Thank you for your interest in our club!
Please fill in this form to apply for membership for the 2022–23 season (whether you are a new, rejoining or renewing member). Our membership year now runs from September 1st to August 31st.
If you’re not yet ready to become a member, but are interested in receiving information about our events by email, please also fill in the form.
Please read our privacy notice for details of how we store and use your personal information when you do so.
The benefits of membership are:
If you play in a lot of blitz and rapid tournaments, you could easily make savings adding up to more than your membership fee!
See our activities for further details.
Many Hendon events involve playing games under tournament conditions, whose results are sent to the ECF and/or FIDE for rating. In order to be eligible for rated events at standard or rapid time limits, you must be a member of the ECF. ECF membership is separate from club membership: neither one includes the other.
ECF membership gives you various other benefits (depending on the level you choose), including discounted entry to chess tournaments and events around the country. For more background information, see this guide.
See the following table for details of what types of ECF membership are required for club events (OTB refers to “over-the-board” chess, as opposed to online chess):
|Event||Entry fee||Club membership required||Minimum ECF membership|
|Middlesex League (OTB)||No||Yes||Bronze|
|Club Championship (OTB)||No||Yes||Bronze|
|Blitz tournaments (OTB)||Yes||No (discount)||None|
|Open rapid tournaments (OTB)||Yes||No (discount)||Silver|
If you have any questions about this, please contact us.
Since all memberships run to the end of the season (31st August), the fees depend on when you join (your membership begins on the date of payment):
|Payment date||Full fee||Concessions|
|August 2022 or before (“early bird” discount)||£60||£48|
|September or October 2022||£70||£56|
|November or December 2022||£60||£48|
|January or February 2023||£50||£40|
|March or April 2023||£40||£32|
|May or June 2023||£30||£24|
|July or August 2023||£20||£16|
The concessionary rate is available to:
Additional concessions are available in the following cases (please contact our Treasurer for further details):
In line with the ECF’s recommendation in March 2022, we are offering free membership for the 2022/23 season to any Ukrainian refugees who have been granted refugee or asylum status by the UK Government since the beginning of 2022. Anyone wishing to take advantage of this offer should contact our Membership Secretary with details of their FIDE UKR registration or ECF membership.
We strongly prefer payment by bank transfer; the application form contains payment instructions.