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 The 2nd round draw is now up on our website and is split over two club nights to easy pressure on the club.   Round Two (Part 1): Thurs 19th Dec 19; 7:30pm sign-in. Round Two (part 2): Thurs 9th Jan 20; 7:30pm sign-in.   Time-Control: 90 minutes both players all moves.   We are having a longer time between rounds to help with the amount of TAFCA matches on in the club. In round one, no shock results this time around but I am sure they will happen soon! You should all receive an email ASAP with more info. Good luck to all players.   Club Championship[...]
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CLUB NIGHT REPORT + more: Thurs 7th Nov 19 Another busy night at Castlehill with some new possible members down checking out the club. Junior coaching and skittle games played, plus the last of the Club Championship 1st round matches.   CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP No big surprises in the first round as all the big guns won their matches! The draw for the 2nd round will be up on the website by Sunday night. The next rounds are on:   Thurs 19th Dec 2019: Club Championship Round 2 (part 1) Thurs 9th Jan 2020: Club Championship Round 2 (part 2)   RANDOM KNOCKOUT Entries are now being taken for the Random[...]
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TAFCA: Newport Knights A v Castlehill B Twas the night after all the fireworks that Castlehill B travelled to Newport to face the Newport Knights A team. Would this be a damp squib? Or would someone produce some fireworks of their own! Castlehill B like the rest of the Castlehill teams are grading wise a bit weaker this season, with the loss of Declan Shafi, Euan Dawson, Tom Constance, etc, etc (That`s one for you Marcus, The King and I!). As is the norm at Newport of Knights, the venue was excellent; the hosts were magnificent and the food and beer (ask Ray!)[...]
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SNCL 2019-20, Sunday November 3rd: Report of rounds 1 and 2. And so that new 2019-20 Scottish National Chess League started at the Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline, yesterday. The SNCL is one of the premier chess events in Scotland and this year no less than 40+ teams and over 200 players competed across five Divisions.   In the top division, Dundee City A team embarked on the defence of their Championship title; in division 2 Dundee City B team embarked on a new battle to maintain their place against some formidable opposition; in division 3 our newly-promoted Dundee City C team faces a[...]
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Well it may have been Halloween, but the club was still open and what a night it was with 39 people down at the club! We had 3 TAFCA matches in full swing, with the club playing host to teams from Dundee, University of St Andrews and Kirkcaldy! Doing Castlehill proud were three juniors on display in Rishi for the E team and Ramit and Charvi in the F Team. An excellent night for Ramit who pulled off a fantastic vistory, and unlucky to Rishi (who nearly was not playing at all!) who was a Rook up, but managed to fall[...]
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TAFCA NEWS - updated: 30/10/19   TAFCA ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP Tonight (Wed 30th Oct 19) see`s the TAFCA Allegro Championship series kicks off in Kirkcaldy (St.Clair Tavern, 2 St Clair Street Kirkcaldy, KY1 2AV)!   Yes the first of 5 events takes place at Kirkcaldy Chess Club, 7:30pm sign-in. It`s a great nights chess so if you can spare the time why not come on down and give it a shot. Kirkcaldy are great hosts and you will get 5 matches at 15 minutes each all going for allegro grading, the TAFCA Allegro Championship and the J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix Memorial event! JOIN US TONIGHT AT KIRKCALDY PLEASE!   J.R.CHALMERS[...]
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TAFCA RESULTS – CASTLEHILL Well a busy couple of days for Castlehill!   On Monday 28th Oct Castlehill A played Perth A in Perth. It was an eventful night to say the least and our “A” team did have chances to take something from the match! But alas it was congratulations to Perth A as the match ended 3-1 to Perth A.   1.Andre Babin (1865) lost to Martin Gourley (1904) 2.Robert Jackson (1573) lost to David Hall (1682) 3.Andy Rowe (1536) lost to Andrew Sutherland (1572) 4.Ray Noble (1536) beat Michael Roth (1504) Ray was losing but under pressure Michael moved the wrong rook and checkmate in one[...]
November 13, 2019
  • TAFCA Div 1: Kirkcaldy B v Castlehill A
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • TAFCA Div 2: Castlehill D v Newport Knights B & Castlehill E v Perth B
    Starts: 7:30 pm
November 14, 2019
  • TAFCA Div 1: Castlehill C v Perth A
    Starts: 7:30 pm
November 21, 2019
  • TAFCA Div 3: Castlehill F v Dundee E
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • TAFCA KO: Castlehill B v Castlehill E
    Starts: 7:30 pm
November 26, 2019
  • TAFCA Allegro Championships (2/5); Dundee Chess Club
    Starts: 7:30 pm
November 27, 2019
  • TAFCA Div 2: Newport Knights B v Castlehill E
    Starts: 7:30 pm
November 28, 2019
  • TAFCA Div 2: Castlehill D v Dundee D
    Starts: 7:30 pm

Full calendar here.