CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 18th April 19 31 players down with 13 of them juniors! Tonight saw the start of our new Quick-Play format Grand Prix (The old 5 minute format!). The time control was 3[...]
QUICK-PLAY GRAND PRIX - 5 Events Thur 18th April 19: 7:30pm sign in. The first of 5 Grand Prix quick play events. Time-Control: 3 minutes + 2 seconds each player+ 3 seconds increment each player (every time you[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 11th April 19 It was Club Championship Night round 4, part 2 tonight! Plus junior stuff as normal.   CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP Results round 4 Declan Shafi (2114) 1, Dariusz Kosznik (1749) 0 The defending champion moves closer[...]
The BOB DUNN SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIP 2019 Entries are now being taken for this years Bob Dunn Summer Championships 2019. This is a 4 round Swiss, 90 minutes each player. (See Summer rules page); Win=3 pts: Draw=1 pt:[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 4th April 19 It was Club Championship round 4, part one night (My that`s a mouthful!). Due to school holidays, the club was less busy and noisy but we still managed a[...]
COMPETITION INFO/DIARY DATES (April) We have a very busy April with loads going on. Not sure how we are going to fit it all in but here goes! Thurs 4th April: Club Championship Round 4 (part 1). Thurs[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 28th March 19 Sorry a bit late but there has been a lot of chess on with one thing or another and reports coming out of my ears! Short report, not much[...]
TAFCA ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP (Kirkcaldy – part 5) Wednesday 27th March 2019. This was the last in a series of 5 events to crown the TAFCA Allegro Champion 2018-19. Also at stake was the 1st ever TAFCA[...]
SNCL (Scottish National Chess League) Round 7 (last one! 24/03/19 - Dunfermilne Well the last round certainly had some twists and turns and must have been given Alastair Dawson palpitations or ulcers! Congratulations to Dundee City A[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 21st March 19 Another busy night at Castlehill with two TAFCA matches, one Club Championship match, some Junior Club Championship matches, plus coaching and skittles games. TAFCA Result – Div 1 Castlehill B 3½, Kirkcaldy[...]
CLUB REPORT: Thurs 14th March 19 Another busy night as you would expect with 36 players down. We had two TAFCA Knockout Semi-finals on, plus Junior coaching and skittle games.   TAFCA KO Castlehill had two teams reach the[...]
TAFCA ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP (part 5 - last) Kirkcaldy Chess Club Wednesday 27th March 2019   The 5th part (last) of the 5 part series, in the "TAFCA Allegro Championship" takes place on Wednesday 27th March at“KIRKCALDY CHESS CLUB”,[...]
JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2018-19 Update – 13/03/19 Games have been a bit slow in coming this year, something we will need to address. While we want the kids to have fun, they are here to learn[...]
TAFCA Div 1 – Wed 6th March 19 Kirkcaldy A 2, Castlehill C 2 Kirkcaldy Chess Club have a temporary new venue due to fire damage at the St.Clair Bowling Club.  The St.Clair Tavern got Ray Noble’s approval[...]
CHESS SCOTLAND - SPENS CUP  Saturday 9th March 2019 - Venue: Castlehill Chess Club Castlehill v Cathcart Castlehill were up against it playing a side that really should be in the Richardson Cup latter stages! Declan,Shafi; Sam Gregory;[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 7th March 19 We had 40 players down (12 juniors!) for a game of chess on what was a very busy nights chess! Two TAFCA matches plus one Castlehill Knockout prelim match. We[...]
TAFCA ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP PART FOUR DUNDEE The penultimate (part 4) series of the TAFCA Allegro Championship took place at Dundee Chess Club on Tuesday 26th February 2019. It was a great night’s chess and Dundee Chess[...]
SNCL (Scottish National Chess League) - Rounds 5 & 6, Sunday 24th February 2019 Carnegie Conference Centre, Dunfermline. Dundee City Report ("A" & "B" & "C" & Juniors; A joint venture between Castlehill CC & Dundee CC) After[...]
CLUB NIGHT REPORT: Thurs 21st Feb 19 It was a special night with over 40 players down at the club tonight. Three TAFCA matches and a special guest, Scottish Champion for the past two years, Murad[...]
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 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 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   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 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 (  & Guardian reports) DAY 8 ASAP DAY 7 World Championship 2018 Game 7: No Wins In Sight ( 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[...]