About us


Newport Chess Club are one of the largest and most successful clubs competing in the Shropshire League. We are an extremely friendly club who are always looking for new members, whether you want to play competitive chess in one of our 4 club teams or you just want to come along on a Tuesday evening, play a few friendly games and enjoy a pint at the bar, we would love to welcome you to our club. We provide activities all year round including hosting numerous mini tournaments, chess variant evenings, fish and chip nights, simultaneous challenges and many many more events.

If you are a seasoned player or a new beginner Newport Chess club wants you to become one of us. We meet every Tuesday evening at the Royal British Legion 7.30 pm.

Our Teams

A Team

P1030189The A team experienced another superb season winning both Division 1 and the rapidplay knockout. They also came a close second in the rapidplay league and cox trophy after a nailbiting finish with their long term rivals Telepost. And with the addition of Ian to the lineup the team goes from strength to strength as they look forward to next season.

Newport A Team:

Keith Arkell (GM)

Nick Rutter

Nick Arkell

Nathanael Paul

Ian Jamieson

B Team

Newport B had another great season finishing a close 2nd in Division 2 and securing their promotion to division 1.  Not bad for a team that was in division 3 only 2 season ago.

Newport B Team:

Tony Holdford

Danny Griffiths

Stuart Ross

Christopher Paul

C Team

Newport C compete in the 3rd division and tend to accommodate most of our newest players. Having just missed out to Newport Juniors in the race for promotion last season, they will once again be setting their sights high and aiming for a promotion spot.

Newport C Team:

David Lovegrove

Paul Broderick

Malcolm Price

William Gormley

Mike Moore

Junior Team

We are proud to field the only junior team in the Shropshire league. Under the captaincy of Simon, the team has gone from strength to strength, outflanking Newport C to secure promotion last season. Now in division 2, many of the more experienced players will be vary wary of this up and coming lot.

Newport Junior Team:

Christopher Lewis

Simon Maydew

Edison Xu

Dominic Holmes

Zach Maydew