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.

West Shropshire Zonal

Venue: St Lawrence C of E Primary School (Church Stretton)
Date: Wednesday 24th January
Start/Finish: 2pm-5pm

Winner – St Laurence (Ludlow)
Full results

North Shropshire Zonal

Venue: Prees CE Primary School
Date: Thursday 25th January
Start/Finish: 3.30pm-6pm

Winner – Myddle
Full results

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

Winner – HLC Tigers
Full results

South Shropshire Zonal

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

Winner – Clee Hill Academy
Full results


Grand Final
Venue: St Laurence C of E Primary (Ludlow)
Date: Friday 15th March
Start/Finish: 2pm-5pm

1st: St Laurence
2nd: Clee Hill
3rd: Grange Park
4th: Myddle
Full results
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All games (temporary link)


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