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28 April 2013
ECF Membership Scheme
The ECF has released the details of its proposed membership scheme to be presented at the ECF AGM in October. The main points:
Bronze membership (club, league, and county games eligible for grading) £12 full, £8 concessions.
Silver membership (as bronze, but also games played in congresses eligible for grading) £18 full, £12 concessions.
Gold membership (as silver, but also inclusive of FIDE rated games) £27 full, £22 concessions.
For each person who is a bronze member, or non member (i.e. anyone who is a member of a different Federation), but wishes to play in a congress there will be a one- off charge of £6.
Non- members will have to pay a fee per game. If 85% or more chess players are ECF members that fee will be £1, if less it will be £2 per game. This is scheduled to be a temporary measure, "...while the membership scheme is bedding down." There is no definitive time limit on this, although the proposal mentions 2 years as an estimate.
When the membership scheme is "bedded down" anyone playing a graded game will be required to be an ECF Member.
Anyone who is a member of a different Federation but wishes to play FIDE rated games will be charged £1.50 per game. I believe that includes 4NCL, but correct me if I'm wrong.
Ungraded/ new players will be allowed to play 3 graded games before either becoming a member or paying game fee.
If this proposal gets voted through it will take effect from 1st Sept. 2012.
http://www.englishchess.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/ECF-Funding-Proposals-Aug-2011.doc is the link to the document. It's also possible to download it in PDF form from the ECF website.
Ben Edgell ( ECF Representative ) firstname.lastname@example.org
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