Welcome to Castlehill Chess Club!

The largest and most active chess club in Dundee. For beginners to Masters,  Juniors to adults. We’re always looking for new members – our membership is around 55 players (35 adults, 20 juniors <17). We have male and female members, the young and the old. Coaching is available.

We are proud that four of our juniors are Chess Scotland Internationalists.

If you want to improve your chess, play casual chess, league chess, or any kind of chess, our club normally meets every Thursday throughout the year (Except Christmas) between 7 pm and 10.30 pm. During COVID restrictions the Club is closed, but we offer a number of online games and tournaments. If you are local to the Dundee area,  or a student at Dundee or Abertay Universities, and you are interested in playing online, please contact us. We welcome players of all ages and level of ability.

TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE ONLINE 2020-21 Division One Dundee B 2½, Castlehill B 1½ This turned out to be a game too far for Castlehill B who has been playing well and still in the running. Just when they needed their full team, it turned into a nightmare as one was working and another had a family bereavement. Still we had cover, but on the day of the match we lost another “B” team player, leaving us with only one “B” team player in the team! Against Dundee B a team of similar strength, this was a disaster! But you know our replacements nearly[...]
TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE ONLINE 2020-21 Division One Castlehill C 1½, Dundee A 2½  This was a big match for Castlehill C and the rest of the league. Sitting in 2nd place, 2 points behind the current league holders, Dundee A, Castlehill C needed something from this match. Off course Dundee A are the league holders, and leaders for a reason. They have some of the best players in the league, a mix of old stalwarts and some recent new blood! Castlehill C out gunned, but not out played, put up a more than valiant effort and I dare say put the wind up[...]
SNOCL – Scottish National Online Chess League Sunday 28th February 21 – Rounds 3 & 4 - chess.com Report  Dundee City teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club. Who would be an organiser of teams or a big competition like the SNOCL! It was hard going this time with some players having problems either challenging, seeing a challenge, or a new one this time, chess.con not allowing you to challenge because the two players grades are too far apart! Not only that, but some teams not putting their team selection in on time and a last minute[...]
SNOCL Website
SNOCL (Scottish National Online Chess League) Sun 28th Feb 21 - Two matches - 11am & 2pm   Rounds 3 & 4 take place Sun 28th Feb 21 involving 5 Dundee City teams! This is a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club.   The 3rd round starts at 11am and the 4th round at 2pm. Time-control - 25 minutes + 10 seconds. All matches take place on chess.com.   MATCHES Div 1 Round 3: Bon Accord v Dundee City 1 (A) Round 4: Dundee City 1 (A) v Edinburgh 1 Round 3: CSBOS 1 v Dundee City 2 (B) Round 4: Dundee City 2 (B) v Bon Accord   Div[...]
2020 CHESS WORLDWIDE LEAGUE Castlehill Chess Club (Dundee) and Dundee Chess Club joined forces once again to take part in this event under the banner “Dundee City”. This is only the second season we have been involved and now have two teams involved. FORMAT Time-Control: 10 minutes + 5 seconds increments You play the same opponent twice (Black & White) The number of boards per match can vary dependent on numbers All matches take place on chess.com   ROUND 5 Friday 26th February 21, 7:05pm - Wallace Chess (Eng) 4, Dundee City (Scot) A 4 Four boards in play. What a match this was with Dundee City A out graded on[...]
TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE ONLINE 2020-21 Thurs 25th Feb 21 – 7:30pm Two matches were played involving Castlehill teams in division two. The first involved division two league leaders and so far undefeated Castlehill E captained Ed Walton.   Castlehill E 3, Newport Knights B 1 Congratulations to Castlehill E on another superb performance against a tricky side with some good players. This result keeps them top of the division on 12 points, 3 ahead of their nearest rivals, Castlehill F and Dundee C on 9 points. There were wins for Ed Walton (1481) against Scott Finnie (1340); Subhayu Banerjee (1444) against Angus Sneddon (1335) and[...]
THURS NIGHT QUICK-PLAY TOURNAMENT Arena 44 – 5 minutes + 3 seconds Thurs 25th Feb 21 – 8:10pm to 9:40pm Congratulations to Richard Polaczek IM for winning the 44th Quick-Play event with 32 points and undefeated only conceding two draws! Being the number one seed and an IM brings it`s own pressures but Richard handled it all superbly!   Andre Babin this time had to settle for runner-up spot on 22 points, something he will be tying to rectify the next time! Richard Polaczek IM will mean Andre might have to up his game once again! Can only be good for Andre and Castlehill Chess[...]
March 4, 2021
  • Castlehill Weekly Online Quick-Play event
    Starts: 8:00 pm
March 11, 2021
  • Castlehill Weekly Online Quick-Play event
    Starts: 8:00 pm
March 16, 2021
  • TAFCA Allegro Championship Dundee 5/6
    Starts: 7:30 pm
March 18, 2021
  • Castlehill Weekly Online Quick-Play event
    Starts: 8:00 pm
March 21, 2021
  • Castlehill Junior Club Championship Rd 4
    Starts: 6:15 pm
March 25, 2021
  • Castlehill Weekly Online Quick-Play event
    Starts: 8:00 pm
April 1, 2021
  • Castlehill Weekly Online Quick-Play event
    Starts: 8:00 pm
April 8, 2021
  • Castlehill Weekly Online Quick-Play event
    Starts: 8:00 pm

Full calendar here.

On our website we have a searchable database of games by Castlehill Members.
You can go through the games or download them.
To go to our database you click “Club Info” in main menu and then “View Club Games“.
Or alternatively click “HERE” to take you to the database.


Ray Noble v Andy Rowe
Castlehill Arena Lichess Tournament -5 minutes+ 3 seconds

We are always looking for new games, so players please submit your games
and if possible with some analysis or thoughts.
It does not matter your level,  the games are part of the clubs history!

TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE ONLINE 2020-21: Updated: 03/03/21 – 22:00 hrs
(spot any errors let me know ASAP)
Result – Div 1 – Newport Knights A 3½, Perth A ½

Division One

1DUNDEE A77001422
2CASTLEHILL C75021018.5
3NEWPORT A7403815.5
4CASTLEHILL B6402814.5
5CASTLEHILL A5302611.5
6DUNDEE B7214512.5
7ST.ANDREWS A520348.5
9PERTH A610526.5
10KIRKCALDY A500503.5

Division Two

1CASTLEHILL E66001218.5
3DUNDEE C6330915.5
4NEWPORT B6312713
5KIRKCALDY B6222612.5
7ST.ANDREWS B6222612
8DUNDEE D611439
9DUNDEE E603337.5