In order to provide even better
service, we are offering a "Frequently Asked Questions" area to
address specific inquiries pertaining to chess clubs. If you have any questions
which you need answered, please contact the Membership Department at the US Chess Federation (US Chess) office (931) 787-1234 or email [email protected]
Q: How do I find a club in my area?
A: On our homepage at uschess.org
click on “Clubs & Tournaments” then “Chess Clubs” for an online directory
of chess clubs affiliated with US Chess.
Q: Okay, what if I don’t find any
club close by me?
A: Then why not start one. It is real
Q: How do I start a chess club in my
area or school?
A: It is real simple: you need a place
and the players. Places to look for starting a club are bookstores, coffee
shops, libraries, town halls, and recreation centers to name a few. Contact the Membership Department at the US Chess Federation (US Chess) office, (931) 787-1234 or email [email protected]. After you provide here with your mailing address you will
be sent a chess club information packet. The packet of information offers
information for becoming a club director; running US Chess rated tournaments, etc.
Q: How much does it cost for a chess
club to become an affiliate (member) of US Chess?
A: $40.00 a year is the affiliate rate
for clubs within the US. If your affiliate is located outside of the US please
contact our membership department at 931-787-1234, #143.
Q: How do I get my club listed in
the US Chess club directory?
A: Become a US Chess affiliate, set up a
TD/A login for your affiliate and enter the information you want to have shown.
Q: How do I update my club directory
A: Use the TD/Affiliate Support Area
tool using your affiliate’s TD/A login.
Q: If my chess club runs US Chess rated
events, how do we advertise?
A: Clubs can advertise their events in
the Tournament Life section of Chess Life and Chess Life for Kids magazines.
These inexpensive Tournament Life Announcements (TLAs) ads also appear on our
website under “Clubs & Tournaments” – “Upcoming Tournaments”. For
advertising details, costs & deadlines please refer to “Advertising” on our
homepage at uschess.org.
Q: What is the meaning of the
letters A, G, H, P, and T on materials that I receive from US Chess?
A = Regular affiliate
G = College affiliate
H = Scholastic affiliate (K-12)
P = Prison affiliate
T = State affiliate
Q: Are there additional US Chess Federation FAQs
A: Yes. Our index of "FAQ's" is offered
on our homepage, uschess.org.