The ECF membership year runs from 1st September to 31st of the following August, and each year during July we open the sale of new memberships and renewals for the following season – look out for the renewal email we will be sending in July.
As we move towards the summer and, hopefully, a return to over the board chess, we want to support this transition as much as we can, as well as supporting the many online tournaments that will be taking place between now and July. Anyone who either renews their membership for 2020-21 or takes out a fresh one from 15th May onwards will have their membership automatically extended until 31st August 2022 free of charge once 2021-22 memberships become available. If for whatever reason you do not wish us to extend your membership in this way please email the ECF office before 1st July. This applies to all membership levels, including free memberships (Free Junior Silver, QGS) and supporter.
If you have not already renewed or taken out a membership for 2020/2021, you can find some help and guidance here on how to join the ECF or renew your existing membership. Please note that even if your membership is being extended you may still receive an invitation to renew your membership in July. You will need to take no further action at that time. The office staff will renew your membership for you, and you will receive a confirmation email when this has been done.
If you have any questions about this offer simply email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org and they’ll be happy to help.
— Rob Willmoth, ECF Director of Membership