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Latest News . . .

New 2023 League has begun for some teams

The 2023 season has begun.


Last season's results will be difficult to repeat  for the A team after retaining the title, but we will try.

We have one team in each of the three divisions. 


The C team kicked off with a 4-0 win at Telford Juniors despite Mark going to the wrong venue first and arriving 45 minutes late.


The B team started on the 5th October with a 4.5 -0.5 win. There appeared to be one wild and exciting match where Gary missed a mate in two only to have mad complications (hopefully game score will follow. 



The A team's first match is on the 12th


Dspite losing a hold on the County individual title last year, one member of Maddocks took over the mantle for best game prize. This time Tony Preece's effort against Danny Griffiths was awarded the Colin Roberts best game award 

We will continue to meet on our club night - Thursday


Ratings are now published monthly 

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 to check with the organiser.

Birmingham Rapidplay

22 Oct Quinborne Community centre

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

Oct 27 @ 7:00 pm – Oct 29 @ 6:15 pm

Shropshire congress 12-14 Jan

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.

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