New York Chess Academy is affiliated with the United States Chess Federation (Affiliate ID: A6051951)

When you become a member of US Chess, you join a supportive community of chess players and fans of all ages and abilities. You’ll have opportunities to participate in official US Chess rated-events and tournaments, hone your skills, and engage with other players who love the game.

  • Earning a rating in the Official National Rating System for over the board tournaments

  • Receiving monthly copies of Chess Life magazine or bi-monthly Chess Life For Kids magazine (online and print options available)

  • Getting rated in our new Online Quick and Blitz US Chess-rated tournaments

  • Voting in US Chess Elections and having your say in the future of chess in America

  • Participating in the vibrant online community at uschess.org

Please note that all memberships are non-refundable and non-transferrable

Become a USCF Member

Your USCF membership is not limited to NYCA. You can use is to any other USCF-rated events across the United States.

Here are some useful links:


* UPDATE: USCF physical membership cards were discontinued. All membership features are available on a player’s public MSA profile page.