USCF & Ratings FAQs

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

Questions about USCF Ratings

The USCF (United States Chess Federation) is the governing body of all rated chess tournaments in America.

When you play in a USCF rated event, the results of the games you play (win, lose or draw), will be submitted to the USCF and get rated.

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

Monthly Chess Tournaments

Tournaments at Bryant Park 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.