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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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News archive 2022

Christmas cheer heralds Anniversary Arena 16/12/22 David Hodge and Fred Bench (front) go halves at the Telepost Christmas meal as organiser Steve Wilson (rear) basks in a deserved halo. A great turnout of 13 members enjoyed the annual club Christmas dinner held at the recently re-opened and renamed Coleham Tap. Organiser Steve Wilson kept proceedings …

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News archive 2021

Festivities dampened by pandemic pause 20/12/21 Sadly the reboot of over-the-board activity has paused with the current Omicron Covid situation leading to a suspension of the Shropshire League. SCA President Matthew Clark had received requests for an urgent debate on the matter from a couple of club secretaries, including Telepost’s Dennis Bonner, and a Zoom …

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News archive 2020

Busy busy 1/12/20 With the Shropshire League well under way, Five Counties approaching the endgame, and Dark Knights activity increasing as the nights darken, it’s been a busy time across the virtual boards. The first club derby of the new league season saw Telepost B secure a convincing 2.5-0.5 win over Telepost C in Division …

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