TAFCA SEASON 2024-25
If you are a chess club in the Tayside & Fife area and you would like to join our league, please email Ray Noble
Season 2024-25 starts in October 2024 – Clubs must enter by Sept 15th 24.

  • 02/06/24: The 74th TAFCA AGM minutes and updated TAFCA Constitution, League & Competition Rules are now on our website, “HERE“.
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TAFCA SEASON 2023-24
Season 2023-24 – Finished
If you are a chess club in the Tayside & Fife area and you would like to join our league, please email Ray Noble
Season 2024-25 starts in October 2024 – Clubs must enter by Sept 15th 24.

  • 23/05/24: That is the TAFCA 2023-34 season now completed, congratulations to all our winners! Thank you to everyone involved at all levels and I look forward to seeing you all again in Sep 24  for season 2024-25! Enjoy your summer break!
  • 26:04:24: Congratulations to Dundee A on winning the TAFCA Team Knockout final against Newport Knights A! “HERE
  • 25/04/24: TAFCA Online Singles: Congratulations to four players, finishing on 4 points and becoming the TAFCA Online singles champions! Castlehill & Dundee Chess Clubs are both represented. To find out who, click the link “HERE
  • 23/04/24Week 30: all results & tables updated and league fixtures completed “HERE“.
  • 23/04/24: J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix updated and competed “HERE“.
  • 19/04/24: J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix updated “HERE“.
  • 19/04/24: Week 29: all results & tables updated “HERE“. In division one, Castlehill D & St Andrews B are relegated!
  • 13/04/24: J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix: Ed Spencer (Dundee) Champion 23-24! “HERE” There is no stopping this Dundee legend!
  • 13/04/24Week 28: All results & tables updated “HERE“.
  • 09/04/24: Congratulations to Dundee A (Div 1 Champions) & Newport Knights (Div 2 Champions)! Division one was a walk in the park, but division two went to a tie-break between Newport Knight & Perth B, which Newport won by 1 game (Board) point!
  • 07/04/24: Squeaky bum time for the last round showdown in the TAFCA Online singles! Round 5 draw “HERE“.
  • 05/04/24Week 27: All results & tables updated “HERE“. J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix “HERE
  • 30/03/24: Congratulations to Ed Spencer (Dundee) on two fronts! For all the info, click “HERE
  • 30/03/24: Week 26: All results & tables updated “HERE“. J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix “HERE
  • 22/03/24: Week 25: All results & tables updated “HERE“. J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix “HERE
  • 18/03/24: Week 24: All results & tables updated “HERE“. J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix “HERE
  • 16/03/24: Congratulations and jubilations to David Findlay (Dundee), the new TAFCA Online Allegro Champion 23-24! “HERE
  • 11/03/24: Rishi leads the way in the TAFCA Online singles after 3 rounds! Round 4 draw “HERE“.
  • 08/03/24: Congratulations to Newport Knights A & Dundee A for reaching the TAFCA Knockout final! “HERE
  • 08/03/24Week 23: All results & tables updated “HERE“. J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix “HERE
  • 01/03/24: The J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix has also been updated with the Allegro results “HERE
  • 01/03/24: Congratulations to the new George Pyrich OTB “Castlehill” Allegro Champion 2024, Matthew Deighan (St Andrews), after a night of thrills and spills! Full report “HERE
  • 28/02/24: Week 22: All results & tables updated “HERE“. J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix “HERE
  • 23/02/24Week 21: All results & tables updated “HERE“.
  • 22/02/24: The J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix table has been updated with the results from the TAFCA Individual 24, “HERE
  • 22/02/24: Congratulations to Ed Spencer (Dundee) the new TAFCA Individual Champion 2024! Well played Ed! For the full report click “HERE
  • 19/02/24: Congratulations to David Findlay (Dundee) on winning the 4th TAFCA Online Allegro and taking the lead with one to go! “HERE
  • 16/02/24: TAFCA Individual results & draw “HERE
  • 09/02/24: TAFCA Knockout: One semi-final down, one to go! “Knockout
