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  1. Standard member irontigran
    Rob Scheider is..
    17 Jan '09 22:42
    is there an official correspondence chess federation? does this go off the US chess?

    im wondering where a CCGM would come from, thanks
  2. Standard member bill718
    Enigma
    18 Jan '09 01:49
    Originally posted by irontigran
    is there an official correspondence chess federation? does this go off the US chess?

    im wondering where a CCGM would come from, thanks
    The short answer is "no". The USCF is not an "offical" correspondence chess federation, although they are offically America's national chess organization. A more offical correspondence chess federation in my opinion in America would be ICCF-US. With the dawn of the internet age however, the term "offical organization" has become hazy. Sites like Red Hot Pawn with more active members than the USCF also have some "offical" claims as well. As far as CCGM is concerned, the correspondence Grand Master title is awarded by some organization(s) or other, but I can't tell you much about it, (since there is little chance of me becoming one!
  3. Standard member Wulebgr
    Angler
    19 Jan '09 14:24
    I believe that ICCF awards the title

    Look at http://www.iccf.com/content/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=28&Itemid=50
  4. 19 Jan '09 14:38
    Wulebgr is correct. All Correspondence titles are award by the ICCF. The Official US Correspondence org., is CCLA; Correspondence Chess League of America. If you aspire for any CC title ICCF is the place to get it. All other titles are awarded from FIDE.