COVID-19 and WCU Annual Membership Fees

The July meeting of the Management Board discussed the continuing coronavirus crisis and its effect on chess activity. It was agreed that priority will be given to creating a programme of online events for WCU members.

The MB also discussed the resumption of over the board activities, and clearly there is much uncertainty over when and in what circumstance OTB chess can be resumed. These discussions are ongoing in consultation with the Welsh Sports Association, and recommendations/ decisions/actions will be notified as soon as we are able.

WCU membership fees for season 2020/21 would normally be due by 30 November 2020. However, in the absence of OTB chess, the MB has agreed to defer collection of fees until 1 January 2021 at the earliest. The MB will have further discussion on the timing and recommended amount of fees before then, taking account of the ongoing situation.

Paul Scott

Deputy Executive Director