Chris has played chess for over 20 years starting when he was 10 years old at Dothill Junior Chess Club. He is the Head of Junior Chess and captain of Newport A in the Shropshire league. Chris is an accountant and tax expert at The Wrekin Housing Group. In 2023 he was the winner of the ECF’s national award for contribution to junior chess.
Francis is a former president of the Shropshire Chess Association, the former county junior organizer and the current captain of Shrewsbury A. A veteran of Shropshire Chess he has defeated most of the stronger Shropshire players over the years. Francis is recently retired as the director of financial services at The Wrekin Housing Group.
Dan is one of the top players at Telepost Chess Club and works as a statistician for the department of levelling up.
Rob started playing competitive over-the-board chess in 2022, after playing online during the pandemic. He remained unbeaten in his first tournament – the Shropshire Minor tournament; missing out on the trophy after a playoff. Rob is now part of Shrewsbury chess club’s ‘A’-team. He is the General Manager of a distribution centre, and also speaks French.