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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126th Scottish Chess Championships 2019: Sat 6th – 14th July 2019 Church Building Stewart’s Melville College Edinburgh. Castlehill Chess Club Dundee had three players in this years Scottish Championships. Declan Shafi (2146); Alastair Dawson & Ben Volland (1846) represented Castlehill & Dundee Chess Club and the City of Dundee! In a field of 66, Declan Shafi was seeded 19th, Ben Volland 42nd and Alastair Dawson 45th. Master Declan Shafi (2146) had a good tournament finishing equal 7th on 6 points, with a TPR 2148! Knowing Declan he would like to have done more, but seeded 17th and to finish 7th is more than average in[...]
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The Glorney Gilbert International 2019 Carrickdale Hotel and Spa, Co Louth, Ireland – 21st – 24th July 19   The event will comprise four separate tournaments, each a five-round all-play-all.   The Glorney Cup – 5 player U18 Open (ie born 2001 or later) The Gilbert Cup – 3 player U18 Girls (ie born 2001 or later) The Robinson Cup – 6 player U14 Open (ie born 2005 or later) The Stokes Cup – 6 player U12 Open (ie born 2007 or later)   Castlehill Chess Club Dundee, along with Dundee Chess Club are proud to have two of our junior players picked for the Glorney Cup! Yes Ben Volland[...]
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2019 UK Chess Challenge Northern Gigafinal Under 7 Boys   Congratulation to Rishi Vijayakumar who finished runner-up in a field of 30 entries in the UK Chess Challenge Northern Gigafinal under 7 boys 2019 with a score of 5 out of 6! Not only that, he was ranked 28th out of 30!   Fantastic performance from Master Vijayakumar who has been on fire this season with some other great results! No draws as he won 5 of his matches and got a TPR of 1275! Remarkable grading performance Rishi! (Only 7 years old!) What a wonderful chess prospect and Castlehill Chess Club Dundee are proud[...]
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CLUB NIGHT REPORT (Thurs 18th July 19) Another night at Castlehill with the place full of juniors and some adults! Not much on with only a Random Knockout tie-break match and then a semi-final match. RANDOM KNOCKOUT Results Q/F Ed Walton 1, G.Atkins 0 This was a 15 minute tie-break match after both drew there match. Ed is now in the semi-finals against defending champion Ray Noble. Semi-Finals Ray Noble 1, Ed Walton 0 It was a close match with Ray missing the opportunity to win Ed`s Queen and the game. After that it was Ray who was on the wrong end of it and was staring defeat in[...]
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 CLUB NIGHT REPORT (Thurs 11th July 19) About 16 players down tonight, 5 of them juniors! The ladder was on tonight and we also had two new players down for a game of chess, one of them a very strong junior who played about 4 matches against our juniors, including, Rishabh and Krish and won them all! LADDER Six players took part in the ladder tonight to try and reach the final on Thurs 29th August. Results on night 1st Jan Barron-Majerik    3 points 2nd = Keith Rose; Ray Noble & Peter Sallai  2 points 4th New player Janne Jan did not play in the ladder until recently but[...]
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LADDER FINAL It may be Summer and many chess clubs close their doors, but Castlehill is struggling to fit in all their internal competition matches! With this in mind, the Ladder final will be on our last club night of the 2018-19 season! Ladder Final – Thursday 29th August 2019 Despite 8 weeks left of the season, only 3 nights are available to play the ladder on! The Bob Dunn Summer, Random Knockout and the Quick-Play competition take up the rest of the nights! Not only that we have a Junior Club Championship Finals night to fit in as well! So if you want[...]
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CLUB NIGHT REPORT (Thurs 4th July 19) It was Quick-Play night with the 3rd Grand Prix event out of 5 on tonight. It was our biggest turnout so far with 18 players taking part, 7 of them juniors! The big shock of the night happened in round 1 when Rishi Vijayakumar J7 beat the rock, Colin Young. What a result young man! Standings on night ( 8 rounds played) 1st= Declan Shafi & Andy Rowe 6½pts 3rd James Anderson 5½pts 4th= Jan Barron-Majerik; Paul Shafi; Peter Sallai & Graham Atkins 5 pts 8th Colin Young 4½ pts Overall standings (After 3 events) 1st Declan Shafi (17½ pts) 2nd Andy Rowe[...]
July 25, 2019
  • Bob Dunn Summer Round 3 night
    Starts: 7:30 pm
August 1, 2019
  • 4th Quick-Play event (old 5-Mins)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
August 15, 2019
  • 5th Quick-Play event (old 5-Mins)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
August 22, 2019
  • Bob Dunn Summer Round 4 night (last)
    Starts: 7:30 pm

Full calendar here.