  • 09/02/24: Week 19: All results & tables updated “HERE“. J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix “HERE
  • 02/02/24Week 18:  All results & tables updated “HERE“. J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix “HERE
  • 01/02/24: The J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix table has been updated with the results from the George Pyrich Allegro, “HERE
  • 01/02/24: Congratulations to Jacques Ophoff CM & David Findlay (Dundee) on winning the Dundee leg of the George Pyrich Allegro. For all the info and report, click “HERE
  • 31/01/24: The TAFCA Online Singles Championship round 3 draw is now up on our website. “DRAW
  • 27/01/24Week 17:  All results & tables updated “HERE“. J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix “HERE“.
  • 19/01/24: TAFCA Knockout: We have now reached the semi-final stages, who`s left in? “Knockout“.
  • 19/01/24Week 16:  All results & tables updated “HERE“. J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix “HERE“.
  • 17/01/24: Congratulations to Dundee Chess Club on all fronts (bar one), in the TAFCA Team Battle 2023-24! For the full report and info, click “HERE“.
  • 12/01/24Week 15:  All results & tables updated “HERE“. J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix “HERE“.
  • 12/01/24: ENTRIES ARE NOW OPEN: TAFCA OTB Individual Championship 23-24! Closing date for entries, Thurs 15th Feb 24.
    For more info, click “HERE
  • 12/01/24: Congratulations to Rishi Vijayakumar on a perfect nights work in the 3rd TAFCA Online Allegro Championship, round 3!
    Report “HERE
  • 30/12/23: Entries are now “OPEN” for the “TAFCA OTB Individual Chess Championships 23-24“! This is a weekend Congress style event over 3 days, taking place in Feb 24! More info “HERE“! YOUR SUPPORT IS NEEDED!
  • 18/12/23: Congratulations to Ed Spencer on becoming the George Pyrich Perth Allegro Champion 23! Report “HERE
  • 16/12/23: Week 11:  All results & tables updated “HERE“. J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix “HERE“.
  • 08/12/23: Week 10: All results & tables updated “HERE“. J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix “HERE“.
  • 30/11/23Week 8: All results & tables updated “HERE“. J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix “HERE“.
  • 29/11/23: Congratulations to Theo & Steven on winning the 2nd Online TAFCA Allegro Championship! Report “HERE“.
  • 18/11/23: TAFCA Knockout prelims completed, Q/Final line-up sorted! “Knockout“.
  • 18/11/23Week 7: All results & tables updated “HERE“. J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix “HERE“.
  • 12/11/23: We have a new leader in the J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix Cup, after the George Pyrich Allegro in Kirkcaldy! “HERE
  • 12/11/23: The TAFCA Online Singles Championship round 1 draw is now up and we have 24 players entered! “DRAW
  • 12/11/23: Week 6: Not much happened in the league, but the Knockout had 2 matches on! “League” & “Knockout“.
  • 12/11/23: Congratulations go to Martin Gourlay (Perth) on winning the Kirkcaldy leg of the George Pyrich OTB Allegro! Report “HERE
  • 06/11/23: Week 5: All results & tables updated “HERE“.
  • 01/11/23: Congratulations to Rishi Vijatakumar J13 on winning the 1st Online TAFCA Allegro Championship! Report “HERE“.
  • 27/10/23: Knockout: Two matches out of 4 prelims played, with the other 2 taking place on 06/11/23! “HERE
  • 27/10/23: Week 4: The weather once again played havoc with the fixtures, but one match was completed. “HERE
  • 23/10/23: Douglas Cairns (Newport Knights) is the early leader in the J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix Memorial Cup! More “HERE
  • 22/10/23: Closing date for entries to the Online TAFCA Singles champions is Sun 20th Oct 23. Entries “HERE
  • 22/10/23: Week 3: Three div 1 fixtures postponed due to storm Babet, but two div 2 matches played! All info updated for week 3!
  • 14/10/23: Week 2: All fixtures completed for week two, and all tables updated. “HERE
  • 06/10/23: Week 1: All 3 matches in division one, played and results & tables updated. “HERE
  • 23/09/23: Fixtures are done and sent out to captains and are also on the website! The Knockout draw has also been done and on website!

