Tayside & Fife Chess Association


Latest News


  • 26/05/22: The TAFCA 2021-22 season has now closed. We will be back up and running in Sept 22 for season 2022-23 which will be played OTB (face to face) unless something happens in-between then!
  • 26/05/22: The TAFCA AGM took place on Tuesday 24th May 2022, 7:45pm in Dundee Chess Club rooms. The minutes of that meeting will be available ASAP. There were 3 years of trophies to be presented. For all the winners for the past 3 years click “HERE
  • 18/04/22: That is the end of all competitions for seaon 2021-22. All that is left is the AGM and trophy presentations (see above). Thank you to all the chess clubs, players and organisers for making it work once again! AGM to be confirmed!
  • 12/04/22: The 1st TAFCA TEAM BATTLE (End of the show show) takes place this Tues 12th April 22, 7:30pm to 9:30pm. For more info click “HERE
  • 09/04/22: Congratulations to Richard Kynoch (Castlehill) on becoming the J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix Champion 2021-22! It was squeaky bum time but he made it just! More HERE“.
  • 09/04/22: Congratulations to Ed Spencer not only winning the St.Andrews crown, but becoming the TAFCA Allegro Champion in a climatic finish! More “HERE
  • 02/04/22: The TAFCA leagues division one & two have finished. Still to play for are the 6th TAFCA Allegro Championship Series St.Andrews Uni which takes place on Wed 7th April 22, 7:30pm. This will have implications in the J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix Memorial trophy. Standings HERE“. The last event of the TAFCA season is the “TEAM BATTLE” end of the show show! This takes place on Tuesday 12th April 22, 7:30pm on Lichess and involves “ALL” TAFCA league teams.
    Time-control 5 minutes + 3 seconds increments. Lets finish the TAFCA season off on a high and lift the roof off!
  • 25/03/22: LEAGUES – Week 23: Div 1 Dundee A are champions again! Dundee B & Perth A are relagated. Mind you one of them might avoid relegation depending on league structure next season (and in house club rules!)! Div 2: Kirkcaldy A are champions and promoted to div 1. Dundee C finish runners-up and should be promoted to division one depending on league structure and if Dundee B go down (in house club thing)?
  • 25/03/22: Congratulations to Richard Polaczek IM (Castlehill) on winning the TAFCA Allegro Championship Castlehill”,
    but who is the overall leader with one event left? For all the info and standings with one event left click “HERE“.
  • 25/03/22: Week 23: Not much time left for anybody to catch J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix leader, Richard Kynoch (Castlehill). To see the current standings click HERE“.
  • 20/03/22: Week 22: Richard Kynoch (Castlehill) moves closer to the title of J.R.Chalmers GP Champion! Dundee A top div 1 as do Kirkcaldy A in div 2 after a fine win against Dundee C!
  • 10/03/22: Week 21: Richard Kynoch still leads in J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix “HERE“. Dundee C miss the opportunity to go top of division Two after Kirkcaldy A won their head to head match. It was looking the other way around until a fatal mistake from a won position on board 4 reduced it to a scrambling perpetual check draw!
  • 24/02/22: Week 19: Only about 5 week s to go for the league tables. Richard Kynoch still leads in the J.R.Chalmers GP! “HERE“.
  • 18/02/22: Week 18 and Richard Kynoch (Castlehill) still leads the field in the J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix after a good win for Castlehill A against St.Andrews Uni A! Full table so far: “HERE“.
  • 11/02/22: Week 17 and Dundee A sit top of div 1, while Kirkcaldy A sit top of div 2. Richard Kynoch (Castlehill) tops the J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix Memorial table as well as the TAFCA Allegro Championship Series! Still a long way to go!
  • 04/02/22: J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix tables updated with TAFCA league results week ending 6/02/22 “HERE
  • 31/01/22: J.R. Chalmers Grand Prix tables updated with the TAFCA Kirkcaldy Allegro results! “HERE
  • 30/01/22: TAFCA Allegro Champion Kirkcaldy crowned! More info “HERE
  • 17/01/22: J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix tables updated with league results. “HERE
  • 06/01/22: All tables for the TAFCA Allegro ChampionshipJ.R.Chalmers have been updated with latest results.
  • 31/12/21: Checkout the J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix table at the festive break! “HERE
  • 23/12/21: The TAFCA Allegro Championship Series table updated after two events! “HERE
  • 08/11/21: League “HERE” & J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix “HERE” tables updated..
  • 02/11/21: League “HERE” & J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix “HERE” tables updated after week 2.
  • 26/10/21: The J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix table Updated after week one “HERE“.
  • 26/10/21: The TAFCA league results, tables and games updated after week one “HERE
  • 18/10/21: The TAFCA league has started and will be played online for 2021-22. Please check with your Club secretaries and team captains for more information. Good luck to all teams and players!



