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[...]
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[...]