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, our club normally meets every Thursday throughout the year (Except Christmas) between 7 pm and 10.30 pm. We are delighted to open our doors again from Thursday 21st October 21 for face to face chess! We also play online as another string to our bow! If you are local to the Dundee area, or a student at Dundee or Abertay Universities, and you are interested in playing online, please contact us. We welcome players of all ages and level of ability.

4NCL (Nations Chess League) Dundee City teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club. SEASON 5 – Division Four – Semi-Finals Tuesday 3rd May 22 – 7:30pm Time-Control: 45 minutes + 15 seconds increments Congratulations to Dundee City C & D teams on reaching the semi-final stages of the division four title race. They both have already been promoted to division three. The rules for the semi-finals are a bit different and can be a bit more stressfully! You must have two computers, one for playing the game and the other for watching you playing the game! This is[...]
Online chess
CASTLEHILL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP ONLINE 2021-22 Round 4 results and round 5 draw Apologies for lateness of post but round 4 proved a challenge to get all the matches played (preferred) and in the end despite the extra time given, we could not get them all played (gutted!). Indeed it is very disappointing to have 6 defaulted matches in one round and I am still not sure why this is was the case.   Anyway onward and upward as we approach the final round (5). The 4th round did not produce any shock results (boo!) and the leaders remained the same: 1st Leyton Hackney (4 pts) 2nd=[...]
The 13th IAN McNAB MEMORIAL TROPHY 2021-22 Thursday 28th April 2022 - 7:40pm It was good to be playing a full face to face competition which was completed on the night. Boy did we miss this type of chess. You can feel the tension in the air, which all the faces go through all the emotions with some strange results!   In all we had 12 players taking their chances to grab the title. Congratulations to Andre Babin and Vladislav Drabych j17 on jointly winning the Ian McNab Memorial! For the full report, round pairings and results, plus the standings, click the link below!   Ian McNab Memorial[...]
SCOTTISH TEAM CHALLENGE 2021-21 Dundee City teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club. Congratulations to Dundee City A on winning the first ever Scottish Team Challenge League! What a performance by all the players involved! Dundee City B finished a more than respectable 4th in a 9 team division. For the full story click the link below. Scottish Team Challenge[...]
AYR CHESS CONGRESS 2022 Friday 22nd April to Sunday 24th April 2022 It`s been two years since the Ayr Congress was held and boy is it good to have it back! Castlehill had one representative there (Would have been two but for a prior event already booked. Ray was gutted not to be there!) Rishi Vijayakumar J10 and he was playing in the open despite a Scottish normal grade of 1002! OPEN (27 entries) Rishi was the bottom seed (27) and on paper looked to be out of his depth! He got a point bye in round one which he would have hated as[...]
CASTLEHILL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS OTB 2021-22 Round 3 report For the most part results went to form book, but there is always one and this round was no exception! New junior member Sean Lewis J13 with the white side beat Mr Colin “War of attrition” Young (1354)! Not sure what happened but regardless what a shock result! Well played Sean against one of the most difficult players to break down! One to watch along with the other juniors we have at Castlehill! There were a few defaults this round which is always disappointing but considering how things have gone the last two years not unexpected. Leyton[...]
SCOTTISH TEAM CHALLENGE 2021-22 Report Both Dundee City teams were in action on Wednesday 20th April 22, 7:30pm. Pentland Hill B 0 - 8 Dundee City A  Aberdeen Uni B 0 - 8 Dundee City B Both are outstanding results and leave both teams in a good place. For more info, standings and report, please click the link below.   Well played everybody!   Scottish Team Challenge  [...]
May 19, 2022
  • Castlehill Junior Club Championship Rd 4 Online
    Starts: 6:00 pm
May 26, 2022
  • Castlehill Club Championship Rd 4 OTB
    Starts: 7:30 pm
May 29, 2022
  • Castlehill Club Championship ONLINE Rd5 deadline
    Starts: 1:00 pm
June 2, 2022
  • Castlehill Junior Club Championship Rd 5 Online
    Starts: 6:00 pm
  • Castlehill Random Knockout OTB 1st round deadline
    Starts: 7:30 pm
June 5, 2022
  • Castlehill Summer ONLINE Rd 1 Deadline.
    Starts: 1:00 pm
June 9, 2022
  • Castlehill Quick-Play Rd 1 OTB
    Starts: 7:15 pm
June 16, 2022
  • Castlehill Club Championship Rd 5 OTB
    Starts: 7:30 pm

Full calendar here.

Updated: 18/04/22 – 11:07hrs

TAFCA Champions & Winners 2021-22 (Online)

  • Division One – Champions: Dundee A team (9th in a row!)
  • Division Two – Champions:  Kirkcaldy A (promoted to division one)
  • J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix Memorial 2021-22 – Champion: Richard Kynoch (Castlehill)
    Table Updated: 18/04/22:HERE
  • TAFCA Allegro Championship Series Overall Champion: Ed Spencer (Dundee)
    Table Updated: 18/04/22: “HERE
  • Most Improved TAFCA Junior Award: Winner: Rishi Vijayakumar J10 (Castlehill) (3rd in a row; J8, J9 & now J10)
  • TAFCA Team Battle: Team Champions: Castlehill Chess Club Dundee.
  • TAFCA Team Battle: Individual Champion: Richard Polaczek IM (Castlehill).

TAFCA AGM and Trophy presentations to be confirmed.

1DUNDEE A980116Champions
9DUNDEE B92165Relegated
10PERTH A91173Relegated
Match points only!

# PldWonDrnLostPoints 
1KIRKCALDY A981017Champions
2DUNDEE C971115R/Up
7DUNDEE D92256
9DUNDEE E91173
Match points only!

TAFCA WEBSITE (Menu Winter League)

On our website we have a searchable database of games by Castlehill Members.
You can go through the games or download them.
To go to our database you click “Club Info” in main menu and then “View Club Games“.
Or alternatively click “HERE” to take you to the database.


Ray Noble v Andy Rowe
Castlehill Arena Lichess Tournament -5 minutes+ 3 seconds

We are always looking for new games, so players please submit your games
and if possible with some analysis or thoughts.
It does not matter your level,  the games are part of the clubs history!