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[...]
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[...]
  RANDOM KNOCKOUT - Q/F`s The Random Knockout Q/F draw is now up on our website. Please contact your opponents ASAP to set a match date. Deadline for Q/F is Thurs 19th July 2018. Remember if you[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 14th June 2018 34 players down for a game of chess and some banter! Tonight was the 3rd 5-Minute Grand Prix with 12 players taking part. Now it will come as no surprise[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 7th June 2018 36 players down for a game of chess, including 11 juniors. Cosmic! SUMMER Rd 2 Results Andy Rowe (1574) 1, Ramit Kanodia J10 (725) 0 (A good game by Ramit, but Andy just[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 31st May 2018 Busy once again with over 30 players down,12 of them juniors! CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP At last the battle between Dariusz Kosznick and Declan Shafi took place tonight. Winner takes all, or a[...]
AYR CHESS CONGRESS – Fri-Sun; 25th to 27th May 2018 Mercure Hotel, Ayr. The Ayr Congress is a very good congress, in a nice venue and it was disappointing to note there were fewer entries this[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 24th May 2018 Good night’s chess with 27 players down. We had one Random Knockout match on, but the night belonged to the 5-Minute Grand Prix. RANDOM KNOCKOUT Roy Morris (1531) ½, Innes Ford[...]
BOB DUNN SUMMER Round 2 Draw The 2nd round of the Bob Dunn Summer draw is now up on our website. The Summer night is Thursday 7th June 2018 (3 weeks from now). Please contact your opponent[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 17th May 2018 Another busy night with 28 players down for a game of chess. We had 7 summer round one matches down to play, plus a ladder. BOB DUNN SUMMER Paul Shafi (1584)[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 10th May 2018 Like last week we only had use of the common room and library, etc. It was less busy this week which to be honest helped under the circumstances. Anyway[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 3rd May 2018 Due to a prior booking we only had use of the common room and library which limited our space and options. A big thank you to Jill Webster, who[...]
TAFCA SEASON 2017- 18 Castlehill Report While we would have liked to win everything going in TAFCA, that was always going to be a hard ask! Was our season as a club good or bad? I will[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 26th April 2018 In all we had 27 players down on what can be considered a quiet night for us! But among the 27 players were 2 new adults and 1 new[...]
ABERDEEN CHESS CONGRESS BW Summerhill Hotel Fri 20th to Sun 23rd April 2018 Once again it has to be said the Congress Director, organisers, helpers and Arbiters pulled it off again and produced a great chess congress. Very[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 19th April 2018 40 players down on a busy internal club competition night. We had Club Championship; Random Knockout, Ladder and Junior matches, plus coaching! Phew I am tired already! CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Round 5 We[...]
BOB DUNN SUMMER TOURNAMENT 2018 IT`s Summertime and you know what that means? Yes the Summer Championship is here at last! Can`t guarantee the weather, but I can guarantee some crackers of matches with a lot[...]
The 10th IAN McNAB MEMORIAL 2018 The 10th Ian McNab Memorial takes place on Thursday 26th April 2018, 7:30pm sign-in. In an overwhelming response the clear winner is the 960 Chess (Fischer Random). I have now[...]
RANDOM KNOCKOUT: Round 2 draw The draw for the 2nd round of the Random Knockout is now up on our website. The deadline is Thurs 24th May. Please contact your opponent asap (Keep me in the[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 12th April Another busy night again at Castlehill with 32 players down. TAFCA Div 1 result Castlehill B 2½, Perth A 1½ this was the last TAFCA match of the year and what a way to[...]
EDINBURGH CHESS CONGRESS: Fri 6th -Sun 8th April 2018 Results for the Edinburgh Congress were slow in coming but here are the outcomes for our members: In the Premier Tournament Declan’s fine result is probably well-known by[...]
TAFCA TIME HANDI-CAP KNOCKOUT FINAL 2017-18 Castlehill C v Perth (at Castlehill CC) Monday 9th April 2018 Finding a date was proving difficult so Castlehill rolled back the years and arranged for the chess club to be open[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 5th April 2018 We had another good turnout with 31 players down for 5 minutes. Well a 5-Minute tournament that lasted 1½ to 2 hours! Yes it was the first of 5[...]
