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 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.

BOB DUNN SUMMER Round 2 Draw The 2nd round of the Bob Dunn Summer draw is now up on our website. The Summer night is Thursday 7th June 2018 (3 weeks from now). Please contact your opponent ASAP to either confirm you can play that night, or need to find an alternative date.   To help below is a list of forthcoming events at Castlehill CC. DATES Thurs 24th May: 2nd 5-Minute Grand Prix Thurs 31st May: Nothing on Thurs 7th June: 2nd round Summer night Thurs 14th June: 3rd 5-Minute Grand Prix SUMMER DRAW[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 17th May 2018 Another busy night with 28 players down for a game of chess. We had 7 summer round one matches down to play, plus a ladder. BOB DUNN SUMMER Paul Shafi (1584) & (1377) Ray Flood drew Alan Woodcock (1380)1, (1170) Marten Kats 0 Ramit Kanodia (J) (725)1, (1129) John Lynch 0 Norris Carroll (UG) 1, (1042) Robbie McLeod 0 Lisa Paton (938) 0, (1170)e Cameron Wilson 1 Sneha Sripada (J) (UG) 0, (1195) Ed Walton 1 Ray Noble (1398) 0. (1292) Colin Young 1 Good result for Ray Flood against a 1500+ player! Ramit Kanodia is one of our best juniors and one[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 10th May 2018 Like last week we only had use of the common room and library, etc. It was less busy this week which to be honest helped under the circumstances. Anyway we still packed a lot in with some summer 1st round matches, a simul and some junior coaching using our magnetic demonstration chess board at last! JUNIOR MATTERS Ray Noble was the coach for this week (bricking it!) in the first of hopefully many teacher type coaching using the demonstration board. Ray covered a few of the basic things like: How the pieces move and their relative values. The 4[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 3rd May 2018 Due to a prior booking we only had use of the common room and library which limited our space and options. A big thank you to Jill Webster, who runs the Chaplaincy and is a member of our chess club as well Jill organised extra tables so we could run almost as normal! CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Results – Round 5 Fergus Milne (1530) 1, Keith Rose (1539) 0 Ray Noble (1398) 1, Ray Flood (1377) 0 Still a few matches left to play including the top board clash between Dariusz Kosznik & Declan Shafi. It was a fun night for the[...]
TAFCA SEASON 2017- 18 Castlehill Report While we would have liked to win everything going in TAFCA, that was always going to be a hard ask! Was our season as a club good or bad? I will leave that up to you to decide! Castlehill had 6 teams entered this season, the most by any club.   DIVISION ONE (3 teams from Castlehill) Dundee A were by fair the strongest side and were deserved winners of the division on 14 points. Castlehill A did not always have their strongest players available but still managed to finish in runner-up spot behind Dundee A. Point wise we[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 26th April 2018 In all we had 27 players down on what can be considered a quiet night for us! But among the 27 players were 2 new adults and 1 new junior aged 9 who played at lightning speed, but with some very good moves even at speed! RANDOM KNOCKOUT Result Round 1 Baillie Armstrong 0, Arthur Grant 1 CHESS SCOTLAND Nancy Elder Result John Lynch 0. Subhayu Banerjee 1 IAN McNAB MEMORIAL The turnout for the Ian McNab Memorial was a little disappointing with 11 players entering. This had everything you would expect and more for an Ian McNab tournament! Yes the 960[...]
ABERDEEN CHESS CONGRESS BW Summerhill Hotel Fri 20th to Sun 23rd April 2018 Once again it has to be said the Congress Director, organisers, helpers and Arbiters pulled it off again and produced a great chess congress. Very well organised, attentive, accommodating and friendly. Great job everyone, a pat on the back from all at Castlehill Chess Club Dundee! Also a big thank you should also go to the venue, the Summerhill Hotel and its staff. Great venue, great rooms, fantastic staff. Now the important question, “How did the eight Castlehill Chess Club players do and of course one other player from Dundee! OPEN (23 entries):[...]
May 24, 2018
  • 2nd 5-Minute Grand Prix
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • Random Knockout Deadline 2nd Round
    Starts: 7:30 pm
May 25, 2018
  • AYR CHESS CONGRESS
    Starts: 12:00 am
May 29, 2018
  • TAFCA AGM: Dundee Chess Club
    Starts: 7:30 pm
June 7, 2018
  • Bob Dunn Summer Night Rd 2
    Starts: 7:30 pm
June 14, 2018
  • 3rd 5-Minute Grand Prix
    Starts: 7:30 pm
June 28, 2018
  • Random Knockout Q/F`s deadline
    Starts: 7:30 pm
July 5, 2018
  • 4th 5-Minute Grand Prix
    Starts: 7:30 pm

Full calendar here.

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