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, 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

Some beautiful and dynamic chess on display from Telepost players at Shropshire Congress – see January 15 news below
  • Juniors in county action
    Telepost Juniors have featured in a national online competition, representing Shropshire in the ECF Junior Online Under 13 Championship. Rudi Bedford, Ellis Sharp and Merry Curtis all won as Shropshire took their first match against Hampshire 4-0. For the second round, they were outrated on all four boards against Oxfordshire, but this lovely checkmate from …

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  • Alex brimful of gambits in Congress conquest
    Telepost players made a superb showing in this year’s Shropshire Chess Congress, held at Wrekin Housing Trust from 12-14 Jan. 150 entrants competed in four sections and Telepost had 14 players spread across the tournament. In the senior Open section, Nigel Ferrington’s 4/5 placed him joint second and Dan Hilditch-Love remained unbeaten on 3/5, with …

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  • England call-ups and Telepost top the charts for Christmas
    Telepost Juniors Rudi and Henry Bedford became international players this month when they were invited to play for North of England against Wales. The event, held in Liverpool, saw North of England win the U12 section by 15 boards to 5 – Rudi scored 2/2 on board three, and Henry 1/2 on board 7 in …

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  • 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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Coming up


Monday 19 February

Shropshire League Division Three, Maddocks C v Telepost Junior, Telepost, 7.30pm

Tuesday 20 February

Shropshire League Division Three, Telepost F v Newport Junior, Telepost, 7.30pm

Thursday 22 February

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

Friday 23 February

Deadline for round four of Shropshire Minor Individual

Monday 26 February

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

Tuesday 27 February

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

Thursday 29 February

Deadline for round three of Telepost Club Championship

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Recent Results

Oswestry A 2 – 3 Telepost A
Telepost C 0.5 – 4.5 Newport A

Telepost B 0.5 – 3.5 Newport B
Telepost E 1.5 – 3.5 Oswestry B

Newport Junior 3 – 1 Telepost Junior
Telepost D 1 – 3 Maddocks C
Shrewsbury B 2 – 2 Telepost F

Telford A 2 – 2 Telepost B
Telepost B 2.5 – 1.5 Telepost A
Maddocks B 2 – 2 Telepost B
Shrewsbury A 0 – 4 Telepost A
Telepost A 2 – 2 Telepost A
Maddocks B 0.5 – 3.5
Telepost A

Maddocks C 0 – 4 Telepost C
Telepost C 0.5 – 3.5 Telford B
Telford B 3 – 1 Telepost B

Telepost C 1 – 3 Telepost A

Shrewsbury B 0 – 4 Telepost B
Telepost Junior 3 – 1 Church Stretton
Oswestry B 1.5 – 2.5 Telepost E
Maddocks C 2 – 2 Telepost F

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

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Telepost Dark Knights
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