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[...]
AYR OPEN CONGRESS (FIDE rated) Sometimes things pass the radar and you only notice it later by accident. Indeed this is what happened concerning Ben Volland who only scored 2 points in the Ayr Congress. But[...]
BOB DUNN SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 No big shocks in round 2 of the summer. Roy Morris at last got the better of Tom Constance in a match. The only notable news was Robbie McLeod`s loss to[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT - JUNIOR SHOW TIME! Thurs 1st June 2017 What a nights chess we had tonight. With 24 players down it was a busy night indeed! The summer round 2 was on with 6[...]
BOB DUNN SUMMER Tonight (Thurs 1st June) is the 2nd round of the Bob Dunn Summer. Please can all players be ready to start by 7:30pm. Normal time-controls in place. Any problems let me know ASAP.[...]
TAFCA AGM: Thurs 25th May 17 The TAFCA AGM takes place this Thursday 25th May at Castlehill Chess Club Dundee, 7:30pm. All TAFCA players welcome to attend. The trophy winners will also be presented with their[...]
Tonight, 11th May, the Chaplaincy is closed to us due to an alternative event. We will resume next Thursday, 18th.[...]
Last night’s quiz took place with 13 teams of 5 (plus a few spares). Winners were Team Nicol/Rowe, runners-up were Team Dundee CC. Winners of the mystery prize – a knitted cat - for most interesting[...]
The 9th IAN McNAB MEMORIAL 2017: Update Congratulation go to Craig Nicol & Ray Flood (Dundee CC) for finishing joint 1st on the night. A full report on the Ian McNab web page.[...]
The 9th Ian McNab Memorial 2017: Thurs 27th April (This Thursday!) Well the vote for the opening for the Ian McNab Memorial was a tad disappointing with only 9 people voting? Anyway the Monkey’s Bum wins[...]
1st 5-MINUTE GRAND PRIX 2017: 20/04/17 Well we had two 5-Minute Grand Prix tournaments on tonight, one all junior, the other the usual suspects! We had 7 in the main event with the tournament number one player,[...]
1st 5-MINUTE GRAND PRIX The first 5-minute takes place Thursday 20th April, 7:45pm start. In all 5 events will take place over the season and the player with the most points becomes Champion! See rules for[...]
The 9th IAN McNAB OPENING THEMED MEMORIAL 2017: Vote now! Here are suggestions for the Ian McNab Memorial.  Please vote now on which one you would like to see played at this years Ian McNab Memorial[...]
BOB DUNN SUMMER 2017 The 2nd round draw for this competition is now up on our website. The Summer Night for round two is THURSDAY 1st JUNE 2017. Please check your diary and make sure you[...]
CLUB NIGHT UPDATE: Thurs 13th April BOB DUNN SUMMER 2017 Well it was the first round of the Bob Dunn Summer and we had some new faces in the competition with 6 new juniors playing a competitive[...]
Dundee City: Scottish National Chess League Round 7: 26th March 2017 Report by Alastair Dawson A few weeks have passed now and the dust has settled on the Scottish National Chess League, 2016/17. The last round, round[...]
The 9th Ian McNab Memorial: Thursday 27th April 2017 Updated: 19:00hrs: 11/04/17: 5 openings now! Here are suggestions so far for the Ian McNab Memorial.  Please email me suggestions for an opening in line with Ian McNabs[...]
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP NIGHT (Last): Thurs 18th May 2017 It`s turning into a junior battle in the Club Championship. Defending champion, Declan Shafi seen off junior rival Agnijo Banerjee on top board to be in pole position[...]
RANDOM KNOCKOUT The draw for the Q-Finals of the Castlehill Random Knockout is now up on our website. The deadline date for this round is Thursday 25th May 2017. Good luck to all players left. It is[...]
CASTLEHILL CLUB UPDATE: 30/03/17 Another busy night at Castlehill with 25 players down to play chess in one format or another! TAFCA League division 1 Castlehill A 1, Dundee A 3 That`s the league finished now for Castlehill teams. Well[...]
CASTLEHILL CLUB UPDATE: Tues 21st March: Tuesday 21st March: Update Well it was a busy night at Dundee Chess Club as two Castlehill teams were there, plus Perth A. Six teams in all which is brilliant to[...]
FORTHCOMING EVENTS: April is packed out! It`s a very busy April with something on “EVERY NIGHT!”.  Honest no April Fool! You will need to be on the ball when it comes to organising matches! But then[...]
BOB DUNN SUMMER 2017 The draw for this years summer round one has been made and is on our website. A fantastic 21 players have entered this year with a lot of new faces playing a[...]
LADDER UPDATE: 12/03/17 Well not a lot of ladder activity over the last few months due to busy club nights! But the last two weeks we have managed to play a couple of ladder competitions.   The website[...]