Shropshire Chess
The Official Website of the Shropshire Chess Association (founded 1894)


4/5 Jan 2014
Shropshire Chess Congress 2014

4NCL Rd3+4

7/9 Feb 2014
Frodsham Congress

Staffs v Shrops U140

4NCL Rd 5+6

M Adams simul

Div 2

4NCL Rd 7+8

Div 2

Div 1

Div 1

National Club Championships 26-27/04/2014

4NCL Rd 9-11

Summer Team Quickplay

SCA AGM at Telepost 7.30pm

Find Your Local Chess Club
Interested in chess? Then whatever your standard you're sure to find a warm welcome amongst the regulars at one of our
Shropshire Chess Clubs
To all Shropshire Team Captains
Web Scorecard
Thanks to Graham Ives' impressive programming skills and system design,
this is our
fully automatic results and tables database.- Vinny Crean
  League Results Feed    

Division 1

No results yet this season

League Fixtures 2014-2015 are now on the web - league starts week begining 15th September 2014. - V Crean

Division 2

No results yet this season

Division 3

No results yet this season
Individual events
Team events
Shropshire Individual Championship
....runs from October to June - details here
-controller Nick Rutter
Cox Trophy
..begins 12 May 2014 details here - controller Keith Tabner
Shrewsbury Town Championships
...runs from May to Sept - details here
- controller Keith Tabner
Minor Knockout
..begins 05 May 2014 details here - controller Jon Smith

Newport Summer Simultaneous
10th June 2014
Details here - Organiser Nathanael Paul

Summer Team Quickplay
.. held at Wrekin Housing Trust, Telford on 1st June 2014
details here - controller Toby Neal
Newport Summer Rapidplays
15th July, 5th Aug, 26th Aug 2014
Details here - controller Chris Lewis

Newport - Summer Team Quickplay Winners 2014

Latest Local Newspaper Articles:

Tribute to John Randle
Read Toby Neal's Report on the county chess scene in the
Shropshire Star each Tuesday.

Follow Peter Kitchen's local chess coverage in the weekly
Shrewsbury Chronicle

Tribute to John Tunks
Outdoor Chess Facility in Telford
Details here

Changes in the laws of chess
New rules from 01/07/2014 - Details here
Shropshire Chess Association AGM 8th July 2014
Several important rule changes were agreed at AGM.The General Secretary has published in full amended rules and minutes of the meeting here. - Keith Tabner

Change of Chess Club Details

Church Stretton Chess Club
Church Stretton chess club is returning to its former venue for the start of the 2014-15 season.
Club night Thursdays. Venue - Church Stretton & District Club, 6 Essex Road, Church Stretton SY6 6AS - Steve Rooney Secretary 

All change at Ludlow Chess Club
Ludlow Chess Club has a new secretary: myself. It also has yet another new venue The Feathers Hotel, The Bull Ring, Ludlow SY8 1AA on Tuesday evenings. For details see our new website - Richard Croot Secretary

Condover Chess Club 
Condover Chess Club has now closed - John Casewell 

Shropshire Rapidplay League
For full fixtures, venues and results see sbove.
Details and rules here
- Chris Lewis - controller
Link to Live Games
To be featured from time to time - watch this space - courtesy Shrewsbury Chess Club

Summer Team Quickplay 2013 - Report here
Shropshire Chess Congress 2013
Results here - Report and picture gallery here - Anotated master game here
County Teams
Open Team - withdrawn
U140 Team - captain Roger Brown
"If available to play pls contact me:-"
Tel: (01746) 768 604
July 2014 Grades
Here are the latest Shropshire Grades.
And here is the national
online grading database,
- Nick Rutter 30/07/2014
Tribute to Iain Wilson, former SCA President

ECF Direct Membership
To join click here
Membership list here
Shropshire Junior Chess
Keep up to date with the junior chess scene - Steve Rooney
New Website
Please visit my new website Carl's Planet - Carl Portman
Visit our new Priorslee Lions Chess Club website - - Gary White
Talking Points Blog
Have your say

Welcome to the new Shropshire Chess Talking Points Blog.
Allowing the Shropshire chess community to comment on current chess topics and issues. To begin adding comments please register with the site. - Vinny Crean
Extract from Wellington Journal 1st December 1860
Great Chess Match -
A chess-match of considerable interest was played on Friday evening week, at the rooms of the Shropshire Mechanics' and Literary Institution, Dogpole, Shrewsbury. Mr Lumbley, a blind gentleman from Manchester, who has attained considerable rank as a chess player, undertook to contest six different games at once against six of the best amateurs in Shrewsbury who were willing to take up the challenge. The boards were taken by Dr. Kennedy, Charles Phillips,Esq., W.D.Field,Esq., Mr.S.E.Smith, Mr.J.T.Rawlings, and Mr.Charles Dixon. The play commenced at eight o'clock, and did not terminate till nearly two the following morning, and resulted, after a very interesting struggle, in Dr.Kennedy, Mr.Phillips, and Mr.Smith, winning their respective games, and Mr.Lumbley gaining the remainder.
During the evening Captain Cholmondeley, Mr.F.Sandford, Mr.Foulkes, (surgeon), Mr.Cresswell, and many other admirers of the game were present, though as the boards were already full they did not take part in the contest. Mr. Lumbley is only 23 years of age, and has been totally blind since he was 13. He has, however, a thorough command of the board, and from his powers of combination and extraordinary memory, is a very formidable opponent. - courtesy Alan Brisbourne
Daily Chess Puzzle
To solve just move the pieces on the board

2013-14 Role of Honour
Div 1 Champions =Telepost A............ Runners Up = Newport A.........
Div 2 Champions = Ludlow A............ Runners Up = Oswestry A........
Div 3 Champions = Telford C.............Runners Up = Shrewsbury C.......
Quickplay Winners = Newport.............Runners Up = Shrewsbury...........
Cox Trophy Winners = Priorslee Lions A...Runners Up = Newport A........
Minor KO Winners = Shrewsbury B...........Runners Up = Newport A......
The 2014 County Individual Champion - Nick Rutter
2014 Shrewsbury Town Champion -
2012-13 Role of Honour
Div 1 Champions =Newport A................ Runners Up = TelepostA...............
Div 2 Champions = Wellington A......... Runners Up = Priorslee Lions B........
Div 3 Champions = Oswestry A.................Runners Up = Wellington B.......
Quickplay Winners = Telepost .............Runners Up = Church Stretton...............
Cox Trophy Winners = Newport A ..........Runners Up =Telepost A...........
Minor KO Winners = Wellington A...............Runners Up = Ludlow A......
The 2013 County Individual Champion - Jamie Hopkins
2013 Shrewsbury Town Champion - Nigel Ferrington
County Teams
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