A friendly club for all standards, based in Shrewsbury, Shropshire and online 


In non-pandemic times we meet on Monday evenings at The Telepost Club, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury SY2 6BT, where we are fortunate to have the use of a pleasant clubhouse with a licensed bar. New members are always welcome of whatever standard, from beginner to experienced player. We currently have over 25 members and we run five teams in the Shropshire Chess League, with opportunities to play friendly social chess, to compete in various club and county competitions, or just to watch and enjoy some interesting games.

We also have a number of online activities, mainly based around our Lichess team, Telepost Dark Knights. Here you will find club competitions, friendlies against other clubs and social chess. We participate in national competitions and club members play for Shropshire in the 4NCL and ECF Counties competitions.

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Game of the week

Missing that post-game chat and analysis? Follow Rob Nield's new game of the week on YouTube, and join in with the analysis on Lichess:

Game 5 - Steve Sweeney v Andrew Jones, Shropshire League 3
YouTube analysis
Lichess study
Game 4 - Kate Walker v Steve Tarr, Shropshire Individual
YouTube analysis
Lichess study
Game 3 - Mark Nightall v Richard Archer, Telepost Winter Swiss
YouTube analysis
Lichess study
Game 2 - Rob Nield v Mark Smith, Shropshire League 2:
YouTube analysis
Lichess study
Game 1 - Nat Paul v Nick Rutter, Shropshire Individual:
YouTube analysis
Lichess study

Coming Up

May 2021
  • Week beginning Monday 17 May

    Lighter Knights Individual Round Five, times as individually arranged

  • Monday 17 May

    Shropshire League Division 1, Maddocks A v Telepost a, 1930, lichess

  • Week beginning Monday 24 May

    Lighter Knights Individual Round Six, times as individually arranged

  • Monday 24 May

    Shropshire Rapidplay League Arena 5, 1930, lichess

  • Wednesday 26 May

    Shropshire League Division 2, Telford A v Telepost B, 1930, lichess
    Telepost C v Oswestry B, 1930, lichess

  • Thursday 27 May

    Shropshire League Division 1, Newport A v Telepost A, 1930, lichess

  • Week beginning Monday 31 May

    Lighter Knights Individual Round Seven, times as individually arranged

  • Monday 31 May

    Deadline for Shrewsbury Town Championships Round One


    Online matches calendar

    Lighter Knights Individual Schedule

  • Recent Results

  • Shropshire League Div 1

    Maddocks A 1 - Telepost A 3

  • Shropshire League Div 2

    Telepost B 1 - Oswestry B 2
    Telepost C 0.5 - Wellington A 2.5

  • Shropshire League Div 3

    Shrewsbury C 3 - Telepost D 0
    Telepost E 0 - Oswestry C 3

  • Five Counties Online League 

    Telepost A 5 - Staines and Runnymede 1
    Malpas and Friends B 5.5 - Telepost B 0.5

  • Latest News


    Congratulations to Telepost A - Shropshire League Division 1 Champions 2021 - full report to follow


    Ups, downs and on the brink

    With two weeks left in the Shropshire League season, there are marked contrasts in the fate of Telepost's five teams. Telepost A are on the brink of securing their first Division 1 title since 2014 after a win against perennial rivals Newport A - see the full story in Toby Neal's Shropshire Star report. A positive result against Maddocks A on Monday 17 May will see them home.

    On the up are Telepost D who finished second in Division 3, with the title taken by a Shrewsbury C squad featuring players normally seen in divisions one and two. Telepost E took the wooden spoon in the division.

    Division Two has proved a tough gig - with one round of matches left to play, Telepost are rooted to the bottom, still fighting for an elusive first positive result, with Telepost B second bottom and unable to catch the team above.

    Telepost B's hopes of second spot in Division Two of the Five Counties were dashed...

    Full story and more news

    New - report on British Championships

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