Reaching a USCF 2000 rating is a tremendous achievement, one that only 1% of all scholastic and adult tournament players achieve. The 2000 rating qualifies the player to gain the Expert title. When a player reaches a rating higher than 2000, he or she joins the 2000 Club and receives a special award at the end of the semester. Their name is also engraved into the 2000 plaque, along with the date they achieved the rating. The plaque can be seen on the second floor inside the trophy case next to the podium.
Vincent Zhang – April 11th, 2009