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ECF Membership ...

This page gives information about becoming a member of the English Chess Federation which is the national governing body of chess in this country.

 

Becoming a member of the ECF is a definite requirement for any players who wish to compete in events above the level of their local leagues (ie Weekend congresses, 4NCL, etc).

 

Those who just compete for their own club in a local league (ie Manchester League) are able to play three such games without requiring membership of the ECF and which will only be necessary if they make a fourth appearance.

 

Further details are shown below as well as the membership requirements for junior players (Free one year membership for any new junior player).

1 September 2022

The ECF have introduced a new rolling membership scheme for the 2022-23 season and will therefore will no longer have a set date on which memberships start and finish.

The new system will have a player's annual membership ending on the last day of the previous month in which it began 12 months earlier.
(ie Memberships bought on 20 May 2022 will cease on 30 April 2023).

The list below shows the 3Cs' players who are currently members of the English Chess Federation (ECF)

(List updated -  29 November 2022)

1 September 2022

The ECF membership fees are currently as follows ...

Supporter – £10.00
Supporter membership grants you access to ECF online members clubs and events on Chess.com and Lichess, together with free online rating of results in all ECF rated online events.

Queen’s Gambit Scheme Supporter – free
Available to women aged 18 and over who have not been members of the ECF before, for their first membership year. Queen’s Gambit Scheme Supporter membership grants you access to ECF online members clubs and events on Chess.com and Lichess, together with free online rating of all ECF rated online events.

Bronze – £18.00 | Junior Bronze – £6.00
Bronze membership grants you free rating of results in club competitions, leagues, county championships.

Silver – £27.00 | Junior Silver – £6.00
Silver membership grants you free rating of results in club competitions, leagues, county championships, congresses (excl. FIDE-rated standard play tournaments).

Gold – £39.00 | Junior Gold – £19.50
Gold membership grants you free rating of results in club competitions, leagues, county championships, congresses, FIDE-rated standard play tournaments.

Platinum – £75.00
Platinum membership grants you free rating of results in club competitions, leagues, county championships, congresses, FIDE-rated standard play tournaments and a free print copy of the ECF Yearbook each year.

 

Abbas,                  Ahmed.               Gold

Adams,                 Philip.                  Gold

Adnan,                  Hasan.                Silver

Alam,                    Shehedul.           Bronze

Alam,                    Zayeem.              Silver

Ali,                         Mikhail                Bronze

Ashton,                Adam.                  Gold

Ashton,                Alannah.             Gold

Ashton,                Crystal.                Gold

Burke,                  Mitchell.              Gold

Butterworth,       Nathan.               Bronze 

Clarke,                  Stuart.                 Gold

Denisov,               Seny                    Bronze

Gittens,                Nathan.               Gold

Hazlehurst,          Cory.                    Gold

Horton,                 Andy.                  Gold

Horton,                 Jamie.                  Gold

Jackson,                Edward.              Gold

Jackson,                Neil.                     Silver

Kerton,                 Becky.                  Silver

Kerton,                 Claire.                  Silver           

Lea,                       Daniel.                 Gold

Lewis,                   Aaron.                  Silver

Lewis,                   Andy.                   Bronze

Longson,              Alex.                     Gold

Longson,              Sarah.                  Gold

Malik,                    Hunain.               Gold

Marshall,              James                  Silver

Martiniere,           Maeve.                Silver

Miller,                    Jonathan.            Silver

Pelling,                  Kyle.                     Gold

Qadeer,                 Abdul.                 Silver

Riaz,                       Hafsa.                  Silver

Riaz,                       Ibrahim.              Silver

Rita,                       Joao.                     Gold

Rohman,               Mohammed,      Bronze

Tebelev,                 Michael.              Bronze

Tompson,              John.                    Silver

Walton,                  Alan.                    Gold

Walton,                  John.                    Bronze

Ye,                          Kevin.                   Bronze

                                                 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).

ECF MEMBERSHIP - 3 GAMES FREE

Players can take part in up to 3 games per season in any one league - and be graded for them - without having to become members of the English Chess Federation. This is to encourage any potential new players to at least experience a few competitive matches without having to pay.  However, players will then not be eligible to play a fourth game that season in the same league unless they have since joined the ECF

 

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).

 

If any 3Cs' members have questions concerning membership of the ECF please e-mail Alan Burke (haybeesea@hotmail.com)

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