  • 17/04/21: With just one event left in the J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix, it`s “Squeaky bum time! Report “HERE”
  • 10/04/21: The J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix. Tables updated week ending (11//04/21) “HERE”
  • 02/04/21: The J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix. This is going to the wire! Tables updated week ending (04//04/21) “HERE”
  • 30/03/21: Congratulations to Dundee A & Castlehill E on being crowned Div 1 & 2 champions respectively with a game to spare!!
  • 26/03/21: The J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix. This is going to the wire! Report and standings (26/03/21) “HERE”
  • 20/03/21: The J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix tables updated 20/03/21! “HERE”
  • 17/03/21:The J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix tables updated 17/03/21! “HERE”
  • 16/03/21: Congratulations to IM Richard Polaczek on winning the TAFCA Dundee Allegro Series event! More info HERE“!
  • 12/03/21: The J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix tables updated for week ending 14/03/21! “HERE”
  • 05/03/21: The J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix tables updated for week ending 7/03/21! “HERE
  • 01/03/21: The J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix tables updated! “HERE
  • 19/02/21: Andre Babin leads the way but not by much! The J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix tables updated! “HERE
  • 05/02/21: The J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix tables updated! “HERE
  • 05/02/21: The 4th TAFCA Allegro Championship Series report  “HERE“!
  • 17/01/21J.R Chalmers Grand Prix standings updated week ending 17/01/21 “HERE
  • 07/01/21J.R Chalmers Grand Prix standings updated with TAFCA Allegro results “HERE
  • 07/01/21: Congratulations to Andre Babin (Castlehill), the new TAFCA Kirkcaldy Allegro Champion 2020-21! Report  “HERE“!
  • 22/12/20: A wonderful 35 players took part in the 2nd TAFCA Allegro Championship event which also included the Perth Allegro!
    Report & Standing “HERE“: J.R Chalmers Grand Prix standings updated with TAFCA Allegro results “HERE
  • 27/11/20: J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix Memorial: Three weeks in and Andre Babin (Castlehill) is the early leader, Standings “HERE“”
  • 19/11/20: The first TAFCA Allegro Championships & Newport took place on 18/11/20, and what a night it was! Full Report “HERE
  • 19/11/20: Early standings in the J.R. Chalmers Grand Prix Memorial “HERE
  • 02/11/20: TAFCA Winter League 2020-21 (online) starts tonight. Please remember this is the “WINTER” league. All fixtures, results, tables, games and Match line-ups can only be found under main menu “Winter League“, or blue box marked “Winter League”!
  • 22/10/20: The dates have been set for this seasons “TAFCA Allegro Championship Series!” First of 6 events is the Newport Knights on 18th Nov 20, 7:30pm. For all the dates and info, click “HERE“.
  • 22/10/20: The 2020-21 TAFCA League Season starts the first week in November 2020. Due to the ongoing world pandemic and government guidelines, this season will be played online! Your captains will be in touch ASAP. Good luck to all!


2020 Online season

  • 12/10/20: Congratulations to Jacques Ophoff (Dundee), TAFCA Quick-Play Champion 2020. Report “Here
  • 12/10/20: End of the show, show Finale! Link to tournament and info “HERE
  • 09/10/20: The “End of the show, showFinale: TAFCA Online Individual Quick-Play Championship Mon 12th Oct, 7:30pm! MoreHERE“!
  • 09/10/20: Congratulations to St.Andrews Fun Team A who are division one Online League Champions 2020! Full report “HERE“!
  • 02/10/20: Castlehill reign supreme as the Cobra`s are division Two champions and the Dragons r/up! Full report “HERE
  • 27/09/20: Week 13 see`s the last matches in division two. Who will take the title? See the TAFCA Online News to get an update! “HERE“!
  • 27/09/20: Week 12 and what a week that was! If I say “Capablanca v Alekine“, what would that conjure up? Check out the full report “HERE“!
  • 20/09/20: The website has been updated with all the News Reports, results, tables and games for week 11 of the Online league. Read on!
  • 04/09/20: The website has been updated with all the News Reports, results, tables and games for week 9 of the Online league. Read on!
  • 01/08/20: For all the latest TAFCA League Online news after 4 weeks play, click “here
  • 19/07/20: That`s all of the first round matches in both divisions completed. Checkout “TAFCA Online News” for all the latest reports “HERE“!
  • 10/07/20: We are off and running at last as the division two teams started their campaigns off this week! For more click “HERE
  • 07/07/20: Here we go at last with the new online league! Tues 7th July 20; Div 2- Dundee Centrosaurus` v Dundee Datousaurus`! There are 3 matches on this week (Tues; Wed & Thurs). You can also watch any or all of the matches while they are being played! “HERE
  • 25/06/20: The all new TAFCA League Online starts on Tues 7th July 20: Checkout TAFCA Online Menu for teams and players (or blue box on right!)

2019-20 season

  • 08/06/20: Congratulations to all our TAFCA Champions for 2019-20 “HERE“.
  • 04/06/20: Affiliated Club team entries for the “NEW” TAFCA League Online, should be sent to Ray Noble by the 15th June 2020. (Checkout TAFCA Online!)

Winter League 2020-21

For all your fixtures, match info.
results and tables, click link below.
Winter League Info

Matches on tonight + links

Summer League 2021
More news later! Links not active

  • TAFCA Online News
  • Fixtures
  • Results
  • League Tables
  • Teams & Players info
  • Matches this week
  • All Games to View
  • Video Guides
    (See Main Menu Winter League
    to find Video Guides)