Anyone can join our Tuesday afternoon Streatham Library chess group and there’s nothing to pay. If it’s full-on, league chess that you want, you can choose one of two membership options to suit you – annual subscription or game fee. As an annual subscription member you pay just half of the full subscription in your first season. If you only want to play a few games for us the best option for you may be to pay on a game-by-game basis. To play league chess you will also need to be a member of the English Chess Federation (ECF): Bronze membership costs £14 for a year if you sign up online - see here for further information.

Two men playing chess – wood sculpture by the Canadian artist Alain Boileau.

Subscription rates for the 2016-2017 season are:

  • £35 full membership.
  • £17.50 first year of membership.
  • £17.50 concessionary rate (available on a discretionary basis to student, unwaged and retired members).
  • If you prefer to pay on a game-by-game basis, the cost is £3.50 per game for ECF members.

As a member you will be qualified to play for our league teams, subject to selection, and you will be able to participate in club competitions and other members-only events.

If you’re thinking of joining or would like to know more about membership, please contact one of our club officers.