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08/01/2011 Wrekin Congress

16/10/2011
Nigel Short simul

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fully automatic results and tables database.- Vinny Crean
Nail-biting finish at the foot of Div 1
. Read Toby Neal's Report on the county chess scene in the Shropshire Star each Tuesday
Telepost B fight on
Read Peter Kitchen's column in the weekly Shrewsbury Chronicle for local chess news.

Cox Trophy Summer 2011
Once the distraction of the league is over I'm going to crack on with organising the Cox Trophy, which is being held this year as a one-night knockout tournament. The dates I'm working to are either Wednesday May 18, or Wednesday May 25, at the Shifnal & Telford Club, which has kindly agreed to act as host.
It will have a quickplay/rapidplay format to ensure all the rounds can be completed in one evening.  Probable time limit will be 10 minutes per player, but will be dependent on how many teams actually enter (a low entry would mean fewer rounds and potentially a more generous time limit).
I shall start canvassing team captains soon to find out if they intend entering their team in the competition. Entry will not be automatic, because of the very high number of scrubbed matches due to lack of interest in the past.Deadline for making up your mind will be the end of April. Then, when I know how many teams are definitely playing in the competition, I can work on the details i.e. how many rounds, time limits, initial draw etc. So can players and captains start thinking about it and whether they wish to enter. Toby Neal langrishcaiger@aol.com

2010-11 Division 1 Champions Shrewsbury A
John Parrott, Jamie Hopkins, Francis Best, Peter Kitchen, David Everington - ( pic courtesy Peter Crean )
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Nigel Short and CJ de Mooi lecture tour and simul
Dear Chess Friends, I contacted some of you last weekend to indicate that we had the possibility of hosting an event as part of the Autumn tour by Nigel Short GM and CJ de Mooi, ECF President.  I was sufficiently encouraged by the response to commit us to participating and I am delighted to say that we have now secured Sunday 16 th October 2011 as a firm date.
I have attached a flyer for the day and please can all club secretaries publicise the event as widely as possible.
I intend to do all I can to make this a truly memorable event for Shropshire chess and have started to assemble a team to help with this.  I would welcome contact from other Shropshire players to bolster this team – let's make this a substantial boost to Shropshire chess! (see full message) Francis Best - President, Shropshire Chess Association
2010-11 Statistics
Check out the Menubar "Chess League", "League Statistics" for Graham Ives' detailed analysis - now featuring live updates to keep it bang up to date!
Minor Cup
I emailed recently  to make everyone aware of this year's Minor cup knockout tournament which I shall be organising. I would now like to give details and rules of the competition Jon Smith
Illegal moves
Due to a recent incident in a First Division match I have been asked to clarify the position regarding illegal moves. Please ensure that all your club players are aware of the FIDE rule 7.4a and b accordingly - Vincent Crean - League Controller
Shropshire Junior Chess
Keep up to date with the junior chess scene - Steve Rooney
New Websites
Visit our new Coddon Chess Club website - - Gary White
Please checkout my new website. - Vikas Sharma
County U140 Team
Here are this season's fixtures - Roger Brown
2010-11 Grades
Here are provisional Shropshire grades for the new season.
And here is the national online grading database,
- Nick Rutter 23/07/2010
2009-10 Role of Honour
Div 1 Champions = Telepost A.................. Runners Up = Shrewsbury A............
Div 2 Champions = Telepost B.................. Runners Up = Coddon B.....................
Div 3 Champions = Oswestry B.................Runners Up = Shifnal Telford D .......
Cox Trophy Winners = Telepost A............Runners Up = Wellington A..............
Minor KO Winners = ..................................Runners Up = ................................

The 2010 County Individual Champion -Nick Rutter
2008-09 Role of Honour
Div 1 Champions = Shifnal Telford A........ Runners Up = Telepost A............
Div 2 Champions = Wellington A............... Runners Up = Shifnal Telford B..
Div 3 Champions = Coddon B......................Runners Up = Shifnal Telford D ..
Cox Trophy Winners = Shrewsbury A.......Runners Up = Telepost.B........... .
Minor KO Winners = ............???..................Runners Up = ..........???................

The 2009 County Individual Champion -Nigel Ferrington
Shropshire Chess History
15 Years Ago
The scene at Shrewsbury chess club following their 1996 match with visitors Coddon A
Back row:- Eric Ingles, Phil Cameron, Sue Portman, Carl Portman, Glyn Randall, John Randall, Phil Barrett, Ian Davies, David Everington, ???, Fred Harris.
Front row:- Richard Archer, Trevor Brotherton, Kiddy Makwaya, Gordon Bradley, Andrew Footner, ???, Ben Hill.
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