Back In Business


It’s been a long and very difficult period for everyone, some much more than others of course. Hopefully everyone is well and keeping safe.

Chess may seem a bit trivial by comparison to what’s happening in the world now, but everyone needs a break from the new routine, and chess is what we love, so some great people are doing all they can to ensure we can continue with our hobby/career/way of life/addiction in as near normal a fashion as possible!

The recently ended TAFCA Summer trial league proved a big success with huge thanks to the organisers. And so we move into the full-blown regular TAFCA season, online for the first time. It’s chess life – not as we know it perhaps, but still fun and will keep us going till we meet again. We appreciate it’s not to everyone’s taste, but it’s all we have for the forseeable future, and we hope to have as close to a regular club season as we can.

Most of the events will be played on Lichess ( which is an excellent platform for hosting everything. You will need an account on Lichess, but it’s completely free. You will need to join a couple of ‘teams’ – Dundee Chess Club and TAFCA League Online. All pretty straightforward, but email Jim – or text 07703735350 if you have any problems. A couple of links below will tell you all you need to know.

Video guides to Playing on Lichess

Dundee teams and captains etc for new season.

player             pnum     grade      lichess handle            email

A Team – captain Alan Borwell

Jacques Ophoff  29574   2257   realpioneer

David Findlay  3919        2150   finlidor

Ed Spencer       6072        2127   hedgehog110

Stephen Hogg  4365        2027   doash       

Gary Weir         6434       1881                   

B Team – captain John Robertson

Alan Borwell      3239     1842     alibor      

Alastair Dawson 13697    1800    Terrydactil

Frank Stevenson  6107       1624      Paco1960  

John Robertson   6807          1562      LocheeShuffle

C Team – captain Ray Flood

James Anderson     3051   1540   chessmad501

Ray Flood              3951      1475   AlfyDoor    

Bruce Wallace         7607      1430    Bruciebaby

George G Burton       7491    1350   WeeGeorgie

D Team – captain Thibault Rosazza

Alan R Woodcock    6533    1343                               

Thibault Rosazza   29391    1220    Pirneote            

Andy Kennan          29412  1200     AndyK22

Max Whisson           27745 1038      Maximilian_Whisson

E Team – captain Jim Anderson

Jean Chalmers           3475  1005      TheDuchess1    

Christine Sim            18987 998                                   

Norrie Carroll            28213  917      Tiggy11              

Henri Meadows         27916   870     HJMeadows        

Peter Gibson             28212    817       PeterGib               

Scott McKenzie         26931   556    macoinneach        

Max Wang                 28556   460    fairtugboat             


There will of course be club championships and hopefully other activities to keep us all active as a club. Everything will be reported and everyone will be kept in the loop. Stay tuned to the site and Facebook. Take Care everyone.