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. We are delighted to open our doors again from Thursday 21st October 21 for face to face chess! We also play online as another string to our bow! 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.

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People wanting to play in either or both of the club tournaments: please check your email. One final action is required.  [...]
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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 email me at trevor.harley@mac.com. If you would like to play but are not currently a member, please email me about joining and playing.[...]
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 November 2021.  [...]
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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 2021-22 so far. In our first game we were as expected thrashed 4-0 by Castlehill A, although no game was a disgrace for any of the F players. In our second game we took our chance against a reduced strength Castlehill E side and won (I drew against Ed Walton on Board 1, Subhayu Bannerjee won by default against a no-show, and Gordon Thomas had a fine[...]
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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 G team played Dundee E: Castlehill G  1 - 2 Dundee E 1132 - Norman Waugh 1 - 0 Steven Knox - 700e 1018 - Blair Marshall 0 - 1 Scott McKenzie - 649 u/g - Ananthi Ramachandran ? Lee Knox - 0 u/g - Judith Firth 0 - 1 Camila Montenegro - 0. I don't know what happened on board 3, it appears not to have been played. On Wednesday Dundee C[...]
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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 match. Castlehill B 2 - 2 Castlehill A 1722 Dariusz Kosznik 0 - 1 Richard Polaczek 2354 1685 Graham Mooney 1 - 0 Andre Babin 1883 1619 Michael Dugdale 0 - 1 Richard Kynoch 1812 1608 Jan Barron-Majerik 1 - 0 Rishi Vijayakumar 1570e   I didn’t watch the games so can’t comment on how play went. On the same evening our E team were at home against St Andrews Uni A. Unfortunately I don’t have any details and the TAFCA website hasn’t been updated. Monday 15th Castlehill F 2 -- 2 Castlehill C 1352 James (Jnr) McCluskey 0[...]
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 6 Division One – Group C Mushrooms 1 (2012)1½ - 2(2175) Dundee City A A nice win in what has turned out to be a very tough campaign against amazing teams and players. With one round to go Dundee sit in 5th place on 4 points, but are too far behind this season to reach the semi-finals. Well played Jacques Ophoff CM (2260); David Findlay (2150); Declan Shafi (2087)[...]

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Full calendar here.

Updated: 05/10/21

Division One
Castlehill E ½ – 1½ Castlehill F

2DUNDEE A11002
4PERTH A11002
8DUNDEE B10010

Division Two
Dundee E 2 – 2 Dundee D
Kirkcaldy B 0 – 4 St.Andrews Uni D
St.Andrews Uni B 1 – 3 Dundee C
Castlehill H 2 – 2 Castlehill G

2DUNDEE C32105
6DUNDEE D10101
8DUNDEE E20111

Table Updated: 08/11/21: “HERE

TAFCA WEBSITE (Menu Winter League)

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!