An advert was put in the local Newport Advertiser for anyone interested in playing chess to meet on its first night and several attended, Klaus kindly donated the chess sets and boards to get us going and we soon had enough players to enter into the Shropshire League its first team. The club gradually grew in numbers with many times Shropshire Champion Nick Rutter soon joining the club from Telford Chess Club and soon the club could field second and third teams. Newport chess club has always encouraged Juniors and over the years those Juniors have turned out to be some of the strongest players working their way up into the A teams playing Division one,
The A teams has won Division one many times and for quite a few years had the strongest team in the County, however players come and go people move home and youngsters go on to University so we are always on the lookout for new players young and old male and female
The club has always welcomed players of all strengths and all ages, as long as you enjoy a game of chess is all that matters.
Newport's Star Player
Nick Rutter has won the Shropshire Individual 9 times whilst being with us!
A Team League Results
|2016||1||1st||N Rutter, N Paul, C Lewis, S Maydew|
|2015||1||2nd||N Rutter, N Paul, S Maydew, C Lewis|
|2014||1||2nd||N Rutter, G Cooper, N Paul, S Maydew, C Lewis|
|2013||1||1st||T Pym, N Rutter, G Cooper, N Paul, T Holdford|
|2012||1||2nd||N Rutter, G Cooper, N Paul, T Holdford|
|2011||1||2nd||N Rutter, A holdford, D Griffiths, S Cooper|
|2010||1||3rd||N Rutter, T Pym, G Cooper, T Holdford|
|2009||1||6th||N Rutter, T Pym, G Cooper, T Holdford, C Lewis|
|2008||1||5th||N Rutter, T Pym, T Holdford, C Lewis|
|2007||1||1st||N Rutter, T Pym, G Cooper, R Palmer, T Holdford|
|2006||1||1st||N Rutter, T Pym, G Cooper, R Palmer, T Holdford|
|2005||1||3rd||N Rutter, T Pym, G Cooper, A Holdford, D Griffiths|
|2004||1||4th||N Rutter, T Pym, G Cooper, J Pym, S Cooper|
|1999||1||1st||N Rutter, C Portman, R Archer, T Holdford, J Jeggo|
B Team League Results
|2017||1||7th||A Ansari, D Griffiths, S Ross, C Paul|
|2016||2||2nd||D Griffiths, A Ansari, S Ross, C Paul|
|2015||3||1st||A Mehmood, D Griffiths, S Ross, C Paul|
|2014||2||7th||A Mehmood, S Ross, D Griffiths, C Paul|
|2013||2||3rd||A Mehmood, D Griffiths, S Ross, C Paul|
|2012||3||1st||D Griffiths, A Mehmood, S Cooper, C Paul|
|2011||2||7th||S Cooper, S Davies, P Broderick, D Lovegrove|
|2010||2||6th||S Davies, D Lovegrove, S Cooper, J Pym|
|2009||2||5th||S Cooper, D Lovegrove, S Davies, K Richards|
|2008||2||6th||J Pym, D Griffiths, J Eadon, S Cooper, S Davies|
|2007||2||5th||C Lewis, D Griffiths, S Cooper, S Davies, D Lovegrove|
|2006||2||5th||D Griffiths, J Jeggo, J Pym, C Lewis|
|2005||2||6th||R Palmer, J Pym, S Davies, S Cooper, C Lewis|
C Team League Results
|2017||3||5th||D Lovegrove, P Broderick, M Price, W Gormley, M Moore|
|2016||3||3rd||P Broderick, D Lovegrove, M Price, W Gormley, M Moore|
|2015||3||3rd||P Broderick, D Lovegrove, W Gormley, M Price, M Moore|
|2014||3||4th||P Broderick, D Lovegrove, W Gormley, M Price, M Moore|
|2013||3||5th||P Broderick, W Gormley, S Davies, M Price, D Lovegrove|
|2012||3||4th||P Broderick, S Davies, W Gormley, D Lovegrove, M Price|
|2006||3||6th||S Davies, P Broderick, D Lovegrove, M Patterson|
Junior Team League Results
|2017||2||4th||S Maydew, T Holford, E Zu, D Holmes, Z Maydew|
|2016||3||2nd||E Zu, L Clarke, D Holmes, Z Maydew|
|2015||3||6th||L Clarke, D Holmes, Z Maydew, E Maydew|
|2014||3||8th||L Clarke, D Holmes, Z Maydew, E Maydew|
|2010||3||7th||J Newey, J Allan, M Ricahrds, H Davenport|
|2009||3||5th||A Taylor, A Mehmood, H Davenport, M Richards|
|2008||3||4th||A Taylor, A Mehmood, H Davenport, M Richards|
|2007||3||6th||A Taylor, A Mehmood, H Davenport, M Richards|
|2006||3||7th||A Tylor, M Baulf, H Davenport, T Roe|
|2005||3||7th||J Pym, A Tylor, C Lewis, M Baulf|
|2004||3||7th||C Lewis, A Taylor, M Baulf, H Daveport|
Cox Trophy Success
|Best Placed Team||Year||Position||Team|
|A Team||2017||1st||N Rutter, N Paul, C Lewis, I Jamieson|
|A Team||2016||2nd||N Rutter, N Paul, C Lewis, S Maydew|
|A Team||2015||1st||N Rutter, N Paul, S Maydew, C Lewis|
|A Team||2014||2nd||N Rutter, G Cooper, N Paul, C Lewis|
|A Team||2013||1st||N Rutter, G Cooper, N Paul, C Lewis|
|A Team||2012||2nd||N Rutter, G Cooper, N Paul, C Lewis|
