Year: 2022

Record-breaking entry shows game is in good health

A record-breaking entry is helping this year’s Shropshire Minor Individual Chess Championship to be the most competitive yet. A number of first-time entrants are included in the field of 21 players – and two of them are right up there among the early pacesetters.  Telepost’s James Holyhead is the current outright leader with a perfect …

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Week beginning 6 February – OTB fixtures

Division One: No fixtures this week Division Two: Monday 6 February – Telepost C v Newport B Wednesday 8 February – Telford B v Telepost D Thursday 9 February – Maddocks C v Telford A Division One fixtures here. Division Two fixtures here.

Ferrington clinches title after play-off drama

Nigel Ferrington is the chess champion of Shrewsbury for a record-breaking fifth time after coming out on top in a tense four-way playoff. Ferrington, who plays for the county town’s Telepost club, defeated tournament surprise package Stephen Priestley of Shrewsbury in his playoff tie, while fellow contenders Matthew Clark (Telepost) and Dan Lockett (Shrewsbury) fought …

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