USCF & Ratings FAQs
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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.
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.