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.

IMPORTANT..Membership Fees Now due. All fees must be paid by September 30th.. CASTLEHILL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2018-19 It`s now time for entries to the Castlehill Club Championship 2018-19. Closing date for entries is Thursday 4th October. FORMAT 5 round Swiss 1st two rounds accelerated pairings will be used 90 minutes each player Win=1 point: Draw= half point: Lose=Zero points Each round draw will be split over two Thursdays to ease the burden on equipment, tables and organiser! a) top half of the draw will play on one Thursday. b) bottom half of draw will play the following Thursday. c) Example: Round 1 – Thurs 8th Nov (Top half of draw): Round 1 – Thurs 15th Nov[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 20th Sept 18 First official club night of the new competitive season and we had 27 players down made up of 14 members, 9 juniors and 4 possible new members! Tonight saw the start of two competitions, the Ladder (Allegro) and the Junior Club Championship (Allegro). LADDER (Allegro) We had 10 players split into two sections; Section One (The top 4 players) The reigning and defending champion Ray Noble got his campaign off to a perfect start with 3 wins out of three! 1st – Ray Noble (1537)    3 pts 2nd – Agnijo Banerjee (1425)   2 pts 3rd – Paul Shafi (1467)   1[...]
The 15th BOBBY GOW MEMORIAL 2018 Date: Tuesday 18th September: Venue: Dundee Chess Club Another great nights chess and congratulations to Castlehill Chess Club Dundee for making it 6 in a row! Keith Rose (Castlehill) being presented with the trophy by James Anderson (Dundee) For a full report and all the results please go to the Bobby Gow Memorial page "HERE"[...]
DUNDEE UNIVERSITY FRESHERS FAIR Castlehill Chess Club was on show at the University Freshers Fair last Saturday. Paul, Declan and Innes were handing out leaflets, playing games and just chatting to all that were interested. Some want to just watch, other to play some games. Although all those interested invariably claimed to be "not very good" at chess, abilities ranged from beginner up to strong club player. We hope they will make it along on Thursdays at the club!      [...]
Evening everyone Just a reminder that this Thursday 6th August is our AGM, starting at 7.45pm If anyone wants to stand for, or nominate, someone else for any Committee position you can do so at the time but it would be helpful if you let me know in advance. Proposals from the Committee (all will be explained at the meeting): Fees - Adult - £30, Student - £15, junior at school - £5 5-minute comp - make 3 minutes plus 2 sec increments, call it 'Blitz', run as a Swiss. Run another Quiz night early-ish next year Enter a Junior-only team in the SNCL in conjunction with Dundee CC Offer individual[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 23rd August 2018 Good turn out for August with 29+ down to play chess! And what an unbelievable night of chess it was too! BOB DUNN SUMMER Round 4 (Last) Results Andy Rowe 1, Keith Rose 0 Subhayu Banerjee ½, Ed Walton ½ Cameron Wilson 1, Arthur Grant 0 Alan Woodcock 1, Lisa Paton 0 Charvi Kanodia 0, Sneha Sripada 1 Unfortunately there were a few defaults tonight with one thing or another, but that`s life sometimes. Anyway it`s congratulations to Andy Rowe, Paul Shafi & Colin Young for becoming the 2017-18 Bob Dunn Summer joint Champions with a three way[...]
European Youth Championships  19th to 30th August 2018 Riga, Latvia Euan Dawson is playing in the under 18`s in the European Championships held in Riga, Latvia. Games start at 15:00. Castlehill Chess Club Dundee are proud to have Euan Dawson as a member of our chess club. We wish him all the best in these championships. Euan Dawson - update (23rd Aug 18) This is going to be a tough learning curve for Euan as he is seeded 74th out of 75 competitors and 63 of them are 2000+ including, 1GM; 29 FM; 8 IM & 1 CM.   ROUND 1 (Mon 20th Aug) Euan (1785) got black[...]
October 4, 2018
  • The Konrad Wierszbicki Memorial Allegro
    Starts: 7:30 pm
October 24, 2018
  • TAFCA ALLEGRO NIGHTS 1 of 5: Venue: Newport Knights CC
    Starts: 7:30 pm
November 8, 2018
  • Club Championship Rd1 Top half of draw
    Starts: 7:30 pm
November 15, 2018
  • Club Championship Rd1: Bottom half of draw
    Starts: 7:30 pm
November 29, 2018
  • TAFCA Allegro 2 of 5 Venue: Castlehill Chess club
    Starts: 7:30 pm
December 13, 2018
  • Club Championship Rd2 Top half draw
    Starts: 7:30 pm
December 20, 2018
  • Club Championship Rd2 Bottom half of draw
    Starts: 7:30 pm

Full calendar here.