Latest News . . .

New league season has now started  - fixtures on the results page.


The first team got off to a good start 4.5-0.5 win v Shrewsbury although games tighter than score

Covid regulations for the league are on Shropshire website - main points are:-

1.Any player playing a match in the Shropshire League must wear a mask, unless their opponent agrees to play without masks.

2.Hand sanitiser should be provided by the host club for all players. 

3.We strongly recommend that all players should be double-vaccinated. 

4.We recommend that players should take a Lateral Flow Test (LFT) within the 24 hours before a match and we recommend an LFT is routinely taken every 3-4 days.

New County Champion

Simon being the new county champion

Congratulations Simon who was presented with the trophy recently. I think you will need to move up board order!

Bill Bates was also presented with the Colin Roberts best game award. Pictures to be added

New Secretary

Maddocks held its AGM recently with Gary White retiring as secretary and Munroe Morrison stepping up to the plate.

Many thanks to Gary for all his hard work

We will continue to meet on our changed club night - Thursday


The online season has now been completed,and a new 4NCL started in September. (Munroe's London Theatre experience in games2)


Ratings are now published monthly - see latest September21 now available

ECF Membership

  Please make sure you have renewed your ECF membership, otherwise our club will get charged for game fees at the end of the season!




    E v e n t s

These events are advised on the ECF calendar but beware in these Covid times to check with the organiser.

Scarborough Chess Congress @ The Ocean Room, Spa Complex South Bay Scarborough North Yorkshire YO11 2HD

Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 31 @ 6:15 pm

27th 4NCL Fide Rated Congress: Friday 21 - Sunday 23 January 2022, Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate.

Isle of Mann tournament major and minor events NOT taking place this year

World Top 10

Membership Fees - all below to be reviewed on reopening

   You now have THREE different memberships which you need to pay some money for! Please make sure that all of them are fully paid and current.

1. Maddocks Chess Club

Just £14 per year for adults and £6 for juniors.

Essential for general expenses such as league fees, boards, sets, clocks, website fees, etc

Membership expires 10th August, 2021

(Our next AGM)

2. Maddocks Sports & Social Club

Club Members must also join the Social Club to make use of their facilities. There is a one-off 'new-member' fee of £5, +£14 per year for adults or £8 for seniors (over 60) and juniors (under 18). Due to Covid 19 the club has extended membership for those paying in 2020 to Mar22 and for all others membership is due.

Membership expires 31st March, 2022

3. ECF (English Chess Federation)

It is a requirement by Shropshire Chess that all players are members of the ECF so that all games can be graded without any additional fees being incurred by clubs.

Bronze £18 (£6 juniors)

Covers all league, county matches, etc

Silver £27 (£6 juniors)

As Bronze, but includes non-Fide congresses

Gold £39 (£19.50 juniors)

As Silver, but includes Fide congresses.

Membership expired on 31st August, 2021and should be renewed to August 2022. Many members already have.

  Application forms for joining our chess club and the Maddocks Social Club are available to download from the 'Membership' page. Please complete these as soon as possible.

  There is a link at the top right of this page to direct you to the ECF for membership renewals.