Cox Trophy

Controller – Daniel Hilditch-Love

Congratulations to Maddocks A – Cox Trophy Champions 2022-23

Fixtures and results – current season

Round two

DateHome TeamScoreAway Team
22/5/24Telepost A1.5-2.5Oswestry A
21/5/24Newport A1.5-2.5Maddocks A

Round one

DateHome TeamScoreAway Team
8/1/24Telepost C1-3Telepost A
23/2/24Oswestry A4-0Shrewsbury A
6/2/24Newport A3-1Telford A
n/aMaddocks A1-0Bye

Detailed results

Rules of the competition


This competition will be governed in accordance with the competition rules of the Shropshire Chess Association – available here.


Note: rules 1 and 4 have been rewritten for the 2023-24 season, as agreed at the SCA AGM on 24/7/23

1.  The controller will publish in advance at the start of the season the weeks during which each knockout round must be played and as the pairings become known they will publish the exact dates. The controller should ensure the knockout concludes immediately after the league season. Matches must be played on the appointed date unless in exceptional circumstances another date is agreed by the controller.

2. Teams that played in Division 1 will compete in the Cox Trophy.

3. All matches will be played between teams of four players.
4. A player can only play for a team if they were so eligible to play for that team in a standardplay league fixture. Additionally, to be eligible:- prior to round 1 a player must have played at least 1 game for their club in the standardplay league. Prior to round 2 a player must have played a total of at least 2 games for their club taking the sum of their games in the knockout trophy and/or the standardplay league. Prior to round 3 a player must have played at least 3 games for their club taking the sum of their games in the knockout trophy and/or the standardplay league. If applicable, prior to round 4 (or 5) a player must have played at least 4 (or 5) games for their club taking the sum of their games in the knockout trophy and/or the standardplay league

5. The date for each tie is as given. The captains may agree to play earlier, but if the fixture is not played by the designated date and the organisers have not been informed of a reason then both teams could be disqualified.

6. Fixtures published on the website will indicate home (h) and away (a).

7. By agreement between captains matches may be brought forward.

8. All games will be played under league rules 

9. Captains will toss for choice of colours.

10. In the event of a 2-2 draw, then the lower boards will be progressively eliminated until a result is established.
If all four games are drawn then the team with black on odd boards will win.

11. Tournament Controller:-   Daniel Hilditch-Love ,

Previous season results

Round 1
Replay 3/8/21
12/6/23 Telepost B 2.5 – 1.5 Oswestry A
16/6/23 Maddocks A 3 – 1 Maddocks B27/6/23 Telepost A 2 – 2 Telepost B21/7/23 Maddocks A 2.5 – 1.5 Telepost B
20/6/23 Newport A 1 – 3 Shrewsbury A6/7/23 Shrewsbury A 1 – 3 Maddocks A
Telepost A – Bye

Past winners of the Cox Trophy

Please help us name the Cox Trophy team members who played in previous finals. For known information please email  
Keith Tabner.

YearWinnersRunner UpWinning Team
2023Maddocks A2.5Telepost B1.5Athar Ansari, Andrew Grillage, Glyn Pugh, Tony Preece
2022Competition not held
2021Newport A2.5Telepost A1.5Nick Rutter, Ian Jamieson, A Taylor, Chris Lewis
2020Competition not held due to coronavirus
2019Newport A Maddocks A  Lawrence Cooper, Nick Rutter, Nathanael Paul, Ian Jamieson   
2018Newport A 3.5Shrewsbury A 0.5Nick Rutter, Ian Jamieson, Nathanael Paul, Chris Lewis  
2017Telepost A  2Newport A Trevor Brotherton, John Bashall, Matthew Clark, David Hodge 
2016Telepost A 2.5Newport A 1.5Nigel Ferrington, Phil Zabrocki, John Bashall, Matthew Clark  
2015Newport A 2.5Shrewsbury A 1.5Nick Rutter, Nathanael Paul, Simon Maydew, Chris Lewis  
2014Priorslee Lions A 2Newport A 2A Zdanowski, G Pugh, W Bates, J O’Neil 
2013Newport A 3.5Telepost A 0.5N Rutter, G Cooper, N Paul, C Lewis 
2012Church Stretton A 2.5Newport A 1.5Trevor Brotherton, Steve Rooney, Tiago Faustino, Carl Wakeman 
2010Telepost A3Wellington A 2Nigel Ferrington, David Bates, Richard Bryant, Keith Tabner, John Bashall 
2009Shrewsbury A 3.5Telepost B 1.5David Everington, Francis Best, Peter Kitchen, Daniel Locket, Ian Davies 
2008Telepost A3Shifnal Telford A2Jamie Hopkins, Nigel Ferrington, David Bates, Richard Bryant, Keith Tabner 
2007Church Stretton 3Newport Juniors 2Trevor Brotherton, Louis Graham, Gerald Link, Graham Shepherd, Alan Silver 
2006Shifnal Telford A 4Ludlow A 1John Footner, Dave Gostelow, Colin Roberts, Steve Tarr, Iain Wilson 
2005Newport B4Telepost A1Nick Rutter, Gavin Cooper, Ryan Palmer, Chris Lewis, Steve Cooper
2004Shrewsbury A2.5Telepost A2.5Trevor Brotherton, David Everington, Francis Best, Daniel Lockett, Steve Rooney 
2003Telepost A4Coddon A1Nigel Ferrington, Richard Bryant, Steve Rawlins, Dave Bryan, Keith Tabner
2002Shrewsbury AChurch StrettonJamie Hopkins, David Everington, Gordon Bradley, Francis Best, Neal Smith
2001Shrewsbury A5Telepost A0Jamie Hopkins, Gordon Bradley, David Everington, Nick Graham, Neil Smith
2000Telford A
1999Newport A
1998Telepost ACoddon A Nigel Ferrington, Dave Bryan, John Bashall, Keith Tabner, Neal Allen
1997Telepost ATelford ANigel Ferrington, Dave Bryan, John Bashall, Keith Tabner, Neal Allen
1996Coddon A
1995Newport A
1994Newport A
1993Newport A
1992Coddon A
1991Oswestry A
1990Shrewsbury A
1989Telford A
1988Telford A
1987Shifnal ARichard Parry, Jim Copley, Colin Roberts, Bill Jenrick, Eric Elwell
1986Madeley PC AShifnal AAlistair Gilbert, Jeremy Spearman, Eddie Spearman, Mike Mapleton, John Gilbert
1985Shifnal A3GKN A2Richard Parry, Colin Roberts,Jim Copley, Keith Tabner, Eric Elwell, Bill Jenrick
1984Madeley PC A2.5Nalgo A2.5John Blore, Alistair Gilbert, Jeremy Spearmen, Eddie Spearman, Mike Mapleton
1983Telford A
1982Oswestry A