|MAP: US Chess Membership Appreciation Program
This year-long membership drive provides prizes and recognition for
affiliates and members who sign up new or renewing US Chess members. Be
part of this program and help to promote American chess! The most recent MAP standings are at the following link: http://main.uschess.org/datapage/MAP-standings.php.
Affiliates: You are automatically enrolled in the MAP affiliate competition and receive credit for each membership submitted, except for tournament memberships.
Members: To participate in the MAP member’s competition, submit memberships and request credit by providing your US Chess ID number. Credit to members is not possible for memberships claiming an affiliate commission.
Grand Prize: The affiliate that submits the most members of any kind (except tournament memberships) is entitled to place a free half-page tournament or club ad in Chess Life, in addition to the prizes listed below.
Regular Prizes: Based on submission of all membership types except scholastic, youth, and tournament memberships. Top two will each be featured in a Chess Life article. Top three win one-year gold affiliation, fourth through seventh win one year silver affiliation. Plaque to top 10, certificate to 11th through 50th.
Scholastic/Youth Prizes: Based on submission of scholastic and youth memberships only. Top two will each be featured in a Chess Life article. Top three win one year gold affiliation, fourth through seventh win one year silver affiliation. Plaque to top 10, certificate to 11th through 50th.
Affiliate Prizes for Small States: For affiliates in states with under 2,000,000 population according to the 7/1/06 Census Bureau estimates, based on submission of all membership types except tournament memberships. Winner will be featured in a Chess Life article. Plaque to top five, certificate to sixth through 15th.
Member Prizes: Chess clock with engraved plate to top five, plaque to sixth-10th, certificate to 11th-20th.
State Prizes: First category, based on percentage gain in membership in state; awarded to state affiliate but unrelated to memberships submitted directly by the state affiliate. The second category of "State Prizes" is the number of memberships submitted directly by the state affiliate. For both categories 1st place winners will be featured in a Chess Life article. Plaque to top three, to be awarded at next U.S. Open.
MAP standings will appear every two months in Chess Life, and more frequently at main.uschess.org/go/MAP. Affiliates may win multiple prizes, except for being featured in articles. State Affiliate are only eligible for State Prizes. US Chess employees, executive board members and affiliates controlled by them are ineligible for prizes. Date of birth information is required for a membership to be counted.Family memberships will receive three MAP credits for a $80 Plan I Family membership and two MAP credits for a $50 Plan 2 Family membership. Special promotional memberships such as Group memberships will not count toward MAP totals.