Latest News . . .

New County Champion

Simon played his delayed county individual round 6 match against Dave and managed to win resulting in Simon being the new county champion ( see games page)

Congratulations Simon. I think you will need to move up board order!

Shropshire Chess Association  county AGM Monday 26/7/21 at Telepost club 7.30pm. Details on County website.

Web update

On the bright side the club is open and a few players are playing there on a Thursday.

A few players are now playing OTB ,sinking a few pints, and catching up with all our members.


The online season has now been completed in the league with Maddocks finishing with a winning flourish to end the season third.


We played our Cox trophy game against Newport but unfortunately three of us played terriblely and the match resulted in a loss.


The OTB Summer individual has started this week - for a few games go to games page

The Shropshire AGM is coming up in early July and there is a proposal that online chess continues along side OTB chess ( see Shropshire website)

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!

  Simply clicking on the link on the right of this page will take you directly to the login page of the "Go Membership" portal.




    E v e n t s

26th 4NCL Fide Rated Congress: Friday 10 - Sunday 12 September, Leamington Spa (Woodland Grange).

57th Northumberland Chess Weekender @ The Parks Leisure Centre Howdon Road, North Shields, North Tyneside NE29 6TL

Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm

3rd Hull 4NCL Fide Rated Congress: Friday 22 - Sunday 24 October, Royal Hotel, Hull.

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 £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, 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 expires on 31st August, 2021

  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.