In a post on the official website of the USCF, www.uschess.org, John Menke asks, Is USCF bankrupt?
In his post of Sunday, Jan 9, he writes:
I'm trying to get a prize paid to me for winning 1st place in the 2003 Golden Knights tourney, $1500.00 due since summer 2010. Consult Alex Dunne's columns and you'll see. I've also confirmed this with him, as well as Joan DuBois since then. However USCF isn't responding, which is uncharacteristic. There has been no check in the mail!? In the past they've paid prizes due within a month or two, but in this case it's going on six months overdue. What's wrong?