There are opportunities for social as well as more serious chess

Membership Details

If you are thinking about joining Stratford Chess Club, we recommend that you arrange an introductory visit and come along to the club on a few evenings before deciding. To arrange an introductory visit, please email Peter Stiff at

To become a club member please visit the Membership Application page for further details.

Chess Club Subscriptions

The membership fees for the forthcoming year are as follows:

  • Standard fee: £20.00
  • Concessions (juniors, pensioners, unwaged): £15.00
  • Paying ECF direct: £8.00
  • Concessions paying ECF direct: £5.00

Fees are payable to the club's treasurer who will provide you with a receipt.

British Legion Branch Fees

The RBL allows the Chess Club to the use the venue's facilities without charge under the condition that all our members are also RBL branch members. Membership to the RBL is open to everyone, whether they have served in the Armed Forces or not.

Please NOTE it is a condition of the Chess Club that all members are RBL Branch Members.

To join the Royal British Legion branch, you will need to provide your personal details and pay a membership fee of £17.00 a year (as of 1 October 2016), plus an administration fee of £5.00 for the branch. Application forms are available at the venue from the branch RBL staff.

English Chess Federation (ECF) Fees

To participate in League matches organised by the Leamington and District Chess League it is a condition that all participants have a minimum of a Bronze ECF annual subscription:

  • Adult Bronze One year (expires 31/8/18) – £16.00
  • Junior Bronze One year (expires 31/8/18) – £9.50

PLEASE NOTE: the ECF membership year is fixed and runs from the 1st September to the 31st of the following August. A Guide to Joining the ECF is available for the ECF website.


We are always looking to welcome new players to the club no matter what your ability.