US Chess FIDE Rating Fees effective April 1, 2021

US Chess is announcing a revised fee structure for the cost of submitting FIDE rated events for rating. These fees are in addition to the regular charges for US Chess rating such events. US Chess gets charged by FIDE for submitting Standard FIDE rated events per Appendix 2, Section 1 of the FIDE Financial Regulations, which were amended January 1, 2021. The fees below cover the current charges to US Chess by FIDE along with a small administrative fee to cover exchange rate fluctuations and current bank fees.

Tournament Type Fees for Affiliates Fees for FIDE Academies
Swiss/Team Events $1.30/player
$60.00 minimum
$1.20/player
no minimum
Round Robins:    
Avg FIDE Rating up to 2230 $1.30/player $1.20/player
Avg FIDE Rating 2230-2379 $6.50/player $6.00/player
Avg FIDE Rating 2380-2599 $13.00/player $12.00/player
Avg FIDE Rating 2600-2699 $19.50/player $18.00/player
Avg FIDE Rating 2700 or higher $26.00/player $24.00/player

Blitz and Rapid Events: FIDE does not currently charge for FIDE rated Blitz and Rapid events therefore these will not incur a FIDE rating fee charge from US Chess. FIDE Academies are approved by the FIDE Trainers’ Commission and must be in good standing to pay the reduced fees. US Chess reserves the right to adjust these charges, based on FIDE policy changes, current exchange rate and applicable bank fees.

For information on running FIDE rated events in the US, please check out our FIDE FAQ Document. Please direct questions regarding these fees to: Chris Bird, US Chess FIDE Events Manager christopher.bird@uschess.org.

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