Joining CXR is simple -- just play in a CXR-rated tournament, and you will be assigned a CXR ID. After the tournament has been processed by us, you can see your CXR rating and other stats.
In the left margin of our home page, click \"Look Up A Player\" and follow the instructions. Click here to find an affiliate near you! Or, you
can set up your own chess club and start using CXR today! See CHESS CLUBS, below.
Organizers (and TDs)
CXR is very inexpensive and much simpler to deal with than the leading rating authority. It's quick and easy to affiliate with CXR, and it's totally free.
The only fee you need to pay is for tournament memberships for those who play in your events. At just $1.50 per player (per tournament), your cost is
minimal and predictable. Plus, for every $1.50 tournament membership you pay for, you are collecting an entry fee from the player. This system means that players
never have to buy memberships in order to play in your CXR-rated events. It also means that you don't need to waste valuable time looking up membership expiration
dates and there no need to chase down players to demand money on behalf of the rating service. Furthermore, you don't need to sign up your players with CXR, because
we automatically detect new players, add them to our database, and assign them their unique CXR-IDs.
Chess Clubs (and Schools)
You can set up your own account right here on our web site, and then you can immediately start accepting memberships and reporting games.
You can report Quad tournament results for FREE, without the players needing to purchase memberships. This is a great way to try us out.
But your club members will probably want "premium" memberships, which allow reporting any games, whether played in a tournament or not.
The club can thus report game results for formal or casual club games, quads, or club tournaments. An unlimited number of games may be reporteed
for ratings. Premium members do not require tournament membership to play in a tournament. The premium membership covers all play for a
full twelve months. Affiliates of CXR can be set up with as few as 8 players. CXR also offers "tournament memberships", good for a
single tournament, for only $1.50. Thus, if your club runs a tournament with outside players allowed, no problem! CXR will only invoice
the club for the outside players, at $1.50 each. You don't need to sell them memberships, nor pre-register them with CXR -- it's all
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