Telepost Dark Knights is intended as a place for social chess, friendlies against other clubs, and club tournaments. It is based on Lichess.com, which is the platform used for the Shropshire League 2020-21 season, 4NCL Online, ECF County Online and other tournaments. We played our traditional pre-season friendly against Shrewsbury Light Squares (Shrewsbury Chess Club) as the Dark Knights, and have held two club competitions - a Winter 20 Individual Swiss competition held over six rounds, and a Chess Ladder in which each month players challenge a player above them in the ladder, in an attempt to reach the top of the ladder and become the White Knight. Our current tournament, for Spring 2021, is the Lighter Knights Individual, a round-robin of two leagues with inter-league finals. TDK is also a place to arrange social chess amongst club members. John Casewell is the Dark Knights co-ordinator.If you would like to join the Dark Knights:
Lichess makes it very easy to spectate a particular game and Kate Walker has created a calendar of online matches taking place "in" Shropshire. So, if you fancy watching Shropshire's answer to the Magnus Carlsen Tour, plan your viewing on our online matches calendar. Contact Kate to add a game to the calendar.
Our latest club competition for Spring 2021 is an all-play-all league of two divisions. Details can be found on the link below.
Results of our online competitions, both on Chess.com and Lichess, can be found on the link below.