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.

CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 12th July 2018. The summer weather, holidays and football take there toll as we only had 20 people down on the night! Tonight was round 3 of the Bob Dunn Summer competition and we had some great battles with an upset on the cards but… BOB DUNN SUMMER Round 3 results Colin Young  ½ - ½ Andy Rowe What a cracker off a match and one Colin will be kicking himself about. Out graded, Colin put in a great performance against the number 2 seed, Andy Rowe. He even set a trap which Andy like a novice, fell into! It was[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 5th July 2018 Summer holidays and good weather makes the chess club less busy, but we still mustered 17 players down! This included a new junior member on the night! JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2017-18 Result Anish Chaudhuri 0, Ramit Kanodia 1 This result confirmed Ramit Kanodia as the Castlehill Junior Club Champions 2017-18. Congratulations Ramit on a well deserved title! Rishabh Akula was Runner-up just missing out by half a point! It is good to see the Junior Club Championship back and all the juniors involved enjoyed the competition! Bring on next season! 5-MINUTE GRAND PRIX Well the 4th 5-minute had 9 players involved,[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 28th June 2018 The great weather, holidays and the World Cup finally pull our numbers down at the chess club. We had 20 players down, but plenty going on with Club Competitions. SUMMER Round 3 Keith Rose (1539) 1, Roy Morris (1531) 0 Paul Shafi (1584) 1, Cameron Wilson (UG) 0 JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Rishabh Akula J12 1. Jake Proctor J12 0 Jake Proctor J12 ½, Rishabh Akula ½ Great night for Rishabh as he finishes his campaign with 1½ points out of 2. Rishabh is now top of the table on 4½ points. Anish Chaudhuri can tie with Rishabh, while both Ramit[...]
LADDER COMPETITION 2017-18 Important info as the end is near! The Ladder section ends on Thursday 19th July 2018 (last night to play). To qualify you normally need to play 5 nights, but we have had so many things on, the ladder nights have taken a hit! So with that in mind and the fact we only have two, yes 2 nights that the ladder can be played by 19th July, I think 4 nights should qualify now, not 5. So with that in mind the following amended tables apply.   Total Points Table (2 qualify)     PLAYERS P W D L     B Pts N 1 Ray Noble 16 8 2 6 8 8 2 11 6 2 Colin Young 17 9 1 7 9 8 1 10.5 6 3 Cameron Wilson 11 8 0 2 6 5 1 9 4 4 Andy Rowe 12 8 2 2 4 8 0 9 4 5 Innis Ford 8 7 0 1 4 4 1 8 3 6 Baillie Armstrong 13 6 0 7 7 6 2 8 5 7 Robert Jackson 14 7 0 7 5 9 1 8 5 8 Subhayu Banerjee 9 7 0 2 5 4 0 7 3 9 Agnijo[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 21st June 2018. 31 players down tonight, so not as busy! But what a night it was! We had a few new players down from France brought along by Nicolas Matthews another recent new member! CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Round 5 (Yes it’s late!) Norman Waugh (1184) 0, Subhayu Banerjee (1359) 1 RANDOM KNOCKOUT Q/Final’s Arthur Grant (792) 0, Roy Morris (1531) 1 Agnijo Banerjee (1453) 1, Andy Rowe (1574) 0 (Great result by Agnijo who has not played a lot of chess over the past year!) 5-MINUTE CHAMPIONSHIP JUNIOR Well we had 10 juniors in this event, with the bookies split on who would win on the night.[...]
JUNIOR 5-MINUTE CHAMPIONSHIP - Thurs 21st June: The Junior 5-Minute Championship will take place this Thursday 21st June. If you wish to play in it, just turn up on the night. The player with the most points after the matches have finished will be crowned Castlehill Junior 5-Minute Champion 2017-18.   This is a new event so the winner will be the first ever holder of that title.   Any questions please let me know. See you all then![...]
BOB DUNN SUMMER The 3rd round draw and standings for the Bob Dunn summer is now up on our website. Please contact your opponent ASAP to confirm you are able to play on the night, or to make alternative arrangements for match. The Summer 3rd round night is Thursday 12th July.   Also remember if you play the match after 1st July, it will go for next seasons grading and you will have a new grade after the 1st July! Play it before and you use the grade you have at the moment and it will go for grading by 1st July!   Good luck[...]
July 19, 2018
  • Last night for Ladder section
    Starts: 7:30 pm
  • Random Knockout Q/F deadline
    Starts: 7:30 pm
August 2, 2018
  • Ladder Final 2017-18
    Starts: 7:30 pm
August 9, 2018
  • Random Knockout S/F deadline
    Starts: 7:30 pm
August 16, 2018
  • 5th 5-Minute Grand Prix (last)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
August 23, 2018
  • Bob Dunn Summer Night Rd 4 (Last)
    Starts: 7:30 pm
August 30, 2018
  • Random Knockout Final deadline
    Starts: 7:30 pm

Full calendar here.

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