Local, Regional, National and International Links to the World of Chess
United States Chess Federation (USCF) is the official, not-for-profit US membership organization for chess players and chess supporters of all ages and strengths, from beginners to Grandmasters. USCF publishes the award-winning monthly magazine Chess Life, the bimonthly Chess Life for Kids, and this extensive and feature-rich web site. Players wishing to play in rated tournaments must become members of the USCF. Players may look up their ratings as well as the top players by state by visiting the State Top Rated Players portion of the USCF website.
Rhode Island Chess Association is a non-profit group that assists Rhode Islanders of all ages and abilities to learn and play the fascinating and fun game of chess. They organize and run numerous tournaments throughout the year at various venues for adults and youth. They also sponsor the Rhode Island Scholastic Chess League for local school teams.
Massachusetts Chess Association is an educational non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote chess in Massachusetts and represent the interest of chess players within the state to the governing body of chess in the United States. Tournaments are held throughout the state.
United States Chess League (USCL) is the only nation-wide chess league in the United States. It currently has fourteen teams, whose members include some of the highest-rated chess players in the United States. The USCL website offers schedules, standings, game scores, and interviews with the players.
FIDE, founded in Paris on 20 July 1924, the World Chess Federation (Federation Internationale Des Echecs) is recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as the supreme body, responsible for the organization of chess and its championships at global and continental levels. Following its recognition as an International Organization in 1989, FIDE was recognized by the IOC in June 1999 as an International Sports Federation. Today, FIDE with a membership of 161 countries, is one of the most dynamic sports organizations in the world. It brings together men and women of different races, creeds and political persuasion as it carries out its main task of developing the activities of millions of chess players around the world.
Internet Chess Club (ICC) is the longest running, most popular, and best place to play chess on the Internet. Nowhere else can you find as many chess enthusiasts ready for a quick round of blitz, a short chat, an impromptu tournament, or simply enjoying the wealth of Chess.