Latest News . . .
Our Teams Flying High!
It is still early days in the leagues, but the tables at the moment do make for pleasant reading as far as Maddocks goes. The A team is top of division 1, although Newport A, just 1 point behind, do have a game in hand. The B team is also doing well in division 1, currently mid-table in 4th place. In division 3 our C team have opened up a 3-point lead at the top after just 4 games!
In the Rapidplay, the A & C teams haven't yet played any fixtures, but the B team is currently in 2nd place in division 1.
The three Shropshire players taking part in the recent Isle of Man International all came home with prize money! Dave Gostelow won a £100 grading prize in the Major, Gary White won £266 for joint 4th in the Minor, but Nathanael Paul (Newport) was joint 1st in the Major, picking up an amazing £825! He then went on to win the Major Rapidplay on the Saturday to pocket a further £300. - beer's on Nat!!!
There was more Shropshire success the following weekend at rainy Scarborough! Although not winning any prize, credit to Newport's Stuart Ross, who made three draws in the Open section against 165, 173 and 180 rated opponents! Francis Best (Shrewsbury) won a grading prize in the Major, Newport's up-and-coming star Daniel Hilditch-Love was joint 3rd in the Foundation and Gary White (me again in the prize money!!!) was joint 1st in the Intermediate!!!
Hereford next, at the end of November, so I am hoping for a hat-trick of wins!!!
Club Christmas Rapidplay
Festive attire will be compulsory for this being in Christmas week! All the other Mondays in December were already fixtured up, so we have Monday 23rd December as the date for our Club Christmas Rapidplay.
Can Adrian win this event three years in a row? Or is there someone out there to take his crown?
There will once again be some sort of time handicap to assist the lower-rated players, so please come along and take part if you can - it is always an night of great fun!!!
Please make sure you have renewed your ECF membership, otherwise our club will get charged for game fees at the end of the season!
Simply clicking on the link on the right of this page will take you directly to the login page of the "Go Membership" portal.
World Top 10
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 £12 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, 2020
(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).
Membership expires 31st March, 2020
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 expires on 31st August, 2020
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.