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Club Membership

Becoming A Member of The Newcastle District Chess Association


NDCA memberships run annually from, 1st January to 31st December.

When you join the NDCA, you will also be joining the New South Wales Chess Association (NSWCA), which provides players the benefit of being able to play in other chess tournaments organised in NSW and you will also be provided with an Australian Chess Federation rating (once you have completed 10 competitive NSWCA games) – this includes rated tournaments held by the NDCA.


  • $50 - Full Adult Membership: For adults who are employed.
  •   $40 supports the NDCA.
  •   $10 for the joining fee as a country member of the NSWCA.


  • $40 - Student / Pensioner Membership: For currently enrolled students and other limited income members.
  •   $30 supports the NDCA.
  •   $10 for the joining fee as a country member of the NSWCA.


  • $5 Casual Player Fee: For players that elect not to join the NDCA but wish to come along and play social chess occasionally.


  • For Junior players or parents making enquiries on their behalf, please contact one of our local Newcastle Chess Junior Supervisors on the below contact details:
  • David Absalom on mobile, 0423 633 205 or Email.
  • Allan Wright on (02) 49 571 486

There are 2 easy ways for players to join and become members of the NDCA:


  • Visit Wests City Club personally on a Tuesday evening, or enter one of our weekend tournaments, and ask an NDCA Officer at that time for a NSWCA Membership Form and pay your appropriate fee in cash in person.



Download Membership form

Pay appropriate membership fee via internet banking transfer
NDCA bank account transfer details are:

Name: Newcastle District Chess Assoc.
BSB: 650000
Account number: 959460808
Once the appropriate membership fee has been transferred using the provided NDCA internet banking transfer details above, download the NSWCA membership form (link provided above) and fill it out and send an email with a scanned copy or picture of it to the NDCA Treasurer, also indicating in the email that you have made the appropriate membership payment as well - Thank you.

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