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TAFCA season 2022-23 has been completed!
TAFCA AGM & Trophy Presentations Thursday 1st June 2023 – 7:30pm – Castlehill Chess Club
All proposals or matters for the agenda, should be sent to the TAFCA General Secretary, Jean Chalmers ASAP.

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  • 30/04/23: Rishi Vijayakumar J11 (Castlehill) does it again for the 4th time in a row as he is once again crowned, TAFCA`s most improved junior for season 2022-23! He was pushed all the way by Ramit Kanodia J15 (Castlehill). Mind you, Rishi played 59 games, while Ramit only played 7! There were only 3 players eligible this season, but hopefully we will have more juniors (under 16) for 2023-24 season who are graded under 1600 and play at least two games! Clubs get more juniors involved! Well played Rishi!
  • 25/04/23: Congratulations to Alastair Dawson (Dundee) on becoming the J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix Memorial Champion 22-23! “”HERE
  • 14/04/23: That leaves only one title to be decided, the J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix Memorial Cup. Alastair Dawson (Dundee) & Ed Spencer (Dundee) are tied on 10 points each, with just the Perth Chess Congress left to collect points! Mind you Rishi Vijayakumer (Castlehill) is 3rd on 17½ points, with David Hall (Perth) on 17 points, so both still in with a shout! Standings “HERE
  • 14/04/23: The TAFCA League (both divisions) has been completed for 22-23. Congratulations to Dundee A, division one champions for the 10th time in a row! Also congratulations to Perth A for winning the 2nd division and gaining automatic promotion to division one! For the final standings click “HERE
  • 14/04/23: While there are still some matches left in round 5 of the TAFCA Online Singles Championship, we have a winner after David Findlay (Dundee) beat Ed Spencer (Dundee) in their final round match. David becomes the first ever TAFCA Singles Online Champion 2022-23! Well played David! To find out more click “HERE
  • 14/04/23: Congratulations to David Findlay (Dundee) on winning the last TAFCA Online Allegro event with a perfect 5 points! Still it was not enough to stop Ed Spencer (Dundee) on becoming the TAFCA Online Allegro Championship Series Champion 2022-23! Well played Ed! Full report “HERE
  • 08/04/23: All League tables, competitions, etc have been updated for week ending 9th April 23. For the J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix table, players only have the Perth Chess Congress to get points on the board! There are 2 league matches still to play and one round of the TAFCA Online Singles Championships 22-23 & the last TAFCA Online Allegro Championship 22-23.
  • 04/04/23: Congratulations to Perth A who beat St Andrews A in the Knockout final to become champions! All the info “HERE“!
  • 01/04/23: Congratulations to Ed Spencer (Dundee) & Rishi Vijayakumar J11 (Castlehill) on winning at Kirkcaldy in the George Pyrich Allegro!
    For a full report on this and who is the overall champion, click the link “HERE
  • 28/03/23: The TAFCA League & J.R.Chalmers GP have been updated for week 26 (ending 02/04/23)! Only 3 matches still to play!
  • 26/03/23: It`s a battle of the Titans (number 1 seed v number 2 seed) in the last round of the TAFCA Online Singles Championship to decide  who will be victorious! TAFCA Online Singles
  • 24/03/23: All league tables & the J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix table updated for week 25 (26/03/23). St Andrews A top div 1, but with Castlehill A    & Dundee A still to play each other, it`s looking like one of them will pip St Andrews A to the title! In div 2, Perth A could pip St Andrews B to the title if they beat Kirkcaldy B in their final match!
    League Tables   –   J.R.Chalmers GP
  • 17/03/23: All the tables and other info have been updated for week 24 (19/03/23). In div 1, St Andrews Uni A sit top of the table by 1 point but have finished their matches! A three-way tie at the top of div 2, but Perth A have still one game to play! In the J.R.Chalmers, Alastair Dawson holds a slim lead with plenty to play for yet! Checkout links below for more info!
    League Tables   –   J.R.Chalmers GP   –   Knockout   –   George Pyrich Allegro   –   Online Allegro   –   TAFCA Online Singles
  • 15/03/23: Congratulations to Ed Spencer (Dundee) for not only winning on the night in the 4th TAFCA Online Allegro Championships, but being crowned the first ever TAFCA Online Allegro Champion, with one event still to play! There was also a shock result on the night? For the full report, etc, click “HERE
  • 14/03/23: Next up is the 4th of 5 TAFCA Online Allegro Championship Series, this Tues 14th March 23, 7:30pm. Info & Standings “HERE
  • 11/03/23: The TAFCA League & J.R.Chalmers GP have been updated for week 23 (ending 12th March 23)!
  • 04/03/23: The TAFCA League & J.R.Chalmers GP have been updated for week 22 (ending 5th March 23)!
