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Saturday, 28 July 2012

Join the ECF online

The ECF launched their online membership facility this week. You'll need your ECF grading reference, which you can find on the ECF Grading Database.

Join the ECF Online Here

You've got some options about the kind of membership you take out. If you're not sure which to pick, take a look at the ECF guidance.

If you're not sure why we're encouraging to join the ECF, check out this post.

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

New grades published

The new ECF grades have been published today. To view all members of our Club, go to www.ecfgrading.org.uk/?club=Bury+St+Edmunds

Many congratulations to Alan Merry (16 in November) whose grade has reached the dizzy heights of 225.  He's the no. 3 Junior in England and easily top for his age-group.

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

New date for Norfolk & Suffolk Cup Final

Our opponents, Norfolk & Norwich Chess Club, have discovered that their Club will be closed during July and August.  So a revised date has had to be set for the Final - Tuesday 11 September.  It will take place at Langley Prep School, in Yarmouth Road, Norwich, starting at 7.30 pm.  Anyone wishing to watch the match should contact me, to arrange a lift.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Club Membership for 2012-13

In a change from previous years, to play as part of a team, you will need to join the ECF as well as the club. ECF membership will cost from £13 for adults or £9 for Juniors. A discount of £1 will be available for those joining online. The ECF facility for that should be available from mid-July 2012. For more information visit the ECF website, but feel free to ask questions either at the club or here.

Club membership fees for the 2012-13 season are as follows:

Adult (under 65):£30
Adult (over 65):£15
Junior (18 and under):£15
Unwaged:£15

While team members will need to pay for ECF membership, the changes at the ECF have allowed us to lower our membership fees. The figures above represent a 25% reduction on 2011-12 membership fees.

Please get in touch with our Treasurer, Hugo Smith, to arrange payment. As ever, new players are welcome to attend a taster evening or two before joining.

Thetford Rapidplay

Members may be interested in attending the Thetford Rapidplay. The event will be held on Saturday, September 15th, more information, including an entry form, can be found here.