ECF Membership

With apologies for using the club website for a plug for the ECF, but I'd like to ensure this reaches as many people as possible over the next few days.

The ECF is naturally concerned that during these uncertain times with OTB chess suspended, many members might delay renewing their membership which becomes due from 1st September, but can be renewed in advance. Whilst certain items of ECF expenditure are reduced or eliminated due to the cancellation or postponement of events, other costs are fixed. These include staff and office costs that can't be turned off at short notice and would, anyway, result in the ECF failing to continue to exist in anything like its current form. It is appreciated that the lockdown restrictions may have caused serious financial hardship for some members, but I hope that wherever possible members will renew. To encourage this, the Chess & Bridge Shop have made a very generous offer to anyone renewing promptly. The offer is valid till the 13th September. On forwarding your renewal confirmation you will receive a discount voucher for the full amount of your ECF subscription against a purchase of not less than roughly double that amount. Full details can be found at