TAFCA ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP (part 4) Dundee Chess Club Tuesday 26th February 2019   The 4th part of the 5 part series, in the "TAFCA Allegro Championship" takes place on Tuesday 26th February at“DUNDEE CHESS CLUB”, 7:30pm sign-in. Your support of this event so far has[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 14th Feb 19 A less busy night with 21 players down for a game of chess. Only two club matches on plus a few junior club championship matches, and plenty of coaching. CLUB[...]
RANDOM KNOCKOUT 2018-19 (1st round draw) There are still a couple of matches left to play from the prelim (please arrange asap!), but the draw for the 1st round is now up on our website. The deadline[...]
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2018-19 Report After 3 rounds defending champion, number 1 seed, and going for his 5th title in a row, Declan Shafi (2114) is on course yet again! Can anyone stop him? What was that you shouted?[...]
Perth Chess Congress Report, 8-10th February 2019 Report by Alastair Dawson   Chess players from the two chess clubs in Dundee – Castlehill Chess Club and Dundee Chess Club – took part in the Perth Chess Congress that was[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 7th Feb 19 Another 40+ night at Castlehill again! They all seem to be coming out the woodwork these nights and long may it continue! We had an amazing 3 TAFCA matches on,[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 31st Jan 19 Wow 42 players down and we were "BUZZING!" This included 14 juniors and one possible new member! TAFCA KNOCKOUT Castlehill A 2, Castlehill B 6 This may look like a shock result[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 10th Jan 19   The first club night of 2019 saw 36 players down, 13 of them juniors! Great start for 2019 and we still had players missing!   CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP It war round 3 of[...]
JUNIOR CHESS COACHING (Adults welcomes as well!) It`s a New Year and we have something new too offer for the juniors (and any adults that may wish to join in!).   We are offering a new coaching course[...]
CHESS NEWS Castlehill CC opens again this Thurs 10th Jan 19 as normal. ALL WELCOME! :) CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Round 3 of the Club Championship takes place over the next two Thursdays (10th & 17th Jan) Check our website and your emails[...]
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP - Round 3 The 3rd round of the Club Championship is Thurs 10th Jan & Thurs 17th Jan 19. Please check the website to check who you are paired against. Email them to confirm[...]
To past, present and future members of Castlehill Chess Club Dundee HAPPY NEW YEAR! :)[...]
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2018-19   After two rounds (accelerated pairings) we have a seven way tie for first place all on 2 points. Defending champion, Declan Shafi (2114) seen off the tricky Alastair Dawson (1742), and Dariusz Kosznik[...]
TAFCA UPDATE (Christmas edition!) Merry Christmas to all!   There are still a few results (matches played) that have not been added yet to TAFCA website, but below is a summary of how Castlehill are doing in TAFCA[...]
To past, present and future members of Castlehill Chess Club Dundee MERRY CHRISTMAS![...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT (Plus!): Thurs 20th Dec 18 Club Championship night part two made sure we had another roaring successful night’s chess at Castlehill with 31 players down, including 11 juniors!   CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Results (tonight) D.Shafi (2114) 1 –[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT (Plus!): Thurs 13th Nov 18 Club Championship night part one (part two next week!) was as expected another busy and successful nights chess. Throw in a few shocks and of course the odd[...]
TAFCA MATCH REPORT - Mon 3rd Dec 18 TAFCA Div 1 match Perth A 4, Castlehill C 0  It was a lot closer than the score suggests, honest! :)   On board 1 Keith Rose (1495) against Martin Gourlay (1881) got[...]
2018 World Chess Championship: Magnus Carlsen Beats Fabiano Caruana (Report by Ichess.net) Magnus Carlsen has retained his World Chess Championship title with a crushing 3:0 victory over Fabiano Caruana in rapid tiebreaks. Over the course of almost three weeks,[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 29th Nov 18 What a turnout at the club with 46 players down. This was helped by the 2nd TAFCA Allegro being held at Castlehill tonight. But we also had junior coaching[...]
SNCL – (Additional info & thoughts from a Dundee City C perspective only!) Sun 25th Nov 18 Like the flap of a butterfly's wing, all things have a knock on effect! In division 4 Dundee City C drew[...]
World Championship 2018 Game 10: Fabiano Goes For A Fight (Report by Ichess.net) Game ten of the World Chess Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana ended in another draw. This does not sound like big news.[...]
Scottish National Chess League, Rounds 3 and 4, November 25th 2018 Dundee City Report by Alastair Dawson   Four Dundee City teams arrived at the Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline, with different objectives. For the A team the intention was[...]
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP REPORT & DRAW (Round 2) The 2nd round draw is now up on our website. As per 1st round the pairings are split over two nights. Thursday 13th & 20th December. Please see our[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 22nd Nov 18 Chesstastic night at Castlehill once again with over 27 players down. TAFCA HANDI-CAP KNOCKOUT Tonight saw two 1st round matches played and both matches ended with the same score line! Castlehill B[...]
World Championship 2018 Game 9: The Drawing Streak Continues... (Report from Ichess.net)   Game nine of the World Chess Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana ended in another draw. This time, it was Carlsen who pressed in[...]
World Championship 2018 Game 8: Battleground – Open Sicilian Territory (Report by Ichess.net) Another day, another draw. In game eight of the World Chess Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana we were to see the[...]
