CHESS SCOTLAND: SPENS CUP Saturday 20th January 2018: 1pm; Castlehill v Glorney Juniors Report by Keith Rose We met Glorney Juniors from Aberdeen in the Spens Cup on Sat 20th Jan. On paper we could have expected to[...]
On Saturday (20th) we met Glorney Juniors from Aberdeen in the Spens Cup. On paper we could have expected to win comfortably. We got off to a bad start when Lloyd dropped a piece for pawn[...]
CHESS SCOTLAND: SPENS CUP Castlehill are at home against Glorney Juniors in the Spens cup which takes place this Saturday 20th January 2018 in our club rooms, 1pm start. 5 players from each team battle it[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 18th Jan 18 What a turnout again with 38 players down. It was a bit hectic with several Club Championship matches on, plus two TAFCA Knockout matches as well. Mind you the[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 11th Jan 18 Another busy night with 27 players down, 10 of them juniors! The juniors played matches in the new Castlehill Junior Club Championship. Ramit Kanodia J10 finished top with 4 wins[...]
HAPPY NEW YEAR! Castlehill Chess Club Dundee would like to wish all our Past, Present and Future members a very Happy New Year! Chess Club open this Thursday 4th January 2018 Why not join us? It`s your move![...]
CASTLEHILL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2017-18 The 3rd round of our Club Championship is now on our website. The Club Championship 3rd round night (it will be a busy one!) is THURSDAY 25th JANUARY 2018, 7:30pm (unless you both agree[...]
CLUB NIGHT: Thurs 14th Dec 2017. There was a lot going on tonight with one TAFCA league match on and a TAFCA Knockout match as well. Also one Club Championship game, plus junior Club Championship matches.[...]
N.E.J.C.A. (North East Junior Chess Association) Albyn Championships Aberdeen: Saturday 9th December 2017 Congratulations are in order for our very own Charvi Kanodia J15 who finished in 1st place on Saturday 9th December in the NEJCA girls tournament! The[...]
RANDOM KNOCKOUT DRAW 2017-18 The draw for the Random Knockout competition prelim & 1st round are now up on our website. The deadline dates are: PRELIM: Thursday 1st February 2018 1st ROUND: Thursday 12th April 2018 Please email your[...]
CLUB REPORT: Thurs 30th November 2017 Well another busy night at Castlehill with 28+ players down for a game of chess! TAFCA – Div 1 Castlehill A 4, Castlehill C 0 The “A” team won with only one “A”[...]
World Senior Chess Championship, Acqui Terme, Italy, 6-19th November 2017 Report by Alastair Dawson Five intrepid Scots headed out to Italy for 11 rounds of chess at the World Senior Championships in Acqui Terme. Leading the group was[...]
SNCL: Rounds 3 & 4: Sunday 26th November 2017 While not as successful as the first two rounds, it was none the less a good Sunday! Alastair Dawson has done a report on the SNCL which[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 23rd Nov 17 Another busy night at Castlehill with 28 players down for a game of chess. On tonight was the Ladder, Junior Club Championship and 2 TAFCA matches. Well one at[...]
The 27th FIDE World Senior Chess Championship 2017 In Acqui Terme, Italy: 6th to 19th November 2017 Congratulations to Alastair Dawson (Dundee CC & Castlehill Dundee CC) who won the U1800 grading prize  in the World Seniors[...]
RANDOM KNOCKOUT 2017-18 We are now looking for entries for the Random Knockout Competition. Please see website for all the details, rules and entries so far. (Sorry a bit late notice, forgot about it!) ** Time Control: All[...]
CHESS SCOTLAND: SPENS CLUB 2017 Well here we go again as the Spens Cup draw is up on the Chess Scotland website. We are at home to Glorney Juniors. The match has to be played by[...]
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2017-18 Well what a night the 1st round of the Club Championship. 17 boards in play and that was only because some players had arranged their matches for another night! If all matches go[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT & CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP: Thurs 9th Nov 17 Oh what a night to remember with over 42 players down, 18 of them juniors! It was the first round of our Club Championship  and it’s[...]
CLUB REPORT: THURSDAY 2nd NOVEMBER 2017 Another very busy night at Castlehill with 37 players down for a game of chess! TAFCA RESULT Div 2 Castlehill D 4, Castlehill E 0 Good start for Castlehill D in the TAFCA league[...]
SNCL REPORT 2017 Alastair Dawson the organiser and captain of the SNCL teams has done a report on the first two round of this seasons SNCL. We have three teams in this year; Div 1 - Dundee[...]
SNCL - Sunday 29th October 2017: Rounds 1 & 2 First day's play of the season and a great start. Our three teams all won both their first matches: That is six matches played, six matches[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 26th Oct 17 we need a bigger room! 42 players down, 16 of them juniors, 1 TAFCA match, 2 Club Championship matches, Junior Championship on, plus the ladder (Two groups!) and some[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 19th Oct 17 We had 22 players down which for us meant a not so good night. My, what high standards we have set ourselves when we are a little disappointed with[...]
CHESS CLUB REPORT: 12/10/17 Another busy night at Castlehill Chess Club Dundee with 25 players down for a game of chess! Included in that figure were 8 juniors! Tonight saw the start of the new Junior Chess[...]
