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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All Round 1 online tournament games should be finished and the result notified to the Club Secretary by 23.59 Sunday 23rd January. The club is still closed physically due to Covid. Watch this space for announcements! We are still open for online business, friendly online games, the online club tournament, and TAFCA league games and much more.  [...]
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TAFCA ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 2021-22 The first two events at Newport Knights and Perth have been updated on the TAFCA website including the overall table!   Congratulations to Richard Kynoch (Castlehill) for winning the Newport Knights event (Nov), and Aaron Gourlay (Perth) on winning the Perth event (Dec). Richard is also leading the way in the overall championship table! The next event is this Wednesday 5th January 2022 hosted by Dundee Chess Club! TAFCA ALLERGO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES DUNDEE 2021-22 Dundee Wed 5th Jan 22 7:30pm - Lichess 5 round Swiss - 15 minutes each player Link will be live after 6:30pm on the night This event also goes towards the J.R.Chalmers Grand[...]
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A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all our members. And then enjoy the first round of the club championship (online). My New Year's resolution is going to be to take chess seriously. Yes, really, this time.[...]
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All Castlehill members should now have received December 2021's club newsletter by email.[...]
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All members interested in the club tournament and other current online events: please check your email (as of 13.30 Monday 13 December 2021).[...]
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Because of Covid and Christmas, the chess club will not be open until at least Thursday 13 January 2022. We will review the situation in early January, so please check your email before coming along.   Let the Secretary know at once if in the light of this update you now wish to join the graded online club tournament. [...]
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People wanting to play in either or both of the club tournaments: please check your email. One final action is required.  [...]
January 17, 2022
  • TAFCA Div 1: Perth A v Castlehill F
    Starts: 7:30 pm
January 20, 2022
  • JUNIOR 4NCL Season 5 Round 1
    Starts: 6:00 pm
  • TAFCA Div 1: Castlehill D v Castlehill C
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • TAFCA Div 2: St.Andrews C v Castlehill H
    Starts: 7:30 pm
January 25, 2022
  • 4NCL - Season 5 Round 1
    Starts: 7:30 pm
January 26, 2022
  • TAFCA Allegro Championship Series Round 4 Kirkcaldy
    Starts: 7:30 pm
January 31, 2022
  • TAFCA Div 1: Castlehill E v Castlehill B
    Starts: 7:15 pm
  • TAFCA Div 1: Castlehill F v Dundee B
    Starts: 7:15 pm

Full calendar here.

TAFCA WINTER ONLINE LEAGUE TABLES 2021-22
Updated: 30/12/21 – Christmas tables!
Results

Division One

#TeamPldWonDrnLostPoints
1DUNDEE A44008
2CASTLEHILL B43107
3CASTLEHILL A42115
4ST.ANDREWS A32014
5CASTLEHILL C31204
6CASTLEHILL E41123
7CASTLEHILL F51133
8CASTLEHILL D51042
9PERTH A31022
10DUNDEE B30030

Division Two

#TeamPldWonDrnLostPoints
1KIRKCALDY A550010
2DUNDEE C54109
3ST.ANDREWS D53208
4KIRKCALDY B52125
5ST.ANDREWS B52034
6DUNDEE E51133
7CASTLEHILL G40222
8DUNDEE D30121
9ST.ANDREWS C40131
10CASTLEHILL H30121

J.R.CHALMERS GRAND PRIX MEMORIAL 2021-22
Table Updated: 31/12/21: “HERE

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!