The Official Website of the Shropshire Chess Association (founded 1894)


Over the board chess suspended

Shropshire 4NCL New Season starts in January.

Shropshire Minor Individual has started.
First round to be played by 17 Jan.

Online matches calendar - contact Kate Walker to add events

Shropshire Individual Championship has started

Find Your Local Chess Club
Interested in chess? Then whatever your standard you're sure to find a warm welcome amongst the regulars at one of our

Shropshire Chess Clubs

To all Shropshire Team Captains
Web Scorecard
Thanks to Graham Ives' impressive programming skills and system design,
this is our
fully automatic results and tables database.- Vinny Crean

Guide to playing matches on Lichess here.

Latest Local Newspaper Articles:

Quickplay brings out top players

Read Toby Neal's report on the county chess scene in the
Shropshire Star each Tuesday.


League Results Feed


Rapidplay Division 1


Division 1

15-Jan-2021, Shrewsbury A v Telepost A: 0.5 - 3.5
13-Jan-2021, Oswestry A v Newport A: 1.5 - 2.5
  No results yet this season No results yet this season

Division 2

13-Jan-2021, Telepost B v Telford A: 0.5 - 2.5
13-Jan-2021, Wellington A v Newport B: 1 - 2

Division 3

22-Dec-2020, Newport C v Telepost E: 2 - 1
21-Dec-2020, Oswestry C v Shrewsbury C: 0.5 - 2.5


David Everington RIP -
Shropshire Chess mourns the passing of a true great of the local chess world. Appreciation from Shrewsbury Chess Club here.

New online player usernames and current grades list

- courtesy of Chris Lewis and Adrian Zdanowski

Shropshire Chess Association AGM - Minutes here

Online Rapidplay proposed rules here.

Guide to playing matches on Lichess here. Captains contacts here.


New 4NCL Online season starts in January. Please contact Shropshire Captain Christopher Lewis ( by 4 January if you would like to play. All standards welcome, we have teams across the divisions. Match dates 26 Jan, 9 Feb, 23 Feb, 9 March, 23 March, 6 April, 20 April.

Shropshire captain - Christopher Lewis

New Year Team Quickplay - results here.

Colin Roberts Brilliancy Prize 2020-21 open for entries

Change of Chess Club Details
Over the board chess suspended due to coronavirus.
The Colin Roberts Memorial Trophy
Brilliancy prize for best game by a Shropshire player
- Toby Neal
Shropshire Minor Individual Championship
Open to players up to rating 1640 - competition now under way, first round to be played by 17 Jan.
Details here:- Chris Lewis - controller
Shropshire Individual Championship
7 round swiss played online for 2020-21 from October to May.( Nick Rutter - controller
Shrewsbury Town Championships 2019
Details here - Keith Tabner - controller
Summer Team Quickplay
Held in June at the Wrekin Housing Trust, Telford..
Details here - Toby Neal- controller

Radio Shropshire
talking chess 28/05/2019
Summer KO Cup Team Competitions
Details here for the Cox Trophy
and the Minor Knockout Trophy
Keith Tabner - Controller  
Link to Live Games
Courtesy of Shrewsbury Chess Club

Shropshire Chess Association AGM 10th Dec 2020
AGM Minutes

Shropshire Rapidplay League
Details and rules here - Chris Lewis - controller

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County Team Championships
2019-20 Fixtures & Results - for our two teams - County Minor and Under 120.
Newport Summer Open Events
Details here - Chris Lewis - controller
Current Grades
Here are the Shropshire Grades.
Shropshire Rapidplay Grades
and online grading database,
Nick Rutter - Grading Officer

John Waller

Oswestry Chess Club are sad to announce the recent death of John Waller. John was a member of the club for six years. He was a reliable, conscientious and enthusiastic member and will be sadly missed. Jonathan Smith - Club Secretary
ECF Direct Membership
To join click here
Membership list here
Daily Chess Puzzle
To solve just move the pieces on the board

2019-20 Roll of Honour
Div 1 Champions - Newport A -- Runners Up - Maddocks A
Div 2 Champions - Telepost C -- Runners Up - Wellington A
Div 3 Champions - Oswestry B -- Runners Up = Telepost D
Rapidplay Div 1 Champions - Newport A -- Runners Up - Telepost A
Rapidplay Div 2 Champions - Shrewsbury A -- Runners Up - Telford A
Quickplay Winners - competition not held due to coronavirus
Cox Trophy Winners - competition not held due to coronavirus
Minor KO Winners - competition not held due to coronavirus
The County Individual Champion - Nathanael Paul
County Minor Individual Champion - Daniel Hilditch-Love
Shrewsbury Town Champion - competition not held due to coronavirus
2018-19 Roll of Honour
Div 1 Champions - Newport -- Runners Up - Maddocks A
Div 2 Champions - Newport -- Runners Up - Maddocks B
Div 3 Champions - Shrewsbury C -- Runners Up - Newport C
Quickplay Winners - Newport -- Runners Up - Mad Wolves
Cox Trophy Winners - Newport A -- Runners Up - Maddocks A
Minor KO Winners - Shrewsbury C -- Runners Up - Newport B
The County Individual Champion - Nick Rutter
County Minor Individual Champion - John Westhead
Shrewsbury Town Joint Champions - J.Hopkins, P.Kitchen, D.Everington
County Teams
Division 1
Division 2
Division 3
Junior Chess

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