US Chess Trust

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The U.S. Chess Trust is an independent 501(c)(3), non-profit organization. Created in 1967, the Trust was organized to promote, stimulate and encourage the study and play of the game of chess as a means of intellectual development. The Trust uses its resources for charitable purposes, including social, educational, scientific, historical endeavors. The Trustees act without compensation, and are dedicated to the U.S. Chess Trust’s mission. 

The U.S. Chess Trust’s focus is an outgrowth of similar activities formerly carried out by the U.S. Chess Federation. They promote and support chess in the community through their programs, and by providing resources that help support their mission. In addition, we also actively support charities conducted by the US Chess and other chess organizations.


US Chess


The United States Chess Federation is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) membership organization devoted to extending the role of chess in American society. US Chess promotes th e stu dy and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, but also as a means for the improvement of society. It informs, educates, and fosters the development of players (professional and amateur) and potential players. It encourages the development of a network of institutions devoted to enhancing the growth of chess, from local clubs to state and regional associations, and it promotes chess in American schools. To these ends, US Chess offers a monthly magazine, Chess Life, as well as targeted publications to its members and others. It supervises the organization of the US Chess Championship, an open tournament that is held every summer, National Scholastic Championships, National Senior Championships, and other national events. It offers a wide range of services to its members. It serves as the governing body for chess in the United States. In addition, it participates in international chess organizations and projects. It is structured to ensure effective democratic proced ures in accordance with its bylaws and the laws of the state of Illinois. The US Chess provides the playing site, Opening and Closing Ceremonies, a National Tournament Director at the US Open location each year and 1/2 entry to the US Open after the Senior’s six rounds are concluded. The national organization’s website is: uschess.org


Internet Chess Club

Internet Chess Club

“Serious Chess, Serious Fun”/”Where the Grandmasters Play” and we are pleased to have their sponsorship. Stop by and check out their site.  Each of our participants will receive a two year free membership and if a current participant is already a member then they will receive an extension of two years on their current membership.  This two year membership will become available upon completion of the six rounds of this year’s National Senior Tournament of Chess Champions.




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