Thank you to our donors!
We don't charge any membership fees but rely on the generosity of individual and corporate donors.
Details of our donors in 2022 can be found here. A big thank you goes to all our donors without whom JP Chess would not be possible. Our donors in 2023 are as follows:
King (Top Donor): Kendal Square Dental*, O'Neil Britton
Queens ($100+): Kendal Square Dental*, O'Neil Britton
Bishops ($50-$74): Caffé Nero*, Alpa Sinha
Knights ($25-$49): On Centre*, JP Seafood*,Café Beirut*, J.P. Licks*
Pawns (<$25): Blue Frog Bakery*, Darrell Kelton, Nabih Saad
* - relates to donations of prizes for the Open Streets tournaments
Thank you to our venue provider J.P. Licks and thank you to the organizers and individuals that give their time to run and administer the club. If you would like to donate please click on the donate button above. All donations are highly appreciated.
Donations and Expenses (2023)
We have entered 2023 with $615 in funds. For details of our prior year (2022) donations and expenses click here. Our expected expenses for 2023 include:
- Chess Sets, Boards & Bags $ 40 (replacements)
- Chess Clocks $ 40 (replacements)
- Board Numbers $ 25
- Batteries for Clocks $ 35
- Masking Tape $ 5
- Prizes $ 20
- SWISS Software $ 25
- USCF Membership $ 45
- Website Domain $ 25
- Website Hosting $205
SWISS software is used in the quarterly tournaments; Prizes relate to small prizes (not donated); Board numbers are displays used for board numbering during tournaments. We shall reassess the equipment and future purchase needs as the club evolves. The above assumes that we are able to use venues free of charge. Typically rental of premises at the low end is $30 per hour.
Club Inventory (as at Jan 1, 2023)
The club inventory is as follows:
Triple Weighted Chess Sets (14)
Single Weighted Chess Set (1)
Duck Chess Piece (2)
Box of spare pieces
Silicon Boards (15)
Green Bags (14), Red Bags (2)
Basic Chess Clocks -15* (one broken)
Rubber Roll Up Board - 1
Folding 4 ft tables - 4 (used outdoor at J.P. Licks)
Folding 6ft table - 1 (used indoor at J.P. Licks)
Score Sheets (100)
On loan to club:
Folding 6ft table - 1
The club is reliant on the availability of rent-free premises. The club must maintain a good relationship with existing venue provider and ensure that it is a win-win situation for venue provider and JP Chess.
The club is reliant on a few key persons for organization and administration. More volunteers and involvement from others are needed to spread responsibilities and reduce this risk.
COVID restrictions, if implemented, can impact on indoor gatherings