Recap of the US Chess Special Delegates Meeting

In January, the US Chess Executive Board announced its intention to move the organization’s headquarters to the St. Louis, Missouri area. Plans for that move have been progressing, with the move anticipated before the end of 2022.

One important milestone in this process was to secure approval of the US Chess Board of Delegates to sell the headquarters building in Crossville, Tennessee. The Executive Board called a Special Delegates Meeting for this purpose and on Wednesday, March 23, 2022, the Delegates voted 77-3-3 to move forward with selling the building.

The next steps in this process will be for US Chess to secure a location for its office in the St. Louis area and to list the building in Crossville with a local realtor. Both steps already are underway. Additionally, the US Chess staff has been cataloging the library collection and preparing to digitize other important artifacts of our history.

The Executive Board would like to thank the Delegates for their contributions to the discussion and probing questions during the town hall meetings. We also thank the Life Member Asset (LMA) Trust and the US Chess Bylaws Committee for their input.

We appreciate the dedication of our Delegates and for their participation in this important meeting. If you happened to miss the meeting, you can view a recording of it below or on the US Chess YouTube channel.