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[...]
TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE ONLINE 2021-22 Well here we go again as the TAFCA Winter League started off on Monday 18th October 21, 7:30pm. For this year it will stay online, but hopefully next season we will[...]
OXFORD v CAMBRIDGE VARSITY CHESS MATCH 2021 Saturday 23rd October 2021  RESULT Oxford 5½ - 2½ Cambridge   Our very own Decan Shafi was playing on board five for Cambridge in this years fixture and faced Akshaya Kalaiyalaham FM[...]
CASTLEHILL CHESS CLUB OPENS IT DOORS AGAIN AT LAST! Thurs 21st Oct 21 – 7:30pm – Chaplaincy Centre, Dundee Uni Campus   Oh boy it was good to have the chess club open again for OTB, face[...]
THURS NIGHT WEEKLY ONLINE COMP 21/10/21 – Arena 71 Time-Control – 2 minutes Bullet.  This was not only a tough night time control wise but also the start of the TAFCA league online and more importantly, it was[...]
4NCL (4 NATIONS CHESS LEAGUE) Tuesday 19th October 21 – 7:30pm – Round Five Time-Control: 45 minutes + 15 minutes increments (Dundee City is a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club.)   RESULTS – Round[...]
OVER THE MOON NEWS Castlehill Chess Club Dundee Open it’s doors again tonight for OTB (Face to face) chess! It’s been a long time coming and I know everybody is looking forward to it, I know[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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[...]
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 –[...]
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[...]
JUNIOR 4NCL (4 NATIONS CHESS LEAGUE) Thursday 30th September 21 – 6:00pm – Round Four Time-Control: 10 minutes + 5 seconds increments (two matches each) (Dundee City is a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee[...]
4NCL (4 NATIONS CHESS LEAGUE) Tuesday 21st September 21 – 7:30pm – Round Three Time-Control: 45 minutes + 15 minutes increments (Dundee City is a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club.)   It was another[...]
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[...]
THURS NIGHT QUICK-PLAY 16/09/21 – Arena 66 Time-Control – 5 minutes + 3 seconds   Congratulations to Euan Murray who once again was in scintillating form crushing all before him to win this week with 8 wins out of[...]
JUNIOR 4NCL (4 NATIONS CHESS LEAGUE) Thursday 16th September 21 – 6:00pm – Round Three Time-Control: 10 minutes + 5 seconds increments (two matches each) (Dundee City is a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee[...]
4NCL (4 NATIONS CHESS LEAGUE) Tuesday 7th September 21 – 7:30pm – Round Two Time-Control: 45 minutes + 15 minutes increments (Dundee City is a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club.)   What a night[...]
UK CHESS CHALLENGE 2021 TERAFINAL PRELIMINARY (Under 10) Saturday 4th September 2021 – 10am 7 rounds – 10 minutes + 5 seconds increments Played on Lichess.org   Congratulations again to Rishi Vijayakumar J9 on finishing equal 2nd (3 way tie) on[...]
THURS NIGHT QUICK-PLAY 02/09/21 – Arena 65 Time-Control – 5 minutes + 2 seconds Congratulations to Graham Mooney on a very convincing performance to take top spot for the 5th time in this format on 17 points. Graham[...]
JUNIOR 4NCL – Tues 2nd Sept 21 – 6pm – Match Report The 4NCL is a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club.   Division Two – Group C Result Dundee City Juniors 5½ - 2½[...]
THURS NIGHT QUICK-PLAY 26/08/21 – Arena 64 Time-Control – 5 minutes + 2 seconds Congratulations to Euan Murray who went one better than last week, finishing top of the podium on,13 points! This is Euan`s 8th time standing[...]
4NCL (4 NATIONS CHESS LEAGUE) Tuesday 24th August 21 – 7:30pm – Round One Time-Control: 45 minutes + 15 minutes increments (Dundee City is a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club.)   Well here we[...]
JUNIOR 4NCL Thurs 19th Aug 21 – 6pm - Lichess Division 2 – Group C Well here we go again with another 4NCL season and Dundee City has 5 teams in the 4NCL, one in the junior[...]
CASTLEHILL WEEKLY QUICK-PLAY EVENT Thurs 19th Aug 21 – Arena 63 – 8:10pm to 9:40pm Time-Control – 5 minutes + 3 seconds  (Apologies for late report but the reasons for this will become know soon.) Congratulations to Andre Babin[...]
CASTLEHILL CHESS CLUB DUNDEE AGM Thurs 9th Sept 21 - 7:30 pm (19:30 hrs) Where has all the time gone since our last AGM? Playing online chess with no OTB club night has make me lose track[...]
CASTLEHILL QUICK-PLAY GRAND PRIX Thurs 12th Aug 21 – 7:30 pm – Round 5 (last) Time-Control – 3 minutes + 2 seconds 8 round Swiss event Oh what a night as 13 players battled it out in the[...]
CASTLEHILL QUICK-PLAY GRAND PRIX CHAMPIONSHIP Thurs 12th Aug 21, 7:30pm Round 5 (Last)– 7 round Swiss Time-Control – 3 minutes + 2 seconds increments Points: 1st = 5; 2nd = 4; 3rd = 3; 4th = 2; 5th =[...]
CASTLEHILL WEEKLY QUICK-PLAY EVENT Thurs 5th Aug 21 – Arena 62 – 8:10pm to 9:20pm Time-Control – 2 minutes + 5 seconds bullet!   Ten players took part in this weeks competition and it was another bullet event but[...]
THE BOB DUNN SUMMER TOURNAMENT 2021 Round 3 Report   Another exciting round of chess with a couple of surprises and the expected draw between a couple of old hands!   Alastair Dawson and Robert Jackson lead the way on[...]
CASTLEHILL WEEKLY QUICK-PLAY EVENT Thurs 29th July 21 – Arena 61 – 8:10pm to 9:10pm Time-Control – 2 minutes bullet!   This week back by popular demand by our juniors we had the 3rd 2 minute bullet event which[...]
CASTLEHILL THURS NIGHT COMPETITION The next two Thursdays (see below) we will be running two “BULLET” competitions as requested by some of our juniors!   **Thurs 29th July 21 – 2 minute bullet – Start 8:10 pm –[...]
Final – Mon 26th July 21 – 6pm – Lichess Time=Control: 45 minutes + 15 seconds increments  Miguel Angel Prieto Alvarez (1800) 0 – 1 André Babin (1883)   Congratulations to André Babin on winning his first ever Castlehill[...]
CASTLEHILL WEEKLY QUICK-PLAY EVENT Thurs 22nd July 21 – Arena 60 – 8:10pm to 9:40pm Time-Control – 5 minutes + 3 seconds   This week’s competition had a lot more of the top players losing a few matches which[...]