CASTLEHILL QUICK-PLAY GRAND PRIX Thurs 10th June 21 – Round 3 – 7 round Swiss   It was a very open and tough night for all players involved including the top players! We had 15 entries in total[...]
2020 WORLD WIDE CHESS LEAGUE 2020-21 Sunday 6th June 21 – 19:04 hrs (7.04 pm) Round 9 Dundee City A 13, Bloemfontein Wild Knights Club A 9 Dundee City Teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club[...]
2020 WORLD WIDE CHESS LEAGUE 2020-21 Sunday 6th June 21 – 19:00hrs (7.00pm) Round 9 Dundee City A v Bloemfontein Wild Knights Club A   Dundee City Teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club and Dundee Chess[...]
CASTLEHILL WEEKLY QUICK-PLAY EVENT Thurs 3rd June 21 – Arena 55 – 8:10pm to 9:40pm   Congratulations to Richard Kynoch who takes his 1st place tally to 5 after running away with this event on 24 points! Runner-up,[...]
CASTLEHILL RANDOM KNOCKOUT Report – Q/Finals - 30/05/21   All four Q/Finals produced a “blackwash” as all players with the black side won! The only surprise win grading wise was Marten Kats beating Keith Rose. Having said that[...]
CASTLEHILL QUICK-PLAY GRAND PRIX Thurs 27th May 21 – Round 2 – 7 round Swiss Congratulations to Richard Polaczek IM on finishing in top spot on 6 points in the 2nd Castlehill Quick-Play event. There are 5[...]
TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE 2020-21 (Online) 2020-21 Season`s report   Well that`s the TAFCA Winter league 2020-21 officially over and what a season it was! Held online due to the current pandemic, it was a season with a difference.[...]
THURSDAY NIGHT WEEKLY COMPETITION Thurs 20th May 21 – 8:10pm to 9:40pm Time-Control - 5 Minutes + 3 seconds Arena 53 Congratulations to Euan Murray on his 8th first place finish in this competition! He was up against stiff[...]
2020 WORLD WIDE CHESS LEAGUE 2020-21 Dundee City Teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club and Dundee Chess Club. FORMAT 2 games against the same opponent (black & white): Time-Control – 10 minutes+5 seconds increments Sunday 16th[...]
BOB DUNN SUMMER CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021 Four round Swiss: 60 minutes + 30 seconds   Well despite the pandemic or maybe because of it, we had a fantastic response to the summer tournament with 26 players taking part in[...]
THURS NIGHT WEEKLY COMPETITION Thurs 13th May 21 – 8:10pm to 9:40pm Arena 53 - 5 Minutes plus 3 seconds increments   Congratulations to Andre Babin taking first place on 22 points. This is his 8th top podium place,[...]
THURS NIGHT WEEKLY COMPETITION Thurs 8th May 21 – 8:10pm to 9:40pm Arena 52 - 5 Minutes plus 3 seconds increments Congratulations to Richard Kynoch on a fantastic performance to finish in top spot on 24 points and[...]
2020 WORLD WIDE CHESS LEAGUE 2020-21 Dundee City Teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club and Dundee Chess Club.   Round 8 Matches Both Dundee City teams had very good results in round 8 and are doing[...]
CASTLEHILL QUICK-PLAY GRAND PRIX (1) Monday 3rd May 21 – 7:30pm – Lichess – Castlehill The first of five interconnected (Grand Prix) quick-play competitions took place on Mon 3rd May 21 and we had 14 entries (12[...]
FORTHCOMING EVENTS – MAY 21 Below is a list of the main events taking place in May 21 Mon 3rd May 21: Castlehill Quick-Play competition (1 of 5) The first of 5 events with the player after the[...]
CASTLEHILL CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2020-21 Round 4 report & round 5 draw   Well after four rounds we find ourselves with a usual favourite for the title in top spot, Declan Shafi, but this time joined by one of[...]
CASTLEHILL QUICK-PLAY GRAND PRIX Monday 3rd May 21 – 7:30pm – Lichess – Castlehill (1st of 5 events – One a month approx)   The first of 5 Quick-play events takes place this Monday 3rd May 21 at 7:30pm,[...]
