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|By Joan DuBois|
NOTE process for entering CC events: Members who want to enter a correspondence chess tournament can click on this link Link to enter from our online webstore. You can also email us if you have questions: [email protected]. You can also mail your entry to pay by check or money order but please provide your information (ID#, Name, Event type, Email (if have one) and importantly a phone number and send it to: US Chess; Attn: Correspondence Chess, PO Box 3967, Crossville, TN 38557.
One of the many benefits with being a member of the US Chess Federation (US Chess) is being able to participate in Correspondence Chess (CC) events which are all rated. We offer events which are played by exchanging moves with your opponent through the post office as well as events in which you correspond with your opponent using e-mail or web servers!
The US Chess CC events described below are rated and open to all US Chess members who reside on the North American continent, islands, and Hawaii, as well as US Chess members with an APO/FPO address. US Chess members who reside off of the North American Continent, can play in any of the e-mail events. Membership and entry fee payments must be paid in U.S. Dollars. All players must keep their US Chess membership current for the duration of their participation in the event.
If you enter an event which is played by sending moves through the post office but find that your opponent and you agree to use e-mail, you must exchange a clearly written agreement and notify the Correspondence Chess Director (CCD) in writing.
Newcomers are welcome for most events. We do ask that upon entry you estimate your playing strength so we can pair you accordingly.
Note: Sometimes pairing levels are broadened: 0000-1499; 1500-1799; 1800-2000+
We also offer a Master rating category which a player can achieve through actual CC play with USCF.
JOHN W. COLLINS CLASS TOURNAMENTS:
CORRESPONDENCE MAIL MATCHES:
VICTOR PALCIAUSKAS PRIZE TOURNMENTS:
If you are an unrated player please estimate your approximate strength. You cannot choose Master level is you are unrated. You play one game with each one of your six opponents (three White/three Black) for a total of six games. Winner of the tournament receives a cash prize of $130.00 and a certificate signed by Victor!
2020 GOLDEN KNIGHTS CHAMPIONSHIP: (Entries open January 1, 2020 thru December 31, 2020)
Entry fee: $25.00; players cannot enter more than 10 times.
Enjoy the excitement of competing in our 73rd Annual Golden Knights Championship. This event can offer three rounds of competition for those who score 4 1/2 or more in each round. For those who score less than 4 1/2 in the Preliminary round will receive a gift certificate valued at $7.00. For those who do not score 4 1/2 or more in the Semifinal round receive a certificate suitable for framing. For the Preliminary and Semifinal rounds, if no player within the seven player group scores 4 1/2 or more, those with 4 are advanced. For those who complete all three rounds, no forfeit losses, they will receive a Golden Knights pin and can possibly win prize money depending on their weighted-point score.
To view the Special Rules for the 2020 Golden Knights Championship which is the US Chess 62nd Championship, please go to: Special Rules for 2020 Golden Knights.
2020 ELECTRONIC KNIGHTS CHAMPIONSHIP: (Entries open January 1, 2020 thru December 31, 2020)
Entry fee is: $25.00; players cannot enter more than 10 times.
To view the Special Rules for the 2020 Electronic Knights Championship which is the US Chess 17th Annual E-Knights Championship, please go to: Special Rules for 2020 Electronic Knights.
Rules for all of these events are posted here. They can also be obtained from US Chess, PO Box 3967, ATTN: Joan DuBois, Crossville, TN 38557.
You can enter these tournaments in our Online tournament and membership store. Payment can also be sent to US Chess. You can also call 1-800-903-USCF (8723) or fax your charge card order to: 931.787.1200 (US Chess office). If you have any questions related to these events, rules, game results, etc., please contact our Correspondence Chess Director Alex Dunne, PO Box 367, Sayre, PA 18840 or email Alex at: [email protected].