US Chess Membership Tops 100,000!

100K Members


For the first time in US Chess history, our membership has cracked the 100,000 level. As of February 19, 2023, we have 100,179 members. 

We had begun preparations to celebrate reaching the 100K milestone in early spring 2020 when we reached 97,000 members. Unfortunately, the pandemic had other ideas and our membership crashed to 52,000, a level not seen since 1983, four decades ago:


Membership Chart


The fact that we have rebounded and almost doubled our number so soon since emerging from the pandemic is a testament to our membership, and we are grateful to all of you and your efforts to promote the game of chess as we work to advance our educational mission to "Empower people, enrich lives, and enhance communities through chess." 

We plan to celebrate this landmark event further, so please be on the lookout for additional news from US Chess in the coming days.