Update Regarding FIDE Hybrid Events

(Update as of 5/10/2023) Effective immediately, any FIDE-rated hybrid events registered do not have the endorsement of the National Federation Zonal 2.1 USA to be used as a playing venue.

~Approved by the US Chess Executive Board by a vote of 8-0.


The following motion was passed by the US Chess Executive Board Tuesday evening:

"The Executive Board moves that, effective November 9, 2022, any new FIDE hybrid events (e.g., online tournaments with Arbiters present at all playing locations) held under the jurisdiction of FIDE Zone 2.1 (USA) will not be registered with FIDE. Further, any rating reports or title norms arising from such events shall not be submitted by US Chess to FIDE for rating and the games shall not be rated by US Chess except as online play.

For a hybrid-style event to be rated as online play by US Chess, all directors must be certified by US Chess.

Further, the Executive Board moves that the US Chess FIDE Events Committee and Rules Committee collaborate before the 2023 Delegates Meeting to develop an appropriate rule to cover this situation."