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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The Chaplaincy has cancelled all room bookings immediately and for the foreseeable future. There will be no club nights until the coronavirus issue declines and the Chaplaincy is ready to re-open. Our members will be updated whenever there is relevant news.[...]
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TAFCA NEWS (Including who`s won what in all 3 division, plus update on Knockout!) RESULT Played Thurs 12th March 20 Div 1 – St.Andrews Uni A 3, Castlehill A 1 Report on match by Andy Rowe Michael Dugdale (1536)e v Christopher Tranier (UG) on board 3 was the first to finish My view as I was next to him and mine was a slow game He got in a strong position early doors pawn up and a good attack. Winning Didn't really convert the attack. Then he blundered a whole bishop. Losing. Unsure how but he got it back to draw like status spurning a perpetual[...]
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CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 12th March 2020 Busy night but nothing new there! We had two TAFCA matches at home and one away to St.Andrews Uni! There was also a Random Knockout 1st round match and a lot of skittle games and junior shenanigans! TAFCA Div 1: Castlehill B v Kirkacldy B Kirkcaldy B are already relegated, but Castlehill B still needed to avoid a 4-0 defeat to negate possible relegation! It was a lot harder than the form book would suggest and Kirkcaldy B despite already being relegated battled hard right to the end. Castlehill B were helped by the fact Kirkcaldy B only[...]
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TAFCA POSSIBLE SCENARIO`s The TAFCA league division one just got more interesting after Newport Knights A beat Kirkcaldy A last night (Wed 11th Mar)! This was not the result Castlehill C wanted, but to be honest, it changes nothing. Well it does for Newport Knights A as they are now safe from relegation (well done lads!) This result has pulled Castlehill B and Kirkcaldy A into the mix along with Dundee B and Castlehill C.   Kirkcaldy B are already relegated but could still have a say in who goes down including their top team! If Castlehill B beat Kirkcaldy B, Dundee B lose to[...]
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CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 5th March 2020 We had one TAFCA div 2 match on, plus 3 Random Knockout matches and of course the Ladder and Junior Club Championship matches! I guess another busy night at Castlehill Chess Club Dundee! TAFCA Div 2: Castlehill E 1, Castlehill D 3 Now the official TAFCA website has not been updated with all the latest results which have still to be sent in by some teams, but unofficially using my detective skills, this result by Castlehill D means with one match to spare (against Perth B), they cannot be caught and it`s “congratulations” to Castlehill D on[...]
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Scottish National Chess League, March 1st 2020, Rounds 5 and 6: Dundee City teams is a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club. This has been a very successful union of the big two chess clubs in Dundee and hopefully it will continue for a long time. Well a mixed bag of results this time, but some excellent personal performances! There is just one round left (7) which is played on Sunday 29th March 2020. The full report on all of the SNCL shenanigans, please read Alastair Dawson`s report "HERE"[...]
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CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 27th Feb 20 Tonight we had one TAFCA match on at home, and one team away from home. We also had the Junior Club Championships, and of course the ladder! TAFCA Div 1: Castlehill A 2, Castlehill C 2 What a fantastic result for Castlehill C which gives them a much needed point in their relegation battle with Dundee B & Newport Knights A! There was even the small chance of steeling the win! Board 3: Colm Hawkins (1350) 1, Michael Dugdale (1536)e It was a very interesting game, but as time went on it looked like Michael was taking the lead,[...]
March 18, 2020
  • TAFCA Div 1: Newport Knights A v Castlehill C
    Starts: 7:30 pm
March 19, 2020
  • TAFCA Div 2: Castlehill D v Perth B & Castlehill E v Newport Knights B
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • TAFCA Div 1: Castlehill A v Dundee B
    Starts: 7:30 pm
March 26, 2020
  • Random Knockout Prelim Deadline
    Starts: 7:30 pm
March 29, 2020
  • SNCL (4/4): Round 7 (last) & Lightning Championships
    Starts: 10:00 am
April 2, 2020
  • Club Championship Round 3 (part 1) night
    Starts: 7:30 pm
April 3, 2020
  • Edinburgh Chess Congress Rd 1
    Starts: 5:30 pm
April 4, 2020
  • Edinburgh Chess Congress
    Starts: 9:00 am

Full calendar here.