OBAN CHESS CONGRESS REPORT (Fri 16th to Sun 18th Nov 18) Report by Alastair Dawson   The Oban weekender is one of the most popular events on the Scotland chess circuit. The event has been superbly organised for many[...]
WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 - LONDON Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana (Ichess.net  & Guardian reports) DAY 8 ASAP DAY 7 World Championship 2018 Game 7: No Wins In Sight (Ichess.net) Game seven of the World Chess Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and Fabiano Caruana[...]
RANDOM KNOCKOUT 2018-19   The draw for the Random Knockout is now up on our website. We had 28 entries and the first round of matches are the prelims (13 of them). Four players get a bye[...]
RANDOM KNOCKOUT 2018-19 All entries (28 so far!) are now up on our website. The draw will be done at the weekend (Sunday 18th Nov). So if you have not entered yet but wish to do[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 15th Nov 18 Just a normal night at Castlehill with 36 players down! CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP (Round 1-part 2) 11 matches played tonight which made it a busy nights competitive chess! Results G.Thomas ½ - ½ Colin[...]
WORLD CHESS CHAMPIONSHIP 2018 - LONDON Magnus Carlsen v Fabiano Caruana (Ichess.net  & Guardian reports)   DAY 8 ASAP DAY 7 World Championship 2018 Game 7: No Wins In Sight (Ichess.net) Game seven of the World Chess Championship Match between Magnus Carlsen and[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 8th Nov 18 Another one of those busy nights with over 35 players, including juniors down for a game of chess and some coaching! It was Club Championship night, top half of the[...]
Scottish National Chess League: 2018-19 – Rounds 1 and 2, November 4th, 2018, Dunfermline Report by Alastair Dawson   The new 2018-19 SNCL chess season kicked off in Dunfermline yesterday. Dundee City ( a joint venture between Castlehill Chess[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT PLUS!: Thurs 1st Nov 18 Busy, busy, busy with over 34 players down for a game of chess, 11 of them juniors! JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Results (Only 2 matches played?) Krish 1, Tom 0 Ramit 1, Max[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 25th Oct 18 Sorry for late post but have been dealing with the Dundee Congress, TAFCA Allegro and J.R.Chalmers website info. Better late than never! A less hectic night at the club with[...]
RANDOM KNOCKOUT 2018-19 Entries are now being taken for this seasons Random Knockout competition. Closing date for entries is Thursday 8th November 2018. Time-Control: 75 minutes each player. All matches go for normal grading. Draw done after[...]
TAFCA ALLEGRO - KNIGHTS of NEWPORT The full report for the first ever Knights of Newport TAFCA Allegro is now up on the TAFCA website. Castlehill Chess Club finish top with Master Euan Dawson J17 on[...]
DUNDEE CHESS CONGRESS (Castlehill player reports)   The Dundee Chess Congress was a great successes in it’s new venue in the center of Dundee. Indeed it is Castlehill`s own venue at the Chaplaincy at Dundee University Campus! The[...]
TAFCA ALLEGRO (Part One): KNIGHTS of NEWPORT Wed 24th Oct 18A reminder that the 1st TAFCA Allegro is tomorrow (Wednesday 24th Oct) at Knights of Newport Chess Club, 7:30pm sign-in. Please can we have a good turn[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 18th Oct 18: With over 35 players down it was guaranteed to be a busy night at Castlehill “AGAIN!”. TAFCA Results Div 1: Castlehill C 1, Castlehill A 3 Castlehill A start their TAFCA league campaign[...]
TAFCA ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP 2018-19 (A message from Marcus Wylie of Knight`s of Newport Chess Club) Upcoming event An Allegro event will held at the Knights of Newport-on-Tay club and is open to all members of TAFCA clubs across[...]
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2018-19 (Round 1 draw) At last we are off as the first round of the Club Championship is drawn. This year we have 38 entries (so far!). The Club Championship is split over two nights[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 4th Oct 18: We had a lot of juniors down tonight and it was very busy and at time loud. With over 29 players down what would you expect! It was one[...]
TAFCA SEASON 2018-19 LEAGUE Well here we go again in TAFCA! Castlehill has 6 teams entered, 3 in division one (A, B, C) and 3 in division two (D, E, F). DIVISION ONE There are 8 teams in total:[...]
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2018-19 (Nov 18 - May 19; 5 round Swiss: 90 minutes each player) Closing date for entries is this Thursday 4th October. For a full list of entries so far please click the link "HERE". If[...]
The 36th KONRAD WIERSZBICKI ALLEGRO MEMORIAL 2018 The 36th Konrad Memorial takes place this Thursday 4th October, 7:30pm sign-in. Format: 5 round Swiss; 15 minutes each player; All matches go for grading. Just pop down on the night[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 27th Sept 18 29 players down, including 13 juniors! Oh what a night, late September in 2018! Oh what a night! LADDER We had 7 players split into two sections Section One (Top 4 players) 1st[...]
IMPORTANT..Membership Fees Now due. All fees must be paid by September 30th.. CASTLEHILL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2018-19 It`s now time for entries to the Castlehill Club Championship 2018-19. Closing date for entries is Thursday 4th October. FORMAT 5 round Swiss 1st two rounds[...]