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Club Membership

Your first month of coming to the club is free. After that we hope you'll join us with a membership.
For those who wish to come to the club on a more sporadic basis, but not join, visits are $10 each.

Membership dues for the 9/1 - 8/31 club year are:

  • regular: $65 (or 2 payments of $35)
  • children and full time students: $50
  • 2nd family member: $35
  • out of state college student: $35
  • 65+ yrs old: $35
  • special $35 in case of a Financial Hardship

New Member rates: dues are discounted depending on the month joined:

  • Sept- Jan: $65 ($50,$35)
  • Feb - Mar: $55 ($40,$30)
  • Apr - May: $45 ($30,$25)
  • Jun - Jul: $85 ($65,$50) - includes next year's membership
  • Aug ------ $75 ($55,$40) - includes next year's membership

Membership benefits include:

  • Discounted entry fee on club events
  • Participation in member-only events, including our annual Club Championship.
  • Casual play every Tuesday

Anyone can join the NBCC! (USCF membership is not required). PLEASE come on down with no obligation. We supply all the equipment you need and play in a spacious, well-lit area. We are confident that you will like us.

Club Membership renewal

Please understand that dues are needed to pay for the rent of our building, equipment, and advertising which all add up to a substantial amount. Help us keep a good thing going.

Each year, per 9/1, members can either renew or cancel their membership:

  • mail your check to Gert Hilhorst, 18 the Courtyard, Simsbury CT, 06070-2214
  • pay using PayPal:

  • Membership Rates
    Membership tpye
    Member name
  • pay the Treasurer cash at the club
  • or, inform the Secretary or Treasurer if you wish to cancel your membership

USCF Membership

USCF membership is required only for club tournaments that are USCF rated. USCF membership page