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


03/01/2015 Shropshire

17/04/2015 4NCL Congress

31/05/2015 Summer Team Quickplay

11/06/2015 Cox Final

11/06/2015 Minor KO Final

Chess in a Cafe

Newport Rapidplay

12/07/2015 Chess in a Cafe

Shropshire Chess AGM at Telepost

Brewood Lightening

Chess in a Cafe

Newport Rapidplay

Chess in a Cafe

Shropshire Congress

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:

New penalty for defaulting a match
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
  League Results Feed    

Division 1

16-Apr-2015, Oswestry A v Telepost A: 3.5 - 1.5
15-Apr-2015, Wellington A v Telford A: 3 - 2

  11-Jun-2015, Church Stretton A v Telepost B: 2 - 2
01-Jun-2015, Telepost B v Telford B: 2.5 - 1.5
12-Jun-2015, Shrewsbury A v Newport A: 1.5 - 2.5
27-May-2015, Shrewsbury A v Priorslee Lions A: 3 - 1

Division 2

02-May-2015, Shrewsbury B v Wellington B: 5 - 0
24-Apr-2015, Church Stretton A v Telford B: 4.5 - 0.5

Division 3

12-May-2015, Newport C v Oswestry B: 3.5 - 0.5
28-Apr-2015, Newport B v Newport Juniors: 3 - 1

Summer KO Cup Team Competitions
Details here for the Cox Trophy
and the Minor Knockout Trophy
Keith Tabner - Controller

Shropshire Rapidplay League
For full fixtures, venues and results see sbove.
Details and rules here - Chris Lewis - controller
Shrewsbury Town Championships 2015
Details here
- Keith Tabner - controller
Summer Team Quickplay
At Wrekin Housing Trust - Sunday 31st May 2015
Entries in by Friday 22nd May please.
Details here - Toby Neal- controller
Change of Chess Club Details

Telford Chess Club
Meet at The Royal British Legion, Station Road, Dawley, Telford  TF4 2NW on Wednesdays at 7.30pm,
Details here - Richard Thompson
Shropshire Chess Association AGM 15th July 2015
The AGM will be at Telepost on Wednesday 15th July 7.30pm.
Agenda. Proposed Rule Change.
Glyn Pugh - General Secretary

Church Stretton Chess Club
Club night Thursdays. Venue - Church Stretton & District Club, 6 Essex Road, Church Stretton SY6 6AS
- Steve Rooney Secretary 

Ludlow Chess Club
Ludlow Chess Club meet at The Feathers Hotel, The Bull Ring, Ludlow SY8 1AA on Tuesday evenings. See our new website - Richard Croot Secretary

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
July 2015 Grades
Here are the Shropshire Grades.
Shropshire Rapidplay Grades
and online grading database,
- Nick Rutter 05/08/2015
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
School Chess Club volunteer wanted
Please can you help at Castle House School, Newport
Details here.
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

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
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3
Junior Chess

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Shrewsbury Town Championships
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