How do I find local chess tournaments?

How do I find local chess tournaments?

You should be able to find information about these events simply by visiting a local club or on their website if they maintain one. Another way to find tournaments is by looking at listings and announcements in chess publications.

How much does a USCF membership cost?

One year USCF membership, including subscription to Chess Life monthly magazine, regularly costs $49 adult ($42 online), $32 Young Adult (under 25), and $36 senior (over 65).

Is there a US Chess Open?

The U.S. Open Championship is an open national chess championship that has been held in the United States annually since 1900.

Is there a chess federation?

The United States Chess Federation (also known as US Chess or USCF) is the governing body for chess competition in the United States and represents the U.S. in FIDE, the World Chess Federation.

Are there online USCF tournaments?

Currently the majority of events are being hosted on,, or Q5: Do I need to be a TD to run a US Chess rated online event? A: Yes. You can download and fill out an application to become a certified tournament director here.

How much does it cost to enter a chess tournament?

Players entering must pay an entry fee of $25.00. A current US Chess membership is required to play in this event. Each seven player tournament is within a rating level: 1399 and below (novice)

What is a good chess rating for a beginner?

This usually happens around 1000-1200 in rating. The general consensus is below 1200= “beginner”, 1200-1800 is “intermediate”, 1800-2000 is “advanced”, 2000-2200 is “expert”, and 2200+ are masters at chess, with FIDE titles being awarded at certain ratings or norms after that.

How do I join the USCF?


  1. ONLINE: Starting this fall you will be able to join the USCF, or renew your membership, online!
  2. BY PHONE: Call the USCF at 800-388-KING or 914-562-8350 from 8AM-5PM Eastern Time (GMT-5) Monday through Friday and charge your membership; most major credit cards are accepted.

Has a woman ever won the US Chess Championship?

Nona Gaprindashvili was indeed the female world champion, as well as the first woman to be named an International Chess Grandmaster by FIDE (1978), and she not only faced plenty of men but beat them handily. She competed in men’s tournaments in the 60s, and won them outright.

What are the best chess clubs in Washington State?

Kitsap County Chess Club Microsoft Chess Club Mukilteo Olympia Chess Club Peninsula Chess Club Port Angeles and Sequim – Olympic Chess Club Port Orchard(West Sound Chess Club) Port Townsend – High Tide Chess Club Poulsbo Chess Club

How does northwest chess receive money from sales?

Northwest Chess receives a portion of each sale made using this link. Note: See calendar and TA pages for more info about upcoming chess events. If you are a resident of Washington State, your Northwest Chess subscription includes a state chess membership.

Where can I play chess in the United States?

Port Townsend – High Tide Chess Club Poulsbo Chess Club Richland/Tri-Cities Seattle Chess Club Seattle Chess Meetup Spokane Chess Club Snoqualmie Valley Chess Club Tacoma Chess Club Vancouver

Are there any Washington Chess letter scans available?

Washington Chess Letter scans from the 1947-1964 time period are also available and included. Our games viewer has been updated to the Chessbase viewer, which has many modern features. You can view games from the Washington and Oregon state championships and some other regional chess tournaments in your browser.

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