Scholastic Extension of the USCF State Chapter Oklahoma Chess Association.

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Scholastic Chess Club Budget


 per member  40 members  
 $           5.00  $      200.00 Stationary (name stickers, scoresheets, pencils, certificates, envelopes, printer paper, photo paper, printer ink, expanding folder, index cards, tape, etc)
 $           5.00  $      200.00 Printing
 $        10.00  $      400.00 Coaching fees (higher level coaching than club volunteers can provide)
 $           5.00  $      200.00 Club tournament awards (medals to 30% of members per tournament and some trophies for the last tournament). For low cost in-club tournament medals, click HERE. The best place in Tulsa for chess trophies and premium medals is Southwest Tulsa Trophy at 1-918-446-2525 (ask for Susan).
 $        25.00  $   1,000.00 Total annual club expenses (MEMBERSHIP FEE)
    Savings on stationary and printing may be shifted into coaching fees or fixed expenses.
 $           3.00  $      120.00 chess sets - tournament style (1 per 2 members)
The best deal on sets is at Wholesale Chess for the 20" Vinyl Roll-Up Chessboard and Basic Plastic Chess Pieces with 2 Extra Queens, King 3-3/4".
 $           2.25  $      90.00 Tournament Clocks (one per 8 members). The best deal on a simple clock for in-club use is the Diamond Quartz Analog Chess Clock at Wholesale Chess.
 $           5.25  $      210.00 Necessary first year expenses for 40 members (DONATED if possible)
 $      200.00   Equipment storage cabinet on casters.
$        90.00   Tournament pairing software. The best one for interacting with a club management spreadsheet is WinTD.
 $        50.00   Training Demo board. The best deal is the Super 36" Chess Demo Board at Wholesale Chess.
 $      300.00   Books, software and videos for library
 $      640.00   Recommended first year expenses for club (DONATED)
    Savings for available convenient storage may be shifted into library items.
 $           9.00  $      360.00 club t-shirt (including 1st time art and setup fee)
 $        20.00  $      800.00 Training workbook (GM Lev Alburt's Comprehensive Chess Course Volume 2 from www.Amazon.com)
 $      140.00   Tournament fees (6 tournaments at $15 plus 2 championships at $25)
 $        20.00   Personal tournament set with carrying case. The best deal on these is at Wholesale Chess.
 $        30.00   Tournament clock. The recommended clock for personal tournament use is the Excalibur [Chess Timer] II Digital Chess Clock which has the best price at Wholesale Chess.
 $      219.00   MAXIMUM MEMBER OPTIONAL EXPENSES (excluding national tournament expenses and travel/meal expenses for interscholastic tournaments)
 It's desirable to subsidize about half the cost of the training workbooks and provide t-shirts for the tournament attendees, if an additional $600 in donations becomes available. 

Orders paid for with a school check or PO may be tax free. You'll need to know the school's tax ID number.

Fundraisers are a great way to help with some of the Optional Member Expenses, like USCF membership fees for the club members who participate in interscholastic rated tournaments.

Updated 25 September 2004