Telepost Chess Club

A friendly club for all standards, based at Telepost & Unison, Shrewsbury

Welcome to the biggest chess club in Shropshire

We’re always welcoming new members

Telepost Chess Club welcomes new members of whatever standard, from beginner to experienced player.

Location & Times

We meet on Wednesday, 7pm – 11pm, at The Telepost Club, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6BT.

We also meet on Tuesday evenings 7-11pm at Unison Club, The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6LY

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. 

Telepost site facilities

Pleasant and friendly clubhouse with a quiet room for matches, large room for social chess with a licensed bar, pool table, and dartboard, parking for 6 cars, no wheelchair access.

Unison site facilities

Large clubhouse with quiet room for matches, large room for more social chess, dartboard, SkySports, 12 foot snooker table, pool table, parking for hundreds of cars, full disabled access, large beer garden for al fresco chess overlooking cricket pitch and full licensed bar.

Find us at Telepost on Wednesdays

The Unison Club is located to the rear of the Shirehall on Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury. To access the club car park, turn down the access road that runs down the right hand side of the Sainsbury’s local near Lord Hill’s Column. You will immediately pass a barrier. Continue down this road and enter the car park that opens up on the left. The Unison club building is to the left hand side of this car park as you drive up. Access to the club is via a ramp at the right hand side of the club building alongside the cricket pitch.

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Find us at Unison on Tuesdays

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Latest news

D-Team Conquer Church Stretton

We welcomed 5 teams for the last 1st division Rapidplay competition. Teams were from Newport A, Shrewsbury A, Maddocks A, Telepost B and Telford A. 

The Telepost A team have won this 1st division Rapidplay tournament and many congratulations to them (1st photograph) 

We also welcomed Church Stretton A for their 3rd division match against our D team. With a win by Charlie Bethune and a maiden win for our new member Mike Etchells with a well deserved draw from captain John Casewell the D team won 2.5 to 1.5 against very strong opposition. Our other new member William Millward was narrowly defeated with a well played game by his opponent. “

With many members playing social chess we totalled 42 people for the night.

Junior Rapid Play Night. Tuesday 09.07.24


This single evening tournament handicapped in line with the ECF ratings, all children of school age are welcome to enter, members and non-members.

Coming up


Tuesday May 7th at Unison

Telepost Juniors Vs Newport Juniors


Wednesday April 3rd at Telford

Telepost Juniors vs Telford Juniors

Tuesday 9th April at Unison

Telepost Juniors vs Shrewsbury B

Tuesday 30 April at Unison

Telepost Juniors Vs Telepost F


Monday 4 March

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

Shropshire League Division Three, Telepost Junior v Church Stretton A, Telepost, 7.30pm

Wednesday 6 March

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

Thursday 7 March

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

Shropshire League Division One, Maddocks A v Telepost C, Maddocks, 7.30pm

Monday 11 March

Shropshire League Division One, Telepost C v Oswestry A, Telepost, 7.30pm

Shropshire League Division Three, Telepost F v Church Stretton A, Telepost, 7.30pm

Tuesday 12 March

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

Monday 18 March

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

Shropshire League Division Three, Telepost D v Church Stretton A, Telepost, 7.30pm

Tuesday 19 March

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

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Recent Results

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

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

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

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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