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 and Wednesday 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. 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

A crowded playing hall at the Telepost Club Rapidplay
  • 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 … Read more
  • 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 … Read more
  • James brings it home
    Congratulations to James Holyhead who is the Shropshire Minor Individual champion after winning his second playoff match against Robert Green. It is the third time in the competition’s six-year history that a Telepost player has been champion and this year the club achieved a remarkable full house by claiming all the prizes – Dennis Bonner … Read more
  • Membership milestone prompts new club night
    Having reached a record membership of 54, Telepost Chess Club officials have responded to the increasing pressure on space by making plans for an additional club night. With the prospect of at least six teams in the league next season combined with the continued growth in Juniors plus all the usual individual competitions and social … Read more
  • Champions galore!
    Early summer has seen members old and new shine in recent congress events. A trio of Telepost Juniors grabbed a spectacular hat trick of wins at the recent Shropshire Megafinal. Rudi Bedford was unbeaten with six wins to take the U10 event. Merry Curtis was also unbeaten, with his 5.5/6 giving him joint first in … Read more

Coming up


Monday 2 October

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

Monday 9 October

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

Shropshire League Division Three, Telepost F v Shrewsbury B, Telepost, 7.30pm

Tuesday 10 October

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

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

Wednesday 11 October

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

Thursday 12 October

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

Monday 16 October

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

Tuesday 17 October

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

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Recent Results

Telepost A 4.5 – 0.5 Telepost C

No results yet this season

Telepost Juniors 1 – 3 Telepost D

No results yet this season

No results yet this season

4NCL Online Season 8
Charlton Cobras D 1-3 Telepost Dark Knights
Telepost Dark Knights 0-4 Witney

Dark Knights

Telepost Dark Knights
– our online club

Daily Puzzle

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