The United States Chess Federation
By "Jack" John Stephen Layton
November 29, 1999
The USCF publishes two magazines for members,
Chess Life for Kids
. Other USCF publications that come out during the year include:
Executive News Quarterly
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Bonus Threshold to Increase in Rating System June 1, 2015.
K-Factor changes in Rating System.
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US Chess Invitational Requirements
Scholastic National Invitational Event and Award Requirements [and World Youth]
2018 Selection Policy for International Youth Events
TD Certification Rules
Rulebook changes updated (pdfs)
US Chess National bidding brochure
Reports & Standings pages
for Grand Prix, JGP, MAP, top players by state, etc.
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