December 2020

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

Shifting the borders

Oswestry have put down a marker for the new Shropshire chess league season by inflicting a rare defeat over reigning champions Newport A. The new online format has particular advantages for the border town club as, with most of the county teams being in the Shrewsbury and Telford areas, it makes irrelevant any issues involved …

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The New World

Shropshire’s historic first ever internet chess league season is under way, bringing in a new format, some new players, and some new problems for contestants to contend with. Online games mean it is possible for players to take part from their homes literally anywhere – including abroad – which has opened up new opportunities for …

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