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Subscription Rates for 2020-21

Due to Covid-19 we have decided to re-open ONLINE operating as we were during March, April, May and June.

This will include;

  • Weekly meetings on Fridays 6:30pm-9:00pm on LICHESS and ZOOM. Similar  format as before. These were popular with about 25 entries each week.
  • We will be running a training session for juniors teaching chess basics on ZOOM. Thursdays at 5:30pm. If there is a demand we may add an advanced class.
  • For the Under 16s we will continue to play a team in the Worldwide Junior event where at the end of last season we were promoted to Division A. This takes place every other Saturday at 4:00pm with Zoom commentary.
  • For the Adults and Juniors we will organise LICHESS online evening Team Events against other Sussex Clubs and of course our club KO Championship.
  • Members will be able to join the occasional Special Events such as commentary and participation in talks on world chess events similar to the successful David Howell talk. 
  • If enough demand and we know not to everyone’s taste we will run variant chess tournaments and may even organise an ULTRA BULLET championship !

We have some other ideas including adult beginner classes that may be of interest to parents or grandparents.

We are suspending our normal club membership fee structure though once we return to real life and if members wish to resume club meetings at the Community Centre there will be a pro-rata full club membership fee to pay.

However in the meantime we do have CLUB running costs for ZOOM, LICHESS, TROPHIES, BOOKWHEN, INSURANCE, WEBSITE and ongoing EQUIPMENT STORAGE costs.

We are therefore introducing an Online Membership for the remainder of 2020 ;

Adults  £20

Juniors £10

  Please join as soon as possible using this link on BOOKWHEN

Committee Members 2020-21

  • President - Don Grant
  • Chairman - Jonathan Tuck
  • Secretary - David Fryer
  • Treasurer - David Fryer
  • 1st Team Captain - Nick Hope
  • KO Cup and Rapidplay Team Captain - David Fryer
  • Club Championship Controller - Jonathan Grisenthwaite
  • Junior Coordinator - Vacancy
  • Committee Member - Gary McCulloch
  • Committee Member - Michael Redman
  • Committee Member - Chris Dunn

English Chess Federation

All club members are encouraged to be at least bronze members of the ECF.

Note when we return to over the board club members playing for our teams in the Mid Sussex League will need to be at least Bronze members.

If you play in tournaments outside of the club you will need to be a Silver member while Gold membership is required for International FIDE events.

Club members can join the ECF online at www.englishchess.org.uk

Annual ECF subscriptions for the year to 31st August 2021.

Bronze ……………      £ 18.00 ( Junior Bronze  £   6.00 )
Silver ………………      £ 27.00 ( Junior Silver    £   6.00 )
Gold …………………     £ 39.00 ( Junior Gold      £ 19.50 )

Juniors are free for their 1st year.

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