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The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is the governing body of chess in The United States. Their mission is to empower people, enrich lives, and enhance communities through chess. Miramar Chess Club (MCC) is an affiliate of the USCF, and USCF membership is required in order to play any of our rated tournaments because the USCF manages the chess rating system in the US. 

When you become a member of US Chess, you join a supportive community of chess players and fans of all ages and abilities. You’ll have opportunities to participate in official US Chess rated-events and tournaments, hone your skills, and engage with other players who love the game.

  • Play official US Chess rated games, online or in person, for national and local events.
  • Recognition for your performance across age, gender, and game categories in our Top 100 lists.
  • Opportunities to improve as a player, chess organizer, coach, or tournament director through webinars and official certifications.
  • Voting Rights in US Chess Elections; participate in governance and have your say in the future of chess in America.
  • Digital access to Chess Life and Chess Life Kids, our award-winning magazines.

Please note that all memberships are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Your USCF membership is not limited to MCC. You can use is to any other USCF-rated events across the United States.

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