United States Chess Federation

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United States Chess Federation
Formation 1939
Type Chess organization
Headquarters Crossville, Tennessee
Membership about 80,000
President Ruth Haring
Website United States Chess Federation (USCF)

The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is the national chess federation in the United States. It is the U.S. member of FIDE. It was etablished in 1939, and at present It based in Crossville, Tennessee.

USCF organizes or sanctions over 20 national championships. It provides the main rating system for tournament chess in the United States. It does this together with about 2,000 affiliates, mostly chess clubs and local chess organizations. It publishes a magazine, Chess Life, for its members and for general sale. Its membership is about 80,000.

Organisation[change | change source]

  • President: Ruth Haring
  • Vice president: Gary Walters

Presidents[change | change source]

  • 1939 – 1942 ; George Sturgis
  • 1943 – 1948 ; Elbert Wagner, Jr.
  • 1948 – 1951 ; Paul Geirs
  • 1951 – 1954 ; Harold M. Phillips
  • 1954 – 1957 ; Frank Graves
  • 1957 – 1960 ; Jerry Spann
  • 1960 – 1963 ; Fred Cramer
  • 1963 – 1966 ; Ed Edmondson
  • 1966 – 1969 ; Marshall Rohland
  • 1969 – 1972 ; Leroy Dubeck
  • 1972 – 1975 ; Frank Skoff
  • 1975 – 1978 ; George Koltanowski
  • 1978 – 1981 ; Gerald Sperling
  • 1981 – 1984 ; Tim Redman
  • 1984 – 1987 ; Steven Doyle
  • 1987 – 1990 ; Harold Winston
  • 1990 – 1993 ; Maxim Dlugy
  • 1993 – 1996 ; Denis Barry
  • 1996 – 1999 ; Don Schultz
  • 1999 – 2000 ; Bob Smith
  • 2000 – 2001 ; Tim Redman
  • 2001 – 2003 ; John McCrary
  • 2003 – 2005 ; Beatriz Marinello
  • 2005 – 2008 ; Bill Goichberg
  • 2009 – 2011 ; Jim Berry
  • 2011 ; Ruth Haring

Other websites[change | change source]