4NCL (Nations Chess League) Dundee City teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club. SEASON 5 – Division Four – Semi-Finals Tuesday 3rd May 22 – 7:30pm Time-Control: 45 minutes + 15 seconds[...]
CASTLEHILL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP ONLINE 2021-22 Round 4 results and round 5 draw Apologies for lateness of post but round 4 proved a challenge to get all the matches played (preferred) and in the end despite the extra[...]
The 13th IAN McNAB MEMORIAL TROPHY 2021-22 Thursday 28th April 2022 - 7:40pm It was good to be playing a full face to face competition which was completed on the night. Boy did we miss this type[...]
SCOTTISH TEAM CHALLENGE 2021-21 Dundee City teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club. Congratulations to Dundee City A on winning the first ever Scottish Team Challenge League! What a performance[...]
AYR CHESS CONGRESS 2022 Friday 22nd April to Sunday 24th April 2022 It`s been two years since the Ayr Congress was held and boy is it good to have it back! Castlehill had one representative there (Would[...]
CASTLEHILL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS OTB 2021-22 Round 3 report For the most part results went to form book, but there is always one and this round was no exception! New junior member Sean Lewis J13 with the white side[...]
SCOTTISH TEAM CHALLENGE 2021-22 Report Both Dundee City teams were in action on Wednesday 20th April 22, 7:30pm. Pentland Hill B 0 - 8 Dundee City A  Aberdeen Uni B 0 - 8 Dundee City B Both are outstanding[...]
4NCL (Nations Chess League) Dundee City teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club.   SEASON 5 – ROUND 7 (7 rounds in total) Tuesday 19th April 22 – 7:30pm Time-Control: 45 minutes + 15[...]
TAFCA TEAM BATTLE 2021-22 Tuesday 12th April 2022, 7:30pm to 9pm Online with Lichess.org   Oh what a night! April shower’s no! April fireworks yes! This was an unbelievable night’s chess with some absolute beauties and some spectacular howlers![...]
SCOTTISH TEAM CHALLENGE 2021-22 (NEW EVENT!) This new team event is organised by SOCO (Scottish Online Chess Organisation) and started in Feb 22. There is one division (hopefully more next season if all goes well!) with[...]
TAFCA NEWS (League, Allegro Championships, J.R.Chalmers GP and more!) Well just one more competition to go (The TAFCA Team Battle) before the 2021-22 TAFCA season is completed. It was a challenging year again with us having[...]
4NCL (Nations Chess League) Dundee City teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club. SEASON 5 – ROUND 6 (7 rounds in total) Tuesday 5th April 22 – 7:30pm Time-Control: 45 minutes + 15[...]
CASTLEHILL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP OTB ROUND 3 DRAW Round two of the Club Championship OTB did not go as planned with at least two matches called off due to COVID! Another match did not take place not[...]
CASTLEHILL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP ONLINE Round 4 draw Well it took a bit of pushing and shoving but we finally got round three matches completed (well almost!). There were a few surprise results including a 7 move victory[...]
LADDER QUALIFYING SECTION 2021-22 This will run from Thursday 24th March, until about end of July. This competition was created to help players who did not have a match or league match but wanted to play[...]
TAFCA ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 2021-22 CLUB – CASTLEHILL – Thurs 24th March 2022 – 7:30pm – Lichess 5 round Swiss – 15 minutes each player We had 13 players in the penultimate TAFCA Allegro playing for the TAFCA[...]
4NCL (Nations Chess League) Dundee City teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club. SEASON 5 – ROUND 5 (7 rounds in total) Tuesday 22nd March 22 – 7:30pm Time-Control: 45 minutes +[...]
CHESS NEWS Well as expected the turnout for our club night on Thursday 17th March 22 was poor by any standards, but what can you expect when the following was on! St. Patricks night! JUNIOR 4NCL matches online And 3 TAFCA[...]
CASTLEHILL RANDOM KNOCKOUT OTB 2021-22 Round 1 draw This season we have 15 entries to battle it out until only one person is left standing! The time-Control is 75 minutes both players, no quick-play finish! (Checkout the[...]
CASTLEHILL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS OTB 2021-22 Round 1 report Oh what a night in middle of March 2022, 7:30pm at Castlehill Chess Club Dundee as once again we were holding our Club Championship OTB (Over the board) matches![...]
4NCL (Nations Chess League) Dundee City teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club. SEASON 5 – ROUND 4 (7 rounds in total) Tuesday 8th March 22 – 7:30pm Time-Control: 45 minutes + 15[...]
CASTLEHILL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP OTB  While we have been used to bigger entries, given the past 2 years and the pandemic, I think 16 players is a good start! Hopefully by next year we will be back[...]
CASTLEHILL JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP ONLINE 2021-22 This season we have five juniors involved in this years Online Junior Club Championships 2021-22. This will be a 5 round all-play-all, 15 minutes + 10 seconds time-control, two matches[...]
4NCL (Nations Chess League) Dundee City teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club.   SEASON 5 – ROUND 3 (7 rounds in total) Tuesday 22nd February 22 – 7:30pm Time-Control: 45 minutes +[...]
