Thank you to our donors!

We don't charge any membership fees but rely on the generosity of individual and corporate donors.

Donors (2022)

A big thank you goes to all our donors without whom JP Chess would not be possible. Our donors in 2022 are as follows:

King (Top Donor)Anonymous

Queens ($100+): Ethan George, James Collins, Rujith de Silva

Rooks ($75-$99): 

Bishops ($50-$74): Alex Callejas, Xavier Fradera, JP Seafood

Knights ($25-$49):  On Centre, Caffé Nero

Pawns (<$25): Café Beirut, Chris Donovan, J.P. Licks

Thank you to our venue provider J.P. Licks and thank you to the individuals that give their time to run and administer the club. If you would like to donate please click on the donate button below. All donations are highly appreciated.

Donations and Expenses (2022)

We have entered 2022 with $212 in funds. For details of our 2021 donations and expenses click here.

As at Sept 15, 2022

Donations - via GoFundMe         $450

Donations - Direct Purchases      $105

Donations - Prizes                        $145

Total Donations                            $700

Expenses incurred:

Chess Inventory

 - Folding Tables (4)                    $141

Club Nights

 - Batteries for Clocks                 $31

 - Masking Tape                           $ 5

Special Events

 - Prizes                                        $145 (all prizes donated)

Administrative

 - USCF Membership                 $ 45 

 - Meetup.com                           $105

 - Website Domain                     $ 25

 - Website Hosting                     $204

 Financing

- GoFundMe.                               $ 15

Total Expenses to date.              $706

Total to/(from) Reserves.              $ (6)

Reserves b/f at start of year.       $212

Total in Reserves                          $206

Expected Expenses

   - Replacements                         $ 60 (to replace any damaged items*)

Total additional expenses.          $ 60

Expected Reserves at y/e.           $146 (if no further donations received)

*Known damaged items including one missing chess bag, a few broken pieces and one clock

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 Sept 15, 2022)

The club inventory as at Sept 15, 2022 is as follows:

  • Triple Weighted Chess Sets with Silicon Boards and Green Bags - 13

  • Single Weighted Chess Set with Silicon Board and Red Bag - 1 

  • Single Weighted Chess Set (XL) with Silicon Board and Red Bag - 1 

  • Basic Chess Clock (LEAP/Wholesale Chess) -15 (one with broken display)

  • Rubber Roll Up Board - 1 

  • Folding 4 ft tables - 4

Risks

  • 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 one or two key persons for organization and administration. More volunteers and involvement from others are needed to spread responsibilities and reduce this risk.