PLEASE NOTE: For all tournaments, adjusted FIDE or foreign ratings, if higher than USCF, may be used for foreign or recently foreign players. Players must disclose FIDE or foreign ratings when entering, or may later be expelled. Other ratings such as club, league, scholastic, state or province, etc, adjusted if appropriate, may be used at our discretion if above USCF. No rating below the latest official USCF rating, on the list corresponding to the ending date of the tournament, will be used. For 9 round events offering title norm possibilities, FIDE ratings are used. Click here for further details.
Players who won CCA free entry prizes in scholastic tournaments may use them to enter our online tournaments if these tournaments have guaranteed (not based on entries) prizes. Free entry status that was to expire in April through June 2020 is being extended through August 15, 2020.
FREE ENTRY WINNERS, 2015-2020
We receive so much email that it is difficult to keep track of important messages, such as those regarding players who have entered a tournament but will be unable to attend. To simplify this task, we have set up a special email address for mail regarding such withdrawals. It is Dropouts@Chess.US. Please use this address for the following purposes:
CCA minimum ratings are now posted. They will be used, if above USCF ratings, at all CCA tournaments, effective immediately. YOU CAN NOW USE PEAK RATING TO PLAY UP in sections with a minimum rating requirement (REVISED 2/8/20). CLICK HERE. Converting FIDE and foreign ratings to USCF (revised 11/30/18)
1 year USCF dues with paper magazine if paid with entry. Online at chessaction.com, Adult $35, Young Adult $22, Scholastic $15. By mail or at site, Adult $40, Young Adult $25, Scholastic $17. Adult and Young Adult (under 25) include monthly Chess Life, Scholastic (under 13) includes bimonthly Chess Life For Kids. USCF membership is required for all our tournaments.
Click here for secure server online entry on our new shopping cart, or advance entry list!
CCA electronic devices policies will be used at all tournaments
Tax information for winners of $600 or over, and for non-resident aliens