Sadly the Committee of St.Nicholas' Church have seen fit to hike the hire charges for the hall by some 33.3%, which is unbelievable in these times of austerity, but it seems to be the norm these days!
So, regrettably, from January next year (2013) I have no option but to pass some of this on to the players. The entry fee will have to increase by £3 to £18 - non E.C.F. members will have to pay out £23, sorry!!
Adam at Golders Green has had to do much the same but, I would say wouldn't I that, our tournament offers better value for money!!