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Club Membership

We are an open, friendly organisation and welcome all non-members to come along to our events free-of-charge on a trial basis. We invite attendance from anyone attending:

  • University of Oxford
  • Oxford Brookes
  • The Saïd Business School
  • The EM Normandie Business School
  • Oxford Martin School


Anyone is welcome to attend our club events. For some matches against other universities, we will require you to be a matriculated member of the university to play. If you represent the uni or find yourself coming to our events often (especially classes and league matches) we will ask you to pay one of our two membership rates:

  1. Yearly Membership: £15
  2. Life Membership: £25

You can either pay in cash at any of our events, via online banking, or via PayPal.

Our PayPal page can be found at Please write a note stating your name and confirming your selection of length of membership.

Alternatively, use the sort code 40-35-34 and account number 90632937 and use a reference stating your name and desired length of membership.

ECF Membership

If you want to play regularly for our teams then we are required to charge you £3 per match for every game after your first unless you join the English Chess Federation at Bronze level or above. You can join the ECF online at

To be eligible to play our matches for free we need to know that you are an ECF member - contact our Treasurer once you have joined.