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


Minor KO Cup Starts 09/05/16

Rhyl Congress 13-15/05/16

Cox Trophy starts 16/05/16

Cotswold Congress

Team Quickplay Sunday 05/06/16

Chess in a cafe- Sunday
Finals Cox Trophy & Minor KO 16/06/16

28/06/16 Newport Rapidplay

Chess in a cafe- Sunday

12/07/16 Exchange event at Newport

26/07/16 Newport Rapidplay

Simul at Newport

30/08/16 Newport Rapidplay

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

Latest Local Newspaper Articles:
Summer Chess
Read Toby Neal's Report on the county chess scene in the
Shropshire Star each Tuesday.

Cox Trophy Knockout Live Feed...

20-May-2016, Shrewsbury A v Telepost A: 0.5 - 3.5
F Best 0, N Ferrington 1; I Ilesanmi 0, P Zabrocki 1; D Everington 0, J Bashall 1; M Smith 0.5, M Clark 0.5


Minor Knockout Live Feed...

25-May-2016, Newport Juniors v Oswestry B: 4 - 0
L Clarke 1, A Evans 0; D Holmes 1, M Friel 0; W Gormley 1, E Stevenson 0; Z Maydew 1, A Molyneux 0


Summer Team Quickplay
Will be held on Sunday, June 5, at the Wrekin Housing Trust, Telford, to start at 10am.
Details here - Toby Neal- controller

Shropshire Rapidplay League
See you at Telepost Monday 2nd May for Div 1 last round.
Details and rules here - Chris Lewis - controller
Shropshire Individual Championship.
7 round swiss played from October to June, one round per month. (
Nick Rutter - controller
Summer KO Cup Team Competitions
Details here for the Cox Trophy
and the Minor Knockout Trophy
Keith Tabner - Controller  
Shrewsbury Town Championships 2016
Details here
- Keith Tabner - controller
Shropshire Chess Association AGM 15th July 2015
Held at Telepost on Wednesday 15th July 7.30pm.
Agenda. Proposed Rule Change.
Glyn Pugh - General Secretary
Shropshire Chess Congress 2016
Annotated Games, Reports and Photo Gallery here
Newport Summer Rapidplay Tournaments
Details here - Chris Lewis - controller
Link to Live Games
Thursday 11th June Watch Finals of Cox Trophy and Minor KO - courtesy Shrewsbury Chess Club 
Chess in a Cafe
.. on the 2nd Sunday of every month, please pop along if you can. You are all welcome. - Kate Walker

Summer Team Quickplay 2013 - Report here

Unity Cup 2014 details here

Shropshire Chess Congress 2013
Results here - Report and picture gallery here - Anotated master game here
County Teams
Open Team - withdrawn
U140 Team - withdrawn
January 2016 Grades
Here are the Shropshire Grades.
Shropshire Rapidplay Grades
and online grading database,
- Nick Rutter 29/01/2016
ECF Direct Membership
To join click here
Membership list here
Shropshire Junior Chess
Keep up to date with the junior chess scene - Steve Rooney

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 The Montgomery County Times and Shropshire and Mid-Wales Advertiser 28th May 1898

Dawley and Shrewsbury met at Wellington on Thursday in last week, with the result that Shrewsbury won by seven games to one, and secured the championship of Shropshire.
Score : Shrewsbury Dawley J. F. Parry 1 R. F. Ayre 0 G. H Lock 2 W. H. Greenhalgh 0 R. F. L. Burton 1 T. H. Chetwynd 0 R. L. Bartlett 1.5 W. H. Jones 0.5 F. W. Forrest I.5 J.S. Barker 0.5 = 7 - 1
We hope to see the Oswestry Club doing battle for the championship next season, and we feel confident that it will take a high place amongst the Shropshire Clubs. Why are there not county championships in all the counties ? It would be to the interests of chess to have them, and it would make the arrangement of iuter-county matches much simpler than at present.
Daily Chess Puzzle
To solve just move the pieces on the board

2014-15 Role of Honour
Div 1 Champions =Priorslee Lions A............ Runners Up = Newport A.........
Div 2 Champions = Church Stretton A............ Runners Up = Telford B........
Div 3 Champions = Newport B.............Runners Up = Church Stretton B......
Quickplay Winners =Telepost............Runners Up = Shrewsbury...........
Cox Trophy Winners =Newport A...Runners Up =Shrewsbury A........
Minor KO Winners = Telepost B...........Runners Up = Church Stretton A......
The 2015 County Individual Champion - Nick Rutter
2015 Shrewsbury Town Champion -
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 - Trevor Brotherton
County Teams
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