FIDE Rating Reports: Submission Update, Effective July 1, 2021

From July 1, 2021, US Chess will require that all FIDE rated events be submitted to US Chess for processing using a FIDE Endorsed Pairing Program. The current list of endorsed programs can be found in Annex 3 at

As a reminder, the submission procedure for all FIDE rated events held in the USA is to submit the event to US Chess for rating (this can still be done using your desired pairing program), and then provide the US Chess FIDE Events Manager the necessary files that contains all of the required player information and results from the event. Providing these files using a FIDE Endorsed Pairing Program will ensure we can submit the rating reports to FIDE in the most efficient manner.

Please refer to our recently updated FIDE Rated Events FAQ document on the US Chess Tournament Director page at for more information on successfully running FIDE rated events in the USA.

For questions relating to this policy, please contact the US Chess FIDE Events Manager at

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