Natcor - The National Correspondence Chess Club
The National Correspondence Chess Club was founded in 1932 by Tom Morris as 'The Forest and District Correspondence Chess Club'. We are founding members of the former British Federation for Correspondence Chess. We are affiliated to the International Correspondence Chess Federation (ICCF) under whose auspices we manage our affairs, the English Federation for Correspondence Chess (EFCC) and the Welsh Correspondence Chess Federation (WCCF).
Natcor was originally formed as a postal chess club and, moving with the times, now embraces all modern methods of communication. We offer a range of tournament formats to suit all playing levels and requirements. There is even a friendlies section where you can try out those tactics you've always wanted to without risking your grading or reputation. We are extremely proud of the fact that entry to any and all of our tournaments is free to our members. We even provide scorecards for our postal players at no extra cost.
We publish a regular journal called 'En Passant' that includes Natcor news, game results and fixtures and other chess-related articles. 'En Passant' is issued free to Natcor members and supplements the information on this site. Download a free sample of 'En Passant'.
We offer all of this for a standard membership fee of a mere £10 per year. Concessions and part-year fees are also available. Please visit our Membership page for full details.
A pictorial history of the first 75 years of Natcor is recorded in 'Natcor In Camera', which you can download and enjoy at your leisure.
'Mailers Oracle' is an additional monthly magazine published by the Club that offers discussion and opinion on subjects not necessarily chess-related. The Oracle is available via an additional subscription. Visit the Mailers Oracle page for full details.