Here is the USCF Mission:
USCF is a not-for-profit membership organization devoted to extending the role of chess in American society.
USCF promotes the study and knowledge of the game of chess, for its own sake as an art and enjoyment, but also as a means for the improvement of society. It informs, educates, and fosters the development of players (professional and amateur) and potential players. It encourages the development of a network of institutions devoted to enhancing the growth of chess, from local clubs to state and regional associations, and it promotes chess in American schools.
To these ends, USCF offers a monthly magazine, as well as targeted publications to its members and others. It supervises the organization of the U.S. chess championship, an open tournament every summer, and other national events. It offers a wide range of books and services to its members and others at prices consistent with the benefit of its members.
Here is the full mission statement.
Somehow, it seems that many chess politicians forgot to read this mission or they have not read it in years. Do they even know what is the mission of the USCF?
There are around 1,600 young players here in Orlando competing in the National K-12 / Collegiate Championship. In addition, there are probably another 2,000 parents and coaches. I met countless of them and not a single of them talk about chess politics or chess politicians.
The USCF is not about a few eccentric individuals or ego maniacs. It is time to do things right for the benefits of US Chess which includes:
– Adult Chess (from casual tournament players to professionals)
– Scholastic Chess
– College Chess
– Internet Chess
– Military Chess
– Correspondent / Email Chess, etc.