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.

CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 16th Jan 20 Another good nights chess at Castlehill with Junior Club Championship matches on and a TAFCA match involving our “A” & “B” team in division one! The div 3 match between Castlehill F and Kirkcaldy B was postponed at Kirkcaldy’s request. TAFCA – Div 1 Result Castlehill B 1, Castlehill A 3 This was a tricky tie for our “A” team but in the end they passed the test with flying colours! It was closer than the score line suggests and on board 3, Fergus Milne took full advantage of an error by new member Michael Dugdale which led[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 9th Jan 20 Our first club night of 2020 went very, very well indeed with 32 plus down for a game of chess, 10 of them juniors! Not bad for a cold night in January!  :) It was the second part of the Club Championship round 2 and some very tough chess was played! No shock results, but some near misses! CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Round 2 – part 2 1.M.Dugdale (1536)e 1, A.Rowe (1536) 0 2.R.Noble (1536) 1, A.Woodcock (1383) 0 3.R.Flood (1509) 1, I.Ford (1164) 0 4.L.Paton (944) 0, G.Atkins (1279) 1 5.C.Kanodia J17 (706) 0, P.Sallai (UG)  1 6.K.Akula J12 (569) 0, M.Kats (1091) 1 7.D.Coleman[...]
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2020 To all our past, present & Future members of Castlehill Chess Club Dundee! May you play more chess & win more games![...]
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Merry Christmas to all our past, present and future members of Castlehill Chess Club Dundee! Also special seasons greetings to our city chess neighbours Dundee Chess Club Seasons greetings to all of our TAFCA Chess buddies Kirkcaldy, Perth, Newport Knights and St.Andrews University Chess Club. Merry Christmas Everybody!    [...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 19th Dec 19 On the last night of 2019 as you would expect was not so busy, and for some reason we were short of a few club championship round 2 matches! 25 players in total made it down to finish off the year (not bad!). CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Round 2 matches (results) Ed Walton (1429) 1, Colm Hawkins (1350) 0 Jan Barron-Majerik (1534) 1, Gordon Thomas (1331) 0 Ananthi Ramachandran (UG) 0, Keith Rose (1529) 1 Alexander Barron-Majerik (216) 0. Norman Waugh (1161) 1 No shock results tonight! For the matches still left to play and the standings please click the link below!   RANDOM KNOCKOUT Please[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 12th Dec 19 As you would expect it was a less busy night as we get nearer Christmas, but as it turns out an important one none the less! CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Result Round 2 Andre Babin (1884) 1, Subhayu Banerjee (1483) 0 No shock result for Subhayu this time, but he did not go down without a fight! TAFCA League Div 1 Result Castlehill B 2½, Dundee B 1½ Fantastic result for Castlehill B against one of their main rivals (“B” team wise!) in the division. Dundee B were higher graded on all but the last board and were favourites to take the match.   BOARD 2 Great[...]
RANDOM KNOCKOUT 2019-20 We have 26 players in this years Castlehill Random Knockout competition including the defending champion, Robert Jackson. This means we have 10 prelims to play first and then we are into the last 16! Prelims to be played by 20th Feb 20 and the 1st round by 19th March 20. Please contact your opponent to try and arrange a date. We have a busy calendar this year (nothing new there!), so it`s imperative you contact each other ASAP. Good luck to all!   RANDOM KNOCKOUT DRAW[...]
January 22, 2020
  • TAFCA Div 1: Kirkcaldy A v Castlehill C
    Starts: 7:30 pm
January 27, 2020
  • TAFCA Allegro Championships (3/5) Perth
    Starts: 7:30 pm
January 28, 2020
  • TAFCA Div 2: Dundee D v Castlehill E
    Starts: 7:30 pm
January 29, 2020
  • TAFCA Div 2: Newport Knights B v Castlehill
    Starts: 7:30 pm
January 30, 2020
  • TAFCA Div 1: Castlehill A v Kirkcaldy A
    Starts: 7:30 pm
February 2, 2020
  • SNCL (2/4): Rounds 3 & 4: Dunfermilne
    Starts: 10:00 am
February 6, 2020
  • TAFCA Div 1: Castlehill B v Perth A
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • TAFCA Div 3: St.Andrews Uni v Castlehill F
    Starts: 7:30 pm

Full calendar here.