top of page

Latest News . . .

New 2022 League season to begin shortly

The 2022 season begins in October and fixtures will be updated soon. Last season's results will be difficult to repeat but we will try.

What a great set of results - Champions of Division 1 , 2 , and the rapid league and 2nd in Division3


The first team achieved 8 wins out of 8 for a perfect season.

One sad note was David having a stroke and we wish him well on his recovery, and it is nice to see him at the club occasionally .

The second team contended with various amoriphious Telepost teams and achieved the title with Munroe finishing first with - a draw ( what do you expect) in the final match and the team 2.5-2.5

The third were were outgraded in their division and finished a creditable second.

The Rapidplay A team were 11pts clear of second place and convincingly won title. The B Team finished Third losing out to Telepost A on goal difference.

New County Champion

Simon handed over the mantle of county champion to clubmate Glyn Pugh thus keeping the individual title at Maddocks

Bill Bates also handed over this year's  Colin Roberts best game award to clubmate Glyn Pugh. Pictures to be added

New Secretary

Maddocks AGM was held on 1st September 2022

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


Ratings are now published monthly - see latest August 22 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 1st September, 2022

(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.

bottom of page