Other competitions

As well as the annual Shropshire Chess League, the Association organises a range of team and individual competitions throughout the year.

Team competitions:

County chess – Shropshire has a long history of competing at county level.  We currently have an Open and an Under 120 team in the Midlands County Chess Union competitions.

Shropshire 4NCL – we have multiple teams in both the over the board and online versions of the Four Nations Chess League

Cox Trophy – a knockout tournament for teams in Division 1 of the Shropshire League, held at the end of the regular season

Minor Knockout – a knockout tournament for teams in Divisions 2 and 3, again held at the end of the season

Team Quickplay – a one-day rapidplay event, normally held in the summer

Individual competitions:

Shropshire Congress – an annual weekend congress held in early January

County Individual – an open Swiss over seven rounds, held during the league season

County Minor Individual – a Swiss over seven rounds for players rated 1640 and under, held during the league season

Shrewsbury Town Championships – a five-round Swiss for members of Shrewsbury-based clubs, held in the summer months

Colin Roberts Memorial Trophy – a brilliancy prize for the best game played by a Shropshire player, in any competition, each season

Seasonal/special events