To All Club Members

Can we please ask members to pay their membership fees by electronic transfer.

If you have not received an email with our bank details it means you are not on our mailing list.

Please email secretary@crowboroughchess.org to be added.

We will still accept cash or a cheque of course but direct payment is easier for us as HSBC have now closed the Crowborough branch.

The AGM took place on Friday 21st September 2018.

It was noted that although we made a small surplus last year with an end of season bank balance of £600 there are several factors that will impinge on next year’s finances.

·       Last year the 2017 Crowborough Congress had a bumper entry of 48 while this year it was 36. The congress was still profitable but with a lower income by £200.

·       You may have noticed that we now have a cage in the basement storeroom which means we do not have to lug sets, boards and clocks up and down two floors. However there is an annual charge by the Community Centre of £75 for this cage.

·       As a non profit making local organisation the chess club receive beneficial hire rates. However there will undoubtedly be pressure on the Community Centre to increase hire costs from the 1st January 2019 due to the disruption of losing the nearby parking and resulting development works.

Due to these factors the meeting felt it was prudent to increase all the club membership rates by £5 to maintain a balanced budget.

Adult Membership £75

Entitles members to

  • enjoy all the facilities on a club night 7:30pm - 10:00pm September - May
  • to play for teams in the Mid Sussex Chess League
  • to enter the nationally graded club championship tournament

Junior Membership £45

Open to all school age children

Entitles members to

  • free attendance to the Junior training and games 6:30pm - 7:30pm September - May
  • to play for teams in the Mid Sussex Chess Rapidplay League
  • opportunity for the older juniors to join the adults on club nights for graded rapidplay games 7:45pm - 9:00pm

Family Membership

£115 Any combination of Adult and Junior memberships
£  85 Three Junior memberships
£  70 Two Junior memberships

open to all family members residing at one address


English Chess Federation

All club members who wish to play in teams and/or the club rapidplay tournaments must also be at least bronze members of the ECF.

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 2019.

Bronze …………       £ 16.00 ( Concessionary rate for Juniors £   5.00 )
Silver ……………       £ 23.50 ( Concessionary rate for Juniors £   5.00 )
Gold ……………         £ 34.00 ( Concessionary rate for Juniors £ 17.00 )

Juniors are free for their 1st year.