The 1st TAFCA TEAM QUICK-PLAY BATTLE ONLINE Thurs 29th April 21, 7:31pm to 9:01pm – Lichess Congratulations to Dundee A on winning the inaugural team battle on 68 points! It was tight mind you with Castlehill A[...]
The 12th IAN McNAB MEMORIAL 2021 Mon 26th April 21, 7:30pm on Lichess It’s hard to believe how much time has passed since Ian McNab passed away and the fact most players taking part never knew him.[...]
TAFCA NEWS - CASTLEHILL HEAVEN!   Congratulations to Andre Babin, Richard Polaczek IM & Jan Barron-Majerik!   TAFCA ALLEGRO CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES 20-21 Thurs 22nd April 21 - 6th event  – St.Andrews Uni Oh what a night as a fantastic 39 players[...]
4NCL (Nations Chess League) Dundee City teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club and Dundee Chess Club. Tues 20th April 21 – Round 7 - 7:30pm   RESULTS Division One – Group D Exeter Honey Badgers 2 - 2[...]
TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE ONLINE 2020-21 Thurs 15th April 21 – 7:30pm Division One Castlehill B 3½, Kirkcaldy A ½     Congratulations to Castlehill B on finishing their league campaign on a high and in the process helping out their club[...]
JUNIOR 4NCL A joint venture between Castlehill CC & Dundee CC Thurs 15th April 21 Division Three – Group B – Round 7 - 6pm Dundee City Juniors 5 – 3 MCS Tenners A   A great finish to Dundee City[...]
CASTLEHILL THURSDAY NIGHT WEEKLY COMPETITION Thurs 15th April 21 – 8:10pm to 9:40pm Arena 51 The 1st Chess960 (Fischer Random) event Time-Control – 5 minutes each player Well this was a first playing this type of chess variant which[...]
TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE ONLINE 2020-21 Wed 14th April 21 – 7:30pm Division One Newport Knights A 1½, Castlehill A 2½   It seems everybody is up for a fight when they play Castlehill A this season, and what a fight[...]
TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE ONLINE 2020-21 Tues 13th April 21 – 7:30pm Division One Dundee B 1½, Castlehill C 2½   This was one of those mouth watering ties which both sides and supporters where looking forward to! I have to[...]
CASTLEHILL JUNIOR CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2020-21 Mon 12th April 21 – 6pm   Congratulations to Rishi Vijayakumar J9 on defending his title and being crowned Castlehill Junior Club Champion 2020-21! Well deserved, but it was close as Rishi finished[...]
CASTLEHILL RANDOM KNOCKOUT 2020-21 Q/F - Draw to be played by Thurs 27th May The last 16 only produced one shock result and to be honest you could argue it was not a shock result! Our junior[...]
2020 WORLD WIDE CHESS LEAGUE 2020-21 Dundee City Teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club and Dundee Chess Club. Fri 9th April 21 – Round 7 – 7:10pm Chess Club Politika A & Friends 16 –[...]
TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE 202-21 Thurs 8th April 21 – 7:30pm Div 2 Castlehill F 3, Newport Knights B 1 This was a big match for both sides and Dundee C! All three had a chance to finish in runner-up[...]
THURS NIGHT WEEKLY QUICK-PLAY EVENT Thurs 8th April 21 – 8:10pm to 9:40pm Arena 50 – Bullet – 2 minutes each player As queen sang; “Thunder and lighting very, very frightening!”, What a night of chess as we[...]
TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE ONLINE 2020-21 Match reports – Division Two – Three matches Wed 7th April 21 Kirkcaldy B 2, Castlehill E 2 Congratulations to Castlehill E who finish the season unbeaten but lost their 100% record manly[...]
4NCL (Nations Chess League) Dundee City teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club and Dundee Chess Club. Tuesday 6th April 21 – 7:30pm   Division One – Group D Dundee City A 1½, St.Benildus A 2½ This was a[...]
