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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CASTLEHILL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2019-20 Well here we go again for another season with our premier club event, the Castlehill Club Championship 2019-20. Thank you all for entering this year and so far we have an amazing 46 players entered! There is still time for stragglers to enter, but for now the full 1st round draw is up on our website (Click link below and follow the web trail)! The first round is split over two nights to help elevate the pressure of too many matches on the one night! Round One (Part 1): Thurs 24th Oct 19; 7:30pm sign-in. Round One (part 2): Thurs 7th Nov 19; 7:30pm sign-in. Time-Control: 90 minutes[...]
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Another busy night down at Castlehill Chess Club! This evening saw our D and E teams kick off their TAFCA seasons, with a convicning 3-1 victory for the D team, not the captaincy debut Daniel would be looking for! At least he can take some comfort in a good draw against the old warhorse Graham Atkins! It was a fantastic TAFCA debut for club newcomer Michael, with victory over Martin on Board 1! Through in the coffee bar area we had yet more new members joining us and a packed evening of social chess matches and learning. Overall we had 37 members[...]
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CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2019-20 (UPDATE- 7th Oct 19) The closing date for this years club championship is Sunday 13th October 2019, so please let me know if you wish to enter! To check if you are entered, please click the link below. If not listed but wish to enter, let me know ASAP. For more details on our club championship click the link below.   ROUND 1 (Part 1): Thurs 24th Oct 19, 7:30pm. ROUND 1 (Part 2): Thurs 7th Nov 19: 7:30pm.   CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP[...]
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Another busy night down at Castlehill last night, with yet MORE new chess players coming along! We saw an evening of good friendlies and learning in the coffee bar, with Cameron and Andre yet again having a good giggle, and old foes (10 years now!) Keith and Daniel crossing swords again on the board, with the normal result! (You can determine that for yourself!). Yet again another solid display from newcomer Michael, who this time played against our reigning Random KO champion. Through in the Library we had our first TAFCA match of the season between our B and C team, capaitned[...]
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CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2019-20 (Premier Club Event) It`s that time of year again and I am now looking for entries for this years Club Championship 2019-20. This will be a 5 round Swiss, normal pairing rules apply this year (No accelerated pairings!) and all matches go for normal grading. This will run from Round 1 & 2 “Oct 19 to Jan 20: Rounds 3 to 5 Feb 20 to June 20. Time-Control: 90 minutes all moves, each player. Win= 1 point: Draw= ½ point Each round will be split into two nights (Part 1 & 2) if we get a high entry again (Normal!) The 1st round (Part 1)[...]
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THE 16th BOBBY GOW MEMORIAL 2019   What a fantastic turnout from both chess clubs tonight at the Bobby Gow Memorial Cup held at Castlehill Chess Club Dundee last night (Thurs 19th Sept 19).   Dundee Chess Club had 15 players, while the home team Castlehill Chess Club Dundee had 23 players. In all 19 matches took place with some Castlehill players moving over to Dundee to give everybody a match on the night! This is the best turnout out in a number of years and a big boost for everyone and chess in the city of Dundee. Congratulations to Castlehill Chess Club Dundee on[...]
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CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 12th Sept 19 Not a lot to report as it was our AGM night and everything went smoothly as usual! The one major change was Daniel Coleman taking over from Subhayu Banerjee as treasurer this season. All membership fees are now due and Daniel and Keith will be in touch soon!   All the trophies were presented last night to the players that were at the meeting. The rest we shall catch up with ASAP! WINNERS 2018-19 Club Champion: Declan Shafi J19 This is the 5th time in a row that Declan has won the Club Championship which is a Castlehill record! Club Championship[...]
October 18, 2019
  • Dundee Chess Congress 2019
    Starts: 6:00 pm
October 19, 2019
  • Dundee Chess Congress
    Starts: 9:30 am
October 20, 2019
  • Dundee Chess Congress
    Starts: 9:30 am
October 24, 2019
  • Castlehill Club Championship Rd 1 (part 1)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
October 30, 2019
  • 1st TAFCA Allegro Kirkcaldy Chess Club
    Starts: 7:30 pm
November 7, 2019
  • Castlehill Club Championship Rd 1 (part 2)
    Starts: 7:30 pm

Full calendar here.