How to join West Nottingham Chess Club
If you would like to join, either contact the membership secretary or simply turn up at the club on any club night.
Membership of the club is open to anyone on payment of the annual subscription. Rates for the 2017–18 season are:
- Adults: £40.00
- Senior citizens/students/unwaged: £25.00
- Juniors: £25.00
- Family (includes parents and all children): £40.00
In addition, members pay £2.00 (adults) or £1.00 (juniors) per evening to cover the cost of the venue.
Benefits of membership
Members who play in league matches are also required to be (at least) Bronze members of the English Chess Federation (£16.00 for adults; £9.50 for juniors). Under the new rules for 2017/18 season, you are allowed to play up to 3 games without membership. Your 4th game automatically makes you a bronze member and the ECF invoices the club for this amount at the end of the year. This is good for very occasional players, otherwise it is better to renew.
If you wish to upgrade your ECF membership to Silver or Gold you must do that separately: details may be found on the ECF website.
Bronze membership also entitles you to play in the Club Championship and for Nottinghamshire's county teams at no further cost.