A friendly club for all standards, based in Shrewsbury and online


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Telepost Chess Club welcomes new members of whatever standard, from beginner to experienced player. We meet on Monday, 7pm – 11pm, and Wednesday, 7.30pm – 10.30pm, 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. We currently have over 50 members, including a thriving Junior section, and we have seven teams in the Shropshire Chess League in 2023-24, with opportunities to play friendly social chess, to compete in various club and county competitions, or just to watch and enjoy some interesting games. 

We also have a number of online activities, mainly based around our Lichess team, Telepost Dark Knights, who compete in the 4 Nations Chess League.

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Latest news

History made as Telepost Junior take on Telepost D
  • Juniors on the rise
    Telepost Junior whitewashed Telepost F 4-0 in Shropshire League 3 to confirm, in case anyone doubted it, that we are in a new era of chess in the county. Wins for Rudi Bedford, Merry Curtis and Ellis Sharp, plus a default on bottom board, lifted the Juniors to mid-table, just behind their equally promising rivals, …

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  • Telepost A go double top
    Telepost A, recently strengthened by the return of Nat Paul, have gone double top in the Shropshire Division One standard and rapidplay leagues in an early statement of their intent to compete for silverware this season. In League Division One, a 4-1 win away to newly promoted Telford A leaves Telepost level on points with …

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  • Nat nips in ahead of derby debuts
    A trio of club derbies have launched the new league season at Telepost. History was made on the opening night as Telepost Juniors made their debut appearance against Telepost D in Division Three – the first two teams of a record seven for Telepost this season, and the first of three matches in the county …

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  • Nigel nabs the Stella but Rudi shines in rapidplay
    28 players took part in a hotly contested Telepost Club Rapidplay which saw Nigel Ferrington emerge the winner with 4.5/5 after a final-round showdown against defending champion Phil Zabrocki. Along with the winner’s certificate, there was a surprise prize of Stella Artois for the winner, donated by club secretary Dennis Bonner, which made the win …

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  • Record seven teams to contest 2023-24 season
    With the new Shropshire Chess Association league season due to kick off at the end of this month, Telepost have entered a record seven teams across all three divisions, reflecting the unprecedented recent growth of the club. The new season sees the welcome return of Division Three, which was held over last season as there …

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Coming up


Monday 4 December

Shropshire League Division Two, Telepost E v Newport B, Telepost, 7.30pm

Tuesday 5 December

Shropshire Rapidplay Division One, match night three, Newport, 7.30pm

4NCL Online Season 8, round seven, Lichess, 7.30pm

Wednesday 6 December

Shropshire League Division Two, Telford B v Telepost B, Telford, 7.30pm

Monday 11 December

Shropshire League Division Three, Telepost D v Telepost F, Telepost, 7.30pm

Wednesday 13 December

Shropshire League Division One, Shrewsbury A v Telepost A, Shrewsbury, 7.30pm

Thursday 14 December

Shropshire League Division Two, Oswestry B v Telepost E, Oswestry, 7.30pm

Friday 15 December

Telepost Christmas Dinner, Coleham Tap, 6.30pm

Monday 18 December

Shropshire Rapidplay Division Two, match night two, Telepost, 7.30pm

Wednesday 20 December

Shropshire Rapidplay Division One, match night four, Shrewsbury, 7.30pm

Friday 22 December

Deadline for round two of Shropshire Minor Individual

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Recent Results

Maddocks A 2.5 – 2.5 Telepost A
Telepost C 2-3 Telford A

Telepost B 4.5 – 0.5 Oswestry B
Telepost E 1 – 4 Telford B

Church Stretton A 3.5 0.5 Telepost D
Telepost Juniors 2-2 Shrewsbury B

Maddocks B 3 – 1 Telepost B
Telepost B 1.5 – 2.5 Shrewsbury A
Telepost B 0 – 4 Newport A
Telepost A 3 – 1 Maddocks A
Telepost B 0 – 4 Telepost A A
Telepost A 3.5 – 0.5 Maddocks B

Maddocks C 0 – 4 Telepost C
Telepost C 2 – 2 Newport B
Telford B 2 – 2 Telepost C

No results yet this season

No results yet this season

4NCL Online Season 8
Telepost Dark Knights 2 – 2 North Norfolk Dolphins
Telepost Dark Knights 1 – 3 Colchester JFF A
Telepost Dark Knights 2.5 – 1.5 Lenzie Dementors
Charlton Cobras D 1 – 3 Telepost Dark Knights

Dark Knights

Telepost Dark Knights
– our online club

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