Membership of the club is open to all, adults and juniors of all playing strengths, from Skerries and surrounding areas, subject to ratification by the committee. Membership is for the extended playing season from September to July. Non-playing parents are asked to volunteer to help in some way with the running of the junior section of the club. Normally this means by joining the Parents` Rota (see link). All members over 16 and one parent from each family need to be Garda Vetted (see link in menus above).
Membership Form to fill in Online
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COVID update: The fees below are amended due to the possibility of the club being online for part of the season because of restrictions aimed at reducing the spread of COVID-19.
Members Fees while Normal fees when
club is online club is open
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Adult 40 (80)
U18s/Students 35 (70)
Reductions* 10 (10)
*For second and subsequent family members fees are
reduced by this amount.
A further reduction of 10 can be claimed by a junior
who has paid for Gold Membership of chesskid.com.
ICU contribution** 5 (Sept.) (10 after Sept.)
**For those (mostly adults) who want to play in the
Leinster leagues, they pay this amount extra.
To begin with, adults will pay 40 and students or U20s pay 35. When the club reopens supplementary fees will be requested to bring the total in line with or less than the normal fees, depending on how long the club is open in reality. Those whose fees are unpaid will not be included in tournaments. Former members are always welcome to visit the club be it real or online. New members are welcome to visit to try it out before joining. Entry to all club tournaments, teams and coaching is included in the annual membership fee and therefore free to members.
**Players who are likely to be playing in the Leinster leagues (not the Community Games or other junior rapidplay events) should pay the contibution towards ICU membership. ICU fees normally cost the club 35 for adults, 20 for over 65s, 20 for juniors who have been ICU members before or 10 for new junior members of the ICU. ICU fees are reduced during September 2020 hence the reduction in the contribution if paid during this time. Details of these leagues are on the Teams link above. Members who are unsure about playing in the leagues may pay the ICU fee contibution later.
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How to Pay Membership Fees
Fees may be paid directly to the club's bank account by mobile or internet banking (usually free of charge). Links to explain how this is done from the three major banks are included below. Any questions or problems please ask the Treasurer. When transferring money this way please include the member's name in the transfer (e.g. in the reference field) and email the Treasurer too so we know who has paid. To set this up initially you may need the IBAN and BIC numbers as below:
Skerries Chess Club AIB bank account:
IBAN number: IE84AIBK93224815783026
BIC number: AIBKIE2D
Using Bank of Ireland
Using Ulster Bank
Alternately fees may be paid by post to the Treasurer (see Contact) or drop cash in a labelled envelope into the Chairperson (see Contact). In each case please alert the Treasurer by email/WhatsApp.
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