Welcome to Castlehill Chess Club!

Perhaps the most active and welcoming Chess Club in Scotland. For beginners to Masters,  Juniors to adults. We’re always looking for new members – our membership is around 40 players. 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.

The 5th 5-MINUTE GRAND PRIX (Last) Thursday 28th July 2016, 7:30pm sign-in After 4 rounds Declan Shafi is in an unassailable position with one round to go! Only Paul his dad could catch him, but Paul and Declan are not able to make the last one! Runner-up spot is still up for grabs, with Paul holding that spot at the[...]
LADDER SECTION & FINAL 2016 With one ladder night left (deadline for the end of the ladder section is Thursday 4th August). The top two players in table one, and the top players in tables 2 & 3 will  qualify for the ladder final. You must have played 5 separate nights to be eligible to qualify for the final.[...]
CASTLEHILL AGM & TROPHY PRESENTATIONS 2016 Our AGM & Trophy Presentations will take place on Thursday 1st September - I will circulate a reminder a week or so in advance. Please let me know of any matters that you would like discussed and of any proposals you wish to put forward. We will, of course, be looking at our[...]
WORLD YOUTH CHESS OLYMPIAD 2016: Slovakia: Day Three: Update 24th July by Keith Rose Today in round 4 Scotland lost 1 – 3 against Australia. Declan and Ben unfortunately lost to higher-graded opponents. Tomorrow we meet Slovakia LSS A. You can follow the live games and results at http://wyco2016chess.sk/en A blog and photos can be seen at - www.chessscotland.com/news/?p=6132#more-6132 ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Day Two: Update[...]
SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 (+ weekend event): Report by Ray Noble The 123rd Scottish Championship and International Open: Strathclyde Student Union, 90 John Street, Glasgow G1 1JH, July 9-17, 2016. This year’s event had 4 Grandmasters, 5 International Masters and 2 FIDE Masters The top event which was run over 9 days is the International Open. This includes the Scottish Championship, Scottish Senior[...]
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2015-16 That`s the 4th round completed and Declan (4) leads by one point from Ray, Andy, Dariusz & Pawel (3). The results of round four now up on website along with the 5th round draw. Please contact your opponent ASAP to find a date. Deadline is Thursday 25th August 2016. Any problems or errors please let me know. Good luck![...]
Scottish Championships 2016 The 123rd Scottish Championship and International Open: Strathclyde Student Union, 90 John Street, Glasgow G1 1JH, July 9-17, 2016. This years event has 4 Grandmasters, 5 International Masters and 2 FIDE Masters The top event which runs over 9 days is the International Open. This includes the Scottish Championship, Scottish Senior Championship, Scottish Boys’ Championship and Scottish Girls’[...]
July 28, 2016
  • 5th (last) 5-Minute Grand Prix
    Starts: 7:30 pm
August 4, 2016
  • DEADLINE LADDER SECTION
    Starts: 7:00 pm
August 18, 2016
  • LADDER FINAL 2015-16
    Starts: 7:30 pm
September 1, 2016
  • CASTLEHILL AGM+TROPHY PRESENTATIONS
    Starts: 7:30 pm

Full calendar here.

LADDER SECTION & FINAL 2016

With one ladder night left (deadline for the end of the ladder section is Thursday 4th August). The top two players in table one, and the top players in tables 2 & 3 will qualify for the ladder final. You must have played 5 separate nights to be eligible to qualify for the final. I have taken out all those players that will not be able to qualify now, like Dariusz who has been top of table 2 forever but only played one night!

In table one Oggy has already qualified, but the battle is on for the second spot between defending champion Keith Rose (16 pts) and 3 times winner Ray Noble (17 pts).

In table two with Oggy already qualified from table one, Subhayu Banerjee leads but only just with Graham Atkins and Ray Noble hot on his heals! But Subhayu also needs to play the last night to meet the qualifying conditions.

In table three Daniel Coleman is looking odds on to finish in the top spot and reach the final, but you never know!

The ladder final will take place on Thursday 18th August 2016, 7:30pm sign-in.
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