|USCF Opens Office in St Louis|
|February 18, 2015|
The U.S. Chess Federation (USCF) has announced that it will
open a corporate office in St. Louis, Missouri in February 2015. The USCF St.
Louis office, currently located in the CIC St. Louis Building in the Cortex
Innovation Community, will immediately serve to support the organization's
marketing and development efforts, while the USCF's customer and membership
services departments will continue to operate out of its office in Crossville,
"St Louis' central location and vibrant chess community make it an ideal location for the USCF to launch new initiatives as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization," says USCF Executive Director Jean Hoffman. The City's broad-based support for chess was highlighted by USCF President Ruth Haring, explaining that "it is important for the USCF to develop a presence here given the impressive extent of the support and commitment the entire community has exhibited towards promoting chess."
Over the past few years, St. Louis has emerged as both a national and international center for chess. In May of 2014, the United States Senate passed an official resolution recognizing St. Louis as the National Chess Capital. Last September, the St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center hosted the Sinquefield Cup, the strongest chess tournament in the history of chess. For the seventh consecutive year, in April, St. Louis will host the United States Chess Championship.
The USCF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering people through chess one move at a time. The USCF serves as the organizing body for chess in the United States for over 80,000 members.