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Rapidplay Div 1 begins

Notts v Shrops U140

Rapidplay Div 2 begins

Shrops U140 v Staffs

Unity Cup
East v West
at Newport


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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:

Division two's a must for Shrews
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
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Division 1

22-Jan-2015, Priorslee Lions A v Newport A: 3.5 - 1.5
20-Jan-2015, Newport A v Shrewsbury A: 3.5 - 1.5

  13-Dec-2014, Newport A v Church Stretton A: 2.5 - 1.5
13-Dec-2014, Priorslee A v Shrewsbury A: 2.5 - 1.5
13-Dec-2014, Shrewsbury A v Church Stretton A: 2.5 - 1.5
13-Dec-2014, Newport A v Priorslee A: 4 - 0
13-Dec-2014, Church Stretton A v Priorslee A: 3 - 1
13-Dec-2014, Shrewsbury A v Newport A: 1.5 - 2.5
24-Jan-2015, Shrewsbury B v Priorslee B: 1 - 3
24-Jan-2015, Telepost B v Brewood A: 3 - 1
24-Jan-2015, Telepost B v Shrewsbury B: 2.5 - 1.5
24-Jan-2015, Priorslee B v Brewood A: 3 - 1
24-Jan-2015, Brewood A v Shrewsbury B: 2 - 2
24-Jan-2015, Telepost B v Priorslee B: 1 - 3
13-Jan-2015, Oswestry A v Priorslee B: 0 - 2

Division 2

17-Jan-2015, Shrewsbury B v Priorslee Lions B: 3.5 - 1.5
16-Jan-2015, Church Stretton A v Telepost B: 3.5 - 1.5

Division 3

22-Jan-2015, Newport C v Church Stretton B: 1 - 3
21-Jan-2015, Oswestry B v Priorslee Lions C: 1.5 - 2.5

Shropshire Chess Clubs

Tribute to Alan Wright - Ludlow Chess Club
I am writing to inform you that my father-in-law, Alan Wright, sadly passed away returning from Ludlow's match at Oswestry on Monday evening. He was 88 and passed away peacefully in the back of the car while travelling back to Ludlow with Richard Croot, Ludlow's secretary, among others.
We are grateful to Richard Croot for the attempts that he made to resuscitate Alan and for the care that was shown to him in his final moments.
Although Ludlow lost 4-1 Alan was delighted that he won his final match.
He got tremendous pleasure from playing chess - he was also a member of Birmingham Chess Club - and enjoyed the companionship.
I have spoken to Richard Croot to thank him for his efforts in what was a traumatic evening for him. I will also let Richard know of Alan's funeral arrangements when we know them. - Paul Bolton 22/01/2015

Paul Munday and the Ludlow team have decided that they will withdraw from Division 1 for the remainder of the season as a mark of respect.

Tribute to John Tunks

Unity Cup
Results, news and 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

Telford Chess Club
Our new venue is The Royal British Legion, Station Road, Dawley, Telford  TF4 2NW.
Club night will continue to be Wednesdays at 7.30pm,
Details here - Richard Thompson

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 

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

Shropshire Rapidplay League
For full fixtures, venues and results see sbove.
Details and rules here
- Chris Lewis - controller
Condover Chess Club 

Condover Chess Club has now closed - John Casewell 
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
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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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