An Overview of the United States Chess Federation, by Loren Weiss, Stuyvesant High School
Loren Weiss Stuyvesant An Overview of the United States ChessFederation, by Loren Weiss, Stuyvesant High School
Loren Weiss StuyvesantThe United States Chess Federation (USCF) is the official nonprofit membershiporganization in the United States for chess players and supporters of the game;membership is open to beginners and Grandmasters alike. Founded in 1939when the American Chess Federation merged with the National ChessFederation, the USCF is dedicated to the promotion of chess as a hobby, acompetitive sport, and a way to improve society at large. It is the governingbody for chess in the US and represents the US in the World Federation orFIDE. The USCF maintains separate titles and rating systems for its members.One must be a member of USCF to participate in USCF-rated events.
Loren Weiss StuyvesantWith 80,000 members in more than 2,000 affiliated chess clubs, the USCFsupports the growth of chess at the local, regional, and state levels, as well asin American schools. Members of the USCF benefit from a monthly magazine,as well as publications and literature relevant to the sport. The federationoversees the organization of US chess championships, national scholastictournaments, and various other events.
Loren Weiss StuyvesantAbout Loren Weiss: Loren Weiss, a recent Stuyvesant High School graduate,has competed in numerous USCF-rated local, regional and national chesstournaments. As of October 2012, Weiss was ranked 27th in the nation by theUSCF for 18-year-olds, and has achieved the level of Expert.