June 4, 2014

Non-USCF Member Rated Game Pilot Program

The USCF is launching a pilot program in selected states allowing non-USCF members to play rated games based on a pay-per-game fee structure. The purpose of the pilot program is to explore ways to grow chess and introduce chess players unfamiliar with the USCF to the organization and rated play.

States agreeing to participate are Florida; Georgia; Texas. We hope you will support your state affiliate and agree to participate! States participating in the program would provide non-USCF members with the opportunity to play rated games based on a $2 per-game fee, not to exceed $10.00 per tournament. Byes, forfeits, or otherwise un-played games would not incur a charge.

Some restrictions apply including but not limited to:

All tournaments categorized as National Events, Grand Prix events, Jr. Grand Prix by the USCF are ineligible for this program;

Players must be new to USCF Rated tournaments and not be a current or past USCF member;

Local affiliates participating in the program must submit completed application form to the USCF office by June 9, 2014 and provide their State Affiliate with a copy;

All Pilot Program tournaments must be held between June 15, 2014 and August 15, 2014 and must be rated by August 31, 2014.

For questions concerning the program, please contact Joan DuBois: jdubois@uschess.org or 931-787-1234 ext. 123