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Benefits of Membership

What benefits do I get as a member of the CFC?

When you become a member of the CFC,

  • You join a fraternity of chess players, enthusiasts, teachers, and organizers from across Canada devoted to promoting chess.
  • The CFC represents Canada to the world as a member of FIDE, the international chess body.
  • The CFC sends teams to the Chess Olympiad, World Youth Chess Championship, and other major international events.
  • The CFC holds national championships (including the Canadian Open, Canadian Youth Chess Championship, Canadian Closed, Canadian Women’s Championship) to showcase Canadian talent.
  • The CFC website keeps players informed on is what happening including tournament listings, tournament reports and news items, listings of local chess clubs, and so much more.
  • Your membership dues support all these activities to help ensure chess prospers in Canada.
  • As a member, you are welcomed at CFC events across Canada, including national tournaments, weekend swisses, and local club tournaments.

What if I’m not a very good player?

  • Don’t worry. There are players of all strengths in the CFC Besides, this is a perfect opportunity to improve your chess by just keeping in close contact with those who play.

Other benefits of membership include:

  • A national CFC chess rating
  • A subscription to Canadian Chess News, an electronic newsletter

NOTE: Effective Fall 2008, membership cards & renewal stickers are no longer issued.