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


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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 over 30 members and we run five 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.

We also have a number of online activities, mainly based around our Lichess team, Telepost Dark Knights. Here you will find county online league matches, club competitions, friendlies against other clubs and social chess. We participate in national competitions and club members play for Shropshire in the 4NCL and ECF Counties competitions.

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Recent Results

Shropshire League Div 1
Matches begin 10 October

Shropshire League Div 2
Matches begin 3 October

Shropshie Online League Div 1
New season fixtures TBC

4NCL Online Season 6
Wessex Some Stars G 2 - 2 Telepost Dark Knights 1
Telepost Dark Knights 2 1.5 - 2.5 Beckenham

Coming Up


  • Friday 30 September
    Deadline for round five of Shrewsbury Town Championships
    Deadline for round four of Telepost Online Summer Swiss

  • Monday 3 October
    Shropshire League Division 2, Telepost C v Telepost D
    Telepost E v Newport B, 7.30pm, Telepost
  • Monday 10 October
    Shropshire League Division 1, Telepost A v Telepost B, 7.30pm, Telepost
  • Tuesday 11 October
    4NCL Online Season 6, Round 3, 7.30pm, Lichess
  • Monday 17 October
    Shropshire League Division 2, Telepost D v Telford B, 7.30pm, Telepost
  • Tuesday 18 October
    Shropshire League Division 2, Newport B v Telepost C, 7.30pm, Newport
  • Monday 24 October
    Shropshire League Division 1, Telepost B v Maddocks A, 7.30pm, Telepost
  • Tuesday 25 October
    Shropshire League Division 1, Newport A v Telepost A, 7.30pm, Newport
  • Tuesday 25 October
    4NCL Online Season 6, Round 4, 7.30pm, Lichess
  • Monday 31 October
    Shropshire League Division 2, Telepost E v Telford A, 7.30pm, Telepost


    Club Championships 21/22 Schedule

    Online matches calendar

  • Latest News

    Kate first in festival first


    Kate at Ilkely

    Congratulations to Kate Walker, who hit a fine vein of form to finish joint winner in the Intermediate section of the inaugural Ilkley Chess Festival. Kate's unbeaten 4.5/5 included three wins and a draw against higher rated opponents in the U1750 contest. The Festival was organised by The Chess Centre, who style themselves as the UK's first dedicated chess venue - the St Louis of the Yorkshire Moors (sort of...).

    Kate took the winning feeling into the U1640 Rapidplay event hosted at Telepost on September 19th. Five teams of four were involved in a highly competitive evening, with Kate winning 3/4 on board one in games of 15 minutes per player. Telepost A went into the final round needing a draw to take the silverware, but were edged out 2.5 - 1.5 by the winners, Telford. The evening was in part a trial of the U1640 concept for Rapidplay Division 2 and its success means that that competition will now be revived for this season. Telepost are entering two teams, alongside our A team who will play in Division One.

    The Shrewsbury Town Championship, which had been due to complete at the end of this month, will now be extended to accommodate one of the closest finishes ever in the competition. Four players are tied on 4/5 and this year's rules mean there will now be tiebreak games to decide the winner.

    Top seed Nigel Ferrington...

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