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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CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 21st March 19 Another busy night at Castlehill with two TAFCA matches, one Club Championship match, some Junior Club Championship matches, plus coaching and skittles games. TAFCA Result – Div 1 Castlehill B 3½, Kirkcaldy A ½ Great result for our “B” team against Kirkcaldy’s finest!   Ray Noble playing up for the "B" team on board four pounced on a mistake by his opponent Euan Henderson who had been under the cosh for a while! 43. Ng4! Kh7?? But what did Ray play that made his opponent resign?:}   Result – Div 2 Castlehill D 1½, Dundee D 2½ A disappointing result for our “D” team, but[...]
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CLUB REPORT: Thurs 14th March 19 Another busy night as you would expect with 36 players down. We had two TAFCA Knockout Semi-finals on, plus Junior coaching and skittle games.   TAFCA KO Castlehill had two teams reach the semi-final stage and in opposite sides of the draw. Unfortunately both got knockout out at this stage. There is always next year and maybe fate will be on our side! Castlehill D 2, Dundee A 6 Congratulations to Dundee A for defying all the odds with the time handi-cap disadvantage to progress to the TAFCA KO final! Castlehill D made a fight of it and maybe[...]
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TAFCA ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP (part 5 - last) Kirkcaldy Chess Club Wednesday 27th March 2019   The 5th part (last) of the 5 part series, in the "TAFCA Allegro Championship" takes place on Wednesday 27th March at“KIRKCALDY CHESS CLUB”, 7:30pm sign-in. Due to fire damage at Kirkcaldy`s venue (St.Clair Bowling Club), Kirkcaldy now play out of the St.Clair Tavern. Your support of this event so far has been fantastic and we look forward to seeing you all again at the last event to decide who will be crowned TAFCA Allegro Champion 2018-19 at Kirkcaldy Chess Club on the 27th Mar. There is also the small matter[...]
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JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2018-19 Update – 13/03/19 Games have been a bit slow in coming this year, something we will need to address. While we want the kids to have fun, they are here to learn and play chess! Rishabh Akula tops the table on 13 points despite suffering a shock loss to Haoqi Zang last week! New kid on the block, Alexander Barron-Majerik gets his campaign under way with 3 wins out of 3 matches! One to watch me thinks! Arya Sanu is another junior that has had good results recently and maybe he is a better player than you think?[...]
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TAFCA Div 1 – Wed 6th March 19 Kirkcaldy A 2, Castlehill C 2 Kirkcaldy Chess Club have a temporary new venue due to fire damage at the St.Clair Bowling Club.  The St.Clair Tavern got Ray Noble’s approval as it had a bar! It proved to be a good venue for playing chess as well.   What a night it proved to be, Castlehill C are the only “C” team in division One and have been punching above their weight for a while now. Out graded on the top two boards, but higher graded on the bottom two, it was always going to be close. On[...]
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CHESS SCOTLAND - SPENS CUP  Saturday 9th March 2019 - Venue: Castlehill Chess Club Castlehill v Cathcart Castlehill were up against it playing a side that really should be in the Richardson Cup latter stages! Declan,Shafi; Sam Gregory; Andre Babin; Jan Barron-Majerik  and Paul Shafi  put up a great fight but in the end Cathcart proved too strong to over come!   The one bit of good news was Declan`s win against Scottish Legend IM Roddy McKay with the white pieces. What a great result young man again! Well played everybody and lets try again next season! Castlehill wish Cathcart all the best in their next match! Declan[...]
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CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 7th March 19 We had 40 players down (12 juniors!) for a game of chess on what was a very busy nights chess! Two TAFCA matches plus one Castlehill Knockout prelim match. We also had Junior Club Championship and a Ladder on! TAFCA Results Div 1 Castlehill A 4, Castlehill B 0 It looks a walk in the park for our “A”team, but it was anything but! Declan Shafi, Euan Dawson and stand in Keith Rose (nice win against Andy Rowe!) all won for the “A” team, as did Andre Babin but only after a titanic struggle against Paul Shafi! Div 2 Castlehill E ½,[...]
March 26, 2019
  • TAFCA Div 1: Dundee B v Castlehill C
    Starts: 7:30 pm
March 27, 2019
  • TAFCA Allegro Championship (Last): Kirkcaldy Chess Club
    Starts: 7:30 pm
March 28, 2019
  • TAFCA Div 1: Castlehill B v Kirkcaldy B
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • TAFCA Div 2: Castlehill E v Newport Knights B
    Starts: 7:30 pm
April 4, 2019
  • Club Championship Round 4 part one
    Starts: 7:30 pm
April 11, 2019
  • Club Championship Round 4 Part two
    Starts: 7:30 pm
April 18, 2019
  • 1st Quick-Play event (5-Mins)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
April 25, 2019
  • Ian McNab Memorial
    Starts: 7:30 pm

Full calendar here.