|All Teams||2010||Round 1||All teams eliminated round 1|
|B Team||2009||7th||D Lovegrove, R Szwajkun, S Szwajkun|
|A Team||2008||3rd||T Pym, N Rutter, A Holdford, C Lewis, A Taylor|
|Junior Team||2007||2nd||G Cooper, A Taylor, A Mehmood, D Morris, H Baulf|
|A Team||2006||6th||N Rutter, G Cooper, R Palmer, C Lewis, S Cooper|
|A Team||2005||1st||N Rutter, G Cooper, R Palmer, C Lewis, S Cooper|
Early winds for Tiago Faustino and Karl Wakefield put Church Stretton 2-0 ahead. Faustino managed to extricate his queen and evade Nathanael Paul’s attempts to trap it and emerged two pawns up to continue an unbeaten run stretching back to his first matches for the Stretton club in January. An exchange sacrifice by Nick Rutter on board one broke through for a fatal attack on Trevor Brotherton’s king, leaving Stretton Captain Steve Rooney needing at least a draw in the final game against Gavyn Cooper, as a match tie of 2-2 would have given the match to Newport under the countback rules. In the last encounter between the two at the start of the league season, Rooney won in a tense time scramble, and this game also went to the wire.
Rooney reports “Gavyn turned down one draw offer but eventually realised he couldn’t break through and offered one himself when we were both down to the last five minutes.”
Quickplay held at the Wrekin Housing Trust
|A Team||2017||1st||N Arkell, N Paul, I Jamieson, C Lewis, A Ansari|
|A Team||2016||1st||B Bates, N Paul, C Lewis, A Ansari|
|A Team||2014||1st||N Rutter, G Cooper, N Paul, S Maydew, C Lewis|
The Newport team took the trophy in decisive style, ending the hopes of Shrewsbury-based Telepost of scoring a hat-trick. Telepost had taken the title in the two previous years but the Newprt outfit f Nick Rutter, Gavyn Cooper, Nathanael Paul, Simon Maydew, and Chris Lewis were just too strong for the opposition, going through the tournament unbeaten.
They topped the table in the league stage and then saw off Telepost 4.5-0.5 in the semi-final. In the other semi-final Shrewsbury beat Telford 3-2, setting up a final between Newport and Shrewsubry.
Newport went into a 2-0 lead but then Matt best pulled a point back for Shrewsbury to raise the tension. Chris Lewis’ win against Ivor Salter on bottom board, however, put the issue beyond doubt.
Six teams entered the competition and players had to complete all moves of the game in 25 minutes.
The tournament was held at the Wrekin Housing Trust in Telford.
Organiser Toby Neal said “Newport were worthy winners on the day and few teams got any change from them. Chess at these time limits can get very frenetic which is all part of the gun”.
Minor Knockout Success
|Best Placed Team||Year||Position||Team|
|B Team||2016||2nd||I Jamieson, D Griffiths|
|Junior Team||2015||6th||L Clarke, D Holmes, Z Maydew, E Maydew|
|B Team||2014||2nd||A Mehmood, S Ross, C Paul, D Griffiths|
|B Team||2013||3rd||D Griffiths, S Ross, C Paul, J Newey|
|B Team||2012||4th||D Griffiths, A Mehmood, C Paul|
|All Teams||2011||Round 1|
|All Teams||2009||Round 1|
|B Team||2008||2nd||G Cooper, S Davies, A Mehmodd, S Cooper, D Lovegrove|
|Junior Team||2007||5th||A Taylor, A Mehmood, H Davenport, M Richards, H Baulf|
|B Team||2005||4th||R Palmer, J Pym, S Davies, C Lewis, Patterson|
Grammar School Host UK International
Thomas Pym in Austria
Nick Rutter vs Nigel Short
Newport retain the quickplay trophy - Shropshire Star 13/06/2017
Newport A were the class of the field as they cruised to victory in the Shropshire chess team quickplay tournament, retaining the trophy.
They beat a very strong Telepost A outfit in the final and it wasn't even close, with Newport quickly surging into an unassailable 3-0 lead in the running score over the five boards. Final result was: Newport A 4, Telepost A 1.
Newport's cause was aided by the recruitment of a guest player on top board, Nick Arkell, of Stourbridge, but even so they were outgraded overall against their Shrewsbury-based opponents, who had a strong guest themselves in the shape of Richard Bryant.
Detailed result was: Nick Arkell 1, Trevor Brotherton 0; Nat Paul 0.5, Nigel Ferrington 0.5; Ian Jamieson 1, Richard Bryant 0; Athar Ansari 1, Phil Zabrocki 0; Chris Lewis 0.5, John Bashall 0.5.
Shrewsbury beat Wellington 4.5-0.5 to take third place.
Six teams took part in the event at the Wrekin Housing Trust in Telford.