5-MINUTE GRAND PRIX - Thurs 5th April 2018 Yes at last the first 5-Minute Grand Prix is here! The 1st one of 5 takes place this THURSDAY 5th April, 7:30pm sign-in. Andy Rowe is the defending[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 29th March 18 Another busy night, but not as busy as it should have been. TAFCA Kirkcaldy A could not make tonight against our “A” team. Perth B were down to play our “B”[...]
SNCL (Scottish National Chess League); Round 7(last): Sunday 25th March 2018 Dundee City A are SNCL Division One Champions 2017-18 after beating Edinburgh 1 in the final match! We only needed a draw but why settle[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 22nd March 18 Oh what a night! Middle of March and three teams come a calling at Castlehill! We had 38+ down at the club tonight. 3 TAFCA matches and one Random[...]
The 10th IAN McNAB OPENING THEMED MEMORIAL 2018. The Ian McNab Memorial will take place on Thursday 26th April 2018. FORMAT 5 round Swiss 15 minutes each player Opening themed tournament Matches “DO NOT” go for grading   OPENING USED IN LAST NINE[...]
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND 5 (Last) The last round (5th) of our Club Championship is here. This will take place on Thursday 19th April. If you can`t make that date, then you need to contact your opponent[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 15th March 18 On a rainy and cold night we managed 34 plus tonight! It was also busy regards matches on. 2 TAFCA, 3 Club Championship and 1 Junior Club Championship. TAFCA Div 1 Castlehill[...]
BOB DUNN SUMMER TOURNAMENT Entries are now being taken for this tournament. Closing date for entries is 12th April. The first round night is Thursday 10th May. This is a 4 round Swiss event; 90 minutes[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 8th March 18 Well tonight saw the 4th round of the Club Championship on and boy did we get a turnout or what! Not all the matches have been played due to[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 1st March 2018 Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow, but you will never close Castlehill Chess Club! As you would except with the weather conditions, our chess club was not[...]
PERTH CHESS CONGRESS: Fri - Sun; 23rd-25th Feb: Salutation Hotel Results after three rounds have been completed. Section A Declan and Ben have made excellent starts: Round 1 – Paul McEwan (1846) 0 – 1 Declan (2086) Ben (1820) 1 –[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 22nd Feb 2018 What was promising to be a very, very busy night, was made easier by Kirkcaldy A having to postpone there match against Castlehill A. Despite that we still had[...]
SNCL (Scottish National Chess League): Rd 5 & 6: Sun 18th Feb 18 In division One Dundee City A keep top spot. Dundee City B hold their own in division 2 and Dundee City C perform[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 15th February 2018 For Castlehill this was a quiet night with only 30 players down, including 7 juniors! TAFCA Div 1: Castlehill C ½. Perth A 3½ It was always going to be a tough[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 8th Feb 18 (A long read!) Tonight we reached 40 players down at the club. Just amazing! As usual we had the juniors in first. The Junior Club Championship has now spilt[...]
A report from Alastair Dawson on last night's Kirkcaldy A-Castlehill B match: “Your boys [Castlehill B] put in a super performance last night 4-0 [against Kirkcaldy A]. First to finish Robert J after winning a Rook[...]
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP: Round 4 draw - Thurs 8th March 18 After 3 rounds we have 5 joint leaders, including the current champion, Declan Shafi (J), going for his 4th championship in a row! Joining him are; D.[...]
CHESS SCOTLAND - SPENS CUP S/F Sunday 4th February 2018: 12:30pm - Castlehill Chess Club Dundee Castlehill v Edinburgh Civil Service Castlehill just lost this one 3-2. We were evenly matched, but had players missing that could have[...]
CLUB REPORT: Thursday 1st February 2018 Once again Castlehill Chess Club Dundee was bursting at the seams with people. We had over 38 players down from newbie’s, to old hands, oldies, to youngsters, etc, etc. The[...]
SPENS CUP: Castlehill v Edinburgh Civil Service After our luckily win on board count against Glorney Juniors, we now face Edinburgh Civil Service in the Semi-Finals. We are at home again (2 in a row!) on[...]
TAFCA MATCH REPORT - Monday 29th January 2018: Div 2: Perth B v Castlehill C Well Castlehill C rocked into Perth Chess Club as big favourites to win against Perth B. Grading wise on all boards[...]
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT: Thurs 25th Jan 18 Burns Night Special! Another busy one at Castlehill with 37+ down at the club. Most players were taking part in round 3 of our Club Championship. CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Round 3: "The[...]
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[...]