Types and Benefits

Individuals may join as Century Club, Patron, Regular, or Scholastic members. The Patron and Century Club memberships are a great way to show increased support for chess in Illinios.

Chess Clubs, Schools, and Organizers may join as Affiliates. This type of membership includes listings on the ICA Tournament Calendar, and recognition in the ICB and on the website.

Corporations wishing to sponsor the ICA will receive recognition in the ICB and preferred listing on the website.

Annual Membership Rates


ICA Membership Type Price
Benefactor $100
Patron 50
Regular 15
Scholastic 10
Affiliate 25
Corporate 125

The Illinois Chess Association is a charitable organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). Individual memberships in excess of $15 may be deductible as a charitable contribution. You should consult with your tax advisor for final determination.

Join the ICA

Use the form and button below to join ICA and pay online. Enter the name for the membership and the member's USCF ID number (if applicable). The address, email and phone number for the membership will come from the payer's Paypal account. Allow forty-eight hours for processing.

Member Name
USCF Member Number
Choose membership type

Or, send member name, address, phone, email and USCF ID number, along with a check or money order (no cash please) payable to
Illinois Chess Association, Inc., and mail to:

ICA Membership Secretary

Carl Dolson
P.O. Box 180177
Chicago, IL 60618


Contact the Membership Secretary at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or write to the above address.

Thank you for your support!