ECF Membership ...

1 September 2019

NOTE THAT THE ENGLISH CHESS FEDERATION (ECF) MEMBERSHIP SEASON 2018-19 HAS NOW ENDED AND THAT ALL MEMBERSHIPS FOR THE PAST SEASON HAVE EXPIRED.

PLEASE READ THE DETAILS ON THIS PAGE REGARDING THE VARIOUS TYPES OF MEMBERSHIP AVAILABLE FOR THE NEW SEASON AS WELL AS THE DETAILS OF WHEN, OR IF, YOU MIGHT BE REQUIRED TO BECOME A MEMBER OR THE ECF.

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RENEWAL OF ECF MEMBERSHIP FOR 2019-20

The English Chess Federation usually send out a reminder to their members informing them that their annual membership fee will be due for the new season. However, please note that players can take part in up to 3 games per season in any one league - and be graded for them - without such membership. This is to encourage any potential new players to at least experience a few competitive matches without having to pay.

For anyone unsure whether they will reach the +3 target during the season please note that 3Cs keep a record of all the games played by their own club members and will let each individual player know when that limit has been passed and that there is then a need for them to join the ECF.

Anyone wanting to renew their ECF membership online can find details of how to do so via this link ...

Details are also shown for those wishing to become members for the first time. However, again please remember that ECF membership is free for anyone who plays less than 4 games per season in any one league and also for any junior player who has never previously been a member of the English Chess Federation. (See "Free Junior Membership" further down this page).

The list below shows the 3Cs' players who are members of the English Chess Federation (ECF) for the 2019-20 season (at 9 September 2019).

The ECF membership season begins annually on 1 September until 31 August the following year.

Abbas, Ahmed Gold

Abbas, Daniel Gold
Adams, Philip Gold
Alam, Shadeul Bronze
Alam, Zayeem Silver
Ashton, Adam Gold
Ashton, Alannah Silver
Ashton, Tony Silver
Balakrishnan, Akil Silver
Benhamida Aisha Silver
Benhamida Jude Silver
Benhamida Mohammed Silver
Burke, Mitchell Gold
Chan, Lucas Silver
Clarke, Stuart Gold
Gardiner, Alex Silver
Gardiner, David Silver
Gardiner, Ethan Gold
Gittens, Nathan Gold
Horton, Andy Gold
Longson Alex Gold
Longson Sarah Gold
Malik, Hunain Gold
Mills, Ollie Silver
Newton, Ben Gold
Rita, Joao Gold
Walton, John Silver

10 June 2019

The English Chess Federation have announced a slight increase in their membership fees for the 2019-20 season as follows (the current fees in brackets) ...

Platinum Adult - £75 (£70) Junior - £75 (£70) Unlimited Matches
Gold Adult - £39 (£34) Junior - £19.50 (£17) FIDE Events
Silver Adult - £27 (£23.50) Junior - £6 (£5) Congresses
Bronze Adult - £18 (£16) Junior - £6 (£5) League / Club Matches

It should however be noted that the fees did not increase last season and that junior fees were actually significantly reduced. In fact the junior fees for next season are still well below the figure they were two seasons ago.

All players are still able to play up to 3 games per season in a league free of charge.

Memberships of the ECF can be paid at any time during the season up to 30th June.

FREE JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP

The ECF allow any junior player (under 18) to have one season's free Silver membership if they have never previously been a member of the national governing body.

3Cs maintain a record of all the games played for the club by their junior members for whom this may concern and will inform them whenever the offer is of benefit to them. (ie: ECF membership is not required for anyone playing less than 4 games in a season - therefore the free offer does not become beneficial until such games have been played).