CASTLEHILL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP ONLINE 2021-22 Round two has been completed with five players still on full points! The draw for round 3 is now up on our website and must be completed by Sunday 20th March[...]
SNOCL – Scottish National Online Chess League Organised by SOCO – Scottish Online Chess Organisation This is an online version of the SNCL (Scottish National Chess League) Once again Castlehill Chess Club enters under the Dundee City banner[...]
TAFCA – Tayside and Fife Chess Association Report – week 17 – ending 10th Feb 22   Only nine week s left in the TAFCA season 2021-22 for everybody to make their move to win something! It’s been[...]
4NCL (Nations Chess League) Dundee City teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club. SEASON 5 – ROUND 2 (7 rounds in total) Tuesday 8th February 22 – 7:30pm Time-Control: 45 minutes +[...]
Results from last Thursday’s games: Junior 4NCL, Division 2 KJCA Young Kestrels 4 (av grade 1228) 4 - 4 Dundee City (Av grade 676). Two wins for Max, one each for Noah and Josh and two losses for[...]
Report from David Findlay: 20/20 Chess. Round 5 Dundee City B played well to overcome Strathclyde University 6-2 on 21/01/2022. The hero of the previous round, Alan Borwell, suffering after an uncharacteristic blunder then a well played[...]
SNOCL – Scottish National Online Chess League Organised by SOCO – Scottish Online Chess Organisation This is an online version of the SNCL (Scottish National Chess League) Once again Castlehill Chess Club enters under the Dundee City banner[...]
TAFCA ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP KIRKCALDY (4/6) Congratulations to Ed Spencer on being crowned the TAFCA Kirkcaldy Allegro Champion 2021-22! In a field of 24 players Ed only dropped a half point against Castlehill junior, Rishi Vijayakumar J10[...]
4NCL (Nations Chess League) Dundee City teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club.   SEASON 5 – ROUND 1 (7 rounds in total) Tuesday 25th January 22 – 7:30pm Time-Control: 45 minutes +[...]
Castlehill returns to otb tonight. The Chaplaincy will be open from 7.30 pm. Covid restrictions were eased recently so no distancing is required. Masks are still mandatory (unless exempt) but not if you are eating[...]
JUNIOR 4NCL - Season 5 - Round 1 It’s that time of the season again as the 4NCL and Junior 4NCL start their season 5 campaigns. This is a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club and Dundee[...]
All Round 1 online tournament games should be finished and the result notified to the Club Secretary by 23.59 Sunday 23rd January. The club is still closed physically due to Covid. Watch this space for announcements![...]
TAFCA ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 2021-22 The first two events at Newport Knights and Perth have been updated on the TAFCA website including the overall table!   Congratulations to Richard Kynoch (Castlehill) for winning the Newport Knights event (Nov),[...]
A very merry Christmas and a happy New Year to all our members. And then enjoy the first round of the club championship (online). My New Year's resolution is going to be to take chess[...]
All Castlehill members should now have received December 2021's club newsletter by email.[...]
All members interested in the club tournament and other current online events: please check your email (as of 13.30 Monday 13 December 2021).[...]
Because of Covid and Christmas, the chess club will not be open until at least Thursday 13 January 2022. We will review the situation in early January, so please check your email before coming along.   Let[...]
People wanting to play in either or both of the club tournaments: please check your email. One final action is required.  [...]
Please check your email for the details of the Castlehill club tournaments 2021-22. If you haven't got an email (as of Monday 29th, 10 am) from me, I don't have your current email address, so please[...]
We are planning to run both online and over-the-board club tournaments this season. If you are interested in playing in either or both please email the Club Secretary, Trevor Harley, at trevor.harley@mac.com by Monday 29[...]
A season in Division 1 was always going to be difficult for the newly promoted Castlehill F team; I know how Norwich must feel. We have played three games in the TAFCA Online Winter League[...]
Another Thursday, another night on the Marie Celeste. Or so it nearly seemed. Six of us. Three old-stagers, one young-stager and two new lads. Still, some worthy tough games were played. Away from the club our[...]
Recent club results are a little late but here they are: Thursday 11th In Division 1 our B team hosted our A team. As is often the case the so-called ‘stronger’ team was held to a drawn[...]
4NCL (4 NATIONS CHESS LEAGUE) Tuesday 2nd November 21 – 7:30pm – Round Six Time-Control: 45 minutes + 15 minutes increments (Dundee City is a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club.) REPORT RESULTS – Round[...]
Thursday Night Weekly Competition Arena 72 Thurs 28th Oct 21 8:10pm (20:10 hrs) to 9:40pm (21:40 hrs) Time-Control: 5 minutes + 3 seconds increments With TAFCA online league matches on and the OTB Chess Club back open again, this competition[...]
JUNIOR 4 NCL Thurs 28th Oct 21 Division Two – Group C – Round 6 East Kilbride Bishops (701) 4- 4 (576)Dundee City Juniors A good fighting draw for our juniors with Rishi Vijayakumar J10, leading by example on[...]