Become a member to receive exclusive benefits and help grow the game
When you become a member of US Chess, you will 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 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
We offer a range of different youth and adult memberships, as well as discounts for family memberships.
Find out more about each of our membership options here »
Renewing your membership
Lifetime Benefactor Memberships
Looking to do a little more? Become a Benefactor member and ensure the continued growth of US Chess for future generations. Lifetime Benefactor members are among our most dedicated and proud members. The Benefactor Membership includes a Life membership (12 issues of Chess Life each year), a special membership card, recognition as a Benefactor Member on our web site. A portion of the dues for the Lifetime Benefactor Membership is tax-deductible.