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Welcome To Telepost Chess Club.

We meet on Monday evenings at The Telepost Club, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6BT where we are fortunate to have the use of a pleasant clubhouse with a licensed bar. New members are always welcome of whatever standard, from beginner to experienced player.

We currently have twenty or so members and we run three or four teams in the Shropshire Chess League, with opportunities to play friendly social chess, to compete in various club and county competitions, or just to watch and enjoy some interesting games.
The league season runs from September to April. In the summer months it pays to check that someone is going to turn up on the club night - occasionally holidays and sunshine attractions leave us with an empty clubhouse.

Some useful contacts are:-
Chess Secretary 01743-884943 Keith Tabner
(email:- keithtabner@hotmail.com)
A Team Captain 07730 031758 Matthew Clark
B Team Captain 01743 365498 Peter Crean
C Team Captain 07792 300827 Nick Holmes
D Team Captain 01743 873771 Dennis Bonner
E Team Captain 01743 871172 John Casewell
The Clubhouse 01743 248205
Club Secretary 01743 351407 Linda Tipton
Room bookings 01743 249677 Val Pritchard or
Room bookings 01743 362641 Jim Clark

No need to join right away; you would be welcome to attend as our guest.  The club welcomes newcomers. By all means come along and try us for size on a no obligation basis as a guest of the club.  It can take several weeks to discover whether the club suits your needs and it takes time to become familiar with the other members and the way we do things.  Only after you are satisfied that you would like to join our happy band would you be asked to subscribe as a member.

Attendance on club nights can fluctuate quite wildly depending on what is happening, so do not be put off if there are very few people there on the first night you attend.

Some serious games are conducted largely in silence and other friendly, casual games may well involve some banter.  If people are quiet when you first attend, do not assume we are an unfriendly bunch!  On club nights and before or after matches people will be happy to chat and maybe prop up the bar.


All members are eventually required to join the Telepost Club, currently £20-00 pa payable 1st April. In addition we ask chess team players to become ECF members - (currently £13-00 pa towards league fees etc). Under 16's enjoy free club membership provided that a parent or guardian is a fully paid up member. As a member of the Telepost Club, you will also have access to other activities and facilities within a friendly, well run organisation. These include crown green bowls, darts, radio hams, pigeon racing, pool, dominoes, shooting, and Saturday night entertainment. (For more info visit "Telepost Club" on Facebook).
We look forward to welcoming you to our club.

Keith Tabner chess secretary

How To Find Us:- view map
At Abbey Foregate in Shrewsbury - opposite the Abbey - you will see the Shalimar Indian Restaurant. Alongside that is Railway Lane . Follow that and you will soon see the Telepost Clubhouse with its bowling greens. Unfortunately parking is no longer available at the club. The nearest public carpark is the large Abbey Foregate carpark (between Asda and the Abbey) which is currently free after 6.00pm.