  • 28/02/23: Congratulations to Ed Spencer, David Findlay & Jacques Ophoff (all Dundee) for sharing the Dundee George Pyrich Allegro title! For all the info and report, click “HERE“. The J.R.Chalmers GP table has also been updated “HERE
  • 25/02/23: The TAFCA League & J.R.Chalmers GP have been updated for week 21 (ending 26th Feb 23)!
  • 19/02/23: The TAFCA League, Knockout & J.R.Chalmers GP have been updated for week 20 (ending 19th Feb 23)!
    Congratulations to Perth A & St. Andrews A for reaching the TAFCA Knockout Final!
  • 17/02/23: The TAFCA Online Singles round 4 draw is now up on our website “HERE“. Deadline Sun 19th Mar 23!
  • 11/02/23: The TAFCA League, Knockout & J.R.Chalmers GP have been updated for week 19 (ending 12th Feb 23)!
  • 04/02/23: The TAFCA League, Knockout & J.R.Chalmers GP have been updated for week 18 (ending 5th Feb 23)!
  • 02/02/23: In the 3rd online TAFCA Allegro championship on Tues 31st Jan 23, Rishi Vijayakumar runs riot, but Ed Spencer still sits top of the pile! For all the results, standings and shenanigans, click “HERE
  • 02/02/23: The TAFCA League, Knockout & J.R.Chalmers GP have been updated for week 17!
  • 22/01/23: The TAFCA League, Knockout & J.R.Chalmers GP have been updated for week 16!
  • 21/01/23: Congratulations to Ed Spencer (Dundee) on a fantastic performance at Castlehill Chess Club in the 2nd George Pyrich Allegro!
    Read all about it “HERE
  • 13/01/23: The TAFCA Online Singles round 3 draw is now up on our website “HERE“.
  • 13/01/23: Congratulations to Castlehill A on winning back to back titles in the TAFCA Team Battle!
    For the full report, standings and matches click “HERE
  • 19/12/22: Congratulations to Alisdair McLeod (Castlehill) & James Anderson (Dundee) on being crowned Perth (TAFCA) Allegro Champions 22-23! For the results and standings so far click “HERE
  • 18/12/22: The festive top spots have been confirmed apart from the George Pyrich Allegro Championship Series! “HERE
  • 11/12/22: REMINDER: The George Pyrich OTB Allegro on Mon 19th Dec 22, 7:30pm at Perth Chess Club!
    This will be the first one of the year due to Newport being cancelled due to Tay Bridge being closed! Come on down and support this event!
  • 11/12/12: The TAFCA League, Knockout & J.R.Chalmers GP have been updated for week 10!
  • 02/12/22: The TAFCA League, Knockout & J.R.Chalmers GP have been updated for week 9!
  • 01/12/22: All the results, standings and report for the TAFCA Online Allegro Championship after the 2nd event on Tues 29th Nov, can be found “HERE“. Ed Spencer (Dundee) leads the way with 3 events to go.
  • 29/11/22: The TAFCA Online Singles round 2 draw is now up on our website “HERE
  • 26/11/22: The TAFCA League, Knockout & J.R.Chalmers GP have been updated for week 8!
  • 18/11/22: The TAFCA League, Knockout & J.R.Chalmers GP have been updated for week 7!
  • 17/11/22: You still have time to enter the “TAFCA ONLINE SINGLES“. Just contact Ray Noble ASAP!
  • 13/11/22: The TAFCA League, Knockout & J.R.Chalmers GP have been updated for week 6!
  • 04/11/22: The J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix table has been updated 04/11/22 “HERE
  • 04/11/22: The TAFCA League & Knockout results have been updated for week 5 “HERE“!
  • 04/11/22: Due to the Tay bridge being closed for hours, the 1st George Pyrich Allegro was cancelled! Apologies for this but it was the only decision we could take. Will up date on new date ASAP.
  • 30/10/22: The J.R.Chalmers Grand Prix Memorial Cup table has been updated and we have a leader on 5½ points! “HERE
  • 30/10/22: The 1st round draw for the inaugural TAFCA ONLINE Singles Championships 22-23 is “HERE“.
  • 28/10/22: TAFCA League results and tables updated for week 4 “HERE“!
  • 22/10/22: TAFCA League results and tables updated for week 3! “HERE“!
  • 21/10/22: Congratulations to Jacques Ophoff CM (Dundee) for winning the 1st of 5 TAFCA Allegro Championship Series Online! For all the results, standings and matches, click “HERE
  • 17/10/22: Results and tables updated for week 2! “HERE“!
  • 09/10/22: We are off as the first OTB TAFCA League matches for two years went off with out a hitch in week one! More info “HERE“!
  • 18/09/22: The “DRAFT” TAFCA League fixtures are now up on our website for you to check over! “HERE” Please also note TAFCA have a few new individual OTB & ONLINE competitions this season so checkout our website for more details!
  • 27/06/22: The new season starts in October 22. More information on the upcoming season in September 22.

SEASON 2021-22

  • 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.
  • 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 Championship & J.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!

TAFCA Winter League
Se
ason 2023-24
Week 30

Completed 23/04/24
League Completed

All tables & results “HERE

TAFCA Time Handicap Knockout
Season 2023-24
Deadlines
Prelims: Fri 24th Nov 23:
Q/F: Fri 26th Jan 24:
S/F: Fri 8th Mar 24:
Final: Fri 12th Apr 24:

Knockout draw “HERE
Finished