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2017-18 - Club Draw The 1st round of our Club Championship is finally done and on our website. It took longer due to the record number of entries a mind blowing 45 players! The[...]
CASTLEHILL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2017-18 This is your last chance to enter this years main club event, the Castlehill Club Championship 2017-18. This is a 5 round Swiss; 90 minutes each player; win 1 point; draw ½[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 5th Oct 17 What a busy night again at Castlehill Chess Club Dundee with over 28 players down. Not only that but the 35th Konrad Wierszbicki Memorial 2017 was taking place. We[...]
THE KONRAD WIERSZBICKI ALLEGRO MEMORIAL 2017 The 35th Konrad Memorial takes place on Thursday 5th October 2017, 7:30pm sign-in. This is a 5 round Swiss, 15 minutes each player; win=1 point; Draw=½ point; loss=nil points. All matches[...]
The 14th Bobby Gow Memorial 2017 What a night again at Castlehill Chess Club Dundee as we had over 60 people down at the club. It was that busy, we ran out of tables and sets/clocks[...]
Club Night: Thurs 14th Sept 17 I would say the chess club was a tad busy tonight! We were packed to the gunnels with Juniors, Adults and some new possible members!   Not only that...We had a full[...]
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2017-18 Entries for this seasons Club Championship are now welcome. Closing date for entries is Friday 6th October.  CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHTS Round 1:Thurs 9th Nov 17 Round 2: Thurs 21st Dec 17 Round 3: Thurs 25th Jan 18 Round[...]
Full minutes of the AGM will be available in due course but here is a mini-summary of outcomes: The Safeguarding Policy was adopted unanimously with no amendments; The requirement for PVG-cleared adults was explained and further volunteers[...]
A reminder that our AGM takes place this Thursday (7th) at 7.45. This is your opportunity to have a say in the running of the club and parents of our juniors would be particularly welcome[...]
OH WHAT A NIGHT!: Thurs 31st August 2017 What a fantastic night and way to end the last club night before our AGM! We must have had over 26 players down with a couple of new[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 24th Aug: The last round (4th) of the Bob Dunn Summer tournament took place on Thurs 24th Aug, with 8 matches on. Ray Noble & Roy Morris were locking horns again, this[...]
LADDER FINAL 2016-17 - Thurs 17th Aug 2017 All-play-All; 15 minutes each; play each other twice, white & black: Well what a final we had as it all went down to the last match played! Finalists, Ray[...]
Thurs 10th Aug: Club Report Another good nights chess in the Summer months for us with 15 players down when we had nothing special on! We had a possible new member down who despite the language[...]
CLUB GRADES MAIN/ALLEGRO 2017-18 Your new grades are now up on our website. They have not been published officially yet, so are subject to change, but unlikely! Please let me know if you think something is wrong?   GRADES[...]
LADDER SECTION REPORT: Thurs 3rd August 2017 Nine players playing in two groups made up the ladder for the final time this season (1016-17). GROUP ONE (4 players) 1st= Keith Rose; Graham Atkins & Ray Noble (2pts each) 4th[...]
LADDER SECTION DEADLINE: Thursday 3rd August The final night of the Ladder section is this coming Thursday 3rd August 2017. Now this has proved to be a popular event especially since we moved over to the[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: 27th July 2017 At this time of year 9 players down is not bad, especially as a good few are on holiday now! The 4th 5-Minute Grand Prix took place with 5 players in[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 20th July 2017 Well what a turnout at our club tonight with over 16 people down. This despite the fact there is two big tournaments on the go in Dundee this week.[...]
THE BOB DUNN SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP 2017 The 4th and last round draw is now up on our website. Only two players on full points and they meet each other other to decide who will be the[...]
NEWS...IMPORTANT NEWS...Mon 17th July 2017 150th Anniversary Dundee GM Tournament & Scottish Championships STV have been at the Bonar Hall filming a report on the 150 & Scottish today Monday 17th July 2017. The news article will[...]
Scottish Championships update: International Open round 1 (Sat) IM Mark Orr (2140) 1 – 0 Ben Volland (1723) Tom Constance (1639) ½ - ½ Andrew Green (2065) Declan Shafi (2013) 1 – 0 Rachel Lorna Smith (1529) Alastair Dawson (1793)[...]
DUNDEE 150 ANNIVERSARY EVENT & SCOTTISH CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 The Dundee 150 Anniversary Event kicks off on Friday at 1 pm in the Hampton by Hilton Hotel. It then moves to the Bonar Hall from Saturday until[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 6th July 2017 Another eventful night at Castlehill with 12 players down. Two matches were on in the Summer due to some players being unable to play on the 13th July. As[...]
CLUB REPORT: Thurs 22nd June 2017. Well another busy summer night with 18 players down, with 9 of them juniors! RANDOM KNOCKOUT Semi-Final Result Agnijo Banerjee 0, Ben Volland 1 Ben’s higher grade and experience told in the end, but[...]
RANDOM KNOCKOUT COMPETITION 2016-17 Congratulations to all 4 semi-finalist, Ben Volland (J); Agnijo Banerjee (J); Roy Morris & Ray Noble. It seems we have an equal share of juniors and seniors in the Knockout semi`s. Also there[...]