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Welcome to the US Chess Federation, the official sanctioning body for over the board tournament play in the US. With over 80,000 members, we offer something for every player, from beginner to Grandmaster! In addition to rating tournaments, the USCF supports and promotes chess activities throughout the US. We also publish an award-winning national magazine, Chess Life. Member benefits! For the latest news Check Out - What's New! and New Press Area. Also available: Press Release Archives

August 2007
Chess Life for Kids

Details for:

2007 National Youth Action - Nov. 16-18

2007 National Scholastic K-12/Collegiate - Dec. 7-9

Important updates to Tournament Life Announcement (TLA) information.
NOTE: Beginning in February 2007, ratings will be official monthly. February tournaments will use February ratings, March tournaments March ratings, etc. unless otherwise indicated in advance.

Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) Announces Release of Chess Curriculum to Schools throughout U.S.

In an email vote of Oct 2, the Executive Board passed the following resolution by a vote of 4-2 with Channing, Goichberg, Hough and Tanner for, Marinello and Schultz against, and Sloan abstaining. "Resolution of the Executive Board regarding website posts."

Changes in USCF Representation to FIDE

Letter from Continental Office: Call for bids for 2007 events

Enter USCF National events (OTB and Correspondence Chess)online.

Attention Lawyer Members!
We could use some legal volunteers.

We moved in on April 8th!

Progress of "New Home of USCF" in Crossville, Tennessee

U.S. Chess Open House Draws Over 100 Still time to buy that brick!

USCF consolidates all operations to Crossville headquarters

"Buy A Brick Campaign"
Details    Photos of components for the courtyard!

USCF Seeks Endorsements, Sponsorships and Strategic Partnerships.....

US Men Take the Bronze!

American Chess Players Go For Olympiad Gold
Kasparov Chess Foundation (KCF) is the Official Sponsor of the Men and Women's Olympiad Teams

Letters from Turin, Round Reports, Photos, Bios, Websites and More!

Rule Change (subject to delegate ratification) to implement the use of
MonRoi (and other) electronic scoresheets in rated tournaments.

Rule 15A

Guidelines for certification of an electronic scoresheet - Updated

Report by David Kuhns, Chair of USCF Rules Committee regarding electronic scoresheets. - Updated

Tournament Director message from MonRoi

USCF Announces New Service
New Online Tournament Life Announcement (TLA) Area

Onischuk and Zatonskih 2006 US Champions
News, Final Results, Photos, etc.

Summer 2007 Catalog

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  • New! Tournament Membership offers low cost option for rated play!
  • New policy regarding USCF rating of foreign FIDE-rated events  .pdf version
  • USCF Revises Olympiad Qualification Rules   .pdf version
  • Also, As of March 1, 2006 the 1/2 k option in the USCF Rating System will no longer be offered. Very few affiliates take advantage of this option so it was viewed as an unnecessary complication.

  • "In Passing"
    Remembering members who have passed
    TLA Rates for Chess Life and Chess Life for Kids
    Veterans' Chess Outreach has great growth, but needs added funding
    CHILDREN AND CHESS - A Guide for Educators by Alexey W. Root
    New rules for USCF Rated Matches
    USCF Warehouse Clearance Sale -
    as of Jan. 4, 2007
    Only $50 minimum order required!
    Looking for a Chess Camp? 2007 Listing now available!
    Promotional Issues of Chess Life Available
    USCF Seeks Sponsorship!
    USCF Patron Program - Donations are tax deductible!
    USCF Invitational Event Requirements - revised Nov. 2005   .pdf version
    USCF Scholastic Invitational Event and Award Requirements - Rev. Jan. 2007 (.pdf version)
    USCF Chess Education Committee website

    MonRoi - Endorsed by USCF

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