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.

European Youth Chess Championships 2016 Prague: August 17th to 28th, 2016 Declan Shafi is once again representing Scotland abroad! He has the company of 10 other young Scottish players in this youth championships! More info later. Official Championship Page      Chess Scotland Page    Results page[...]
LADDER FINAL Congratulations to Keith Rose for retaining his title from last year to make it two in a row! This he did by the skin of his teeth on the tie-break system! Keith the defending champion lost his first round match to the bottom seed, Daniel Coleman! But second seed, Oggy also lost to third seed Subhayu Banerjee.[...]
CLUB NIGHT UPDATE: Thurs 18th Aug 2016 What a night again at Castlehill Chess Club Dundee! We had an amazing 25 players down at the club, eight of them juniors! To say it was busy would be a complete understatement! CLUB MATCH RESULTS Club Championship Rd 5 Battle of the juniors Ben Volland (1626) J13 1, (1318) J15Tom Constance 0 Graham Atkins (1401) 0,[...]
CHESS SCOTLAND GRADES 2016-17 The official Chess Scotland grades are now out and up on our website (Normal & Allegro). Only players with a grade have been listed! These will be used to make up the TAFCA teams for Castlehill Chess Club. SPECIAL MENTIONS Tom Constance is in the list of biggest upsets having beat an opponent 550 grading points above his[...]
Thursday 11th August: Club Update Oh what a night again. At this rate we will need to set up Castlehill Juniors chess club again!   On the night we had 24 people down at the club, 8 of them juniors! Paul Shafi, Arthur Grant and Aaron Peters were the coaches for the night. Indeed Paul did such a good job, than[...]
CASTLEHILL CHESS CLUB DUNDEE MATHS GENIUS He`s at it again! What a lucky club we are having a few genius in our mist! Well done Agnijo! :) We at Castlehill Chess Club Dundee are very proud of you!   Website[...]
CASTLEHILL AGM & TROPHY PRESENTATIONS 2016: IMPORTANT UPDATE Our AGM unfortunately has had to be moved to THURSDAY 8th SEPTEMBER 2016; 7:30pm sharp Apologies for any inconvenience caused. This is an important AGM and will shape the future development of our club going forward, so please attend had have your say on "YOUR!" club. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our AGM & Trophy Presentations will take place[...]
September 8, 2016
  • CASTLEHILL AGM+TROPHY PRESENTATIONS 7:30pm sharp
    Starts: 7:30 pm
September 20, 2016
  • The 13th Bobby Gow Memorial 2016: Dundee Chess Club 7:30pm
    Starts: 7:30 pm

Full calendar here.

The Marymass Congress was held over the weekend 19-21 August at Irvine Sports Club in Ayrshire. Marymass is a regular feature of the Scottish chess season and continues to attract significant entries and a healthy prize fund.

Representing Dundee and Castlehill chess clubs this year were Alastair and Euan Dawson, Lisa Paton, Robbie Macleod and Ben Volland.

At time of writing the complete results are not yet published. In the Minor, however, both Robbie and Lisa scored reasonably well in a highly competitive field. In the Open, Alastair faced some very strong opposition (Jamie Malkin, Alan Jelfs and Shaheen) and continued a poor run of form with 1.5/5. Ben also performed very well in the Major with a well-earned 3/5. But the star performance was that of Euan Dawson. After his recent strong performance at the Scottish Championships in Glasgow in July, Euan went through the Major undefeated with 2 wins and 3 draws, scoring an excellent 3.5/5, one of the highest scores in the competition and earning another 35-40 rating points. For those living in the east of Scotland, it is a long journey over to Ayrshire on a Friday afternoon through rush hour traffic (4.5 hours in our case!) and a much quicker return on Sunday evening (just over two hours). But for those who enjoy their chess,

Marymass is always an excellently run event, with a friendly atmosphere and a very welcoming environment in which to play competitive chess.
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LADDER FINAL: Thurs 18th Aug 2016

Congratulations to Keith Rose for retaining his title from last year to make it two in a row! This he did by the skin of his teeth on the tie-break system! Subhayu Banerjee was runner-up.

The full match report is now on our website. This was one of the best ladder finals ever. It had everything on the night and more. All players should be congratulated for the way they all played on the night!

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CLUB NIGHT UPDATE: Thurs 18th Aug 2016

What a night again at Castlehill Chess Club Dundee! We had an amazing 25 players down at the club, eight of them juniors! To say it was busy would be a complete understatement!

CLUB MATCH RESULTS
Club Championship Rd 5
Battle of the juniors
Ben Volland (1626) J13 1, (1318) J15Tom Constance 0
Graham Atkins (1401) 0, (1357) J16 Agnijo Banerjee 1 (Great result by Agnijo!)
Gordon Thomas (1372) 0, (1378) Andrejs Budahs 1

Bob Dunn Summer Rd 3
Arthur Grant (813) 0, (1011) Lisa Paton 1
Ray Noble (1448) 0, (1543) Pawel Kosior 1

The ladder final was also on but will be in a separate report post!
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Thursday 18th Aug: Club Open:
Tonight is the Ladder Final. Finalists are Oggy, Keith, Daniel and Subhayu. Good luck to all four players!

Also on are a few club competition matches, plus skittle games and coaching.

Why not come on down and check us out! :)
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