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


Diary.

4/5 Jan 2014
Shropshire Chess Congress 2014

11-12/01/14
4NCL Rd3+4

7/9 Feb 2014
Frodsham Congress

15/02/2014
Staffs v Shrops U140

15-16/02/14
4NCL Rd 5+6

01/03/2014
M Adams simul

14/03/2014
Rapidplay
Div 2

22-23/03/14
4NCL Rd 7+8

14/04/2014
Rapidplay
Div 2

15/04/2014
Rapidplay
Div 1

25/04/2014
Rapidplay
Div 1

National Club Championships 26-27/04/2014

03-05/05/14
4NCL Rd 9-11

01/06/2014
Summer Team Quickplay

08/07/2014
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 Cox Trophy Feed Minor Knockout Feed

Division 1

29-May-2014, Wellington A v Telepost A: 2 - 3
29-May-2014, Shrewsbury A v Wellington A: 1.5 - 3.5

12-Jun-2014, Priorslee Lions A v Newport A: 2 - 2
31-May-2014, Shrewsbury A v Priorslee Lions A: 1.5 - 2.5
20-Jun-2014, Shrewsbury B v Newport B: 2.5 - 1.5
11-Jun-2014, Newport B v Wellington B: 2.5 - 1.5

Division 2

29-May-2014, Newport B v Wellington B: 3 - 2
29-May-2014, Telford B v Wellington B: 3 - 2

Division 3

27-Apr-2014, Telepost D v Newport Juniors: 3 - 1
10-Apr-2014, Newport Juniors v Telepost D: 1.5 - 2.5
Summer Competitions
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:

Good turnout for summer blitz event
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

Obituary
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

Ludlow Chess Club move yet again
From 17th June venue will be the Rose and Crown in the High Street. For details see our new website - Richard Croot

Telepost Chess Club
The club car park is closed with immediate effect. The land is to become a housing development. Members and visitors are advised to use the nearest public facility - Abbey Foregate Car Park (between Asda and the Abbey - parking free after 6.00pm). Apologies for the inconvenience.
Keith Tabner Chess Secretary

Shropshire Rapidplay League
For full fixtures, venues and results see sbove.
Details and rules here
- Matt Best - 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:-" rogerrbrown@hotmail.com
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
Obitutary
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
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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
SHROPSHIRE CHESS HISTORY - 120 YEARS AGO
Extract from Wellington Journal 12/05/1894 courtesy Alan Brisbourne
FORMATION OF A SHROPSHIRE CHESS ASSOCIATION.
A meeting was held on Thursday afternoon at the Shrewsbury Chess Club's Room, for the above purpose. These were present:- Rev.H.J.Alcock, Messrs.C.Groom and Jas.France (representing Wellington),Rev.E.E.Cunnington and Mr.Altringham (Much Wenlock), Mr.F.H.Joynson (Bridgnorth), Mr.Baddeley (Newport), Mr.J.S.Barker (Dawley), and Messrs.G.H.Lock, M.A., W.Stevens, Wright, Hawker, Smith, Rowland, and Turner (of the Shrewsbury Chess Club). Mr Groom was elected chairman. The following resolutions were carried nem.con. :- Proposed by Mr.Jas France, seconded by Mr.Turner, that the Shropshire Chess Association be now formed. Proposed by Mr.Clement Groom, seconded by Mr.Joynson, that Mr G.H.Lock be president. Proposed by Mr.Turner, seconded by Mr.F.G.Rowland, that the five M.P.s for Shropshire be elected vice-presidents, subject to their sanction being obtained. Proposed by Mr.J.S.Barker, seconded by Mr.J.H.Lock, that Mr C.L.Smith, of 13, Wood Street, Greenfields, Shrewsbury, be honorary secretary and treasurer. Proposed by the Rev.H.J.Alcock, seconded by Mr.Baddeley, that the committee consist of a delegate from each of the chess clubs in the county. Proposed by Mr.Turner, seconded by the Rev.H.J.Alcock, that the subscription for each club be 5s. per annum. Any person wishing to become a member of the association can do so by joining the nearest chess club. The objects of the association are to promote properly organised matches between the various clubs on the same lines as the football matches conducted with so much success by the Shropshire League, and also to play inter-county matches.
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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
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