THURS NIGHT WEEKLY COMP   APRIL 21 – SCHEDULE –SOMETHING NEW! Just to let you all know we will be having a few different formats for the Thurs weekly comp in April just to take you out of[...]
BOB DUNN SUMMER ONLINE TOURNAMENT 2021 Entries are now being taken for the Bob Dunn Summer tournament 2021. Closing date for entries is Monday 19th April 21. Format 4 Round Swiss Time-control: 60 minutes + 30 seconds increments. Score system:[...]
TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE ONLINE 2020-21 Results Division One Thurs 1st April 21 Castlehill B 3, Castlehill D 1 Castlehill B had trouble fielding a full strength team and for the second match in a row had to pull two players[...]
THURS NIGHT WEEKLY QUICK-PLAY Thurs 1st April 21 – 8:10pm to 9:40pm Arena 49 – 5 minutes + 3 seconds increment Congratulations to Andre Babin finishing in first place on 22 points. This is André’s 8th quick-play win[...]
JUNIOR 4 NCL (This is a joint venture between Castlehill CC and Dundee CC) Thurs 1st April 21 Division Three – Group B – 6pm Result JHJ Shark Tank 2 (4 – 4) Dundee City Juniors (Dundee City Juniors win 4[...]
WHATS ON IN APRIL 21 TAFCA League (check TAFCA calendar for matches and dates) We have two weeks left of the TAFCA League which finishes on Thursday 15th April 21. Both division champions have been decided. But there[...]
TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE ONLINE 2020-21 Results (Two Matches) Division One Tuesday 30th March 21 Dundee A 2½, Castlehill A 1½   Congratulations to Dundee A for becoming TAFCA Winter League division one champions 2020-21 with a game to spare after beating[...]
SNOCL (Scottish National Online Chess League) - Final day - Sun 28th March 21 Dundee City teams are a joint venture between Castlehill CC & Dundee CC to give more players the chance to play in[...]
TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE UPDATE (A Castlehill Chess Club perspective!)   I have to say while I miss OTB chess, holding the TAFCA League online has been a great success and has given us some sort of “Chess normality”[...]
2020 WORLDWIDE CHESS LEAGUE Dundee City teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club Saturday 27st March 21 – Round 7 - 5pm Result Dundee City B  8 - 0 Royal Holloway University[...]
THURS NIGHT WEEKLY COMPETITION Thurs 25th March 21 – Arena 48 (A year on!) It`s hard to believe this competition started a year ago (thanks to Declan Shafi!) in response to not being able to play OTB[...]
4NCL ( Four Nations Chess League) Tuesday 23rd March 21 – Round 5 – 7:30pm Dundee City teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club   RESULTS Division One – Group D Poisoned Pawns 1½[...]
TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE ONLINE 2020-21 Tuesday 23rd March 2021 – 7:30pm – Lichess Division Two Dundee City C ½ - 3½ Castlehill E   CASTLEHILL E TAFCA Division Two Champions 2020-21   Congratulations to Castlehill E on a fantastic, amazing, tremendous, mind[...]
TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE ONLINE 2020-21 Mon 22nd March 21 - 7:30pm Division Two: Castlehill G 4, Dundee E 0   Congratulations to Castlehill G on a fantastic whitewash win against Dundee E. They finally move off the bottom of[...]
Mon 22nd March 21 – Round 4 – 6pm This was the penultimate round of the junior club championship and before tonight’s matches, defending champion, Rishi Vijayakumar J9 and Ramit Kanodia J13 were joint leaders. Rishi Vijayakumar[...]
2020 WORLDWIDE CHESS LEAGUE Dundee City teams are a joint venture between Castlehill Chess Club Dundee and Dundee Chess Club Sunday 21st March 21 – Round 6 - 5pm Tiger Sharks 8 – 4 Dundee City A Congratulations to[...]
TAFCA WINTER LEAGUE ONLINE 2020-21 Division One: Castlehill A 3, St.Andrews Uni A 1 This was always going to be a tricky match, a potential banana skin for Castlehill A and so it almost proved to be![...]