RATINGS USED FOR FOREIGN PLAYERS
IN CONTINENTAL CHESS ASSOCIATION EVENTS:

Foreign player rating rule: Adjustment points (see below) added to FIDE and most foreign ratings. See separate charts for Quebec. Germany, England. No points added to CFC, Jamaica, Bahamas, Bermuda. Highest of multiple ratings usually used. Players who fail to disclose foreign or FIDE ratings may be expelled.  Tournaments offering FIDE norm possibilities use FIDE ratings only in the top section, with no adjustment.

ADJUSTMENTS TO CONVERT FIDE AND MOST FOREIGN RATINGS TO USCF FOR PAIRING/PRIZE PURPOSES IN CCA EVENTS:
FIDE 2250/over= Add 50 points to FIDE
FIDE 2220-2249= USCF 2300
FIDE 2160-2219= USCF 2250
FIDE 2100-2159= USCF 2200
FIDE 2040-2099= USCF 2150
FIDE 1980-2039= USCF 2100
FIDE 1920-1979= USCF 2050
FIDE 1860-1919= USCF 2000
FIDE 1800-1859= USCF 1950
FIDE 1740-1799= USCF 1900
FIDE 1680-1739= USCF 1850
FIDE 1620-1679= USCF 1800
FIDE 1560-1619= USCF 1750
FIDE 1500-1559= USCF 1700
FIDE 1440-1499= USCF 1650
FIDE 1380-1439= USCF 1600
FIDE 1320-1379= USCF 1550
FIDE 1260-1319= USCF 1500
FIDE 1200-1259= USCF 1450
FIDE 1140-1199= USCF 1400
FIDE 1070-1139= USCF 1350
FIDE under 1070= USCF 1300 

ADJUSTMENTS TO CONVERT FQE (QUEBEC) RATINGS TO USCF FOR PAIRING/PRIZE PURPOSES IN CCA EVENTS:
FQE 2150/over= Add 50 points to FQE
FQE 2100-2149= USCF 2200
FQE 1500-2099= Add 100 to FQE
FQE 1440-1499= USCF 1550
FQE 1380-1439= USCF 1500
FQE 1320-1379= USCF 1450
FQE 1260-1319= USCF 1400
FQE 1200-1259= USCF 1350
FQE 1140-1199= USCF 1300
FQE 1080-1139= USCF 1250
FQE 1020-1079= USCF 1200
FQE 960-1019= USCF 1150
FQE 900-959= USCF 1100
FQE under 900= Add 200 to FQE

ADJUSTMENTS TO CONVERT DWZ (GERMAN) RATINGS TO USCF FOR PAIRING/PRIZE PURPOSES IN CCA EVENTS:
DWZ 2330/over= Add 70 points to DWZ
DWZ 2300-2329= USCF 2400
DWZ 2250-2299= USCF 2350
DWZ 2180-2249= USCF 2300
DWZ 2110-2179= USCF 2250
DWZ 2040-2109= USCF 2200
DWZ 1970-2039= USCF 2150
DWZ 1900-1969= USCF 2100
DWZ 1830-1899= USCF 2050
DWZ 1750-1829= USCF 2000
DWZ 1670-1749= USCF 1950
DWZ 1590-1669= USCF 1900
DWZ 1510-1589= USCF 1850
DWZ 1430-1509= USCF 1800
DWZ 1350-1429= USCF 1750
DWZ 1270-1349= USCF 1700
DWZ 1190-1269= USCF 1650
DWZ 1110-1189= USCF 1600
DWZ 1030-1109= USCF 1550
DWZ 950-1029= USCF 1500
DWZ 870-949= USCF 1450
DWZ 780-869= USCF 1400
DWZ 710-779= USCF 1350
DWZ under 710= USCF 1300

ADJUSTMENTS TO CONVERT ECF (ENGLISH) RATINGS TO USCF FOR PAIRING/PRIZE PURPOSES IN CCA EVENTS:
ECF 238-245= USCF 2500
ECF 230-237= USCF 2450
ECF 222-229= USCF 2400
ECF 214-221= USCF 2350
ECF 206-213= USCF 2300
ECF 198-205= USCF 2250
ECF 190-197= USCF 2200
ECF 182-189= USCF 2150
ECF 174-181= USCF 2100
ECF 166-173= USCF 2050
ECF 158-165= USCF 2000
ECF 150-157= USCF 1950
ECF 142-149= USCF 1900
ECF 134-141= USCF 1850
ECF 126-133= USCF 1800
ECF 118-125= USCF 1750
ECF 110-117= USCF 1700
ECF 102-109= USCF 1650
ECF 94-101= USCF 1600
ECF 86-93= USCF 1550
ECF 78-85= USCF 1500
ECF 70-77= USCF 1450
ECF 62-69= USCF 1400
ECF 54-61= USCF 1350
ECF 46-53= USCF 1300
ECF 38-45= USCF 1250
ECF 30-37= USCF 1200
ECF 23-29= USCF 1150
ECF 16-22= USCF 1100
ECF 9-15= USCF 1050
ECF 0-8= USCF 1000


Definition of a foreign player for purposes of this rule:

A) A player who is listed with FIDE as representing a federation other than the US and lacks an established USCF rating (26 or more games) is considered a foreign player.

B) A player who is listed with FIDE as representing a federation other than the US and has an established USCF rating (26 or more games) may or may not be considered a foreign player, at the discretion of the tournament director.

C) A player who has no FIDE rating, has a foreign national rating, and lacks an established USCF rating (26 or more games) is considered a foreign player.

D) A player who has no FIDE rating, has a foreign national rating, and has an established USCF rating (26 or more games) may or may not be considered a foreign player, at the discretion of the tournament director.

In cases involving the director's discretion, the following factors are among those that may be considered: 1) The number of games on which the player's rating(s) are based, 2) The number of recent games on which the player's rating(s) are based, 3) The current and past residence of the player.  The decision of the director regarding which rating to use is final.

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