The US Championship Online Qualifier: Enter Now!

Would you like a chance to play in the 2021 U.S. Championship? US Chess has partnered with to offer the opportunity for precisely that. The US Championship Online Qualifier is open to any current US Chess member. The tournament series – which also features a week of side events in early December – is also completely free to enter for all US Chess members. The qualifiers are split into sections based on rating and the series culminates in a final 8-player Round Robin which will be broadcast to the popular Twitch channel.

How To Register:

  1. First link your username to your US Chess ID.
  2. After that, head over to the Online Qualifier Registration on
  3. Enter your details to join the US Chess Members Only club.
  4. Make sure you are online on the live server to join the tournaments at their scheduled time.

The full schedule is below. Please keep in mind all events will start at exactly 2pm Pacific Time.


Schedule for 2020 US Chess Online Qualifier


Please also remember:

  • US Chess membership must be valid through the end date of the event.
  • All games will be monitored for fair play in real-time by US Chess TDs and staff.
  • Players must abide by all fair play stipulations posted in the event details.

Comments indicates that you win a free trip to the US Open.  Do you actually earn a spot in the US Championship (closed) if you win the US Championship qualifier?

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