Become a Member

When you become a member of US Chess, you join a supportive community of chess players and fans of all ages and abilities. You’ll have opportunities to participate in official US Chess rated-events and tournaments, hone your skills, and engage with other players who love the game.

JOIN US CHESS TODAY TO ENJOY THE MANY BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP, INCLUDING:
  • Earning a rating in the Official National Rating System for over the board tournaments
  • Receiving monthly copies of Chess Life magazine or bi-monthly Chess Life For Kids magazine (online and print options available)
  • Getting rated in our new Online Quick and Blitz US Chess-rated tournaments
  • Voting in US Chess Elections and having your say in the future of chess in America
  • Participating in the vibrant online community at uschess.org

 

Looking for more options?
Learn about our Family Plans or demonstrate your commitment through a Lifetime or Benefactor Membership.

 

Individual Memberships

 

Membership Type

Benefits

Pricing

The right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system

12 issues per year of Chess Life 6 issues per year of Chess Life Kids Online access to Chess Life and Chess Life Kids One Year Two Years

Premium Adult
Full membership.

 
$49 $95 Join/Renew

Regular Adult

   
$40 $75 Join/Renew

Senior
Age 65 and over

 
$40 $75 Join/Renew

Premium Young Adult
Age 24 and under

 
$35 $65 Join/Renew

Regular Young Adult
Age 24 and under

   
$26 $48 Join/Renew

Premium Youth
Age 15 and under

$30 $55 Join/Renew

Regular Youth
Age 15 and under

 
$22 $40 Join/Renew

Premium Scholastic
Age 12 and under

 
$25 $45 Join/Renew

Regular Scholastic
Age 12 and under

   
$17 $30 Join/Renew

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