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In my school days in the early 1980's I played in a few USCF-rated tournaments. Once school was over, I dropped out of tournament play and even dropped my USCF membership.

Now, to support my child who is playing in tournaments, I've re-joined USCF. I see that crosstables for tournaments seem to be available going back to 1990. Is it possible to get results from tournaments before then? If so, how?

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I personally doubt it, since those were early computer days when I don't think that much of that information could be easily stored long term. I would however suggest contacting the USCF for definitive information. They have moved their headquarters since then, from NY to Tennessee, but it's possible that some records may have survived.

USCF Telephone: (888) 512-4377 (CHESS)

Customer Support Monday through Friday - 9:00 A.M. until 5:00 P.M. (Central)

Facsimile: 256.851.0560

Electronic Mail: customerservice@uscfsales.com

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I don't know if the tournament directors from those tournaments are still around and still have those records, but if so, contacting them might be the way to go.

  • Good idea, although I have no idea how to contact them ... or even who some of them were. I suspect some have passed away by now. – GreenMatt Jun 6 '18 at 20:07
  • TD's tend to know other TD's; if you ask one from the area who has been around a while, they might know. – D M Jun 6 '18 at 21:05

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