on our website. Please note the deadline for this round is Thursday 27th October. But if possible arrange matches as early as possible to try and finish this competition asap. Please contact your opponents "NOW" and keep me in the[...]
September 29, 2016
  • The 34th Konrad Wierszbicki Memorial
    Starts: 7:30 pm
October 7, 2016
  • CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Closing date for entries
    Starts: 5:00 pm
  • Dundee & Angus Congress
    Starts: 6:30 pm
October 8, 2016
  • Dundee & Angus Congress
    Starts: 9:30 am
October 9, 2016
  • Dundee & Angus Congress
    Starts: 9:30 am
October 14, 2016
  • RANDOM KNOCKOUT Entries deadline
    Starts: 7:00 pm
November 10, 2016
  • Club Championship Night Round One
    Starts: 7:00 pm
December 22, 2016
  • Club Championship Night Round 2
    Starts: 7:00 pm

Full calendar here.

RIP Mark Dvoretsky, 1947-2016
(Info from IChess.net)

Sadly, Mark Dvoretsky, one of the most highly respected chess coaches and authors in the world, passed away on Monday, aged 65.

A hugely talented player, Mark chose to leave the field of competition relatively early, preferring to pursue his passion for coaching.

He quickly gained a reputation for getting results, transforming waves of 2200 players into Grandmasters. Players all over the world sought out his expertise and he coached many of the very best including Kasparov, Anand and Topalov.

His friend and student, Artur Yusupov, rose to world #3 thanks to Dvoretsky’s methods, which were based on deep and accurate analysis of positions. Openings, tactical situations, strategic ideas and the endgame were all to be analyzed until the truth was revealed.

Mark’s legacy and training methods will live on in the chess world for many decades to come.
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REMINDER...REMINDER...REMINDER
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2016-17

Closing date for entries for this years Club Championship is Friday 7th October 2016. (Check website to see if you are registered as entered!)
PLEASE NOTE: There are some new rules this year so please read the rules carefully. (Ignorance of the rules is not an excuse that will be excepted by the competition organiser!)

**Accelerated Pairings will be used in the first 2 rounds
**ALL matches in each round will be played on the one night (Now known as “CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT”).

THIS IS OUR TOP CLUB COMPETITION AND I WOULD LIKE AS MANY PLAYERS AS POSSIBLE TO ENTER AND SUPPORT THIS EVENT
ENTER NOW!
For more info, or to clarify anything you are not sure of. Contact the Competition Organiser.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHTS
Round 1: Thurs 10th Nov 2016
Round 2: Thurs 22nd Dec 2016
Round 3: Thurs 9th Feb 2017
Round 4: Thurs 6th April 2017
Round 5: Thurs 18th May 2017

FIRST CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT: THURSDAY 10th NOVEMBER: CHECK NOW IF YOU CAN PLAY THAT NIGHT!
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JUST A REMINDER EVERYONE!

The 34th KONRAD WIERSZBICKI MEMORIAL ALLEGRO 2016
Thursday 29th September 2016
7:30pm
Allegro grading: 15 minutes each player:
5 Round Swiss
Just enter on the night. First Major trophy of season 2016-17.
Come on down!
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The 34th KONRAD WIERSZBICKI MEMORIAL ALLEGRO 2016
Thursday 29th September 2016
7:30pm
Allegro grading: 15 minutes each player:
5 Round Swiss

Just enter on the night. First Major trophy of season 2016-17.

Come on down!
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Thus 22nd Sept: Club Open
Finally the Club Championship 2015-16 will be finished as Declan Shafi and Dariusz Kosznik do battle tonight!

Also the ladder begins and of course we will have new members and juniors down.

Give us a try!
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