Membership

To become a member

  1. Sign up, Login and Apply under the Join menu. Parents and children need separate logins.
  2. Here is a step by step guide: How to Sign up and Apply to Join and Enter a tournament/team/supervision rota.
  3. Contact the vetting officer (Contact) and start the vetting application process (Vetting).
  4. Pay membership fees as below*.
  5. Join the Rota as below*, if you are a parent of a junior, or offer to help run the club.
  6. Contact the chairperson to ask them to confirm your membership.

*Parents of associate members who join for the Community Games pay much reduced or no fees and do not need to join the rota.

Membership of the club is open to all, adults and juniors, beginners and grandmasters, from Skerries and surrounding areas, subject to ratification by the committee. Membership is from September to July. Members and parents are expected to help out with supervision and with the running of the club. To see how you can contribute, see Contact > Committee and Volunteer pages. One way is by joining the Parents` Supervision Rota (see Contact).

All members over 16 and one parent from each family need to be Garda Vetted. This is a legal requirement in clubs where juniors and adults participate together. Until you submit all the necessary forms to the vetting officer your membership will not be confirmed and you may not attend or be paired in tournaments. See Join > Vetting.

Try it out

All are welcome to visit the club to try it out free of charge for a week before deciding if you wish to join or not. On your first visit we still need you to Login and Apply to Join so we have your details. This is very important for juniors especially.

Membership Fees

The fees below have increased to cover the increased cost of rental. They may decrease next season if we secure a grant. Those who pay in full by the second Tuesday (12 Sep in 2023) get €10 off.

Members             Fees 2023/24
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Adult               €130 (or €10 less if paid in full by 2nd Tuesday in Sept)
U18s/Students       €120 (or €10 less if paid in full by 2nd Tuesday in Sept)  
Reduction           -€10 for second and subsequent family members
ICU contribution    €10 extra for those playing in the Leinster League teams, not junior teams
Late entry fees     €10 per tournament entered late as below

Players who want to be play in the Leinster leagues (mostly adults and strong juniors), not the Community Games or other junior teams, should pay €10 towards ICU membership and league fees, which cost the club €25 to €50 per player. More in the Team link above. Pay later if you are unsure about playing in the leagues.

Entry to all club tournaments, teams and coaching is free to members, provided they enter on time. Existing members who enter late pay a €10 late fee. Former members are always welcome to visit the club. Visitors are welcome to try out the club before joining.

Adults who first attend later in the season pay reduced fees as follows: January €90, April €50. Reductions for Juniors and family members apply as above. Juniors who join for the Community Games only pay €20, and the balance of the junior fee if they continue in January.

How to Pay

Revolut

Ask the Treasurer for a link.

Cash

Give the Treasurer or Chairperson cash, preferably with a note/envelope with the details.

Internet Banking

Fees may be paid directly to the club's bank account by mobile or internet banking, usually free of charge. Then email the treasurer with the details - amount, date, method. Links to explain how this is done from the three major banks are included below. Please include the member's name in the reference field and email the Treasurer too so we know who has paid. To set this up initially you need:
Skerries Chess Club AIB bank account:
IBAN: IE84AIBK93224815783026
BIC: AIBKIE2D

Using AIB
Using Bank of Ireland
Using Permanent TSB
Using Ulster Bank

Post

Send the Treasurer a cheque.

Contact us

See Contact for contact details for the Treasurer, Chairperson, Vetting Officer etc. if you need help.