Tayside & Fife Chess Association

Latest News

  • TAFCA Committee would be held (provisionally) on Tuesday, September 18th at Dundee Chess Club.
  • Minutes of the 69th TAFCA AGM (2018) – here.
  • Very sad news that former TAFCA President George Pyrich has passed away. A great person, a gentleman, a chess player and organiser. He will be sadly missed by so many. In recognition of his contribution to TAFCA, George was also made Honorary TAFCA President in 2015. (18/12/17)

2017-2018 Season:

  • 28/04/18: The History section has been updated with a list of TAFCA Office Bearers, thanks to Alan Borwell.
  • Dundee A are clear winners of Division One, with another 100% match record. Second place went to Castlehll A, they tied with Perth A on match points but had the better individual board score.
    Division Two winners is Kirkcaldy B with Castlehill D in second place, just one one match point behind.
    The final of the Knockout competition was between Castlehill C and Perth with Castlehill C the victors.
  • 13/04/18: David Findlay (Dundee) wins the J.R. Chalmers Grand Prix for the third time! “HERE
  • 28/12/17: Gordon Thomas (Castlehill) takes an early lead in the J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix Memorial Trophy! “HERE
  • The 2017-2018 TAFCA Constitution and Rules can be downloaded here.



  • 23/05/17: Player Performance 2016-2017 here. Aaron Gourlay leads the table.
  • 12/04/17: Tuesday 9th May: Committee meeting (Union Bar) + Thursday 25th May: AGM ( at Castlehill Chess Club)
  • 04/04/17: Congratulations to Aaron Gourley J15 (1010) from Perth Chess Club for becoming the 2016-17 J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix Champion. He is the 5th winner and first junior to do so! “HERE
  • 20/03/17: Congratulation to both Castlehill C and Perth B. Castlehill C won the Knockout tournament 6½ – 1½. Perth B completed their League season with a 100% match record.
  • 11/03/17J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix: Leaderboard now updated. Aaron Gourley J15 (1010) Perth leads by 1½ pts “HERE
  • 01/01/17: TAFCA Individual cancelled due to lack of interest . “Individual Page
  • 14/10/16: J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix: Leaderboard now updated with first event (Dundee/Angus Congress) points. “HERE
  • 04/10/16: J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix: 1st event for points is the Dundee & Angus Congress 2016; Fri/Sat; 7th to 9th Oct.
  • 04/09/16: Entries for the TAFCA Individual 2016-17 now being taken by Individual organiser (Ray Noble). Closing date for entries is Sunday 30th October 2016. New format; New rules. For more info and contact details click here
  • 06/09/16: Entries to both the League and Knockout competitions should be made to the League Fixture Secretary by the 15th September 2016. Team entry form here.
  • 06/09/16: Latest Constitution and Rules here. Updated Committee Contact details here.
  • 25/08/16: Minutes from 67th TAFCA AGM here.
  • 27/05/16 The 67th TAFCA AGM and trophy presentations took place on the 24th May. Minutes will published on this website in due course.
    Trophy Winners:
    – Division One Champions: Dundee A
    – Division Two Champions: Dundee C
    – Knockout Cup Champions: St.Andrews Uni
    – TAFCA Allegro Champion: Andrew Ward (St.Andrews)
    – J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix Memorial: David Findlay (Dundee)
    – TAFCA Most Improved Junior: Euan Dawson (Castlehill)
    Details and photos here.
  • 23/05/16 (updated): The AGM will be held on Tuesday 24th May 2016 at 7.30 pm in St Peters Free Church Hall, Dundee.
    Minutes of the 66th TAFCA AGM – May 2015 (.docx)
    Agenda (.odt)

    Proposals Received. (.docx)
  • 2016:
    Division 1 Champions: Dundee A
    Division 2 Champions: Dundee C
    Knockout: University of St Andrews
  • 22/02/16: This year’s Knock-out final will be between Dundee A and the University of St Andrews. Dundee is the home team.
    In the semi-finals Dundee A defeated their city rivals Castlehill A 4.5 – 3.5 and the University of St Andrews won their match against Perth B 6-2.
  • 02/02/16: J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix – Dan Thompson (Castlehill) leads (9½ pts) by half point from D.Findlay (Dun) & D.Shafi (Castle) (9).