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, 100 points added to FQE. 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.

ADJUSTMENT POINTS TO CONVERT FIDE (AND MOST FOREIGN RATINGS) TO USCF FOR PAIRING/PRIZE PURPOSES IN CCA EVENTS:
FIDE 2250/over= Add 50 adjustment 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 


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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