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 40 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.
Shropshire League Div 1
Telepost A 3 - 2 Maddocks A
Oswestry A 4 - 1 Telepost B
Shropshire League Div 2
Telepost E 1.5 - 3.5 Telepost C
Telepost D 2 - 3 Telford A
Shropshire Online League Div 1
Oswestry A 4 - 0 Telepost A
4NCL Online Season 7
Telepost Dark Knights 1 1-3 Colchester JFF
War & Piece Nimrod 3.5-0.5 Telepost Dark Knights 2
The draw for the Summer knockout cups - which have been revived for the first time since covid - has produced the prospect of a crowded night on 12 June, as four of our teams will be involved in round one matches. In the Cox Trophy, Telepost B host Oswestry, while Telepost A have a bye. In the Minor Knockout, there's another club derby as Telepost C play Telepost D, while Telepost E take on Newport B. There are three rounds in each of the competitions. With Nigel Ferrington's simul for Junior members currently scheduled for the same night, it promises to be a logistics headache and a highly competitive evening.
Telepost B were confirmed as Rapidplay Divsion 2 champions and maintained their unbeaten record as the club hosted the final match night. Kate Walker topped the scoring with 11/11, backed by James Holyhead with 8.5/10 and Graham Shepherd with 7/11 on top board. Telepost C took the chance to field a team of Juniors - congratulations go to Rhys Macmillan, who beat Newport's Phil Love, and Rudi Bedford, who drew against the evergreen George Visokai of Maddocks...
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