Join US Chess

BECOME A MEMBER TO RECEIVE EXCLUSIVE BENEFITS AND HELP GROW THE GAME

JOIN US CHESS TODAY TO ENJOY THE MANY BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP, WHICH INCLUDE:
  • Play official US Chess rated games, online or in person, for national and local events.
  • Recognition for your performance across age, gender, and game categories in our Top 100 lists.
  • Opportunities to improve as a player, chess organizer, coach, or tournament director through webinars and official certifications.
  • Voting Rights in US Chess Elections; participate in governance and have your say in the future of chess in America.
  • Digital access to Chess Life and Chess Life Kids, our award-winning magazines.
  • Print editions of Chess Life and/or Chess Life Kids (opt-in fees apply).
  • Helping us grow the game in America and worldwide!

 

Renewing Your Membership

Thank you for your continued support of US Chess. Renew your membership today and help US Chess enrich the lives of all persons and communities through increasing the play, study, and appreciation of the game of chess.

RENEW TODAY

Individual Membership Options

Membership Type

Main Benefits

Pricing

 

Earn an official US Chess Rating

12 digital issues per year of Chess Life 6 digital issues per year of Chess Life Kids Print Chess Life ($9.35 opt-in print fee) or Chess Life Kids ($4.75 opt-in print fee) One Year Two Years  

Adult
Ages 25-64

$45 $87 Join/Renew

Senior
Age 65 and over

$40 $77 Join/Renew

Young Adult
Ages 19-23*

$27 $51 Join/Renew

Youth
Age 18 and under

$20 $37 Join/Renew

Family Plan 1
parents and children under age 19, may include college age students up to age 24

$85 N/A Join/Renew

Family Plan 2
all children under age 19 living in a household at same address

$55 N/A Join/Renew

Life Member
Age 64 and under

✔ (NO Chess Life opt-in print fee)
$1,500, one-time payment N/A Join/Renew

Life Member
Age 65 and over

✔ (NO Chess Life opt-in print fee)
$750, one-time payment N/A Join/Renew

Benefactor Member
Any age

✔ (NO Chess Life opt-in print fee)
$3,000, one-time payment ($1,500 if an existing Life Member) N/A Join/Renew

Blind Life
Any age

✔ (NO Chess Life opt-in print fee)
$375, one-time payment N/A Join/Renew

Special
Blind or incarcerated

$18 N/A Join/Renew

*Young adult member may not be older than 23 at time of membership expiration.

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