Morgantown Chess Club is open to chess players of all ages and all skill levels. In the case of children (aged 12 and under), we do ask that these are accompanied by a parent or a responsible adult to our club events. We encourage you to make a few trial visits to our club before deciding whether to join or not. You may also want to consult our section with Frequently Asked Questions or send us your questions by Email.
The easiest way to join Morgantown Chess Club is by asking one of our elected club officers to help you fill out a membership applicaton form. When you join, a small membership fee (see below) is collected. Alternatively you may also mail your filled-in membership form and payment by following the instructions listed on the form.
|Annual Membership Fees|
|Junior (19 & under)/Student||$10|
|Senior (65 & over)||$10|
The United States Chess Federation (USCF) is the governing organization for chess in America. A not-for-profit organization with about 85,000 members. Morgantown Chess Club is a USCF club affiliate, which means that we may organize rated tournaments and sell memberships. Benefits of a USCF membership includes subscription to Chess Life and the right to play in rated tournaments.
You do not need to be a member of USCF to join our club. The only restriction is that participating in any of our rated tournaments does require a current USCF membership. However, all other activities including non-rated tournaments, chess instruction, simuls etc. are open to all. If you want to join or renew your membership, please consider doing this via the chess club, as the club economy benefits from a modest $2 commision from USCF per membership sold.
|USCF Membership Categories and Rates (One Year)|
|Senior||Age 65 or older||$36|
|Young Adult Membership||Under age 25||$25|
|Youth||Under age 15||$19|
|Scholastic||Under age 12||$17|
USCF offers other deals for prolonged membership, chess playing families, etc. The details of this can be taken from this membership form.
Club meets Thursday evenings from 7 to 11pm at First Christian Church (basement) in Morgantown (directions). The club is closed the last Thursday of every month.