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.

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THURS NIGHT WEEKLY QUICK-PLAY 14/10/21 – Arena 70 Time-Control – 3 minutes Blitz.   Well another new time control of 3 minutes blitz with 8 players taking part. It was a very competitive night and we ended up with a two way tie for first place (we don’t` use Lichess tie-break system so ignore only one winner!), between Richard Kynoch & Oggy Kolev both on 21 points each! This makes both players the first winners of this time control and well played both of you!   Subhayu Banerjee takes 3rd place on 18 points, only three points behind the winners and just goes to show he[...]
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JUNIOR 4NCL (4 NATIONS CHESS LEAGUE) Thursday 14th October 21 – 6:00pm – Round Five Time-Control: 10 minutes + 5 seconds increments (two matches each) (Dundee City is a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club.)   RESULT Div 2 – Group C Surrey Kings 1 (1413) 8 – 0 Dundee City Juniors (1050) Out graded and out gunned Dundee City Juniors put up a great fight but alas it was too big a challenge this time! Rishi almost stopped it being a whitewash against the odds in game one on move 35 when in time trouble and losing he missed his opponents blunder[...]
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2020 CHESS LEAGUE – SEASON 2021-22 10 Rounds in total played – Time-Control: 10 minutes + 5 second increments Two matches against the same opponent (black & white) Matches take place on “CHESS.COM”.   Dundee City teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club and Dundee Chess Club. We have two teams entered Dundee City “A” & “B”   "Apologies for short and very late report but my time is very limited at the moment with one thing or another. Hopefully as the rounds progress and other things ease I will be quicker!"   ROUND TWO SUNDAY 1Oth OCTOBER 21 – 10:00am Dundee City A (Scotland) 8 – 4 Rooty[...]
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CASTLEHILL CHESS CLUB DUNDEE – GRAND RE-OPENING At last our chess club will be opening again for OTB, Face to face chess! It’s been a long time coming and will unfortunately come with some restrictions due to government and Dundee University rules. The big day is on;   Thursday 21st October 2021 at 7:30pm to 10pm University of Dundee Chaplaincy (Note that there is no longer any free car parking at the UOD.)   If you are planning to come you must contact Trevor Harley  or Ray Noble  before the 21st - we are limited in terms of the numbers allowed in the rooms. The following rules must be[...]
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THURS NIGHT QUICK-PLAY 06/10/21 – Arena 69 Time-Control – 4 minutes Blitz.   This is the first ever 4 minute blitz we have held and it seemed to go very well indeed. In all 10 players took part with Lichess username; "nyegarston" taking first place on 16 points. Apologies but as this is an open competition and anybody can enter for now, I have no idea of the identity of the player involved, but well played and a deserved win!   Graham Mooney took the runner-ups spot on 14 points, while young Josh Dickson took the last podium place (3rd) on 10 points. That was a[...]
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4NCL (4 NATIONS CHESS LEAGUE) Tuesday 5th October 21 – 7:30pm – Round Four Time-Control: 45 minutes + 15 minutes increments (Dundee City is a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club.) Division One – Group C Tiger Sharks 2 (2216) 1 - 3 (2115) Dundee City A Finally Dundee City A get a win, amazingly against one of the strongest sides! Dundee City A has been very unlucky in some very close matches, which could have gone either way, but not theirs it seemed. This was a well deserved victory for a very strong side. All our players played well with[...]
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THURS NIGHT QUICK-PLAY 30/09/21 – Arena 68 Time-Control – 5 minutes + 3 seconds   For the second week in a row, Richard Kynoch takes top spot! Richard finished on 14 points and this makes it the 10th time he has finished in first place! Well played Richard!   He did not get it all his own way this time as first timer; Baillie Armstrong fought him all the way only losing out by 1 point! Yes Baillie scored 13 points and had some great games in his first time playing in this event! I will be looking forward to the next battles ahead, especially against[...]
October 19, 2021
  • 4NCL (Season 4) Round 5
    Starts: 7:30 pm
October 21, 2021
  • Castlehill Thurs Night Comp Online
    Starts: 8:00 pm
October 28, 2021
  • Junior 4NCL (Season 4) Round 6
    Starts: 6:00 pm
  • Castlehill Thurs Night Comp Online
    Starts: 8:00 pm
November 2, 2021
  • 4NCL (Season 4) Round 6
    Starts: 7:30 pm
November 4, 2021
  • Castlehill Thurs Night Comp Online
    Starts: 8:00 pm
November 11, 2021
  • Junior 4NCL (Season 4) Round 7
    Starts: 6:00 pm
  • Castlehill Thurs Night Comp Online
    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.

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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!

CASTLEHILL CHESS CLUB DUNDEE – GRAND RE-OPENING

At last our chess club will be opening again for OTB, Face to face chess! It’s been a long time coming and will unfortunately come with some restrictions due to government and Dundee University rules. The big day is on;

 

Thursday 21st October 2021 at 7:30pm to 10pm
University of Dundee Chaplaincy
(Note that there is no longer any free car parking at the UOD.)

 

If you are planning to come you must contact Trevor Harley  or Ray Noble  before the 21st – we are limited in terms of the numbers allowed in the rooms.

 

The following rules must be observed.

  • You must observe social distancing of at least 1 m.
  • Masks must be worn at all times (unless you are exempt).
  • Please wash hands or use the hand sanitiser regularly.
  • Pieces and boards must be wiped down before playing, after changing opponents, and most importantly, when you finish playing.
  • We cannot supply refreshments, so please bring your own.
  • When you arrive you must register with Test and Protect via the QR codes on the coffee bar tables and notice board. If you don’t have a smart phone you must leave your name and contact information.
  • I hope it goes without saying that if you think you might have Covid, have any symptoms of Covid, or have been recently exposed to anyone with Covid, you must not attend.
  • If you develop Covid within 10 days you must let us know You must tidy up after you’ve finished, taking your rubbish with you or putting it in the bins.
  • We must finish at 10.00 and the building must be closed by then.
  • By attending you acknowledge you have read and agree to follow these rules.

We are sorry about these rules, but if we don’t have them, we can’t re-open at all.

We look forward to seeing you all again face to face and hopefully we will be back to normal service in the near future!