Shropshire Primary Schools Chess Championship

All primary schools in Shropshire are invited to participate in the Shropshire Primary Schools Chess Championship, a new initiative starting in Autumn 2023. Across November-February we will host 4 zonals. The winning team from each zonal will then be invited to the grand final taking place in March or April.

Each team consists of 4 players and schools may enter more than 1 team. All players must be born on or after 31st August 2012 (yr 6 and below).
The number of schools at each zonal will be capped at 6 and the number rounds will depend on the number of entries. Teams may enter more than one zonal. There is no entry fee.

Telford Zonal
Venue: Hadley Learning Centre
Date: Tuesday 28th November
Start/Finish: 2pm-5pm

Winner – HLC Tigers
Full results

Shrewsbury Zonal

Venue: TBA
Date: TBA
Start/Finish: TBA

Entries to date:
St Laurence Primary School – 3 Teams

North Shropshire Zonal Enter On-Line

Venue: Prees CE Primary School
Date: Thursday 25th January
Start/Finish: 3.30pm-5pm

Entries to date:
Prees CE Primary School
Myddle CE Primary School


South Shropshire Zonal
Venue: Highley Primary School
Date: Wednesday 29th November
Start/Finish: 2pm-5pm

Winner – Clee Hill Academy
Full results


Zonal Prizes
1st Gold Medals
2nd Silver Medals
3rd Bronze Medals
The winning school in the grand final will receive The Alan Shaw Trophy to keep for 1 year.


Any questions can be sent to the tournament organiser:

Christopher Lewis
Shropshire Head of Junior Chess
07508 487092 or 01630 801860