Become A Member

Members of the World Chess Hall of Fame enjoy exclusive invitations to events and discounted access to world-class exhibitions, performances, programming, and music concerts.

Benefits:

  • Personalized Membership Card
  • E-mail updates/newsletters
  • 20% discount in the WCHOF’s gift store, Q Boutique
  • Invitations to special events, including Member Nights and Exhibition Opening Receptions
  • Discounts on programs and ticketed events
  • WCHOF member gift

Membership Levels

Supporter: $150.00

Includes all member benefits for up to two adults and all children under 18 in the household, plus:
  • Reciprocal Membership Benefits at More Than 600 Museums*
  • 50% Discount on Ticket Prices for Chess Tournament Opening and Closing Ceremonies

Family: $75.00

Includes all member benefits for up to two adults and all children under 18 in the household
 

Individual: $40.00 

Includes all member benefits for one adult
 

Value: $30.00

Includes all member benefits for students, seniors, military, and non-locals**
 
*Reciprocal museum benefits are offered through the North American Reciprocal Museum Program
**Must live over 100 miles outside of Saint Louis, Missouri to qualify for the non-local discount membership.
 

Joint Membership

The World Chess Hall of Fame (WCHOF) is located directly across the street from the Chess Club and Scholastic Center of Saint Louis (CCSCSL). Together, the WCHOF and CCSCSL offer joint members the opportunity to play chess with grandmasters and novices alike at the CCSCSL, and also experience the cultural and artistic significance of the game at the WCHOF. 

Benefits:

  • All standard Hall of Fame member benefits
  • Free unlimited admission for one year
  • Always a place to play or watch
  • Opponents to challenge
  • Discounts on tournament entry fees
  • Chess lectures and classes
  • Free access to club library
  • 15% discount on books and merchandise
  • Opportunity to mentor and bring your chess knowledge to others
  • Opportunity to observe or participate in simultaneous exhibitions

Levels:

Family: $210.00

All standard joint membership benefits for up to two adults and all children under 18 in the household
Tax deductible amount: $30.00
 

Individual: $120.00

All standard joint membership benefits for a single adult
Tax deductible amount: $67.50
 

Value: $80.00

All standard joint membership benefits for a single student or non-local*
Tax deductible amount: $30.00
 

Gift Memberships

Gift memberships are available at any level and can be purchased by clicking on the level that you wish to purchase. Please select if you wish to have the gift membership packet sent to yourself or the gift recipient during the checkout process.

Please contact development@worldchesshof.org or (314) 367-9243 for more information.

Matching Gifts

Many employers will match charitable contributions made by employees, often doubling the impact of your gift. Simply request a matching gift form from your employer, complete the donor section, and send it, along with your contribution, to the following address:

World Chess Hall of Fame
Attn: Membership
4652 Maryland Avenue
Saint Louis, Missouri 63108
 
To find out whether your employer offers a matching gift program, please contact your human resources department.

Memberships support the exhibitions, education, outreach, and community programming at the WCHOF.