Annual Memberships and Other Options
The Annex Chess Club has a membership/pay-as-you-go option for everyone. Here is the official current ACC pricing grid which has been in place, for the most part, for several years:
You may now purchase ACC/CFC annual memberships online using our Membership Purchases Page. Here is a link to our registration website or click on the green button below.
All Monday night tournaments are CFC-rated. In addition to paying ACC membership or pay-as-you-go tournament fees, a valid Chess Federation of Canada (CFC) membership or pay-as-you-go tournament fee is also required to play in a CFC-rated tournament. CFC is the chess overseeing body in Canada and it also manages/calculates ratings for all players.
CFC annual membership fees are:
- Adults – $48/year
- Juniors – $32/year
For CFC purposes, a junior was born in 2002 or later. As well, adults include seniors.
Alternatively, CFC pay-as-you-go tournament fees are:
- Adults – $20/tournament
- Juniors – $10/tournament
CFC membership/tournament fees may be paid to ACC or directly to CFC. Some tournament sections may also be FIDE-rated. ACC covers the cost of CFC/FIDE rating fees (but not membership fees) for all rated tournament players.
Key ACC Definitions
Here are some key definitions:
- An Adult is 18 years of age or older at time of ACC membership/renewal.
- A Senior is aged 60 years or older at time of ACC membership/renewal.
- A Junior is less than 18 years of age at time of ACC membership/renewal.
Annual memberships last one year from date of purchase. Members who are out of the country for more than three months at a time may pre-apply for an extension of membership equal to the time spent abroad.
Casual play does not include tournament play.
ACC Annual Memberships – Additional Details
Annual membership options for tournament and casual play cover an estimated 44 club nights per annum. They also include free attendance at periodic chess lectures held at the Club.
Members with annual tournament play memberships may also play casual chess at no extra cost. As well, such memberships provide registration fee discounts for playing in periodic ACC-organized major tournaments (such as the Ontario Open or Toronto Blitz).
Pay-as-you-go payments within the 30-day period prior to the date of purchase of an annual membership may be applied to reduce the cost of membership, though the membership term will start from the earliest date of payment being applied.
Additional ACC family members each receive a tournament play annual membership discount of 20%. This discount does not apply to the first-time $25 admin fee.
Students in full-time post-secondary studies are eligible for the same ACC annual membership pricing as juniors. Proof of studies is required.
Chess classes are priced separately, and students attending ACC chess classes do not have to be members of the Club. See the Club page for information about the classes we offer.
Note: This page was updated on July 1, 2022.