ONLINE MEMBERSHIP SYSTEM
The ECF uses a system powered by PaySubsOnline.com to allow you to join the federation, renew or upgrade your existing membership and update your personal information. If you would like more information about the different types of membership, click here.
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.
The other information is helpful to us, and we would ask you to complete this where possible. In particular, the Grading Reference (e.g. 123456A) – which you can find here – which, if you do know it, helps us to match members to the Grading Database. This is important to ensure that you receive all of the discounts and game fee exemptions to which membership entitles you. If you do not have a Grading Reference – perhaps because you are new to graded chess competitions – just leave the field blank.
Date of Birth is mandatory for juniors so that we can confirm eligibility for the Junior rate. It is helpful to us in other cases as well, because it aids player identification in the grading database, but we understand that not everyone wishes to divulge this information unless absolutely necessary.
‘Initials’ requires initials of your given names (i.e. except for your surname). For example, if your full name was John Robert Smith, you would enter “JR” in the Initials field.
After completing the form, you’ll be navigated to a check-out page which summarises your selection. Click on ‘Pay now’ to start the transaction process.
We currently use PayPal to facilitate the transaction. If you have a PayPal account you can login and pay using your PayPal balance, alternatively, you can pay by using your debit / credit card.
After payment you will receive a welcome email confirming the registration. This email will contain your username, password and a link to a member login area where you can keep your contact information up-to-date, upgrade your membership during the subscription year and renew your membership.
If you have previously provided us with a valid e-mail address, you should receive a renewal e-mail containing your username (your e-mail address), a unique system-generated password and a link to the member login area. You can find the login area here.
Once logged in, on the first page you arrive to, you can choose to change your password from the system generated one to something more memorable. On the same page (My Details page), please check that the information we have for you is up-to-date and that all mandatory fields are completed.
Next, click on the Payment menu option. Here you will see the membership group you have been assigned. You can change this by clicking on the membership group name and selecting one of the other options. After making your choice, click Confirm. The page will refresh with the new amount due.
To pay, simply click on the blue ‘Pay’ link. We currently use PayPal to facilitate the transaction. If you have a PayPal account you can login and pay using your PayPal balance, alternatively, you can pay by using your debit / credit card.
After you have paid you will be returned back to your ECF / PaySubsOnline.com account. An electronic receipt of the transaction can be viewed under the Payment menu option by clicking on the ‘Paid’ radio button (the system can sometimes take a minute or two to update this information). You will also be emailed confirmation the transaction has been successful. This email comes from PayPal. When you’re finished, log-off.
If you decide to upgrade your membership during the membership year, log back in to your account and click on the Payment menu option. Here, you will find the upgrade options along with relevant pricing. Just tick the relevant option and follow the on-screen instructions.
If we do not have an e-mail address for you, you should receive a letter from us explaining how you can access the system. This letter will contain a unique system-generated username and password. If you don’t have access to e-mail or the internet, don’t worry – you can still renew and upgrade your membership by post or telephone.
If you would sooner join with a paper form and a cheque or credit card details –
|Membership forms to download (PDF)|
|New members – click here||Renewals – click here|