Contact Us

If you would like to get in touch with Shrewsbury Chess Club for whatever reason, be it arranging a match or asking to come along to the club, please don’t hesitate to ask any questions.

Club Secretary Francis Best can be contacted on the number 01743 821220 on weekends and weekdays after 7pm, or you can email him at any point of the day at

The venue is just 300 yards or so from the old playing area; just down the road from the old entrance. There are far more parking spaces than previously!

To get to the centre, proceed as per previous until it gets to the entrance to the hospital previously used on the right. Carry on straight past there (there is a signpost on the left hand side of the road that should indicate if you’re doing well!) and it’s the large, lit up building to your right. Simply enter through the doors and let the security know you’re here for the chess and they will let you in and direct you to the correct rooms.

If you still are unsure as to where the premises are, please don’t hesitate to ask!

7 Responses to Contact Us

  1. Geoff Knox says:

    I’ve moved to Shrewsbury and would like to play some chess.
    I probably play to around 140 BCF, although its a few years since I played regular OTB.
    When/where does the club meet?

    • Admin says:

      Hi Geoff

      The club meets at the Shelton Hospital on Fridays at 7.30 pm. You would be very welcome to come along and give us a try. It’s a great time to join as the season is just beginning. If you want to give me a call on 01743-821220 before you come along, I can make sure you’re met and greeted.

      Francis Best, Club Secretary

  2. SOUMEN DAS says:

    We just moved in here Shrewsbury. I am looking for chess class for my daughter who is 8.5 years old.

    Do you suggest anything around?


    • Admin says:


      At the club, we’re happy to welcome players of any standard on the Friday evenings to come along and play a few friendly games. However, if that’s not ideal due to timings etc, then the Shropshire Junior Chess Academy ( is the best place for Juniors. Although they haven’t met for a while, the intention is there to focus on that soon this year. If you want to chat further, then Francis Best helps run the Junior Events as well as being club secretary. His number is 01743 821 220, and it is ideal to contact him on weeknight evenings from abour 7PM or weekends (although not today, the Saturday, as he is away).

  3. Linda says:

    Hi just wondering if you could help. I’m looking for a boxed chess set to send to my son and daughter in law as a present to Thailand. Any ideas where I can get a good quality one from ?
    Many thanks

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