Membership Benefits

Join the English Chess Federation now!

The many benefits of ECF membership include reduced entry fees to some congresses; the ECF Yearbook; discounts from chess retailers; click here for the benefits offered by Tradewise Insurance. This is your opportunity to support the English Chess Federation in developing chess activities for all regardless of sex, age and ability. Use these descriptions to decide which membership category suits your chess playing —

BRONZE members
Free grading of results in Club competitions, Leagues, County championships
ECF Yearbook – discounted price (£13.50); Eligibility for ECF Master Points Scheme
SILVER members
Free grading of results in Club competitions, Leagues, County championships, Congresses (excl. FIDE-rated)
ECF Yearbook – discounted price (£13.50); Eligibility for ECF Master Points Scheme; Eligibility for inclusion in the ECF Grand Prix
GOLD members
Free grading of results in Club competitions, Leagues, County championships, Congresses, FIDE-rated events
ECF Yearbook – discounted price (£13.50); Eligibility for ECF Master Points Scheme; Eligibility for inclusion in the ECF Grand Prix
PLATINUM members
Free grading of results in Club competitions, Leagues, County championships, Congresses, FIDE-rated events
ECF Yearbook – free; Eligibility for ECF Master Points Scheme; Eligibility for inclusion in the ECF Grand Prix
ALL members
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Save 10% off the cost of any Fred. Olsen Cruise (http://www.fredolsencruises.com/ecf)
5% discount offered by Premier Engraving & Sports Goods (http://www.premierengravinguk.com)
5% discount offered via the Chess Direct Ltd web site (http://www.chessdirect.co.uk)
Discounted subscription to British Chess Magazine
Discounted rates with HMCA Insurance (https://www.hmca.co.uk/ecf)

then either …

1) Join online to register — click on this link then from the dropdown menu select which type of membership you would like to register for. A form will load with the mandatory fields denoted by red asterisks; or
2) If you prefer, print and complete the form (click here) clearly then post it to the ECF Office along with the appropriate payment. We would strongly advise against sending your credit card details by email. Please note we can now also accept applications, renewals & payments by telephone; or
3) If you’re already a member, download a renewal form to fill in (click here) or click here to renew online

The English Chess Federation (ECF) is the governing body for chess in England and its mission is to promote the game of chess, in all its forms, as an attractive means of cultural and personal advancement, to the widest possible audience. To develop chess, by creating the means to enable the highest forms of chess excellence to be achieved and to expand the game as a social and sporting activity.

Annual competitions run by the ECF include British Championships (with events for everyone from Under-8 to veteran); National Club Championships (Open, Major, Intermediate and Minor); English Chess Federation Grand Prix (Congress competitition); County Championships; National Schools Chess Tournament

The ECF is responsible for the selection of English teams and individual representatives to all FIDE events, including:
European and World Team Championships; Chess Olympiads for Men and Women; World Championship Zonal Tournaments; World Junior Championships.

Other ECF activities include: the ECF Grading system; courses for chess arbiters; chess events calendar (here); advice on publicising an event; advice on running a simultaneous display; advice on your nearest club(s) – see the ECF documents page and the club maps (left)

Further details from English Chess Federation, The Watch Oak, Chain Lane, Battle, East Sussex TN33 OYD Tel: 01424 775222 Fax: 01424 775904 Email: office@englishchess.org.uk