Membership

Prospective members of the club are welcome to come along to the club on one of the club evenings to try us out and see if you like it.  We hope to provide a friendly welcome for all chess players of all levels.  We can discuss membership after you have tried us out.

The club offers a range of subscriptions which run from Sept 1st through to August 31st:

Annual rates are:

  • £95 – adult, waged (in work)
  • £65 – adult senior (over 70)
  • £45 – adult, unwaged or student

For information on juniors please see the Juniors section.

Please complete the following contact information for information on joining and payment:

Members joining after November through the year will be offered a prorata rate by the treasurer at their sole discretion.

For existing members, the Treasurer will write to you at the beginning of each season.

Online Membership

From time to time the club offers a range of tournaments online.  There is no compulsory charge for playing for the club online, but a contribution of £10 towards the club upkeep and development is encouraged.  Captains of teams or those who assist with organisation are not expected to contribute in this way. 

English Chess Federation (ECF) Membership

Please note that the above figures do not include English Chess Federation (ECF) Membership fees.   The ECF works in many ways to help chess players and you can review their site at  www.englishchess.org.uk

The club strongly suggests that all members join the ECF.  Existing players are reminded to renew their subscriptions in August.

All Club members who are not current members of the ECF, and who play in any over the board (OTB) league for the club must join the ECF after playing their first game, and provide their ECF number to the club secretary. (Link to contacts).  The club and ECF fees are separate to provide transparency in terms of what each organisation charges and to allow club members to select the appropriate level of ECF membership that suits them.  ECF membership is covered at the following site.

FIDE Membership

Players in international competitions, or competitions which are FIDE rated (with an International FIDE rating) are required to pay a FIDE fee.  

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