During the pandemic we began a number of activities online. We held two tournaments on and have now established Telepost Dark Knights as the focus for online competitions.

Telepost Dark Knights

Telepost Dark Knights is intended as a place for social chess, friendlies against other clubs, and club tournaments. It is based on, which is the platform used for the Shropshire League 2020-21 season, 4NCL Online, ECF County Online and other tournaments. We played our traditional pre-season friendly against Shrewsbury Light Squares (Shrewsbury Chess Club) as the Dark Knights, and have held two club competitions - a Winter 20 Individual Swiss competition held over six rounds, and a Chess Ladder in which each month players challenge a player above them in the ladder, in an attempt to reach the top of the ladder and become the White Knight. Our current tournament, for Spring 2021, is the Lighter Knights Individual, a round-robin of two leagues with inter-league finals. TDK is also a place to arrange social chess amongst club members. John Casewell is the Dark Knights co-ordinator.

If you would like to join the Dark Knights:
  • Create a Lichess account if you don’t already have one.
  • Let John Casewell or Nick Holmes know your Lichess username so we know who’s asking to come in!
  • In Lichess, log in, go to Community, then Teams, then All teams
  • Use search box on top right of that page to search for Telepost Dark Knights.
  • Once Telepost Dark Knights appears, hit return to go to that page, then click on Join.

  • Lichess makes it very easy to spectate a particular game and Kate Walker has created a calendar of online matches taking place "in" Shropshire. So, if you fancy watching Shropshire's answer to the Magnus Carlsen Tour, plan your viewing on our online matches calendar. Contact Kate to add a game to the calendar.

    Current Tournament

    Our latest club competition for Spring 2021 is an all-play-all league of two divisions. Details can be found on the link below.

    Lighter Knights Individual Results and Schedule

    Online Tournament Archive

    Results of our online competitions, both on and Lichess, can be found on the link below.

    Online Tournament Archive

    Dark Knights Lichess Homepage

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