USCF Memberships

Celebrating over 30 years of developing after school chess programs in the greater NY area.

In order to play in a rated tournament, you must be a member of the USCF

In order to play in a rated tournament, you must be a member of the USCF (United States Chess Federation). Membership fees vary depending upon age and choice of magazine subscription. For instant real time processing, you can purchase at the USCF website at the following link: Become A Member

Individual Memberships

Regular Scholastic Membership
 (Age 12 and Under)

COST: 1 Year- $17.00 | 2 Years- $30.00 

  • The right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system
  • Online access to Chess Life & Chess Life for Kids

Regular Scholastic members must be 12 years old or under at expiration, whether paying for one year or multiple years.

Premium Scholastic Membership
(Age 12 and Under)

COST:  1 Year- $25.00 | 2 Years- $45.00 

  • The right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system
  • Online access to Chess Life & Chess Life Kids
  • 6 issues per year of Chess Life Kids

Premium Scholastic members must be 12 years old or under at expiration, whether paying for one year or multiple years.

Regular Youth Membership
(Age 15 and Under)

COST: 1 Year- $22.00 | 2 Years- $40.00 

  • The right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system
  • Online access to Chess Life & Chess Life for Kids

Regular Youth members must be 15 years old or under at expiration, whether paying for one year or multiple years.

Premium Youth Membership
 (Age 15 and Under)

COST: 1 Year- $30.00 | 2 Years- $55.00 

  • The right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system
  • Online access to Chess Life & Chess Life for Kids
  • 12 issues per year of Chess Life

Premium Youth members must be 15 years old or under at expiration, whether paying for one year or multiple years.

Regular Young Adult Membership
(Age 24 and Under)

COST: 1 Year- $26.00 | 2 Years- $48.00 

  • The right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system
  • Online access to Chess Life & Chess Life for Kids

Regular Young Adult members must be 24 years old or under at expiration, whether paying for one year or multiple years.

Premium Young Adult Membership
(Age 24 and Under)

COST: 1 Year- $35.00 | 2 Years- $65.00

  • The right to earn a chess rating in the official national rating system
  • Online access to Chess Life & Chess Life for Kids
  • 12 issues per year of Chess Life

Premium Young Adult members must be 24 years old or under at expiration, whether paying for one year or multiple years.

Family Memberships

Family Membership Plan #1

COST: $80 - 1 Year

  • Subscription to printed Chess Life (12 issues)
  • Participation in rated play
  • Each Member eligible for an individual rating
  • Families with a Member under 14 will also receive printed Chess Life for Kids (6 issues)

Requirements: Primary Family Member under or over age 25

Family Membership Plan #2

COST: $50 - 1 Year

  • Subscription to printed Chess Life (12 issues)
  • Participation in rated play
  • Each Member eligible for an individual rating
  • Families with a Member under 14 will also receive printed Chess Life for Kids (6 issues)

Requirements: All Members are under age 25

Advanced Chess Tournament Entries

Register Online and your entry will appear automatically on our Advanced entries page! Players will see in advance which players are competing in a specific tournament & the schools they are from.  

Chess Programs

After School Programs

Tri-State Chess will provide all of the chess equipment; this includes chess boards, sets & the demonstration boards the instructors use.

Monthly Chess Tournaments

Tournaments are divided into 7 sections based upon age and strength.  Players can play "up" into any section.  The top section includes Adults and offers Cash prizes.  Trophies, plaques and medals to all others.

Summer Chess Camps

Providing students chess activities throughout the summer months in the NY area. Contact Us for more details and schedule for next Summer.

Private Chess Lessons

One of the best ways to improve your game is to bring the score of your tournament games to your chess coach & have them analyze the game with you.